" NAHKO BEAR, Medicine for the People This book chronicles the first thirty years of Bellyacres: an unintentional community of bohemian jugglers who homestead a remote jungle oasis on the Big Island of Hawai'i.
Author: Graham Ellis
"To live cohesively is almost a fantasy and we ought to know it starts with humbling our egos." NAHKO BEAR, Medicine for the People This book chronicles the first thirty years of Bellyacres: an unintentional community of bohemian jugglers who homestead a remote jungle oasis on the Big Island of Hawai'i. The author was the founder of Bellyacres, the Village Green Society, Hawaii's Volcano Circus and the Hawaii Sustainable Community Alliance. He also directed a renowned youth circus program that morphed into a uniquely crafted community center, hosting a school, a farmers market, performance arts workshops and shows, neighborhood events and even a church. At its peak over forty adults and children resided at Bellyacres and with its energy, food, economic, and organizational structure, it was described as one of the most sustainable ecovillages in the world. Graham Ellis has been acknowledged by Hawai'i's Governor plus state and county officials, as well as the people of Puna, for being an innovative community builder, circus ringleader, and champion of sustainabiity. In this age of alarming climate change cutting-edge social experiments like this -- whether 'artistic ecovillage' or 'anarchistic egovillage' -- offer lessons about how to survive -- and even thrive -- collectively. Readers who study and improve upon community developments like Bellyacres will be better prepared to create changes we all wish to see in the world.
Not even a full two weeks into his tour, Hutchinson is juggling ... How- ever, in the ongoing fire of the jungle, Aikman's comfort and the worry about the ...
Author: Kevin O'Rourke
American military special operations forcesÑRangers, SEALs, and othersÑhave become a well-recognized and highly respected part of our popular culture. But whom do these elite warriors look to in their times of greatest need: when wounded on the battlefield, cut off deep behind enemy lines, or adrift in the expanse of the worldÕs oceans? They look skyward, hoping to catch a glimpse of their own personal guardian angel: a U.S. Air Force pararescue jumper (PJ) who lives, and sometimes dies, by the motto that others may live. Taking Fire provides an up-close look into the heroism and mystique of this little known segment of the Air Force Special Tactics community by focusing on one of the most dramatic rescues of the Vietnam War. It was June 1972 and Capt. Lynn Aikman is returning from a bombing mission over North Vietnam when his F-4 Phantom is jumped by an enemy MiG and shot down. He and his backseater Tom Hanton eject from their crippled aircraft, but Hanton lands near a village and is quickly captured by local militia. Badly injured during the ejection, Aikman lands some distance from the village, and there is a chance that he can be recovered if American rescuers can reach him before the enemy does. Now on the ground and drifting in and out of consciousness, Captain Aikman looks up and suddenly sees his guardian angel in the form of USAF Pararescue Jumper Chuck McGrath. As Sergeant McGrath is preparing to hook the downed pilot to a hoist line, he sees it fall to the ground. Hostile fire on the hovering Jolly Green Giant rescue helicopter has damaged the hoist mechanism causing the operator to cut the line. While circling A-1 Skyraiders strafe the militia to keep them away from Aikman and McGrath, the helicopter crew races to come up with a plan. ItÕs getting dark, and theyÕll only have one chance. Taking Fire is an exciting, highly dramatic story of life and death over North Vietnam. Much more than a chronicle the events of 27 June 1972, the book gives the reader an up-close look at the little known world of the U.S. Air ForceÕs elite aerial rescue force.
... Tommy McKay opened fire with his carbine from the south side of the clearing. ... his men as they moved, and seeing the lieutenant juggling the radio.
