|Published:||December 26th 2017|
Michael is desperate for a new roommate. His last roommate skipped town without paying rent, and his parents are getting tired of the constant handouts. So he puts out a roommate-wanted ad, and with a week before the new month, he’s willing to take any willing candidate. Terri seems like the perfect applicant. She has a stable job, she loves to cook big meals, and she’s kind of cute, too. Except there’s a catch: she’s actually a cross-dressing boy. And to sweeten her application, she adds that she would be interested being ‘roommates-with-benefits’.
في القصص التي يضمها هذا الكتاب جهد غير عادي من المؤلف للذهاب إلى أبعد من سطح الأشياء, والغوص عميقا بحثا عن جذورها وبداياتها, ثم العودة لتتبع هذه الجذور والبدايات في تطورها وتفاعلها وفي تكاملها, حتى يستكمل الحدث أو اللحظة أو الإنسان في القصة كل أبعاده ثلاث قصص قصيرة وقصتان طويلتان، في لغة غاية في الشاعرية - الصوت - عطية أبو العينين داود - طبلة السحور - رجوع الشيخ - المهدي
Something evil lurks in the streets of Avalon. From the spread of an illicit drug called Ice to the black market slave trade. The year is twenty-three thirty, nearly two decades after WWIV and the world, as we know it, is a very different place. Under the rule of one government and a questionable military, no one is safe. Laws are convenient for those who legally prey on the weak. Forced into slavery, one man seeks freedom. Obligated to his profession, the other seeks justice. Exploitation, human trafficking and drugs—brought together by corruption and fate, a bounty hunter meets a slave and their lives are forever changed.
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...
This book reflects a multi disciplinary, integrative approach to the theology and practice of relational intimacy. It combines biblical data on sexuality and relationships with marriage and bonding research. The reader is then guided in applying the research to his or her relationships. In essence, this is a handbook for understanding and deepening the stages involved in bonding or attaching closely to another human being. Marriage, the most intimate of all human relationships, is described in Scripture as a --one-flesh mystery-- (Eph 5:31-32). This mystery of human bonding is as beautiful as it is complex, particularly in a post-Eden world. Many of us are woefully aware of our relational deficits, yet lack vibrant marriages around us to emulate. Those of us who have not experienced relationships of health, safety, and security particularly find we need roadmaps along the way.
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--We live in an age where virtual reality and perverse sexual fantasy have often replaced intimacy in our most significant relationships, including marriage. In Forever and Always: The Art of Intimacy, Steven and Celestia Tracy provide prophetic, pastoral, and practical insights on how to nurture and protect relational intimacy. I highly recommend this handbook as a guide for preparing for as well as restoring and enhancing the masterpiece of one's marriage.-- --Paul Louis Metzger Professor of Christian Theology & Theology of Culture Multnomah Biblical Seminary --Grounded in sound biblical Truth, Steven and Celestia weave their rich life experience and scholarly research into a guide for couples serious about pursuing intimacy in their marriage. Couples and marriage mentors will find the teaching and exercises the Tracys have developed around attachment theory and Morris' stages of bonding rich and challenging.-- --Michael Sytsma Found and Lead Therapist Building Intimate Marriages, Inc. --With theological precision and a solid psychological foundation, the Tracys deliver a long-awaited message to the church, counseling community, and wounded hearts everywhere. Steve and Celestia model infectious openness about their own journey through marriage, leaving you feeling challenged and equipped to deepen your closest relationships. I will recommend this book to all my distressed clients crying out to be known and valued.-- --Roxane Thorstad Clinical Psychologist Journeys Counseling Center --The Tracys have done all of us a great service with this wise and tender book.
They themselves have worked for years to achieve a healthy intimacy in their own marriage and their reflections are of benefit to everyone.
Steve and Celestia are godly, caring, sensitive people who have worked through these issues over decades. Their own marriage is a mature one, tempered by suffering, and marked by devotion to God and one another. The book is a treasure trove, earthy, real, heavenly, delightful. Expect to be bed and enriched in your own relationships.-- --William David Spencer Ranked Adj. Professor of Theology and the Arts Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary --Here Steve and Celestia show by conviction, research, and experience that for a couple to know one another, at any level, requires wisdom. The insight they offer from many sources of counsel will be a helpful eye-opener for those of us who have assumed way too much about what it really means to care for one another.-- --Mart De Haan President RBC Ministries Steven R. Tracy and Celestia G. Tracy are founders of Mending the Soul, a U.S. based nonprofit organization that equips and resources communities of faith in sustainable, community-b
In this new title in the Lonely Planet Encounter series, resident author Vorhees reveals the best bars, clubs, shops, and neighborhoods to visit; Bostonians share their thoughts on life in Beantown; and more.
A frank and funny pop culture memoir in the vein of Caitlin Moran's How to be a Woman, this is "how to be a woman artist" This is the story of Tracey Thorn, one half of the internationally successful group Everything But the Girl, collaborator with such artists as Paul Weller, Massive Attack, and dance legend Todd Terry. Tracey was only 16 when she bought an electric guitar and joined a band. A year later, she formed an all-girl band called the Marine Girls, played gigs, signed to an indie label, and started releasing records. Then, for 18 years, between 1982 and 2000, she was one half of Everything But the Girl. They released nine albums and sold nine million records, went on count tours, had hits and flops, and were reviewed and interviewed to within an inch of their lives. Tracey has been in the charts, out of them, back in. She's seen herself described as an indie darling, a middle-of-the-road nobody, and a disco diva. As she explains here, she hasn't always fit in, a fact that's helped her to face up to the realities of a pop career. She discusses her realizations—that there are thrills and wonders to be experienced, but also moments of doubt, mistakes, and violent lifestyle changes from luxury to squalor and back again, sometimes within minutes. This is the funny, perceptive, and candid story of her 30-year pop career.