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In spite of being hidden away on her family's mountain farm in the Northern Catskills, Shannon Hayes' words rang out around the world when she first published Radical Homemakers, a clarion call to men and women everywhere to make hearth and community the center of an ecologically sustainable future. In the face of fierce criticism, she has become the voice of a new generation of parents, farmers and urban and rural homesteaders committed to a life of self-reliance, economic independence, and community interdependence; free from corporate domination, grueling work schedules, and endless hours in the car driving to soccer games and ballet lessons. But the life path she advocates is not an easy one. It is rife with sticky counters, messy projects, dirty laundry, vomiting children, and dusty shelves. Here, in a collection of 29 essays taken from her popular weekly Tuesday Posts at TheRadicalHomemaker.net, Hayes unveils the gritty details of her own radical homemaking life. We see her vulnerabilities, her mistakes, and her greatest lessons as she navigates through myriad topics from family finance and homegrown food, to homeschooling (all the way from sex ed to higher ed), to housekeeping, health care, and the power of community. This collection of heartwarming and humorous tales is sure to energize radical homemakers and inform and inspire countless readers new to this movement to pick up a garden hoe, hang out their laundry, or simply linger a bit longer with friends and loved ones around a home-cooked meal.
Cardinal Bergoglio, Pope Francis, was chosen to lead the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013. He has been capturing the attention of billions of people worldwide because of his clear and consistent concern for people, especially the poor. His leadership style contrasts sharply with his two predecessors. On May 24, 2015 Pope Francis issued his first encyclical letter. "Laudato Si" (The Care of Our Common Home) addresses the environmental degradation of our earth. Humans are clearly responsible for most of this degradation including global warming, he says. Pope Francis earned a master's degree in chemistry before entering the seminary to prepare to be a Catholic priest. While his background is important for this letter, the letter is not about science. It is education about our common home and an appeal to all of us to reverse the damaging trend we are on. This trend can only lead to disaster, he says. Pope Francis' solution is grounded in faith but he urges dialogue among leaders of all religions, science, economy, politics, and others because the changes required are enormous. These changes involve moving from "extreme consumerism" to a more simple life. This book includes additional resources for the reader to expand his/her knowledge. It also has links to documents cited by Pope Francis and suggestions for group study. It also has a number of reflection questions in many places in the letter. This book can be used in many ways: 1) Individual reading and reflection. 2) Day of retreat for groups. 3) Parish staff studying and planning a course of action. 4) Diocesan study and reflection on an action plan. Other books by Norbert Bufka. Copy the URL to your browser for more information and to order. From Bohemia to Good Harbor (2nd edition) http: //www.createspace.com/5215114 News from the Neighborhood http: //www.createspace.com/4504249 Good Harbor Michigan http: //www.createspace.com/4463486 A Study Guide for Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis http: //www.createspace.com/4690895 The Nicene Creed http: //www.createspace.com/4718567
As recent events indicate, Iranian, Middle Eastern, and Islamic politics more broadly have been deeply influential in world affairs. Hamid Dabashi has been a highly visible and prominent commentator on these affairs, explaining, interpreting, and providing a critical perspective. This volume gathers together his most influential and insightful writings.
As one of the foremost contemporary public intellectuals and scholars of our time, Dabashi's interests and writings span subjects ranging from Islamic philosophy and political ideology to Iranian art and Persian literature, from Sufism and Orientalism to Iranian and world cinema and contemporary Arab and Muslim visual arts; and from postcolonial theory and globalization to imperialism and public affairs. There is a direct connection between his theoretical innovations and the angle of his public interventions on the urgent global issues of the day. This book brings together some of his most important writings, especially those that offer new ways of understanding Islam, Iran, Islamist ideology, global art, and the condition of global modernity. The book shows the underlying conceptual themes that unify Dabashi's wide-ranging and brilliantly insightful corpus.
Dabashi combines deep knowledge of the subject matter about which he writes, and highly refined sociological, hermeneutical, and cultural interpretive skills, moving far beyond the limiting, distorted, and intellectually stifling character of reigning absolutist conventions. He places existing authoritative frameworks under close scrutiny in order to produce novel and penetrating insights. These essays reflect historical and geographical worlds that are best viewed when Hamid Dabashi's work is read as a whole, which this one- volume work makes possible for the first time.
Maude is a language and system based on rewriting logic. In this comprehensive account, you'll discover how Maude and its formal tool environment can be used in three mutually reinforcing ways: as a declarative programming language, as an executable formal specification language, and as a formal verification system. Examples used throughout the book illustrate key concepts, features, and the many practical uses of Maude.
Enjoy an Old West romance adventure from bestselling author Carol Cox. Brave the Santa Fe Trail along with Judith Alder, who finds herself abandoned and in want of a place to call home. But can she trust a motley crew of cowboys from the Double B Ranch? Also includes the bonus sequel, Measure of a Man. Raised on a ranch, tomboy Lizzie doesn t realize her maturing charms until two men via for her heart. "
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