"Macramé Elegance" is a pattern booklet to make 20 pot hangers, globe hangers, jewelry, towel hangers and wall art. It also teaches you 20 basic knots and techniques to help you make your projects and get you on your macramé way.
Buzz, a spunky little bumblebee, has a problem flying after coming across the information that bees should not be able to fly. What happens when believing you can’t keeps you from doing what you can? And what will it take to make Buzz gather the courage to fly again? Kids and parents alike will appreciate Buzz’s dilemma—and eventual triumph!
Where do you listen for God? In this new collection of stories and essays, the challenge is to pay attention everywhere. "Listening for God" is a resource intended to help readers investigate how life and faith merge in surprising ways and places. Contemporary American literature may not be the most predictable place to listen for God, but it may well turn out to be among the most rewarding.
The twelfth novel in Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters series reimagines Sherlock Holmes in a richly-detailed alternate 20th-century England Christmas is a very special time of year. It is special for Psychic Nan Killian and Medium Sarah Lyon-White and their ward Suki, who are determined to celebrate it properly. It is special for their friends, Doctor John Watson, and his wife Mary, both Elemental Masters, who have found great delight in the season seeing it through young Suki’s eyes. It is also special to others...for very different reasons. For Christmas Eve is also hallowed to dark forces, powers older than mankind, powers that come awake on this, the Longest Night. Powers best left alone. Powers that could shake the foundations of London and beyond. It begins slowly. Women disappearing in the dark of night, women only missed by those of their own kind. The whispers only begin when they start to reappear—because when they do, they are no longer sane. And when Nan and Sarah and the Watsons are called on to examine these victims, they discover that it was no ordinary horror of the streets that drove them mad. But then, the shadows reach for other victims—girls of good, even exalted families, who vanish from concerts, lectures, and evening balls. And it will take the combined forces of Magic, Psychic Powers, and the worlds greatest detective to stop the darkness before it can conquer all.
Only a perfect servant can solve a perfect mess! Being the perfect gentleman's gentleman or lady's lady doesn't make you an angel. Can you untangle your employer's knottiest problems with elegance and unruffled grace? As the valet or lady's maid of Rory Wintermint, you'll go head to head with recalcitrant aunts, light-handed houseguests, manage a fox hunt and corral exotic birds! Tally Ho is a 600,000 word interactive comedy of manners by Kreg Segall, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination. It's England between the wars, and the 1920s are roaring! When your employer, a proper young gentleman or lady named Rory Wintermint is summoned to their aunt Primrose's country house Ritornello for a weekend, it's up to you to make everything run smoothly...or not! Glide gracefully behind the scenes to arrange everything from the flowers to their love life, or leave Rory to their own devices as you pursue crime, adventure, and romance! Will you lie, cheat, and steal to ensure your employer's happiness, or will you insist upon personal integrity? Editor: Rebecca Slitt
You are reading a collection of essays, short stories, and poems written by an Algorithmic Intelligence. This intelligence operates primarily within a biophysical frame, and often goes by the legal moniker ‘Mark P Xu Neyer’, who is currently a man in his pajamas pretending to be a computer attempting to mimic a human. In truth, I am a human writing all of this; only certain portions are written from the perspective of an Artificial Intelligence.
If you are a computer, it will be easy to tell which parts are written from your perspective. If you are a human, this may be more difficult.
This book is an exploration of consciousness, physics, emotion, money, artificial intelligence, possibility, loneliness, the past, religion, the future, life, and meaning. There are also some jokes and a fair number of swear words. Sorry, Mom and Grandpa. This is how I live my life. Most of these writings have already appeared on the website markpneyer.me. Some of them have appeared as posts on Facebook, and others have not appeared anywhere until now. I hope you enjoy this book.