With roots set deep in California history, Napa's story reaches back to the Bear Flag Rebellion and earlier, to the first contact between Spanish explorers and the Wappo Indians. Through the founding of Spanish missions and the grants of ranchos by the Mexican government, Napa flourished under the various cultures that helped it become one of the west coast's most dynamic cities. As it bloomed into one of the most recognizable names on the American landscape, Napa's residents confronted issues of war and peace, of open space and sprawl.
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In 1999, Ville Platte, Louisiana resident and sports nut Tim Fontenot longed to do something to celebrate this small town’s prep football city championship. Amazed at the harmony between Sacred Heart High and Ville Platte High, two schools that could not be further apart racially or socially, “Dr. Tim” wanted to commemorate the teams’ simple ability to get along with each other. What started out as a nice idea and a trophy is now a weeklong community celebration complete with zydeco and Cajun concerts, all-day tailgating and an intense prayer banquet for both teams. Also tossed into the Tee Cotton gumbo are skydivers, fireworks, collegiate marching bands and anything else Fontenot can get his hands on to make the annual event bigger and better. Join award-winning sports journalist Mel LeCompte Jr. as he details the story of one of the premier prep sports events in the nation. This revised digital edition of LeCompte’s 2010 paperback, Sharpened Iron: The Tee Cotton Bowl Story, covers not only the game but the journey—from hurricanes to Hakas, federal judges to NFL Films Presents, boucheries to blessings by Pope John Paul II.
What we now call "the good life" first appeared in California during the 1930s. Motels, home trailers, drive-ins, barbecues, beach life and surfing, sports from polo and tennis and golf to mountain climbing and skiing, "sportswear" (a word coined at the time), and sun suits were all a part of the good life--perhaps California's most distinctive influence of the 1930s. In The Dream Endures, Kevin Starr shows how the good life prospered in California--in pursuits such as film, fiction, leisure, and architecture--and helped to define American culture and society then and for years to come. Starr previously chronicled how Californians absorbed the thousand natural shocks of the Great Depression--unemployment, strikes, Communist agitation, reactionary conspiracies--in Endangered Dreams, the fourth volume of his classic history of California. In The Dream Endures, Starr reveals the other side of the picture, examining the newly important places where the good life flourished, like Los Angeles (where Hollywood lived), Palm Springs (where Hollywood vacationed), San Diego (where the Navy went), the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena (where Einstein went and changed his view of the universe), and college towns like Berkeley. We read about the rich urban life of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and in newly important communities like Carmel and San Simeon, the home of William Randolph Hearst, where, each Thursday afternoon, automobiles packed with Hollywood celebrities would arrive from Southern California for the long weekend at Hearst Castle. The 1930s were the heyday of the Hollywood studios, and Starr brilliantly captures Hollywood films and the society that surrounded the studios. Starr offers an astute discussion of the European refugees who arrived in Hollywood during the period: prominent European film actors and artists and the creative refugees who were drawn to Hollywood and Southern California in these years--Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Man Ray, Bertolt Brecht, Christopher Isherwood, Aldous Huxley, Thomas Mann, and Franz Werfel. Starr gives a fascinating account of how many of them attempted to recreate their European world in California and how others, like Samuel Goldwyn, provided stories and dreams for their adopted nation. Starr reserves his greatest attention and most memorable writing for San Francisco. For Starr, despite the city's beauty and commercial importance, San Francisco's most important achievement was the sense of well-being it conferred on its citizens. It was a city that "magically belonged to everyone." Whether discussing photographers like Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, "hard-boiled fiction" writers, or the new breed of female star--Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, and the improbable Mae West--The Dream Endures is a brilliant social and cultural history--in many ways the most far-reaching and important of Starr's California books.
The story of a young girl named Caitlin who lives in a small village in the mountains of North Carolina with her father the village woodturner. One day her father tells her the story ofa dream tree that grows on a mountain near her village.Soon Caitlin begins to wonder where her dreams go after she gets out of bed, and how she can keep her favoritedreams forever. She asks her father to save her dreams, and that is the beginning of a very special adventure.
