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Daisy's 4th grade class is going on a field trip to see an Egypt exhibit. Daisy is nervous because her grandmother is coming along as a chaperone and Daisy is afraid all her classmates will laugh at her.
Learn to Celebrate with the Queen of Latin CookingCelebrating with friends and family is one of the greatest joys, but entertaining can be downright terrifying. With this new recipe collection, Daisy Martinez gives you everything you need to make your life easy and your celebrations unforgettable. Daisy offers up timeless and mouthwatering recipes like Ruby Grapefruit Ceviche, Spaghetti with Chipotle-Pork Meatballs, Creamy Chicken-Lime Soup, and Flourless Chocolate-Chile Cake that will prepare you for everything from a cozy festive fall dinner to an elegant New Year's Eve celebration. Brilliant color, bold flavors, and an innovative mix of traditional and modern cuisines are the hallmarks of Daisy's cooking. Can't-fail dishes--like Coconut and Winter Squash Soup--that Daisy learned to cook alongside her mother and grandmother in Puerto Rico mingle with recipes she's used to entertain her family and friends through the years.With the preparation schedules and time-saving tips included in each menu, Daisy makes it easy to relax and enjoy creating memories with those you love.
10-year-old Daisy is excited to be starting 4th grade. It's great because her best friend is in her class and her teacher is fun. But when the teacher assigns an essay about summer vacation, Daisy isn't sure what to write about.
Four friends. Four elements. A world in the balance. When Daja is exiled by her people, the Traders, she embarks on an epic adventure which will forge her fate in fire.
Their officers and senior noncoms were drawn from the U.S. Army's elite. An all-volunteer unit of paratroopers, the "Sky Soldiers," men of the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) were MACV's "fire brigade," rushed to stem the tide wherever the fighting was heaviest. In 1967 the attention of General Giap and his North Vietnamese Army (NVA) focused on a small mountain hamlet in the Central Highlands called Dak To. From June to November 1967, in the hills and valleys surrounding Dak To, the 173d fought some of the bloodiest battles of the entire Vietnam War.
PADMASAMBHAVA'S ORAL INSTRUCTIONS TO LADY TSOGYALThe teachings collected in this book are part of the ancient tradition known as terma treasures -works hidden during the ninth century in secret places in Tibet, to be rediscovered by qualified masters of future generations. Padmasambhava's oral teachings to his chief disciple- Yeshe Tsogyal, Princess of Kharchen- were recorded in coded language called dakinis script and concealed for centuries.Descend with the view while ascending with the conduct.It is most essential to practice these two as a unity.The selections in Dakini Teachings are short, direct instructions relating to the three levels of Buddhist practice: Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. The main emphasis of Padmasambhava's teaching is that spiritual knowledge must be personalized and not remain as mere theory. Then book includes an introductory discourse by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and a short biography of Padmasambhava by Jamgon Kongtrul.
Buffalo Valley, North Dakota. Like so many small Midwest towns, it's dying. Stores are boarded up, sidewalks cracked, houses need a coat of paint. But despite all that, there's a spirit of hope here, of defiance. The people still living in Buffalo Valley are fighting for their town.Lyndsay Snyder is a newcomer. She's an outsider, even though she spent childhood vacations here. Now she returns to see the family house again, to explore family secrets and to reevaluate her life.To her own astonishment, she decides to stay, to accept the vacant position of teacher. Her decision marks a new beginning for Buffalo Valley and for Lyndsay, who discovers in this broken little town the love and purpose she's been seeking.
The last obstacle entrepreneur Jared Dalton needed between him and a fifteen-million-dollar bet was a woman with a grudge. He knew their long-ended affair was the reason Megan Sorenson refused to sell him her ranch. Determined to get back into her good graces, Jared sought Megan out...and discovered her son. Their son.Now Jared would need more than his surefire charm and seductive smile. For this woman and their son were priceless. And this Dakota daddy would stop at nothing to make them his own.
Every novel in this collection is your passport to a romantic tour of the United States through time-honored favorites by America's First Lady of romance fiction. Each of the fifty novels is set in a different state, researched by Janet and her husband, Bill. For the Daileys it was an odyssey of discovery. For you, it's the journey of a lifetime. Your tour of desire begins with this story set in South Dakota.Now she could make her dreams come true. Edie Gibbs stared at the check in her hand. She'd never imagined that the inventions Joe worked on during their eighteen years of marriage would provide a windfall after his death. Actually, she had only one dream: to own a ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota. And now, she could. But it wasn't quite that simple. Her new ranch was a run-down wreck, and her neighbor, arrogant local rancher Will Maddock, made every encounter a battle. Some dream, Edie told herself.
