Record Winning Song Writer "Poet, weaver of words, storyteller par excellence — Lee, my dear friend for over fifty years, never fails to entertain and delight. I know her book will do the same." — Jinx Senior, Designer, Weaver of Cloth, Artist "Lee Pierce has been a close friend for many years. She is an energetic, fascinating and extremely talented and focused person. She possesses style, along with her wonderful and unique imagination." — Barbara Alden Campbell, Fine Art Oil Painter Working in a university setting has given me a bird's eye view of some of the world's most interesting and prolific people. Lee Pierce ranks up there with the best of them; she is one of Cambridge's hidden treasures. — Elaine Tirrell, MIT, Administrative Assistant, Cambridge, Massachusetts Lee Pierce is blessed with a romantic soul, a spiritual sense of awe, and a vibrant excitement at every discovery she makes. The original "chance taker," Lee has found through her amazing dolls history, romance, family ties and undreamed-of discoveries. — Raimond del Noce, Senior Artist, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania "A true storyteller, Lee immediately engages and draws us in. These are stories whose time has come to be told. Lee has unlocked the doors to the experience of human souls." — Jill Masters, Audio Actress, Narrator of Classical Works. "Lee Pierce weaves moving and impressive stories throughout her book, all told from an unusual and fascinating perspective. It takes a Renaissance woman with a gift for writing, imagination and uncovering hidden history to bring these stories to life. And bring them to life she does! — Jordan Rich, WBZ Boston Talk Host "Crystal! Lee Pierce draws from a panorama of lands, oceans and peoples, to crystallize before us this history. — Abbott R.F. Thayer, World Historian
END OF THE ROAD! On Luna 1, the scale of SENTINEL PRIME's ambition becomes shockingly apparentÜand while RED ALERT struggles to separate friend from foe, PROWL convinces FORTRESS MAXIMUS to take the ultimate gamble.
For award-winning science writer Margie Patlak, exploring the unique nature of the Maine coast opens a door to deeper ties and insights. Watching a striped monarch caterpillar transform into a chartreuse pendant dabbed with gold, she realizes the limits of life and what is passed between generations. Tides show how fleeting time is, and clouds and weather reveal greater forces that take away all illusions of control. She also explores the continental collisions that thrust up and fractured Maine’s mountains; digs into the latest scientific thinking on how animals navigate; and exults in the dizzy dance of plankton under the microscope. Even moose, fox, and fishers reveal more than meets the eye.These facets of the natural world speak a hidden language Patlak translates with her scientific knowledge and reflection. Nature begins to speak about the nature of life.
Using experiences and things from ordinary life, this widely published author pulls back the curtain to reveal an extraordinary God, and gives practical advice on life. "More than just a great devotional." —Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of Bad Girls of the Bible
Bethony Jane Collins seemed to have a nearly perfect life until the day she celebrates the end of the school year with her friends. Her world is turned upside down when she is turned into a vampire and has to choose between the love she has discovered for the vampire who bit her and the love she has just taken to a new level with her boyfriend. Both her friends and familys lives are just as threatened as her own is. In the dangerous world of vampires, a power-hungry man makes Bethonys life even tougher. Now, to save everything she knows and loves, Bethony needs to make choices that could affect her whole world.
In More Than Meets the Eye, Georgina Kleege explores the ways that ideas about visual art and blindness are linked in many facets of the culture. While it may seem paradoxical to link blindness to visual art, western theories about art have always been haunted by the specter of blindness. Theideal art viewer is typically represented as possessing perfect vision, an encyclopedic knowledge of art, and a photographic memory of images, all which allow for an unmediated wordless communion with the work of art. This ideal viewer is defined in polar opposition to a blind person, presumed to beoblivious to the power of art, and without the cognitive capacity to draw on analogous experience. Kleege begins her study with four chapters about traditional representations of blindness, arguing that traditional theories of blindness fail to take into account the presence of other senses, or the ability of blind people to draw analogies from non-visual experience to develop concepts aboutvisual phenomena. She then shifts focus from the tactile to the verbal, beginning with Denis Diderot's remarkable range of techniques to describe art works for readers who were not present to view them for themselves, and how his criticism offers a powerful warrant for bringing the specter ofblindness out of the shadows and into the foreground of visual experience. Through both personal experience and scholarly treatment, Kleege dismantles the traditional denigration of blindness, contesting the notion that viewing art involves sight alone and challenging traditional understandings of blindness through close reading of scientific case studies and literarydepictions. More Than Meets the Eye introduces blind and visually impaired artists whose work has shattered stereotypes and opened up new aesthetic possibilities for everyone.
