FUNNY STORY is a collection of hilarious and touching essays, monologues, and scenes by award-winning author Topher Payne.
Noah expected to spend Christmas alone, but he never expected to spend it falling in love with his boss. With his third divorce looming and his bank accounts frozen, Chip Harington was surprisingly okay with spending Christmas alone, even if he was living out of a suitcase in his office. He had already decided to skip the office Christmas party, until some surprising words from one of his employees makes him change his mind. Noah always expected the crush for his boss to fade, but after two years working under Chip, his feelings are stronger than ever.
With Chip’s personal life in tatters once more, Noah never expected his boss to show his face at the office Christmas party, so he was even more surprised when his drunken attempt to kiss Chip turned into so much more. Chip assumed his encounter with Noah was nothing more than a one-night stand, but when his employee emerges from a snowstorm on Christmas Eve, they are forced to spend Christmas together in a London office block. With the lines between employer and employee blurred, will either man emerge from the snow the same, or will their Christmas encounter change the course of their lives forever, making them wish they had spent Christmas alone after all? *** Genre: Christmas, Gay Romance, MM Romance, Christmas novella. Released: November 22nd 2016 Words: 30,000 Standalone: Yes Cliff-hanger: No
23 novembre 1980, un terremoto di proporzioni catastrofiche colpisce la Basilicata e la Campania, provocando migliaia di morti, dispersi e senzatetto. Un'antropologa milanese si precipita a Palmira, un centro così minuscolo che non figura nemmeno sulle carte geografiche.
Tutto ciò che trova è ridotto in macerie. Solo una falegnameria è rimasta in piedi e dentro, notte e giorno, mastro Gerusalemme fabbrica il mobilio per una sposa, l'ultima del paese.
Sulle ante disegna le storie che si tramandano negli anni. I pannelli dei mobili sono l'unica testimonianza che Palmira sia esistita veramente e in essi si compie il destino di ogni uomo.
Ο Mister Bank έχει ερωτευτεί τρελά μια τρομοκράτισσα. Δεν του έχει δείξει όμως ποτέ το πρόσωπό της. Τη συναντάει κάθε βράδυ μυστικά στην τράπεζά του, την «Total Bank». - Αγάπη μου, πες μου το όνομά σου, δεν θα το πω σε κανέναν... ... Μια νύχτα δεν άντεξε. Τραβάει την κουκούλα με δύναμη, οπότε βλέπει με φρίκη ότι η αγαπημένη του είναι άντρας! - Είσαι ο Κουφοντίνας! φωνάζει. Μα πώς γίνεται; Εσύ είσαι στη φυλακή! - Είμαι ο δίδυμος αδελφός του! Μάικελ Κουφοντίνας. Ζω στον Καναδά. Εκεί είμαι λίγο τρομοκράτης, όποτε μου τη δώσει... - Εμένα μ' αρέσουν οι τρομοκράτες... λέει ο Mister Bank.
Είναι κύριοι... Δεν κλέβουν σαν ζώα. Έχουν άποψη.
Την ώρα που σε σκοτώνουν, σου εξηγούν πώς θα πεθάνεις και γιατί.
Είχα έναν φίλο στο σχολείο, κακό μαθητή: - Θέλω να γίνω τρομοκράτης, μου έλεγε. Να βγαίνω έξω με την κουκούλα μου και το πιστόλι μου και να με τρέμουνε όλοι! Τελικά έγινε μάγειρας... Ο Lee και η Lou δεν ξέρουν μόνο να γαβγίζουν... Ξέρουν πολλά...
The theology of the Eucharist has long been the subject of heated debate, particularly since the Reformation. George Hunsinger's book explores ways in which Christians might resolve their differences in this area. With the aim of fostering ecumenical convergence, he tackles three key issues dividing the churches about the Eucharist: real presence, Eucharistic sacrifice, and ordained ministry. Hunsinger, a Protestant theologian in the Reformed tradition, brings Eastern Orthodox views more systematically into the discussion than has been common in the West.
He also discusses the social significance of the Eucharist. His detailed conclusion summarizes and clarifies the argument as a whole with an eye to explaining how the views proposed in the book could lead the churches, beginning with the Reformed church, closer to the day when obstacles to Eucharistic sharing are overcome. George Hunsinger has been chosen as the recipient of the 2010 Karl Barth Prize by the jury of the Union of Evangelical Churches in the Evangelical Church in Germany.
When the delegates left the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September 1787, the new Constitution they had written was no more than a proposal. Elected conventions in at least nine of the thirteen states would have to ratify it before it could take effect. There was reason to doubt whether that would happen. The document we revere today as the foundation of our country’s laws, the cornerstone of our legal system, was hotly disputed at the time. Some Americans denounced the Constitution for threatening the liberty that Americans had won at great cost in the Revolutionary War. One group of fiercely patriotic opponents even burned the document in a raucous public demonstration on the Fourth of July. In this splendid new history, Pauline Maier tells the dramatic story of the yearlong battle over ratification that brought such famous founders as Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Jay, and Henry together with well-known Americans who sometimes eloquently and always passionately expressed their hopes and fears for their new country. Men argued in taverns and coffeehouses; women joined the debate in their parlors; broadsides and newspaper stories advocated various points of view and excoriated others. In small towns and counties across the country people read the document carefully and knew it well.
Americans seized the opportunity to play a role in shaping the new nation. Then the ratifying conventions chosen by "We the People" scrutinized and debated the Constitution clause by clause. Although many books have been written about the Constitutional Convention, this is the first major history of ratification. It draws on a vast new collection of documents and tells the story with masterful attention to detail in a dynamic narrative. Each state’s experience was different, and Maier gives each its due even as she focuses on the four critical states of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, and New York, whose approval of the Constitution was crucial to its success. The New Yorker Gilbert Livingston called his participation in the ratification convention the greatest transaction of his life. The hundreds of delegates to the ratifying conventions took their responsibility seriously, and their careful inspection of the Constitution can tell us much today about a document whose meaning continues to be subject to interpretation. Ratification is the story of the founding drama of our nation, superbly told in a history that transports readers back more than two centuries to reveal the convictions and aspirations on which our country was built.