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The Last Dream

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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.
I turned a corner to find several small trees between myself and the red brick wall of a building. The trees had long lost all of their leaves. A small bird, a brown, fat little fellow, sat on a snow covered branch. He chirped softly as I talked to him, apologizing for not having brought any food with me. When he flew away, I knew that I had received a gift from God.


Dreams And Lives In Ottoman Istanbul

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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.


Reviving The American Dream In Southern California

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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.
Lloyd Mize's easy to follow strategies will guide you in developing the vision of what you want, believing that you are ready, and creating your action plan. He also helps you to understand the value of what you have, to know what to look for, and to realize your potential. Opportunities abound for everyone, no matter your current position in life. Reviving the American Dream in Southern California shows you how to recognize those opportunities and to be ready to act when you do!
A "Go To" guide to links, references and networks is also included.


Small Farm Buildings Of Concrete

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From the Introductory.
THE five log houses of Plymouth, built by the Pilgrim Fathers nearly three centuries ago, were probably the first substantial buildings constructed by the white man in America. With the advent of the white settlers the log cabin superseded the wigwam of the savages, and during the period when saw mills were scarce and timber plentiful to the point of being burdensome, the log building was the logical-indeed the only possible kind. The sawmill followed the settler and as sawed lumber became more plentiful the frame building logically superseded the log building.
Today lumber for many purposes has reached an almost prohibitive figure, and the rapidly diminishing supply gives no hope of future reductions in prices. Furthermore, in most sections of the United States the best lumber is already used up, and the quality of the future supply will not equal that of the past. Instead of having timber to destroy, as did the settlers of a generation back, the farmer of today finds good timber scarce, and lumber expensive.
Concrete is taking the place of lumber, because, beside all of its other advantages it is cheap, and in every sense of the word economical of home labor and materials. Under a man competent to oversee the work, the most unskilled farm laborer can readily be trained to mix and place concrete properly, while men skilled in carpentry are required to do the work on frame buildings. Most farmers have gravel or sand on the place or can obtain it at small expense, and in many instances, the only material which has to be bought outright is the cement.
The last few decades have witnessed remarkable progress in the manner of raising animals for the market, in dairying and the growing of crops as well. A few years ago, hogs were protected during the winter only by rude shelters, and in the Northern States, were not marketed until the second year. Because of the lack of protection during cold weather the farrowing season was necessarily short, and the profits of the hog raising business seriously curtailed. The situation was much the same in the raising of other animals. The introduction of substantial buildings-preferably of concrete-is changing conditions to a remarkable extent, simplifying and lightening labor and increasing profits....


Life Is A Dream

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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.



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