Ode (botanist/ecologist, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks) collects revised, reprinted columns entitled "Dakota Flora" that he wrote for the South Dakota Conservation Digest from 1987 to 2005. The short odes to individual plants (e.g., buffalo currant, Dakota buckwheat, and Black Hills spruce) are organized by season. The book includes color photos, a listing of the scientific names of the plants mentioned, and an annotated list of plant field guides. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Buffalo Valley has found new life. People have started moving to this town-people like Lindsay Snyder, who came as a teacher and stayed, marrying local farmer Gage Sinclair. And now Lindsay's best friend, Maddy Washburn, has decided to pull up stakes and join her in Buffalo Valley, hoping for the same kind of satisfaction. And the same kind of love...Jeb McKenna is a rancher, a solitary man who's learned to endure. Maddy-unafraid and openhearted-is drawn to Jeb, but he rejects her overtures. Until one of North Dakota's deadly storms throws them together.... Those few days and nights bring unexpected consequences for Maddy and Jeb. Consequences that, one way or another, affect everyone in Buffalo Valley.
A talented healer forced to become a fugitive for a killing he wasn't responsible for, Jake Horn found sanctuary in the rough Dakota town of Sweet Sorrow -- and in the tin badge that marks him as the local law. Now his discovery of a dead ranch hand is bringing his demons home.As a doctor and a sheriff, Jake's witnessed death in all its dark guises -- and he recognizes a murder when he sees one. But asking too many questions of the wrong people is asking for trouble, and suddenly expert killers are gathering with their sights on a lawman who's got a need to see justice done. The big gundown is coming, as relentlessly as the winter snow whipping across the prairie. And there's nowhere for a good man to hide when five shooters blinded by hate won't leave Sweet Sorrow until he's dead.
Jake Horn was on the dodge for a crime he didn't commit when the town of Sweet Sorrow took him in and rewarded him with a badge he didn't want. Still, this out-of-the-way Dakota hellhole is a good place for a man to get lost in.
She called him an arrogant, overconfident ram hiding inside the trappings of civilized clothing. And Mitch would not have his startlingly beautiful new assistant believe otherwise. Yet their fierce passion knew no such falsehoods. Dynamic Maggie was destined to be the Dakota man's lover...he was made to set her soul on fire. And suddenly Mitch's carefully constructed world was rocked. The woman in his arms was a prize the bullish bachelor had never expected...but could he break his number one rule and allow sweet Maggie to tame him?
He brought danger to her doorstep... Shot and bleeding, cowboy cop turned U. S. Marshal Gabriel McBride had nowhere to go, no one else he trusted except the very woman who wanted nothing to do with him. Tracking a fugitive, he'd been ambushed by a hit man. A hit man he'd unwittingly brought straight to Alessandra Norris. It had been the risks he'd taken, the secrets he'd kept, that had broken them apart. And now Alessandra was right in the thick of them, fleeing into the Black Hills with a rifle scope aimed at her back and a rogue marshal at her side. But the gravest danger came from McBride himself-a man whom she'd never stopped loving....
"A book of stories, a book of prayer, a book to be read meditatively and well," DAKOTA offers a timeless tribute to a place in the American landscape that is at once desolate and sublime, harsh and forgiving, steeped in history and myth. <P><P> From the award-winning author of AMAZING GRACE, DAKOTA is Kathleen Norris at her most thoughtful, her most discerning, her best. She gives us, once again, a rare "gift of hope and balance, a place to begin" (Chicago Tribune) and assurance that wherever we go, we chart our own spiritual geography.
Unflagging courage took them through the valleys of the Badlands to the vast prairies of fertile, new territory. The promise of endless fields of golden wheat, great herds of prime beef cattle, fabulous empires built from railroads and mines lured the ambitious and the brave to the uncharted country. But war cries soon echoed across the plains as mighty red nations united in a pact of blood to fight the newcomers for their sacred hunting grounds.
(back of book) In 1886, seventeen-year-old mother Emma Lewis left her parents' home in Indiana and took a train west to the Dakota Territory. She was to join her husband, James, and start her new life as a married woman. With a mixture of excitement and sadness, she looked to the future that lay before her... October came in exceedingly hot and dry. Clouds of grasshoppers whirred over the plains, a desolate sight. Charley and Jim left for a few days to get supplies. Emma and the girls sat on the shady side of the house where she was teaching them to crochet. She noticed the acrid odor of smoke. The odor deepened rapidly and the sun turned a bright orange. It then turned a deep ruby red and disappeared into a gloom of hellish smoke swirls. Suddenly, it was night. The little girls were the first to realize the horrible truth, "Oh, Aunt Emma, the prairie's on fire!" They looked back only once to see the flames lapping up their lovely home. On and on they ran, choked by the smoke, and constantly slapping out the bits of burning grass that caught onto their clothing and hair. Emma was in no condition to carry her child any further. She was completely exhausted and ready to give up... A Dakota Woman is a true account of life on the Dakota prairie. Written by Emma Elizabeth Lewis, it documents one family's hopes, dreams, sorrows, and adventures. From tales of prairie fires to meeting Thomas Edison, A Dakota Woman gives an accurate look into life on the prairie in the late 1800s.
