You Are Here- Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall (09) by Ellard, Colin [Hardcover (2009)]
Enchantment abounds in every stitch in this incredible collection of heirloom-quality designs found in the pages of Enchanting Delights.
With the 40-plus never-before-published cross stitch designs in this 160-page hardcover book, stitchers will be taken away to places of excitement, serenity and inspiration.A masterpiece of spellbinding designs, Enchanting Delights weaves fantasy and fiction with soulful poetry to warm the heart. A splendid gathering of individual pieces by various talented designers, this book is one that will be treasured for a lifetime.
“The narrating voice in Living Room is insistent but quiet, though it sometimes achieves loudness without any apparent effort. At other times it seems to continue in the -reader’s mind even after stopping for the day.
It is an important new presence, faintly disturbing and endly attractive.”—John Ashbery Readers may be voyeurs, but the subtler gifts are not for the fast glancers. Take a good slow second look at Geoff Bouvier’s Living Room . . . bravura performances, both accessible and elegant, both immediate and subtle, both hilarious and serious. . . . With virtuoso reversals, switches of vantage, changes of scale, inside-outings, they accomplish metaphysical, not only physical, effects.—from the introduction by Heather McHugh Each of Geoff Bouvier’s prose poems brims with industry and rest attention, and the dramas they contain are manifold. Here a solitary mind and there a whole social sphere are cross-sectioned for observation at moments rife with emotional collisions—awesome tediums, mad reliefs. In style and substance, Living Room enacts the urgency one feels to stretch out against cramped quarters.
Introduced by Heather McHugh. From Savings Plan To save things, collect them in an unremarkable place—behind a row of history books, in the corner of the garage—where you wouldn’t usually look. Then forget about these things completely. When you remember what you’re saving—a photograph of an ex, the fattening candy bars—but forget where you’re saving it, you may worry, even curse yourself. But remember how this is your plan, and how the plan is succeeding. The savings are protected, hidden away, even if you can’t find them until many days after a rainy day. Geoff Bouvier holds degrees from the University of Connecticut and from Bard College. He lives in San Diego, where he waits tables at Tapenade Restaurant and publishes journalistic prose with the San Diego Reader.
Athletic trainers work with teams and individual athletes to help treat and prevent injuries. They get athletes into their best possible physical condition. Readers are provided guidance to becoming future athletic trainers: where they can find the right education and how to navigate the sometimes difficult task of looking for a job.
While teaching an online class on how to pick up women, Guru Stan picks the wrong target. His pick-up, Raven, is a woman who has discovered a plot to remove surplus humans from the planet in order to pave the way for an automated society. Stan and Raven find themselves the only people who can save the 99.9% of humanity deemed surplus to the new society. To survive, Stan must use all the skills he has learned as a pick-up artist as well as confront the personal demons that shaped his life. The events in this book are an extension of our current world, with technological advances and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of humanity in favor of the corporate world's ultimate quest for efficiency. In the end Stan finds himself as the unlikely hero, tasked with standing up for the worth, the dignity, and the basic rights of all mankind.
The FIRE economy – built on finance, insurance and real estate – is now the world’s principal source of wealth creation. Its rise has transformed our political, economic and social landscapes, supported by a neoliberal regime that celebrates markets, profit and risk. From rising inequality and ballooning household debt to a global financial crisis and fiscal austerity, the neoliberal ‘orthodoxy’ has brought instability and empowered the few. Yet it remains remarkably resilient, even resurgent, in New Zealand and abroad. In 1995 Jane Kelsey set out a groundbreaking account of the neoliberal revolution in The New Zealand Experiment. Now she marshals an exceptional range of evidence to show how this transfer of wealth and power has been systematically embedded over three decades. Today organisations and commentators once at the vanguard of neoliberal reform, including the IMF and Financial Times journalist Martin Wolf, are warning the current model is unsustainable. A post-neoliberal era beckons. In The FIRE Economy Kelsey identifies the risks posed by FIRE and the barriers embedded neoliberalism presents to a progressive, post-neoliberal transformation – and urges us to act. This is a book New Zealand cannot afford to ignore.