Author: Charles Henderson
From the author of the military classics Marine Sniper and Silent Warrior comes the riveting tale of a dramatic military trial and a war within a war, where the fight is not for victory, but survival... In Vietnam, there’s the way things are supposed to be done—and the way they actually get done. Playing by “Jungle Rules,” the U.S. military tries to keep control of whatever situation arises, often allowing convenience to outweigh justice. This is the battlefield Captain Terry O’Connor of the JAG Corps is stepping onto—and the battle is about to start with a murder. After a long day in the boonies, Private Celestine Anderson returned to base, only to come under fire from a group of racist white marines. He apparently snapped, and buried his field axe in the skull of one of his tormentors. The inexperienced O’Connor has been assigned to defend him in a trial that seems to begin as an open-and-shut case, but ends up pulling O’Connor into the heart of the Vietnam conflict, where bullets overrule books and death is the final judge. This recounting of a true story of brutality and justice continues Charles Henderson’s tradition of bringing readers into the heart of the American experience in Vietnam.
The five misplaced souls surrounded a crackling fire. Walls of darkness had closed in around them, creating a more intimate world.
Author: Stephen Jared
Battling giant snakes, poison pits and hostile headhunters after a plane crash in the Amazon, movie star Jack Hunter reveals himself to be something altogether different from the macho adventurer he plays in Hollywood. Luckily for him, he's marooned with movie-industry animal trainer Maxine Daniels and her two kids. The lovely 'Max' has more than enough high-spirited courage and fiery determination to get them all home. But when terrifying natives capture the feisty heroine, fate calls on the handsome actor to become the hero he always pretended to be in pictures. With such daring demands on the two-fisted matinee hero, will Jack embark on a journey to win the heart of the woman he loves'or perish in the darkest jungles of the Amazon?
Overhearing most of Doggett's conversations, Mark was aware of juggling act— ... do will be in formations and from positions where we can fire and maneuver.
Author: John Cronin
In the final days of the Watergate scandal, it was hard to determine who was in charge of the government. Power brokers, sensing a dying presidency, cared little about the office and worked to cut themselves the best deal in Washington. For all the right reasons, the President undertakes a wartime mission in opposition to his critics and his own policies. Amid the infighting, LtCol C.P. Doggett, USMC, is assigned to carry out the President's plans. He is thrust between agencies seeing him as an impediment. As such, Doggett's life becomes a commodity, and he has to survive by outwitting those who want him out of the way.
Big Carson, Big C, a blazing dark star tearing supernova through the jungle. ... A clown juggling fire on stilts reels out of the trees.
Author: Andy Davidson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A finalist for the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. Deftly written and utterly addictive, this Western literary horror debut will find a home with fans of authors like Joe Hill, Cormac McCarthy, and Anne Rice. One night in 1980, a man becomes a monster. Haunted by his past, Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in West Texas honky-tonks. What he does with them doesn’t make him proud, just quiets the demons for a little while. But after Travis crosses paths one night with a mysterious pale-skinned girl, he wakes weak and bloodied in his cabover camper the next morning—with no sign of a girl, no memory of the night before. Annabelle Gaskin spies the camper parked behind her motel and offers the cowboy a few odd jobs to pay his board. Travis takes her up on the offer, if only to buy time, to lay low and heal. By day, he mends the old motel, insinuating himself into the lives of Annabelle and her ten-year-old son. By night, in the cave of his camper, he fights an unspeakable hunger. Before long, Annabelle and her boy come to realize that this strange cowboy is not what he seems. Half a state away, a grizzled Texas Ranger is hunting Travis for his past misdeeds, but what he finds will lead him to a revelation far more monstrous. A man of the law, he’ll have to decide how far into the darkness he’ll go for the sake of justice. When these lives converge on a dusty autumn night, an old evil will find new life—and new blood.
Still, after swimming, he'd hang from my jungle gym, him and Ronnie peeing in bushes ... On its cover was a magician juggling flaming torches in the park.
Author: Mack Friedman
Publisher: Terrace Books
Ivan, a young Jewish boy from Milwaukee, embarks on a journey of sexual discovery that leads him from Wisconsin to Alaska, Philadelphia, and Mexico through stints as a fishery worker, artist, and finally a hustler who learns to provide the blank canvas for other people's dreams.
She and I on a bench peeling prawns: the first day of her fiftieth year and she points at street performers about to juggle fire, and a distant summer ...
