Wild Comfort

The Solace of Nature

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823181

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 4872

In an effort to make sense of the deaths in quick succession of several loved ones, Kathleen Dean Moore turned to the comfort of the wild, making a series of solitary excursions into ancient forests, wild rivers, remote deserts, and windswept islands to learn what the environment could teach her in her time of pain. This book is the record of her experiences. It’s a stunning collection of carefully observed accounts of her life—tracking otters on the beach, cooking breakfast in the desert, canoeing in a snow squall, wading among migrating salmon in the dark—but it is also a profound meditation on the healing power of nature. To learn more about the author, visit her website at www.riverwalking.com.


Reflections on Moving Water

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781558214088

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 957

Twenty essays offer observations on rivers, life, love, loss, motherhood, happiness, evolution, and country music

Wild Essence

Return to the Peace & Freedom of Your Inner Wilderness

Author: Jodi Sky Rogers

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452598584

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 8307

Do you long for a greater sense of personal freedom or inner peace? Do you ever feel trapped by internal blocks that make you feel disconnected from your true essence? Well, you are not alone. The barriers of conditioning and self-limiting beliefs are all forms of domestication that cage your true essence. In the end, you are left feeling dispirited, inhibited by life, embodying only a fraction of the magnificent, wild, and unique soul that you really are. The great news is that you are free to transform your life. You can choose a different path that is rich in spirit, mystery, and the beauty of your true self—your wild essence. Wild Essence takes you on an adventure into the wilderness of your inner landscapes and explores empowering ways to: Reclaim the peace and freedom of your inner wilderness Release the fears and the barriers of domestication Discover the hidden treasures embedded in your wild essence Wild Essence offers practical exercises and each chapter includes positive affirmations/mantras and meditations to help you integrate the transformational experience of reconnecting with the magical expanses of your inner wilds.

Showdown Comfort Food, Chili & BBQ

Bold Flavors from Wild Cooking Contests

Author: Jenn de la Vega

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1624143768

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 3063

If ever there was a cookbook on a particular food from a certain region, most people would associate competition-worthy barbecue from a Southern chef. Chef and caterer Jenn de la Vega is out to change your mind about that. Known on the competition circuit and for her blog, Randwiches, Jenn creates uniquely flavorful and approachable barbecue that belongs at any Smorgasburg. Make eccentric, yet mouth-watering barbecue with or without a smoker, including the specialty side dishes, sauces and pickles that go along with them. This competition cook goes one step further to provide recipes for what to do with the leftovers, too. This book has 100 recipes and 60 photos.

Wild Wales

Its People, Language and Scenery

Author: George Henry Borrow

Publisher: Digital Antiquaria

ISBN: 1580572839

Category: History

Page: 579

View: 1258

I will not be hushed, said the woman, speaking English. "The man is a good man, and he will do us no harm. We are tinkers, sir; but we do many things besides tinkering, many sinful things, especially in Wales, whither we are soon going again. Oh, I want to be eased of some of my sins before I go into Wales again, and so do you, Tourlough, for you know how you are sometimes haunted by devils at night in those dreary Welsh hills.

Wild Life

Author: Molly Gloss

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618131570

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 7761

When mother of five Charlotte Bridger Drummond becomes lost in the Great Northwest Woods, she is rescued by an elusive group of quasi-human beasts that force her to examine her previous notions about the differences between animals and humans, men and women, and wilderness and civilization. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Wild Truth Bible Lessons

