Poetry gives us knowledge. It is knowledge of us in relation to the world of experience, and to that world considered, not statistically, but in terms of human purposes and values. The modern life styles, my experiences gathered in real life, the sensations of human beings... I have tried to paint those feelings through my poetry. I enjoy writing short stories. My poems are the snapshots of my short stories.
A delightful anecdotal collection! In these days of 24 hour news many of us may feel smothered under an avalanche of anxiety, despondency or at best choking with rage over national and world events. Grand passions apart, however, there is still much to enjoy. The small pleasures of life lie all around us. They might be found in a state of mind, in the touch of a familiar object such as a favourite wooden spoon, or they may be found in fleeting observations: a baby's smile, the sudden appearance of a stag in your path; or they may be physical pleasures like sucking the wet flesh of a ripe mango or the aroma of coffee spilling out on to the pavement on a cold morning. In a mad and greedy world it is these small pleasures that keep us sane, and dare we admit it, happy. Told with wry humour and a gentle, sometimes quirky style slightly reminiscent of a bygone era, Wood's collection contains a mixture of description and observation with a smattering of autobiographical incident. Wood has lived in many places of the world, is well travelled and well read, with a keen sense of enjoyment in what he sees and experiences, and a talent for bringing that visually to the mind of his reader. The short, usually self-contained pieces make wonderful cameos both for those who do their reading in snatches, and those who will want to devour his stories in one sitting. William Wood has led a nomadic life and his friends and relatives are far flung. He now lives and writes in Sussex when he is not visiting his children in France, Rutland and Cumbria or his in-laws in Norway and Slovakia. The diaries he keeps on these visits occasionally give him local colour and ideas for his stories. His short stories have been read on the BBC World Service and included in a number of magazines and anthologies. His first published novel, No Time, was brought out by Babesh/Ryan in 2003 and his next novel, Passing Wind has been shortlisted for an Amazon prize.
Savannah Aries is a passionate, contemporary woman of a certain age, who has discovered that a healthy sense of humor and adventure is required to "stay in the game" of love. Savannah decided to claim and advocate Pleasure As A Higher Calling. In this first collection of intimate short stories, she invites us into her world and shares her thoughts and feelings about the lusty new lease on life she discovers when she decides to Wake Up. From the first story of becoming an inadvertent cougar, to her humorous forays into the virtual online dating world of love and sex, and her inventive ways of coping with the annoyances of air travel, Savannah entertains us with both the details of her amorous encounters and the unique philosophy she has come to embrace. Savannah's humorous perspective is peppered with a bit of well deserved angst, as she attempts to unravel and make sense of life's most enduring mystery: The luscious story of Love.
Sakyamuni was a sage from the ancient Shakya republic in India on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. His life is a story of how a normal human being can become an "awakened one" by sacrificing himself for the benefit of all. As a Buddhist, what we can learn from the eight different stages of the Buddha's life is very inspiring when we follow his teachings in our daily practices. This book helps the readers to form upright values in life and have comfort in this faith.
Welcome to book 1 of the Good Mistress series of scenes!'Can I go home now?' I thought to myself as I glanced across the table, barely glancing at my latest disaster in my attempt to find my new muse... Ian. Every woman's dream... Almost. 5'10", tan, built, brown hair and blue eyes and if I were to judge by the looks the waitress kept slipping him , attractive. I didn't see it because I didn't feel it. Nothing. No spark, no chemistry, no angels singing... Nothing. To understand where I am now, sitting next to quite possibly the most boring man I've ever met, I first need to tell what led me to this point... I am the Director of Security for a private medical corporation, and I do love to be in charge...So much so that the men I meet steer clear of me. I also have a seemingly permanently empty assistant's position that no-one seems to last more than 2 days in. Two birds, one stone... Time to think (and look) outside the box. My idea of an answer to my little problems? Place my own version of a 'help wanted' ad and then cross my fingers I find my new toy, I mean muse, to 'inspire' me to be more... creative. Really, is it so hard to find a guy who can talk about something other than himself, who does what he's told and does so with a smile? That is both responsive and docile? That actually understands that the role of an assistant is very close to that of a submissive/slave? That can keep up with me both inside and outside of these glass walls I work behind? Ian has not passed the test, he is not what I'm looking for, and he knows it by the end of lunch when I excuse myself to pay the tab and leave him sitting there staring after me. My last thought as I leave the restaurant 'I have one more to interview tomorrow, and Julian Devereux hopefully fits my requirements.' The fact that there is only one applicant left after the 68 I received for the ad is not lost on me as I climb into the cab to go home to prepare for my morning interview... *this is a book of scenes to accompany the Company Playground Series soon to be released. Look for all 13 books in the new series! 1. New beginnings: # 69 2. The Assistant: Michael's Dilemma 3. The Chase: Winning Back His Heart 4. Corporate Games: Finding Jackson 5. Where All Roads Lead: Compromise 6. A Long Way From Kansas: The Training of Julian 7. Follow The Red Rabbit: Behind The Mirror~Julian's Secret 8. Into The Darkness: Little Lost Lamb 9. Angel With The Red Wings: Paradise Found (has prequel background, will release first) 10. The Red Field: The Doctor Is In 11. The Red Queen: Battleground 12. Home Is Where The Heart Is?: Julian's Choice 13. Mergers, Acquisitions And Happy Endings: Welcome Home Mr. Andrews!
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