Americans and other English speakers have long associated the name of Hans Christian Andersen exclusively with fairy tales for children. Danes and other Scandinavians, however, have preserved an awareness that the fairy tales are but part of an extensive and respectable lifework that embraces several other literary forms. Moreover, they have never lost sight of the fact that the fairy tales themselves address adults no less than children. Significantly, many of Andersen's coevals in the U.S. knew of his broader literary activity and the sophistication of his fairy tales. Major authors and critics commented on his various works in leading magazines and books, establishing a noteworthy corpus of criticism. One of them, Horace E. Scudder, wrote a seminal essay that surpassed virtually all contemporary writing on him in any language. The basic purpose of this study, the first of its kind, is to trace the course of American Andersen criticism over the second half of the nineteenth century and to view it in several American contexts.
Nature reveals a God who constantly nurtures and sustains His creation—including our own bodies—in ways that we can scarcely comprehend. Discover the wonders of creation and how they reveal a majestic God whose mastery of detail is evident everywhere. Learn to see yourself as God sees you: a treasured creation with whom He desires intimate relationship. Indexed for easy reference
In the book, More than Meets the Eye; A Journey into the Mysteries of Psychic Phenomena, I invite the reader to join me in a fascinating trip to the field known as parapsychology. Parapsychology, or psi phenomena, are psychic events which do not lend themselves to regular explanation based on evidence provided by the senses; they are said to be extrasensory. These phenomena are: telepathy, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, and precognition. Our communication is based ordinarily on hearing or reading the others words, but in telepathic communication we are said to know the others thoughts directly, without the mediation of the senses. In clairvoyance, known also as remote viewing, we are said to see remote places without using the eyes. In psychokinesis we are said to be able to bend, push, or break objects without touching them, and in precognition we have direct glimpses of the future. Are telepathy, clairvoyance and other kinds of psychic phenomena real, or are they figments of an overly active imagination? And what about phenomena such as out-of-body experiences, apparitions of dead people, and reincarnation? Are such phenomena real? On the basis of my own experience, of the experiences of people I had interviewed, and of information I had gleaned from books by credible authors, I reach certain interesting conclusions which I share with the reader.
More Than Meets the Eye shares true stories and sheds light on euthanasia, suicide, near-death experience, hospice care and much more. Spirit visits by a deceased loved one are very common and show how we are still connected even after we leave the body behind. You'll find comfort and peace about the mysterious process of transitioning back to God/Source in this delightful exploration into the unknown by an author who openly shares her soul. A welcome blend of intrigue, courage and adventure, that will open your mind, calm your spirit, alleviate your fear of death and lighten your heart.
Joan Brock seems to have the perfect life: a deep faith in God, a happy marriage, a beautiful young daughter, and a satisfying career teaching blind students how to adapt to a seeing world. Then Joan's own eyesight begins to fail due to a rare and an incurable condition. Her world becomes shrouded in shadows, where familiar objects, such as an out-of-place chair or a door left ajar, prove perilous. As Joan struggles to adapt to her new reality, she receives another harsh blow: her husband is diagnosed with terminal cancer. How can I do this alone? She wonders. What will happen to my daughter? More Than Meets the Eye is the powerful story of meeting hardships head-on with resilience and a resolute faith that turns sorrow into joy and tragedy into triumph. It is also a story of unexpected romance. In 2003 Joan's remarkable story was the basis of a television movie, More Than Meets the Eye: The Joan Brock Story, which premiered on the Lifetime network and was distributed internationally by Hallmark.