Included is a foreword written by The Dalai Lama. When the thirteenth Dalai Lama died in 1933, the highest holy men in Tibet searched throughout the land for his successor. They were spiritually guided to the humble dwelling of a loving family high in the Himalayas. When the search party greeted the youngest son, the child told them, "Now I am going home!" At last the fourteenth Dalai Lama had been found, and at the age of two, the young boy was taken to the capital city, Lhasa, where he began his training to become the spiritual leader of Tibet. The work of the Dalai Lama and the fate of Tibet are topics of evergrowing international focus. In simple language, Demi pays tribute to the fourteenth Dalai Lama's remarkable life. She captures the beauty of Tibetan culture, as well as the charm, talent, and vision of one of the world's best-known spiritual figures.
This is an introduction to Dalai Lama's life and teachings. It contains a number of interesting articles about the Dalai Lama including enlightening speeches and addresses by him.
A comprehensive introduction to Buddhism.
Authorised Biography of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama In 1997, the Indian journalist Mayank Chhaya was authorised by the Dalai Lama to write about his life and times. The only authorised biographer of His Holiness who is not a Buddhist, Chhaya conducted more than a dozen personal interviews with the Dalai Lama in McLeod Ganj in India's Himalayan north, home to Tibet's government-in-exile. In DALAI LAMA: MAN, MONK, MYSTIC Chhaya presents an in-depth, insightful portrait of a figure of perennial interest to people all over the world. Chhaya writes about Tibet and the Buddhist tradition from which the Dalai Lama emerged, helping readers understand the context that shaped his beliefs, politics, and ideals. Adding depth and nuance to his portrait, Chhaya depicts the Dalai Lama in the light of his life in exile and the various roles he has had to assume for his followers. He writes about the complex conflict between China and Tibet, and offers insights into the growing discontent among young Tibetans who are frustrated with the non-violent approach to Chinese occupation that the Dalai Lama advocates. A balanced, informative view of the Dalai Lama and his work, this biography is both a compelling profile of a remarkable spiritual leader and his mission, and an engaging look at how the current unrest in his country will affect its future.
Born to humble but prosperous peasants in 1901, the Year of the Ox, Diki Tsering grew up a simple girl with a simple life and the ordinary ambition to be a good wife and mother. When faith and fate led her son Lhamo Dhondup to be recognized as the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, her world altered completely. InDalai Lama, My Sonshe recounts her own amazing story from her early life with her "tended family and siblings to the customs and rituals of old Tibet and her arranged marriage at age sixteen. She vividly recalls the births of her children and their Buddhist upbringing; His Holiness, unfolding personality; the visitors who came to her town to seek the new Dalai Lama; the family's arduous move to Lhasa; and the years there until the Chinese invasion of Tibet and the family's escape and eventual exile. Rich in historic and cultural details, this moving glimpse into the origins of the Dalai Lama personalizes the history of the Tibetan people, the magic of their culture, the role of their women. and their ancient ideals of compassion, faith, and equanimity.
Our state of mind in terms of emotions plays a crucial role in the way we experience happiness and suffering. His Holiness the Dali Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, offers simple advice on how to work with negative emotions (such as anger) and strengthen positive emotions (such as altruism and compassion). He shows us practical ways to transform our hearts and minds and create the happiness we seek.
Books 1 and 2 in the Dalakis Passion series, #1 being Harker's Journey, and #2 being Lucian's Delight. Book 1 in the Dalakis Passion series. Johanna Harker's life changed drastically on her eighteenth birthday--she received a copy of Bram Stoker's Dracula, discovered her fascination with vampires, and experienced her first of many hot, erotic dreams featuring a tall, dark and mysterious man. For the next thirteen years, on the full moon, Johanna's dream lover appeared. Sometimes his lovemaking was playful and tender, other times passionate and raw. When no flesh-and-blood man can compete with her dream lover, Johanna puts all her energy into her job and studying vampires. Then she is sent to the fabled Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania to meet her company's largest client, the mysterious and demanding Cristofor Dalakis. Cristofor, the enigmatic and formidable patriarch of the Dalakis family, plans to use his every skill to seduce and possess Johanna. But Cristofor is harboring a dark family secret that will challenge all that Johanna has known and believed. Book 2 in the Dalakis Passion series. At twenty-eight, Delight Deveraux enjoys her family, work and independence. But all that changes when she witnesses her boss being murdered. Suddenly, she is running for her life, pursued by the murderers who now wish to silence her. She is saved by a mysterious stranger whom she met only once before in her dreams. Dalakis men love only once in their life, so for hundreds of years, Lucian Dalakis has searched for his mate. He is shocked when she turns up unexpectedly in his dreams. Now that he knows she exists, he will stop at nothing to find her and bind her to him. The explosive sexual chemistry between them sends Delight reeling. Not only does she have to deal with the fact that she is still being pursued by criminals, but the man she is falling in love with is a vampire! Delight struggles with her growing attraction to Lucian, even as she tries to protect him from the scrutiny of the police detectives investigating the murder. But the threat to her still exists and when her brother is kidnapped, Lucian takes matters into his own hands.
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