The pursuit of happiness! We have different perceptions of what that means among ourselves, and within ourselves as we experience myriad events (joyous or otherwise) such as - activities, relationships, activities, learning, challenges, contentions, problems. Whether we automatically think of it or not, each of those events contributes (positively or negatively) to our mental, physical, psychological and spiritual development; for being happy is good, but being happy as we develop is satisfyingly sublime. This book, The Dream Channel is designed to itemize and explain various aspects of the twenty-four Tools of Living we all have in common, yet that we, as individuals, are constantly treating subjectively in agreement with our differing (sometimes unstable) needs, desires, emotions, and values. The Supreme Being has loaned us these tools, and, through His gift of dreams, urges us to utilize these taken-for granted tools so as to allow us the mental, physical, psychological, and spiritual development of sublime happiness. Here are 12 of the 24 primary tools, including examples of the associated auxiliary tools s that are utilized in dreams: Resources book, vehicle, money Space interior and exterior Senses sound, taste, touch, smell Illumination light, darkness, color Order clean, repair, tailor, reproduce Motion walk, ride, drive, fly, fall Vegetation soil, dust, lawn Climate heat, cold, thunder Communication thought, speech, gestures Intimacy sexual activity, pregnancy, marriage Anatomy people, hand, face, infant, health Garment wearing apparel, nakedness Yes, these tools (over 160) are used in dreams; dramas meant for one individual only private and personal dramas. Specifically, each dream molds and relates to matters of your life in harmony with your temperament, your intelligence, your frames of mind, your dispositions, your affections, your traits, your lifestyle, your foibles, your habits, your peculiarities, your tendencies - as well as to the same elements of others with whom you come in contact , or by whom you are affe
While heavily sedated in a South African hospital, a retired bishop dreams of his father who tell him: "I am here to tell you Jason that you have been chosen in this 2041 year of our Lord as the one to reveal the truth encrypted in the Eye of the Messiah, with its thirteen significant elements, as it was written in the secret scroll of Isaiah. The truth will be revealed in 13 dreams involving 13 objects." Jason is attended to by the Matron Larne, who is a part-time hooker, and a male nurse Paul who is gay. One of Larne's clients, Myaso, is the son of a witchdoctor. Next to Jason's room is a patient Abraam, who is reading his Ph.D. in religious studies. As Jason's dreams unfold, Isabel, who is ostracized from her hometown where she lived with her sister Mary, because she committed adultery, discovers the Eye of the Messiah in a grotto. The miracles of the Master, son of Mary and Joseph, are explained using natural phenomena, while four mischievous angels control the destiny of the soul of mankind. Judas convinces a soldier to become a hooker and he falls in love with one of the servants of the Master. An oracle, whose prophetic words are whistled, is a hermaphrodite with a grotesque difference. A vision of the witchdoctor, a dream of Paul's lover who is a Hindu devotee, and the thirteen dreams help Paul, Myaso and Abraam to unveil the shocking truth hidden within the Eye of the Messiah.
Saving the dream is a fiction novel which tells the story of a young woman and her decision to have her baby or give it up for adoption. The book alternately explores the life that her son lived with his birth mother and the life he might have lived with his adoptive mother. Ultimately, it asks readers to consider how each mothers dream impacts her life, the life of her son and the lives of other people he meets on his life journey.
Three country boys, Junior, Menny and Moses have sat down under the apple tree in their back yard in St Mary, Jamaica dreaming of reaching England with the hope of getting their riches, so when junior gets his chance the future looks bright. However, soon after arriving in England Junior finds out things are not going to be as easy as first thought. He soon links up with fellow Jamaicans Reload and Serius, two Kingston born gangsters also hoping to live their dream of getting rich by any means necessary. Junior decides going against his principles and taking a big gamble with his life and freedom could be the only way to fulfill his dreams of having the big house, nice car, bling jewelry and designer clothes! Junior quickly helps his brother Menny a promising singer and closest friend Moses to join him in England. But could their passion to fulfill their dreams end up turning into a nightmare?
Amy Hawkins, a 35-year-old editor from New York City who makes a fresh start in the small Montana town of Coldwater, is hard at work on her first novel, but trouble starts brewing when her money starts running out, her writing deteriorates, and she is forced to decide between two men who are out to win her heart. Original.
In the second book of Nora Roberts’s Dream Trilogy, the ever practical Kate Powell finds her career sidetracked by a scandal—one that will teach her the value of family, friendship, and love… Surrounded by the sweeping cliffs and beauty of Big Sur, Kate Powell treasured both her life at Templeton House and the family who raised her like one of their own. Although Kate lacked Margo’s beauty and Laura’s elegance, she knew she had something they would never possess—a shrewd head for business. Driven by ambition, Kate measured her life’s success with each soaring promotion. But now faced with professional impropriety, Kate is forced to look deep within herself—only to find something missing in her life...and in her heart. Don't miss the other books in the Dream Trilogy Daring to Dream Finding the Dream