Author: Francisco Aragón
Publisher: Red Hen Press
This collection of poetry, prose, and translations explores Latinx and queer identity through homage to the great Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío. After Rubén unfolds a decades-long journey braiding together the personal, the political and the historical. Throughout the text, acclaimed poet Francisco Aragon intersperses English-language translations and riffs of the Spanish-language master Rubén Darío. Whether it’s biting portraits of public figures, or nuanced sketches of his father, Francisco Aragón has assembled his most expansive collection to date, evoking his native San Francisco, but also imagining ancestral spaces in Nicaragua. Readers will encounter pieces that splice lines from literary forebearers, a moving elegy to a sibling, a surprising epistle from the grave. In short, After Rubén presents a complex and fascinating conversation surrounding poetry in the Americas—above all as it relates to Latinx and queer poetics.
They lit up the beach with a cozy yellow fire. ... There were clusters of people around fires, and it was then that I noticed some men juggling with fire, ...
Author: JJ Stone
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Love is alluring, seductive, and elusive. Love yearns, hurts, and heals. We fall into love unprepared, and we discover new dimensions, new flavors of love everyday. JJ fell in love with conventional expectations but discovered a gut-wrenching push-pull in his heart that he never imagined. Bungee Love is a tale about his discoveries, his broken marriage, and his search for reconciliation. He left America to start a new life in Asia and was surprised and astounded by what he learned from new cultures and people as he traveled. He discovered amazing new places with rich Asian histories and religions. He found adventures, traditions, and ancient temples in Cambodia, Th ailand, Viet Nam, and Indonesia, but he was not prepared for the steamy, lurid side of Asia. Bangkok and Pattaya revealed more than sex for sale on a gawdy, blatant scale; they provided glimpses of the hidden lives, motives, and dreams of the girls drawn into the bargirl life. He developed insights into himself and his life as he began to understand the lives of the women he met, but JJ was no more ready for the sexy bargirls who pulled him into Hell than the goodness that rescued him.
juggle everything life had to offer. ... Zach and Bobby ran to the jungle gym in the backyard to play with Kelly's kids before I could get out of the car.
Author: Vanessa Vale
Publisher: Bridger Media
"OMG!! I have never laughed so hard one second and been on the edge of my seat the next, with any other book!" - Fun Under The Covers Jane West's life is perfectly average. Perfectly boring. Until Ty Strickland—Grade-A, smoking hot firefighter—moves in down the street. Then things get a little exciting, and not in the good, panty-melting sort of way. Not only does someone want her dead (seriously), she has to wrangle her out-of-control desires where the new neighbor is concerned, and convince her boss at the small town's only adult toy store—who meddles in Jane's love life—to leave the new hose-wielding hottie off her matchmaking radar. But it's not all chaos and pancakes. There's Ty. And his smoking hot body. Smoking hot kisses. He's burning the walls around her heart to nothing but ash. And she just might be falling in love...if she can stay alive long enough. The first book in Vanessa Vale's new Small Town Romance series, where the men in Montana aren't just hot, they set things on fire. This book was previously published.
She tried juggling all of the unpredictable factors in her head, but couldn't. The river flowed close by ... The jungle-covered cliffs rose to either side.
Author: M. L. Buchman
Publisher: Buchman Bookworks, Inc.
-a Firehawks romance- When Gordon Finchley crashes his wildland firefighting helicopter through burning trees into a remote lake. He knows he’s toast. Moments later, when newly-arrived Ripley Vaughan nearly slices him in two with her massive Erickson Aircrane helicopter, he discovers a whole new reason to fly. In this riveting wrap-up to the Firehawks series, the entire Mount Hood Aviation heli-attack squad needs all their skills to not get burned by the Wild Fire.
This required juggling between us the hats of sleuths, writers, ... that all hell breaks loose and we find ourselves standing alone in the jungle again.
Author: Lawrence Blair
Publisher: Editions Didier Millet
The striking colour photos of the land and people of the many Indonesian islands are complemented by a first-person travelogue which invites readers to explore the variety Indonesia has to offer.
Wooden bungalows fan out in the jungle behind the large stilted ... with their fire-juggling, driftwood furniture, chillums and occasional parties.
