The National Security Administration has been unsuccessful in tracking down breaches in their communication systems.
Author: Ben Archer
The National Security Administration has been unsuccessful in tracking down breaches in their communication systems. U.S. military satellites are being randomly accessed throughout the globe, but the true sources are always misdirected. Though various foreign governments wouldn't publicly admit it, their computer records have been modified or erased many times. After months of investigation, no one will agree on the reason. Transmission sources are always located at a dead-end, and the systems breaches corrected. The most alarming intrusions occurred at the T-13 Complex Systems Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and similar sites in Israel and Japan. A-Life researchers at Los Alamos suspect that the ultimate, artificial intelligence programs have been copied. Recent rumors about an intense investigation in Sweden implied their top secret AI program had also been compromised. Though nothing is being revealed to the public, the United States is very alarmed and it has committed extensive resources to resolving the situation. The specific intent of all the events has not been detected. As far as Desport Longstreet is concerned, the activities are a minor part of a complex plan that will lead to his death, so that millions of lives around the world will be saved.
February As January began with a celebration of life , February begins with a celebration of light - Christ's light . The Feast of the Presentation , or Candlemas Day , reminds us of our call to be the light of the world on the most ...
Author: Patricia McCarthy
Publisher: Liturgical Press
The Scent of Jasmine encourages readers to lay claim to Christ's promise of peace, to make each day an experience of God and an experience of the gift of peace. This practical book raises questions, gives facts, and blends the liturgical cycle with the "secular" cycle of civic observations and recurring yearly events.
There's horrendous traffic, the time when the only light hailing from the bakeries has come and gone. The light from the bakeries is diffuse and dim, as if radiating from a central oven, the light and the smell of bread drift out ...
Author: HEBE UHART
Category: Literary Collections
From one of Argentina's greatest contemporary storytellers, The Scent of Buenos Aires gathers twenty-five of Hebe Uhart's most remarkable and incandescent short stories in English for the first time. The Scent of Buenos Aires offers the first book-length English translation of Uhart's work, drawing together her best vignettes of quotidian life: moments at the zoo, the hair salon, or a cacophonous homeowners association meeting. She writes in unconventional, understated syntax, constructing a delightfully specific perspective on life in South America. These stories are marked by sharp humor and wit: discreet and subtle, yet filled with eccentric and insightful characters. Uhart's narrators pose endearing questions about their lives and environments - one asks "Bees - do you know how industrious they are?" while another inquires, "Are we perhaps going to hell in a hand basket?"
The torch he had grabbed from the kitchen threw a wavering light into the yard. “She said over by the stable.” They walked slowly toward the building, which was partially hidden in shadows. Tranter found himself wishing he had stayed ...
Author: Jay Seaborg
Rolf Hynasson was planning on becoming a magician and using his gifts to help the Empire. While in the capital of Ponticar, he finds himself suddenly an outcast, running for his life from the most powerful family in the city. Aided by a mysterious magician named Dark, Rolf soon learns to survive by using his wits as well as his magic. While the Empire is plunged into war with a rival, Rolf embarks on a journey that teaches him to unleash his true power. The Scent of Magic is the first volume in the Ponticar Series.
I liked the name, Golden Woods, and I'd breathe it in, trying to pinpoint the threads that made it smell like the name. Light, I thought, and leaves, and bark. Trees and sunshine and Saturday afternoons. The other gift, which I'm sure ...
Author: Barbara O'Neal
Publisher: Barbara Samuel
The Scent of Hours (Originally published as Madame Mirabou's School of Love, by Barbara Samuel) Sometimes real passion means living the life you've always wanted. Nicole Bridges still can't believe she's taken up residence in a Colorado apartment complex nicknamed "Splitsville." She's still reeling from her husband's affair, a divorce she never saw coming, and having to leave the upscale, comfortable world she helped make for her ex and their teenage daughter. With little money, even less work experience, and no idea what to do next, she takes tentative steps_if only to keep her head above water. Along the way, Nikki unexpectedly finds herself falling in with eccentric new neighbors_and being seduced out of her funk by a charming, elusive ex-Londoner. And through her delight in the sensual elements of perfume, she will discover the courage to form bonds she never imagined. When a discarded flyer printed with the name "Madame Mirabou" provides the spark of inspiration, Nikki dares to blend the fragments of her life into a fragrance that's uniquely and passionately her own.
