This is a pre WWII mystery taking place with the Italian invation of Ethiopia. An American and an Englishman take on the mission of delivering 4 ancient refurbished armored cars and an American Journalist, for a small fortune in gold. They are delivered into danger, intrigue and a struggle for their own lives.
Hannah leaves her fast track, cororate job to to manage a retirement devlopemnt is the relaxed , laid back Missouri Ozarks.. In this community of delightful senior oddballs and buttinskys, Hannah finds it anything but relaxed and laid back when her first day on the job she has to deal with the murder of one of the most beloved residents.. Good read ... lots of humor, mystery and good plot..
Why "rituals"? My thinking was set in motion by those who, knowing I was a parish minister for many years, asked me for advice about ceremonies and celebrations. They wanted words to use at graduations, funerals, and the welcoming of children. They inquired about grace at family meals, the reaffirmation of wedding vows, and ways to heal wounds suffered in personal conflict. People requested help with the rituals of solitude, such as meditation, prayer, and contemplation...
Rituals do not always involve words, occasions, officials, or an audience. Rituals are often silent, solitary, and self-contained. The most powerful rites of passage are reflective---when you look back on your life again and again, paying attention to the rivers you have crossed and the gates you have opened and walked on through, the thresholds you have passed over. I see ritual when people sit together silently by and open fire. Remembering.
This luminous book on journal writing and inner development will help you discover the precious bond between experience and every day event that is the heart of the spriitual journey. In this book Christina Baldwin points out tht writing is a means of expanding our inner horizons , of relating more meaningfully to the world we live in.
Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy fold and wizardry, just as the advertisement had promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention. The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize a king, and the peasants were without hope. A dragon was laying waste the countryside, while an evil witch plotted to destroy everything. The task of proving his right to be King seemed hopeless, but Ben Holiday was stubborn.