Author: Mark Oestreicher

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310874211

Category: Religion

Page: 88

View: 7760

Ready to introduce your junior highers to wild examples of spiritual maturity? Check out biblical adventures of these people and the character qualities they exemplify -- real people who, in wild Bible stories, did really wild things for God: - Kid King . . . Josiah (influencing others) - Wise Guy, the King of Good Decisions . . . Solomon (wise decisions) - Little Timmy, the Teenage Teacher . . . Timothy (living for God while still a young teen) - Dave's posse . . . David's mighty men (doing outrageous things for God) - Whiney Bro, the Fair-Share Demander . . . the Prodigal Son's brother (demanding your rights) - Moe's Mom, the Cruise Director . . . Moses' mother (trusting God in difficult situations) - Pete, the Second-Chance Wonder . . . Peter (God's forgiveness) - Samantha, the Water Woman . . . the woman at the well (racism). You won't believe all the off-the-wall discussion starters, video ideas, scripts, games with a point -- and, of course, Bible passages you can use to springboard junior highers into topics that don't just mean the world to them, but are the world. Friendship. Embarrassment. Rights. Racism. Each lesson reaches back into history to underline for junior highers the reality of Old and New Testament people and principles -- and then reaches forward, challenging your students to make better decisions, better friends, better lives. Each lesson thoroughly preps you to teach it, including convenient reminders of what materials you need and when you need them. And in each lesson students dig into Wild Pages that bring scriptural principles right into the kids' own experience. 12 lessons

The Rediscovery of the Wild

Author: Peter H. Kahn,Patricia H. Hasbach

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026201873X

Category: Nature

Page: 250

View: 6674

We often enjoy the benefits of connecting with nearby, domesticated nature -- a citypark, a backyard garden. But this book makes the provocative case for the necessity of connectingwith wild nature -- untamed, unmanaged, not encompassed, self-organizing, and unencumbered andunmediated by technological artifice. We can love the wild. We can fear it. We are strengthened andnurtured by it. As a species, we came of age in a natural world far wilder than today's, and much ofthe need for wildness still exists within us, body and mind. T he Rediscovery of theWild considers ways to engage with the wild, protect it, and recover it -- for ourpsychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species. The contributors offer a rangeof perspectives on the wild, discussing such topics as the evolutionary underpinnings of our needfor the wild; the wild within, including the primal passions of sexuality and aggression; birding asa portal to wildness; children's fascination with wild animals; wildness and psychological healing;the shifting baseline of what we consider wild; and the true work ofconservation. The hardcover edition does not include a dust jacket.

Great Tide Rising

Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619027569

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

View: 5833

Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earths fullness of life. Philosopher and nature essayist Kathleen Dean Moore takes on the essential questions: Why is it wrong to wreck the world? What is our obligation to the future? What is the transformative power of moral resolve? How can clear thinking stand against the lies and illogic that batter the chances for positive change? What are useful answers to the recurring questions of a storm-threatened time – What can anyone do? Is there any hope? And always this: What stories and ideas will lift people who deeply care, inspiring them to move forward with clarity and moral courage?

Comfort Food Without Borders

Volume Two: The Main Course

Author: Sia Ayrom

Publisher: Sia Ayrom


Category: Cooking

Page: 365

View: 1571

In Comfort Food Without Borders, Volume Two: The Main Course, chef Sia Ayrom delves deeply into the centerpiece of everyone's dining experience. The second of three volumes, it includes chapters on vegetarian and vegan meals; fish and seafood; chicken and other fowl; pork;game meats; veal and lamb; and beef. Home cooks will learn how to make hearty vegetarian dishes such as butternut squash vindaloo with homemade poppadums and barbeque tofu steaks, plus eclectic seafood dishes like saffron marinated sturgeon brochettes. In the chapter on chicken and other fowl, chef Ayrom describes a revolutionary method of preparing pan seared chicken as well as a delectable recipe for magret of duck with a wild mushroom risotto. In the chapter on pork, chef Ayrom explains the intricacies of the ways fat, or lack of fat can impact the taste of pork dishes such as Bossam and crispy pork belly. Game recipes includes a scrumptious recipe for rabbit done in two ways as well as a delectable ostrich fajita recipe. The chapter called, Reinventing veal and lamb, delves deeply into the resurgence of humanely raised veal and the ways in which different food cultures flavor lamb and mutton. In the final chapter of the book, chef Ayrom delves deeply in the art of cooking beef. Using every cut of beef available, the chef shares his secrets on the best cooking methods and techniques to bring out the best flavors from this ubiquitous source of protein. With each easy-to-follow recipe, chef Ayrom shares context from his thirty years of experience in the restaurant industry and from his personal life. His final offering, which he tongue in cheekily calls "The Orgasm" redefines the meaning of comfort food, and in the process, leaves his readers completely breathless.