The Scent of Water maps a pilgrimage from a child's puzzled awakening, through the shock of adult despairs, toward the humbling wisdom of acceptance. How does meaning happen in our immediate experience? And what role must a basic sense of reverence play as we parse our world? Throughout the poems, these questions underlie the vital impact of specific landscapes of trees, skies, and waters in Oklahoma, Kansas, California, and New Mexico. In trees, especially, Dempsey finds a symbol for our belonging both to the heart of earth and body of the heavens in a mysterious universe that welcomes biblical as well as scientific interpretations. Bringing the reader to both root and light, The Scent of Water proposes that the way we live and die can be transformed when we understand that one energy sustains all our minds, bodies, each burning star.
Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell Rachel Herz ... Rather, SAD is a depression that only emerges in the winter, when light levels are low; in the springtime, people with SAD rebound to being normal happy people, or sometimes ...
Author: Rachel Herz
Publisher: Harper Collins
Shakespeare wrote that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But if you cannot smell, does the rose lose its sweetness? The first and definitive book on the psychology of smell, The Scent of Desire traces the importance of smell in our lives, from nourishment to procreation to our relationships with the people closest to us and the world at large. Smell was the very first sense to evolve and is located in the same part of the brain that processes emotion, memory, and motivation. To our ancestors, the sense of smell wasn't just important, it was crucial to existence and it remains so today. Our emotional, physical, even sexual lives are profoundly shaped by both our reactions to and interpretations of different smells. Why do some people like a certain smell and others hate it? Is smell personal or cultural? How does smell affect our choices and our daily lives? Rachel Herz explores these questions and examines the role smell plays in our lives, and how this most essential of senses is imperative to our physical and emotional well-being. Herz investigates how our sense of smell functions, examines what purpose it serves, and shows how inextricably it is linked to our survival. She introduces us to people who have lost their ability to smell and shows how their experiences confirm this sense's importance by illuminating the traumatic effect its loss has on the quality of day-to-day living. Herz illustrates how profoundly scent and the sense of smell affect our daily lives with numerous examples and personal accounts based on her years of research. The wonders of our sense of smell are all explored in a compelling and engaging manner, from emotions and memory to aromatherapy and pheromones. For anyone who has ever wondered about human nature or been curious about the secrets of both the body and the mind, The Scent of Desire is a fascinating, down-to-earth tour of the psychology and biology of our most neglected sense, the sense of smell.
The sun rose, And all was light. Gone was the night. Even so, Through the nine constellations Shines the Lord, Like the morning's Risen sun. When the sun is overhead All call it day, None says night. Even so, Satagur is the saviour of ...
Author: Aziz Esmail
Category: Social Science
The Ginans are religious lyrics which have long been a central part of the religious life of the Indian Mizari Ismaili community (known as Khojas), and continue to form their living poetic tradition. Aziz Esmail's translation is suggestive of the depth of religious thought, feeling and imagination out of which this poetry was born, and the lyrical beauty of the form in which this experience found a voice. The poetry of the Ginans illustrates an historically and culturally specific conception of the world, and of the norms peculiar to that culture, as well as a religious perception that forms a significant part of the religious experience of mankind. This volume will appeal both to specialists and more general readers, including Indologists, scholars of Islam in the Subcontinent, students of Comparative Religion, Comparative Literature, and those with an interest in mystical or devotional poetry.
In her seat, Rosa cuddled up next to Renato, and he held her in his arms with gentleness, breathing in the smell of her, moved by the light build of her bones. As the carriage moved along the quiet streets, enveloped in the warmth of ...