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Discover Thailand's tropical coastline with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to snorkel the Similan islands, feast on fresh seafood in Krabi, island-hop from Phuket to Ko Tarutao, or discover the untamed beauty of Ko Kood, The Rough Guide to Thailand's Beaches & Islands will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. Full-colour maps throughout - navigate Bangkok's sprawling streets or Phetchaburi's temple-filled town without needing to get online. Stunning images - arich collection of inspiring colour photography. Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and experiences along Thailand's coastline and on its many islands. Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include : Bangkok; Ko Kood; Phetchaburi; Ko Samui; Ko Pha Ngan; Ko Tao; Ko Similan; Ko Phi Phi; Krabi's Railay peninsula;Phuket; Ko Lanta; Ko Jum; Ko Yao Noi; Ko Chang; Ko Tarutao. Attractions include : Wat Pho, Ang Thong National Marine Park, AoPhang Nga National Park, The Grand Palace, Ko Tarutao National Marine Park, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Khao Sok National Park, Emerald Cave. Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, the media, festivals, outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, and more. Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, religion, recommended books, language and glossary. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Thailand's Beaches & Islands About Rough Guides: Escape the everyday with Rough Guides. We are a leading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.
... where guests ride elephants through the jungle to their evening's meal (perhaps ... watch juggling and dancing fire performers and fabulous custom fire ...
Author: Judy Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
For anyone planning events—student, novice, or experienced professional—Confessions of an Event Planner is an “apprenticeship in a book.” This insider’s guide takes you on a narrative journey, following a fictional event planning company that stages various types of events around the world for many different clients. While other books, college courses, and training programs give you the theory and how-to of the profession, Confessions of an Event Planner reveals the real world of event planning and what can happen—usually the unexpected—on an event program when actual participants are added to the event planning design and execution mix. In a climate of media scrutiny and corporate scandals, event planners must be masters of discretion, knowing how to avoid and deal with everything from sexual romps to financial shenanigans, to chainsaw wielding salesmen dead set on “re-landscaping” the grounds of the resort they’re staying at. From an event planner who’s seen it all and knows how to deal with it all, comes practical first-hand advice delivered in an entertaining and accessible format. Each chapter is set in a unique location, with a cast of characters, and a host of challenges and problems to overcome—from the boardroom to the resort guest bedrooms. Readers learn what they can come up against, how to problem solve creatively on the fly, get ideas for staging spectacular events, and see the principles of event planning in action. The scenario in each chapter is introduced by an outline of what will be covered in the chapter, and each chapter concludes with a series of review questions to explore key issues and stimulate reflection or discussion for individuals or groups. Ideal as a companion to Judy Allen’s six other event planning books, as a textbook in event planning courses, or as a professional training tool Confessions of an Event Planner prepares planners for what they can expect once they start working in the world of corporate and social event planning, and will help decision-makers set company policies, procedures and protocol and promote discussion about codes of conduct in the office and offsite.
she had long departed, leaving her partner to juggle the business alone; ... To the right of the open jungle was a small, concrete building with a rough, ...
Author: Lesley Ann Eden
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
A woman reveals some of the secrets she learned during her travels through Central America that enabled her to become a psychic.
... around fires, and it was then that I noticed some men juggling with fire, ... and alcohol smelled like jungle sex and intoxicated the crowd even more.
Author: JJ Stone
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Each time I saw Noona, there was some new twist to learn. These eventually became so numerous and ironclad that I called them Noonas Rules. Rule # 4: All men are liars. I dont believe anything they say. In her entire life, Noona had only experienced negative relationships with men. She did not know when someone was being nice, so she interpreted acts of kindness suspiciously as potential exploitation or lies. It gave me an idea about what her life was like, but when you think about it, a whore in Thailand probably hears more lies and promises than anyone in the world. Rule #5: You cannot know the future, so dont worry about it. You cannot undo the past, so dont talk about what happened. This rule was a mix of Thai Buddhism and Noonas nihilism, but it was a simple way of keeping a focus on the present and avoiding feelings of regret or hope.