Piano Tide

A Novel

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619028700

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

View: 1143

2017 WILLA Literary Award Winner in Contemporary Fiction Short-listed for the ASLE Environmental Creative Book Award Moore writes so eloquently and with such passion about the natural world . . . that she leaves the reader in wonder and awe. Booklist, starred review In Piano Tide, the debut novel by award-winning naturalist, philosopher, activist, and author Kathleen Dean Moore, we are introduced to town father Axel Hagerman, who has made a killing in the remote Alaskan town of Good River Harbor by selling off the spruce, the cedar, the herring, and the halibut. But when he decides to export the water from a salmon stream, he runs headlong into young Nora Montgomery, just arrived on the ferry with her piano and her dog. Nora has burned her bridges in the Lower 48, and she aims to disappear into this new homeland, with her piano as her anchor. But when Axels next business proposition, a bear pit, turns lethal, Nora has to act. The clash, when it comes, is a spectacular and transformative act of resistance.

Wilderness Adventures Wild Game Cookbook

Author: Blanche Johnson,Chuck Johnson

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press

ISBN: 193209895X

Category: Cooking

Page: 301

View: 6275

The second wild game cookbook from Wilderness Adventures, this book takes 100 of the best recipes from Savor Wild Game and adds 135 new recipes along with great wine selections for each dish. There are also abundant tips for the proper preparation of game and the proper way to cook the various types of meat.

Cold Comfort Farm

Author: Stella Gibbons,Lynne Truss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0141441593

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

View: 2123

When a well-educated young socialite in 1930s England is left orphaned and unable to support herself at age twenty-two, she moves in with her eccentric relatives on their farm.

The Wild Trees

A Story of Passion and Daring with the World's Last True Explorers

Author: Richard Preston

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141918802

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 2965

When Steve Sillett was 19 years old, he free-climbed – with no safety equipment and no training – one of the tallest trees on earth, in the redwood forests of Prairie Creek, California. 30 storeys above the ground he glimpsed an undiscovered ecosystem, and his passion for that astonishing world would transform the rest of his life. Over the next twenty years, Sillett and a close group of friends charted this system, discovering mosses and lichen never seen before, and travelling among branches so densely interwoven they form incredible sky-high walkways. There are only twenty people on earth who have climbed the world’s tallest trees and who know their location. In writing The Wild Trees, Richard Preston not only managed to gain access to this group, but began to climb these hidden giants himself, putting his life in danger in order to understand the powerful connection between the massive trees and the world’s last great explorers.

The Call of the Wild

Easyread Comfort Edition

Author: Jack London

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427071497

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 1294

Jack London's The Call of the Wild (1903) concerns a dog named Buck, a 140lb Saint Bernard and Scotch Shepherd mix. Living an easy life as the pet dog of Judge Miller in the Santa Clara Valley of Northern California, Buck is abducted by Manuel, an assistant of the Miller's gardener, and is sold to a trainer of sled dogs. Introduced to a brutal new way of life in which he must struggle to survive, Buck becomes wild and furious.

Into the Wild

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529011906

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 4898

With an introduction by novelist David Vann Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later. Internationally bestselling author and mountaineer Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to discoverthe outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. In 2007, Into the Wild was adapted as a critically acclaimed film, directed by Sean Penn and Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.

The Wild Olive

Easyread Comfort Edition

Author: Basil King

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427075956

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6141

The Call of the Wild and White Fang

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904633679

Category: Fiction

Page: 371

View: 6131

Presented together in one volume, these are two of the greatest and most popular animal stories ever written. Even to designate them as "animal stories" seems to undervalue them, because these tremendous works are so much more than mere children's tales, although they are admittedly still greatly loved by the young. Penned by Jack London at the beginning of the twentieth century, the first, The Call of the Wild, tells the story of Buck, a domestic dog who is kidnapped from his home in California and forced to pull sleds in the Arctic wastes. In the second, White Fang, a cross-breed that is three-quarters wolf and one quarter dog, endures considerable suffering in the Arctic before being tamed by a white American and taken to live in California. The two narratives are remarkable for the vividness of their descriptions and the success with which London imagines life from a nonhuman perspective.