Author: Lina Simoni
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Set in the beautiful port city of Genoa, Italy, at the turn-of-the-century, The Scent of Rosa's Oil is a magical story that attests to the strength of longing, the consequences of betrayal, and the nostalgic memories only a one-of-a-kind fragrance can evoke . . . The only home Rosa has ever known is the Luna brothel, where she's lovingly cared for by Madam C and all the women who work there. Madam C shelters Rosa from what really goes on at the Luna by telling her they play a game with the men who visit. Naturally, Rosa is curious and can't wait until she grows up so she can also play the game. But when a twist-of-fate forces Rosa to leave the Luna after her sixteenth birthday, she goes to stay with her new friend Isabel, an old woman who distills oils. The strange smells and smoke that emanate from Isabel's shack have deemed her a witch to the locals, but only Rosa sees a lonely, tender woman with a passion for making beautifully-scented oils. Enchanted by the intoxicating fragrances around her, Rosa becomes Isabel's apprentice, learning the art of extracting a flower's essence and selling the oils in the town square. Soon everyone in Genoa is talking about the pretty, young girl with the lush locks of red hair who sells aromatic oils in the piazza. Some say she has the oil to cure whatever ailment one has, while others say her oils will capture the heart of a special person. Indeed, Rosa has learned Isabel's secret for creating her own "perfect oil"--a unique fragrance that holds a mysterious power. Now Rosa needs a miracle to make Renato, the man she has fallen in love with, see past the ugly rumors he's heard about her and the Luna brothel. Disguising herself with a black wig and dabbing her special fragrance on her wrists, Rosa sets out to win Renato. But how long can Rosa keep her true identity hidden? And when destiny intervenes, challenging their love in unforeseeable ways, they'll need a magic even greater than the scent of Rosa's oil. . . A timeless, moving tale, The Scent of Rosa's Oil transports readers on an enthralling, unforgettable journey. . .
light. When conscious logic has had its day I awakeandlie still inthe uhtantide; that magic quiet space between darkness anddawn. It isthe unconscious land beyond thatbeckons and calls and allowsme to explore the dark terrainof shadow ...
Author: Anita Jetnikoff
Publisher: Balboa Press
Poetry expresses the physical and spiritual worlds in ways that other kinds of writing cannot. Travelling opens our minds and feeds our spirit. Creative musings and meditations on life, spirit, grace, love, relationships, art, and nature weave their way through the feminine spiritual journey that infuses these lyrical poems.
The scent of honeysuckle drifted in, and as the light faded, Janet grew confidential. She told him about the disillusion of her marriage: when he had married her, Desmond lost his interest in her; it was the chase that intrigued him, ...
Author: Margaret Yorke
Publisher: Hachette UK
Mrs Anderson is starting to forget where she has put things, what she has bought, or even eaten. Living alone in a rambling mansion, she is isolated from the town. But Mrs Anderson has a visitor. A young man comes every night, through the dining room window. He helps himself to food and money, and has even made himself comfortable in the attic. A young man who enjoys power, he might take over the whole house and make it his. It's a place where no one will think to look for him, where no one will find him - no matter what he's done.
I mentioned to Malone the “glassroof sensation” I feel whenI smell her work, andshe frowned. “In my perfumes?” Yes, yes,all the light, I said,and hesitated; we seemed, suddenly,tohave missedeach other. Iasked her, Whenyou say light,do ...
Author: Chandler Burr
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Category: Business & Economics
From the New York Times perfume critic, a stylish, fascinating, unprecedented insider's view of the global perfume industry, told through two creators working on two very different scents. No journalist has ever been allowed into the ultrasecretive, highly pressured process of originating a perfume. But Chandler Burr, the New York Times perfume critic, spent a year behind the scenes observing the creation of two major fragrances. Now, writing with wit and elegance, he juxtaposes the stories of the perfumes -- one created by a Frenchman in Paris for an exclusive luxury-goods house, the other made in New York by actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Coty, Inc., a giant international corporation. We follow Coty's mating of star power to the marketing of perfume, watching Sex and the City's Parker heading a hugely expensive campaign to launch a scent into the overcrowded celebrity market. Will she match the success of Jennifer Lopez? Does she have the international fan base to drive worldwide sales? In Paris at the elegant Hermès, we see Jean Claude Ellena, his company's new head perfumer, given a challenge: he must create a scent to resuscitate Hermès's perfume business and challenge le monstre of the industry, bestselling Chanel No. 5. Will his pilgrimage to a garden on the Nile supply the inspiration he needs? The Perfect Scent is the story of two daring creators, two very different scents, and a billion-dollar industry that runs on the invisible magic of perfume.
That's when it dawned to me, the truth so stark, