The labor of Jans birth began at the San Francisco Opera house in a World War II blackout during the second act of Rigoletto, Jan Pierce tenor, Jans namesake, from then he has been haunted by the musical sounds and meanings of words and the silences in between them. Being nurtured in a devoutly religious but intensely artistic home his hauntings soon took the form of poetry. Despite his many academic degrees and varied professional careers, his poetry has survived as his primary personal calling. The author of five previous books: Burning Bush1985, Particles of Thought 1988 (both University Flaming Arrow Press), Ibis of Imaginings, a Poetic Diary (Editorama Poesia 1995), Loom (TELAR) in 2005 and "Suite de La Habana" in 2006 both Edicions Union (UNEAC, Cuba) in which Otterstrom recounts a peculiar poetic odyssey, as he decided to abandon the security of his business career to return to an inner home which became Havana, Cuba to discover its importance to his destiny as poet. This book GATHERINGS (sections: PARK, LEVELS, ORDERLY ARRANGMENTS and GATHERINGS) is a collection of poems from 2006 until 2011. During this time Jan has continued to travel between Costa Rica and Cuba, having sensed a spiritual link between him and what he feels and sees in these countries. Otterstrom experiences a wide range of literary, scientific and mathematical knowledge in his poetry.
Collected Poems 2006-2011 (Sections: Park, Levels, Orderly Arrangments and Gatherings)
Author: Jan G. Otterstrom Fonnesbeck
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Create Memorable Gatherings with Simplicity and Style Welcoming friends and family into your home doesn't have to be intimidating! These 50 affordable and inspired ideas from bestselling author Melissa Michaels will help you turn any get-together into a special memory. Simplify tasks and focus on what guests remember most: the atmosphere, feast, conversation, and special touches. Reduce stress when you embrace your authentic hosting style, easy DIYs, and the freedom of using what you have. Celebrate people as the centerpiece of any gathering with simple activities that spark conversation and connection. With more than 300 tips for a variety of gatherings—from a casual outdoor barbeque to a creative guest-of-honor dessert--you'll feel inspired to open your door with confidence! * * * "Simple Gatherings invites us all to check hospitality fears and perfectionism at the door. The helpful tips and creative ideas inside will inspire even the most reluctant hostess to take that first step toward creating space for a simple but memorable experience." Sandy Coughlin, Reluctant Entertainer (blog)
50 Ways to Inspire Connection
Author: Melissa Michaels
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Let Scandinavian Gatherings be your hygge handbook (pronounced hoo-ga) for cozy retreats in the comfort of your own home! With this darling collection of Scandinavian-inspired recipes, crafts, and entertaining ideas, you can turn your home into a stress-free hygge oasis and embrace relaxation the Nordic way. From the creator of the popular Lulu the Baker blog, Scandinavian Gatherings illustrates the Scandinavian spirit of simple pleasures through 10 seasonal, family-friendly gatherings filled with the flavors and traditions of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland (a region regularly reported as the happiest place on earth!). The book boasts 30 simple craft projects for entertaining and decorating, as well as 40 accessible recipes that put a modern twist on sweet and savory Scandinavian treats. You’ll soon be warming your home with the comforting smells of Mom’s Maple Pecan Rings, Swedish Meat Pies, Lucia Buns, Hot Chocolate with Homemade Cardamom Marshmallows, and more. With gatherings like Nordic Brunch, Woodland Tea Party, Afternoon Fika, Lucia Day, and Christmas Cookie Exchange, you’ll be able to relax with loved ones and enjoy the hygge atmosphere.
From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast: 70 Simple Recipes & Crafts for Everyday Celebrations
Author: Melissa Bahen
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Butterfly Bill's personal narrative of Rainbow Gatherings from 1987 to 2000.
Publisher: Butterfly Bill
Category: Peace movements
A family is a group of people who are related to each other. Families are everywhere. Everyone belongs to a family. Easy-to-read text and bright illustrations explore the relationships, diversity, and interactions that can be found in a family. Let's be social and meet your family! Looking Glass Library is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades PreK-4.
Author: L.L. Owens
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Selected Poems and a Critical Essay
Author: Charles Daughaday
The driving force behind "Tracy Porter: The Home Collection" presents wonderful ideas for gatherings both large and small.
Author: Tracy Porter,Deborah Hernandez,Sarah Willett
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Bestselling vegan author Lindsay S. Nixon brings “healthy” and “holidays” together in her new book, Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings, filled with easy recipes that celebrate and define our favorite occasions throughout the year. Whether you’re planning an elaborate Thanksgiving, a no-fuss dazzling New Year’s Eve party, an omnivore-approved potluck for Super Bowl Sunday, or a lazy Sunday brunch with friends, this is the only cookbook you’ll need. Including more than 130 recipes with new and old favorites, Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings guarantees you’ll have a healthy, festive, deliciously memorable meal—whatever you’re celebrating! Twelve different special occasions are covered in detail with more than two dozen menus and detailed, step-by-step instructions, so your party planning is easy and effortless. Nixon’s fuss-free, fast recipes are also weeknight practical, so you can enjoy all her hearty main dishes, savory sides, and sweet treats all year long. True to Lindsay’s beloved “everyday” cooking style, Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings focuses on using only whole, unprocessed plant foods with no added oils or fats, or wacky, hard-to-find ingredients. She makes it easy to impress guests while also celebrating health—and without breaking the bank. Say yes to Portobello Pot Roast, Thanksgiving Loaf, Hot Chocolate Muffins, Mini Corndog Bites, BBQ Sliders, Cauliflower Hot Wings, Cherry Tart Brownies, Lemon-Rosemary Meatballs, Beet Salad, Banana “Cake” Pops, Mini Soy-Free Quiche, and more. With Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings, your healthy, hearty dishes will be the life of the party!
Easy Plant-Based Recipes for Your Healthiest Celebrations and Special Occasions
Author: Lindsay Nixon
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
A collection of essays explores the migration habits of hawks, hummingbirds, warblers, buntings, finches, cranes, and egrets
Migrating Birds and Their Ecology
Author: Kenneth P. Able
Publisher: Cornell University Press
The collection of essays, interviews and poetry compares and contrasts the work of people such as Adrian Henri and Roger McGough with the new crop of Liverpool poets such as Matt Simpson and Deryn Rees-Jones.
Poetry and Its Social Context in Liverpool Since the 1960s
Author: Stephen Wade
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Particularly Those of London: with a Concise History of the Modes of Interment Among Different Nations, from the Earliest Periods. And a Detail of Dangerous and Fatal Results Produced by the Unwise and Revolting Custom of Inhuming the Dead in the Midst of the Living
Author: George Alfred Walker
Author: Joseph Philip ROBSON
Author: Elaine Cannon
Publisher: Bookcraft Pubs
Among the most socially and personally vocal archaeological remains on the North American continent are the massive and often complexly designed earthen architecture of Hopewellian peoples of two thousand years ago, their elaborately embellished works of art made of glistening metals and stones from faraway places, and their highly formalized mortuaries. In this book, twenty-one researchers in interwoven efforts immerse themselves and the reader in this vibrant archaeological record in order to richly reconstruct the societies, rituals, and ritual interactions of Hopewellian peoples. By finding the faces, actions, and motivations of Hopewellian peoples as individuals who constructed knowable social roles, the authors explore, in a personalized and locally contextualized manner, the details of Hopewellian life: leadership, its sacred and secular power bases, recruitment, and formalization over time; systems of social ranking and prestige; animal-totemic clan organization, kinship structures, and sodalities; gender roles, prestige, work load, and health; community organization in its tri-scalar residential, symbolic, and demographic forms; intercommunity alliances and changes in their strategies and expanses over time; and interregional travels for power questing, pilgrimage, healing, tutelage, and acquiring ritual knowledge. This book is useful to scholars, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates interested in the workings and development of social complexity at local and interregional scales, recent theoretical developments in the anthropology of the topics listed above, the prehistory of eastern North America, its history of intellectual development, and Native American ritual, symbolism, and belief.
Society, Ritual and Ritual Interaction
Author: Christopher Carr,D. Troy Case
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science