'...I feel at last that I am embracing the present moment of life. I haven't arrived, I'm just resting; resting beside quiet waters that inevitably churn and stir from time to time and turn into strong currents that drag me back into the river of the hectic everyday.' This book takes you on a quest through the chaos of Middle Eastern city life and the drama of a youth-led revolution to endless stretches of desert sand, and Bible places from Mount Sinai to the shores of Galilee. This quest, along life's dusty detours, is in search of oases of all kinds - people, places, and little glimpses of eternity. Lynne's journey involves laughter, tears and raw honesty, and is often one lurch forward and two steps backward, but it has led her to deeper insights into faith and greater reliance on God than she ever imagined. Lynne Chandler lives with her family in Cairo where she serves as music director in the Anglican/Episcopal international church that her husband pastors. She is the author of Embracing a Concrete Desert (BRF, 2010) and her website is www.lifeonthenile.com.
Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean past communities were nodes of contacts where a wide range of crafts were employed, developed, sometimes ordered and overseen, but, most of all, needed in order to sustain the community itself -- whether the context was a small village, a cave settlement or a palace. This volume investigates smaller and larger networks of contacts within and across the Aegean and nearby regions, covering periods from the Neolithic until Classical times (6000#xE2;#xAC;#x1C;323 BC). It zooms into the world of technologies, crafts and, more specifically, its archaeological #xE2;#xAC;#xDC;left-overs#xE2;#xAC;", in order to place social and technological networks in their larger economic and political contexts. By investigating ways of production, transport/distribution and consumption, this book covers a chronologically large period in order to expand our understanding of wider cultural developments inside the geographical boundaries of the Aegean and its regions of contact in the east Mediterranean. This book brings together scholars#xE2;#xAC;" expertise in a variety of different fields ranging from historical archaeology (using textual evidence), archaeometry, geoarchaeology, experimental work, archaeobotany, and archaeozoology. Chapters in this volume study and contextualise archaeological remains and investigate these via an interdisciplinary methodology in order to expose networks of crafts-people, craft traditions or people who employed various technologies to survive. Central questions in this context are how and why traditions, techniques and technologies change or remain stable, or where and why cross-cultural boundaries developed and disintegrated #xE2;#xAC;#x1C; and then to explore the impact of these phenomena. Tracing Prehistoric Social Networks through Technologythus contributes to the field of archaeological and anthropological technologies and social structures of a wide range of Mediterranean communities with these widening ideas, concepts and methodologies in mind.
The best of Horse Racing humor from America's funniest sporting cartoonist. Cartoonist, Robert Tiritilli understands "the ups and downs" of the horse racing world. This former Italian Mafia hit man has teamed with Charles Hellman, a bookie and ex-Little Leaguer, to find more ways to blend these one-panel cartoons with clever captions. They bring out the "FUNNY" in sports. The wit and satire of these cartoons and their absurdities come to life from Tiritilli's pen. His outrageous graphics poke fun at horses, jockeys, owners and fans with equal gusto. Tiritilli has freelanced and lampooned for more years than he cares to admit...