Sam schrikt zich kapot. Zijn rugzak beweegt! Sams linkerhand gaat langzaam naar het voorvakje. Voorzichtig trekken de duim en de wijsvinger de rits een stukje open… Na een vakantie naar Indonesië ontdekt Sam een kleine gouden hagedis in zijn rugzak. Hij houdt het beestje verborgen. Al snel blijkt dat wetenschappers jacht maken op het zeldzame dier…
Cynthias Leben geht steil bergauf. Sie ist erfolgreiche Kriminalkommissarin beim Berliner LKA, der man voraussagt, einmal die jüngste Polizeipräsidentin aller Zeiten zu werden. Während eines dramatischen Einsatzes Mus sie sich entscheiden: Weiterhin eine erfolgreiche Karriere oder Gerechtigkeit für ein einzelnes, wehrloses Opfer?
An unusually detailed, clear, and complete instruction manual for the meditation practice of Mahamudra, by a renowned eighteenth-century Tibetan master in the Drukpa Kagyu lineage. This guidance manual for the practice of Mahamudra offers detailed instructions for meditation practice from the beginning level to the culmination of the path. Widely regarded as one of the clearest and most comprehensive presentations of the practice of coemergence, or Mahamudra, it presents a step-by-step guide to spiritual exercises that bring the meditator to clear realization of the primordially pure, fully perfect, nondual nature of the mind.
An important work on an essential subject, Fierce Angels explores and explodes the idea of the “strong black woman” as never before.
Authoritative yet deeply personal and daringly confessional, Sheri Parks’s bold new study of the black female’s role as communal savior and martyr will challenge and change anyone who reads it. Fierce Angels exposes the overwhelming emotional costs—as well as the benefits—attached to this role.
Parks, an esteemed scholar and popular media personality, provides exclusive interviews and astute analysis, as well as accounts of her own searing and inspiring experiences, to highlight the myths and the realities of black women’s lives. Beginning with the oldest ongoing archetype, the Dark Feminine, Parks reveals the layered significance of the fertility of darkness—the abyss out of which the world was spoken into existence, the primordial creator in ancient Greek, Sumerian, and West African cultures, and the essence of Mother Earth herself. As these myths matured, they played critical parts in the assignment of maternal roles to women of African descent, the Dark Feminine acquiring a particularly acrid scent once she crossed the Atlantic Ocean in shackles, bound for a life of slavery. Parks traces the development of the “strong black woman” throughout her life on Southern plantations and New York streets and in count kitchens in between. From the Black Madonna celebrated by Italian Americans to the nurturing and self “Mammy” forced to nurse her master’s child before her own, these abiding symbols of fortitude and dependability only solidified the mold into which the powerful dark woman was cast and paved a path that her descendants would have no choice but to follow. Fierce Angels follows the inheritors of this legacy of power, compassion, and familial devotion into today’s world, seeing her in Coretta Scott King, who relinquished her dreams for those of her husband, and in Angela Dawson, a mother in East Baltimore whose home was fire-bombed when she tried to save her community from drug dealers. Parks also shares important examples from entertainment, cogently reexamined and in some cases surprisingly reclaimed, from Hattie McDaniel in Gone with the Wind to the no-nonsense Lieutenant Anita Van Buren played by S. Epatha Merkerson on Law & Order. Bringing it all home, Parks recalls the personal costs she’s paid for her own identity and fascinatingly captures those moments when she is expected to be all and know all, whether for her students at work or for strangers in the produce aisle in the supermarket. She investigates the support systems holding these stereotypes in place—latched onto by those both within and outside the traditional black community—and challenges readers, mothers, and daughters alike to examine how damaging and rewarding the assignment of this role can be and to take control of it within their lives. Credible and cathartic, piercing and provocative, Fierce Angels is a book born of pain and introspection, a work sure to stir debate and become the primary source on this vital topic.
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A Short story from Matt Shaw, the author of "The Missing Years of Thomas Pritchard" No parent should have to bury their own child and yet that was exactly what they had to do.
Stillborn; a young boy never to open his eyes to take in the world around him. And now Lucy and Jack's marriage was on the verge of crumbling under the strain of the grief they struggled to cope with. A grief made worse when the doctors tell them they'll never be able to have a child of their own due to complications from the last pregnancy. But what if it didn't have to be that way? What if there was a way of using science and technology to create a son they could love? What if Jack was able to use Artificial Intelligence to create A Boy: Built to Love? Is the answer to their problems to be found within the world of science-fiction or are they setting themselves up for yet more grief and sadness?
Shari Storm has managed people for twenty years. She earned her MBA from Seattle University, with an emphasis in corporate leadership, and is now an executive for a $400 million financial institution. She teaches at the University of Washington's Experimental College and mentors graduate students at Seattle University. Storm writes for Momlogic and the Working Mother magazine blog. She lives with her husband and three young daughters near Seattle, Washington Hardcover: 208 pages Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (September 29, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0312544316 ISBN-13: 978-0312544317 Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces