Alien being conjures ideal partner for lovelorn recluse. Adam has been in love with Seth for as long as he can remember. Seth returns his affection, but only as a straight buddy. After a weekend visit that culminates in a session of mutual masturbation, Adam is visited by what appears to be his ideal lover. The only problem is that Adam lives deep in the woods, miles away from any another human. Is he losing his mind, or has something reached out from the infinite shining heavens above to bring him happiness?
“In a century of mass migration and deportation, political exile and casual tourism, being elsewhere was the common condition. For the moderns, elsewhere was not merely physical location or dislocation, but was intrinsic to the work. Victor Segalen, in China at the beginning of the century, writes of the ‘manifestation of Diversity,’ a ‘spectacle of Difference’: everything that is ‘foreign, strange, unexpected, surprising, mysterious, amorous, superhuman, heroic, and even divine, everything that is Other.’ Picasso put it more bluntly: ‘Strangeness is what we wanted to make people think about because we were quite aware that our world was becoming very strange.’ After Guillaume Apollinaire’s ‘Zone’—perhaps the most influential poem of the century—collage, the juxtaposition of disparate elements, the manifestation of diversity, the making of the strange, became the primary new form of the new poetry.
“From the count examples, here are a few instances of the collage of a poet pasted, physically or mentally, onto a specific unfamiliar landscape.” So begins Eliot Weinberger’s essayistic travels into the nature of “journey” poetry. From Kōtarō Takamura's poem about Paris, to Fernando Pessoa’s “At the wheel of the Chevrolet on the road to Sintra,” to Apollinaire’s “Ocean-Letter,” Weinberger introduces fourteen poems illustrating the contemporary situation of being “elsewhere.”
There are hundreds of books that will try to help you overcome or put an end to depression. But what if you could use your depression to change your life for the better? Your symptoms may be signals that something in your life needs to change. Learning to understand and interpret these signals is much more important than ignoring or avoiding them-approaches that only make the situation worse. This workbook uses techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to offer a new treatment plan for depression that will help you live a productive life by accepting your feelings instead of fruitly trying to avoid them. The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression will show you, step-by-step, how to stop this cycle, feel more energized, and involve yourself in pleasurable and fulfilling activities that will help you work through, rather than avoid, aspects of your life that are depressing you. Use the techniques in this book to evaluate your own depression and create a personalized treatment plan. You'll enrich your total life experience by focusing your energy not on fighting depression, but on living the life you want. Includes a CD. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
"The latest fashion among young city-dwellers, providing a new advertising niche for manufacturers of luxury products, is the good old family picnic."--Le Monde "An upper-class English ritual traditionally confined to rural French life, the picnic has been rebranded."--The Economist "The great charm of this social device is undoubtedly the freedom it affords.
. . To eat cold chicken and drink iced claret under trees, amid the grass and the flowers."--Appleton's Journal of Literature, Science, and Art, 1869 Urban picnics are a hot foodie trend right now; from The Economist to Le Monde, food journalists and lovers the world around are jumping on the blanket. Like so many of us, they want to put their hectic city lives on hold and enjoy themselves--without having to head off into the hinterland. The Urban Picnic is designed for modern gourmands and kitchen newcomers alike to inspire them to introduce a little pleasure and picnickery into their lives. With an irreverent and highly opinionated history of the picnic, strange accounts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, original illustrations and over 200 recipes--many contributed from renowned chefs such as Nigella Lawson, Mark Bittman, Regan Daley and Bob Blumer--it's the essential how-to (and how-not-to) for anyone who was ever looking for a tasty little morsel to eat under that tree that grows in Brooklyn. Two-color throughout. Recipes include: Barbecued Lemon Chicken (Anne Lindsay) Banana-Strawberry Layer Cake (Regan Daley) Mint Julep Peaches (Nigella Lawson) Chicken Liver Crostini (Umberto Menghi) Ahi Tuna Salad with Green Papaya (Rob Feenie)
Dear Author, His lover always loved to experiment in the kitchen, but that latest recipe must have gone wrong, or why else would it have turned him into a baby? And now, on top of it all, his mother is calling and demanding to speak to him. This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love is Always Write" event.
Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story. Read the story here or find it in Love Is Always Write: Volume 6. __________ Genre: paranormal Tags: contemporary; family drama; mage/sorcerer; non-explicit; established couple; humorous; magic users; HEA Word Count: 3,324
This sourcebook of bridge designs and codes for the practising civil and structural engineer introduces the various structures and discusses the practical design process in detail. It addresses the fundamentals required in new bridge design and rehabilitation and maintenance for present highway structures. Some of the points included are superstructure design, substructure design, structure geometrics, traffic safety, contract documents, reports and plans. A disk of spreadsheet macros and stand-alone programs to save the reader time in performing the necessary calculations and equations is included.