What About My Wood: 101 Sufi Stories is designed and written to present the authentic, centuries-old Sufi tradition of storytelling to the contemporary readership first-hand, from a living Sufi shaykh, or teacher. This strongly appealing and marketable collection is unique in that it represents the distilled wisdom of a tradition as well as a spiritual teaching method. The stories in What About My Wood are funny, poignant and transformative all at the same time. They provoke thought and inspire contemplation in a simple but powerful way.
Award-winning photographer Stephen Dalton owns an 8-acre wood in Sussex and for the last 20 years has delighted in improving it, increasing its biodiversity - and simply watching it develop naturally throughout the seasons and the years. Using his pioneering high-speed photographic techniques, Stephen shows the reader the rich diversity of plants, trees, insects, birds and animals which live there. He captures on film the developments his woodland and pond have undergone over a couple of decades and shares his passion for the woods he loves. This delightful, informative photographic celebration will appeal to all who regularly walk throughout the seasons in their local woods, those lucky enough to own a woodland themselves, and all who dream of doing so one day.
Written from the craftsman's perspective, this book provides solid information on all aspects of wood. Attention is also given to the physical properites, seasonal changes, and how different types of wood react to machining and finishing.
I'm helplessly lost in a desolate land called my mind. While being pursued by the Henchman called memories trying to bury me under the sands of time. If you are looking for traditional poetry, then Teardrops on my Pillow is not for you. If you want to maintain a naïve veil to what the less fortunate have to experience throughout their lives, then this book of poetry is not for you. If you want to read poetry that explores the harsh realities that this world has to offer, then you will be interested in what Scott Wood has to say. This book is a wild roller coaster ride of raw emotion—from love and happiness, heartache and pain, abuse, thoughts of murder and suicide, and betrayal, and the darkest sides of human nature. Bad things happen to good people, and Scott Wood is living testament to that. So if you're feeling like you're all alone and no one understands, this poetry will encourage you and show you that you're not the only one that suffers from heartache.
Winter didn't ask to be the guardian of the wood, but when her dad inexplicably vanishes, she's the one who must protect travelers who accidentally slip through the wood's portals. The wood is poisoned, changing into something more sinister. Once brightly colored leaves are now bubbling inky black. Vicious creatures that live in the shadows are becoming bolder, torturing lost travelers. Winter must now put her trust in Henry--a young man from eighteenth century England who knows more than he should about the wood--in order to find the truth and those they've lost. Bobulski's eerie debut is filled with friendship, family, and the responsibilities we choose and those we do not.
Excerpt from My Wood Fires and Their Story: Showing the Beauty and Use of the Wood Fire, of the Way to Secure Good Draught and Combustion, of the Native Woods Best for Fuel, of the Abolition of the Fender, and of the Economy and Value of Wood as Fuel There is no fire so beautiful as a wood fire on the hearth. It is economical, too, if only in not having to remove a mass of coal-ash every morning. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
'Sound, well-seasoned advice [on] how to bring wood fires into our lives.' - BBC Countryfile Featured in the Sunday Telegraph, The Wood Fire Handbook shows you that the soothing effect of dancing flames and glowing embers is a simple pleasure to have in our lives. Understanding everything that underpins the perfect wood fire makes it even more enjoyable. Vincent Thurkettle's handbook is the essential companion and manual. Contents include... Understand which trees make the best firewood Learn how to split, season, and store wood Lay the perfect fire Make an ingenious campfire Choose wood for its scent ...and much much more!
The early 1930s Jean Morris, a proud farmers wife never knew the secrets her husband kept from her when he suddenly died. She lived in suspense, agony and heartbreak. It was a secret he took to his grave. Later on two grandsons unravel the secret her husband had kept from his family. It was a happy and sad ending for Jess Morris. Lena Gray was a happy go lucky beautiful lady that also had a secret she kept from everyone. Dr. Jay is a cruel hearted murderer that is serving life in prison. But what is more joyful, happy and relaxing than a day of fishing with father and son. This book is of love, laughter, murder and suspense, happy times and sad times.
Being sent to your room is one thing. But being sent to another country? Morgan's boyfriend dumped her on the last day of school-it seemed the only thing to do was to hack off her hair and dye the stubble orange. Unfortunately, Morgan's parents freaked and decided a change of scenery would do her good. So they're sending her off on a bike tour of Ireland. But Morgan gets more than she bargained for on the Emerald Isle-including a strange journey into some crazy, once upon a time corner of the past. There, she meets fairies, weefolk, and a hunky warrior-dude named Fergus, and figures out that she's got some growing to do-and she doesn't just mean her hair.
