In the rarefied world of mega yachts, one name is respected above all othersaEspen Aino. The top star in naval architecture, Aino's creations combine the precision of fine machinery with indulgent finishes and the high-end amenities of a palace. This volume showcases 20 of his stellar creations accompanied by text from top yachting author Nick Jeffery, the most respected authority on luxury watercraft.
Do you think Universe, in her ultimate wisdom, would present humanity with the wonderful gift of Reiki and then dictate that everyone use it and practice it in the exact same way? For the author, the answer is no. Each of us is an individual and when transmitting Reiki, the Universal Life Force Energy must take into account our individual differences. Reiki is not a static energy but a fluid one. For the author Reiki is a personal healing system, based on his relationship with Universe and the gift she gave him. And her gift is not a generic one.
It is a personal one. That is the reason this book was written - to show the reader how to connect directly with the Reiki Energy and claim the personal gift the author believes you are entitled to.
Postmodernism and Japan is a coherent yet diverse study of the dynamics of postmodernism, as described by Lyotard, Baudrillard, Deleuze, and Guatarri, from the often startling perspective of a society bent on transforming itself into the image of Western “enlightenment” wealth and power. This work provides a unique view of a society in transition and confronting, like its models in the West, the problems induced by the introduction of new forms of knowledge, modes of production, and social relationships.
MECH COMMAND: WHEN IT ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, HAS TO BE DESTROYED OVERNIGHT Once upon a time, the Earth had protectors. Seal Team 6 … Delta Force … Paw Patrol. They’re all gone now, vaporized during an alien invasion that has only recently ended. What’s left behind is a small group of survivors led by a former scavenger named Danny Deus, who’ve been selected to compete for a spot as operators in the Mech Command, a global mechanized fighting force dedicated to defending the Earth, kicking the crap out of wannabe alien invaders, and looping back through time every now and again.
What most would consider a lifetime’s worth of work—battling extraterrestrial bad guys and saving the universe—Danny and the operators call a busy Tuesday. If you enjoy over-the-top sci-fi action, cool mechs, and smartass characters, saddle up with the Mech Command and enjoy a series that’s been described as READY PLAYER ONE meets PACIFIC RIM.
From the Editor: These poems are about real life. They will make you smile, square your jaw, lighten your load, heighten your step, and grow rebar in your spine.
They will lift you up, make you soar, and give you a view of the smallness of your problems.
They will help you think bigger, feel better, laugh harder, and eat your problems for breakfast. My first exposure to these poems came when I arrived home one day and was met by my wife Deborah at the door. With book in hand, she began to read poems with the express purpose of inspiring me. The first poem she read was, “It Couldn’t Be Done,” and I was hooked The book was originally published in 1921 and contained 239 poems. I have cut these down to my favorites — the ones my wife read to me in her quest to be a good helper of her husband by inspiring him that “It Can Be Done!” This is a book for the rescue of 21st Century manhood and womanhood. The world needs real men and women today. Our world is sick with feminized, soft, mollycoddling, sensitive males who are always looking for permission and affirmation and certification to do anything. These male maladies are ripping our culture apart. The average male today never grows up and rarely leads. He is an emotional basket case, constantly jerked around by his feelings — not governed by eternal principles. He is worried about his hair, spends his life playing games and has a therapist. The result is, he settles for “whatever.” Our world needs real women as well. It is reeling under the influence of dizzy ditzy women whose vision is centered around themselves.
It is languishing at the hands of women whose energy and joy have dissolved under the pressures of life. Instead, we need strong women who refuse to be unraveled or frightened by any fear.
The world is crying out for a new version of resolute visionary women who are able to rise above their disappointments to see the goal. They sacrifice their lives for their children and follow their men to the ends of the earth. “It Can Be Done!” by those who look hardship in the face, ready themselves for sacrifice and engage themselves in dominion.
Mayonnaise "takes" when a series of liquids form a semisolid consistency. Eggs, a liquid, become solid as they are heated, whereas, under the same conditions, solids melt.
When meat is roasted, its surface browns and it acquires taste and texture. What accounts for these extraordinary transformations? The answer: chemistry and physics. With trademark clarity and wit, Herve This launches a wry investigation into the chemical art of cooking. Unraveling the science behind common culinary technique and practice, Herv? This breaks food down to its molecular components and matches them to cooking's chemical reactions. He translates the complex processes of the oven into everyday knowledge for professional chefs and casual cooks; demystifies the meaning of taste and the making of flavor; describes the properties of liquids, salts, sugars, oils, and fats; and defines the principles of culinary practice, which endow food with sensual as well as nutritional value. For fans of Herv? This's popular volumes and for newcomers to his celebrated approach, "The Science of the Oven" fuses the physiology of taste to the molecular structure of bodies and food, expertly expanding the possibilities of the kitchen.
The Tales from the Canyons of the Damned range from 1400 to 10000 words.
This story is 1400 words. It should be read in ten minutes with a coffee, beer, or a glass of wine - and the light on. Jed McGuire is a third generation Sandhog. In his fifteen years mining the bowels of the city, he's been everything. Almost everything. An Homage to Lovecraft, Ligotti, and King