You spend hours at the beach picking up stones. You fell in love with an amethyst geode. You're never without crystals in your pocket. For anyone who has a connection with stones and crystals, this book will expand your understanding of your stone allies and give you new ways to bring their energy into your lifeMore info →
Hilarity runs rampant throughout this book as the author pontificates on porta-potties, turnips and tiny pants (read: shorts), the perils of volunteerism, country etiquette, small-town secret societies and community discourse. And sprinkled generously throughout, are quotes that run the gamut from Brigitte Bardot to Voltaire. You’ll even see one from his alter ego, Rural Roberts.
The bite-size essays in CIGS are perfect for ferry rides, nightcaps and workday commutes. And if relocating to a small town is something you’ve dreamed of, pack your shovel, because, to quote the man himself, “Caca occurs!”
In Minerva’s Owl, Carol Matthews reflects on Hegel’s observation that the owl of Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, spreads its wings only at twilight. Understanding comes late in life and, as Hegel suggests, the past cannot be rejuvenated, only known. For Matthews, the knowing is helpful. Part grief memoir, part love story, this account an exploration of how bereavement after a long-term marriage can be experienced as part of an ongoing relationship.More info →
Encounters on the Front Line is a portrait of a nurse’s experience in Cambodia. The story explores three journeys, the first in 1980 when Elaine Harvey worked as a nurse for the Red Cross in the Cambodian refugee camps. Many years later, she returned, as a traveler and a volunteer, working at an orphanage and an AIDS hospice. In this compelling story, the reader will come to know more about Cambodia and its people, who were as 'gracious as the lotus, blooming in muddy waters.' The author shares her profound experience of Cambodia with unflinching honesty and vivid imagery.More info →