The best book on clockmaking now includes color photographs and new designs, from a leaping trout to cars and trucks. Need a kitchen timekeeper? Try a clock shaped like a hamburger or potato basket. Want to create something that will make children smile? Pick a bunny, lamb, or little pig model. The themes range from sports to music, from country and western to barnyard animals, so there's a pattern here for everyone. You'll also find detailed information on the hardware required; tracing, cutting, sanding, finishing, and painting techniques; and inserting clock parts. What's more, these clocks make terrific gifts!
In October 2006, Ruth Wood was a successful singing teacher and singer. By December she was in hospital diagnosed with a rare neurological condition, leaving her disabled from the waist down. By the end of January 2007, her arms and trunk were also affected. This is the story of the first year of her disability - a tale told with humour and a refreshing lightness of touch. Some of the feedback comments so far : "a good read"; "I couldn't put it down"; "So good to know I'm not the only one"; "I never realised what it was like".
To best friends and devoted theater fans Emily and Philip, Aurora is no ordinary Broadway musical. Their love for the hit show (whose reclusive author has never been named) is nothing short of an obsession. Thanks to a secret loan from Emily’s grandma Rose, seeing the Saturday matinee has become a weekly ritual that makes real life seem dull and drab by comparison. But when the theater chat rooms start buzzing with crazy rumors that Aurora might close, Emily and Philip find themselves grappling with some truly show-stopping questions. What, exactly, is the “one sure thing” in show business? How will they pay back the money they owe Grandma Rose? And why hasn’t Philip asked Emily out on a real date? As they go to hilarious lengths to indulge their passion for Aurora, Emily and Philip must face the fact that all shows close sooner or later. But first they’ll put their friendship to the ultimate test, solve Broadway’s biggest mystery–and spend one unforgettable night at the theater. From the Hardcover edition.
Navigating the world of dating can be like wandering an enchanted forest, full of creatures with peculiar habits and baffling behavior. In Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur, Francesca Lia Block provides a guide to this often-treacherous terrain, classifying all those mystifying men and women into various types of mythical forest fauna-Fauns and Werewolves, Mermaids and Banshees. After answering questions to determine your own type, you can learn to identify others-with the help of illustrations from artist Fumi Nakamura. By reading up on the various types' favorite activities, likely professions, sexual preferences, and parenting styles, you'll gain insight into compatible creatures. If you're a Wood Nymph (like Block), you could get your heart broken by a fickle Satyr, but if you can track down the strong, soulful Centaurs of the forest, you just might be on the path to true love. Clever and insightful, Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur is an invaluable guide for any dating creature.
An academic and writer, during the Second World War John Stewart Collis was put to agricultural work. Clearing and thinning an Ash wood, he found a meditative peace and an earnest pleasure in the use of axe and bill-hook. The Wood contains his beautiful, thoughtful writing on the joys of nature and of a life of activity, how a love of the sun affects a man, and the progression of nature that sees each plant - hawthorn, honeysuckle, larch, elder - have its hour. Generations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside - but it has profoundly shaped us too.It has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists, writers, musicians and people who live and work on the land - as well as those who are travelling through it.English Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to man's relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers).
The Art of Wood-Fired Cooking begins with detailed instructional information on the ins and outs of the wood-burning oven. With Cook, teacher, and entrepreneur Andrea Mugnaini's reassuring advice and careful instruction, it's easy to create and cook mouthwatering wood-fired dishes. Mugnaini has spent over 20 years perfecting the craft of wood-fired cooking. She started Mugnaini Imports in 1989 to bring the Italian style of cooking and living to America through wood-fired, pizza-oven sales. A pioneer of the industry, she founded the first cooking school dedicated to wood-fired cooking. When she is not teaching or in the office, Mugnaini entertains crowds in the Sonoma Wine Country with her live, interactive cooking events. Now she shares the methods she has been teaching through her classes, sharing delicious recipes for pizzas, breads, fish, poultry, meats, vegetables, pastas, and desserts. Fire up the oven and enjoy: Butterflied Shrimp Zucchini Gratin with Tomatoes and Gruyere Tuscan-Style Pot Roast with Herbs and Chianti Focaccia with Onions and Thyme Limoncello Bread Pudding with Fresh Blackberries