In "Reviving the American Dream in Southern California, " Lloyd Mize presents time tested, proven and easy to follow strategies for purchasing real estate, paying it off sooner, and developing sustainable wealth and lasting income. Chapters include "How to Purchase Your Home," "Why Own and What to Know," "Purchasing Investment Property," and "Health & Wellness in Real Estate" which addresses building a life of health, wealth & happiness as the foundation of owning real estate. Throughout the book, the author interweaves his own experiences with his strategies. By learning from his successes and by benefiting from his mistakes, you will accelerate your real estate wealth learning by 10 to 30 years.
Dreams and Lives in Ottoman Istanbul explores the practices of life writing and narration of dreams in early modern Istanbul. It focuses on the prominent biographer Atai (d.1635) who presents a fascinating portrait of contested lives at a time of empire building and shows how seventeenth-century learned circles narrated dreams to assess their position in the Ottoman enterprise. The author argues that dreams provided Ottoman biographers with a means of debating an uncertain world, a world built on diverse social networks and competing world views. Through an engaging and accessible prose style, this book introduces a world where dreams changed lives, the dead appeared in broad daylight, and biographers invited their readers to the gardens of remembrance. Early modern cultural historians who work on life writing, dreams, and practices of remembrance will find Dreams and Lives in Ottoman Istanbul a timely and useful contribution. Comparative studies in economic and political life in Habsburg Spain, Safavid Iran, Mughal India and Ming China have shown the shared rhythms between these contemporaneous dynasties and the Ottomans, and there is now a strong interest in comparative approaches to examining cultural lives. In this first monograph on the early modern Ottoman dreamscape, the author aims to address this interest, engaging in a dialogue with the recent scholarship on the early modern cultural history.
Late one night, I walked on a street in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as large snow flakes swirled and settled softly upon the town. Only a few people were seen wandering aimlessly on the sidewalks and upon the deserted streets themselves. There was light from street lamps and from inside of closed shops that housed wonderful art and sculptures.
It's been more than forty years since the second edition of this landmark guide to the preservation and restoration of gardens and landscapes at historic sites was published. Since the last edition came out, author Rudy Favretti, the nation's foremost authority in this area, has worked on many significant sites including both Monticello and Mount Vernon. New to this edition are: *Personal case studies from the authors' extensive experience in landscape restoration-preservation * An in-depth look complete with color images of the archaeological excavations at Bacon's Castle and Monticello in Virginia *Seventy-three illustrations including eight color photos *An enlarged and comprehensive bibliography *Fully updated and added chapters based on new and emerging information in the field Further, Landscape and Gardens for Historic Buildings covers a wide array of topics including researching and planning, maintaining restored landscapes, identifying authentic flora, and selecting the right historical period, or a series of periods to show the evolution of the historic landscape.
Few men are as blessed as Mitch. Outrageous, longtime friends. An amazing and understanding wife. Perfect children. And a passionate obsession. Surfing. Mitch is a special ed teacher in Southern California. He's very good at it. When not surfing. He enjoys a variety of social activities, clubs, and organizations that support local charities. When he's not surfing. Mitch and his four best friends, all die-hard surfers, dedicate their summer vacations in Baja to educating a small group of Mexican boys with special needs. And, when not surfing, they teach them to speak English. Compute simple math. Laugh, play and build their self-esteem. When they're not surfing. The boys are good at riding their boards. Love the roll of the ocean. The freedom. The camaraderie. They are devoted to the five men from north of the border. Especially the one who really understands them - Mister Mitch. Life is one joyous, mondo wave after another. Mitch often says he loves three things, "surfing, my wife, and more surfing." That's what he says, but in his heart, his wife and children move to the top of the list. Out of left field, he's diagnosed with incurable, esophageal cancer. Abruptly, he surprises his wife with a concern about going to Heaven. "Is there time?" He asks. "Always." She says. The focus around Mitch changes for everyone, except the boys in Baja, who don't know about his condition. And Mitch has got to see his boys one more time. And catch one last wave. And maybe have a chat with God.
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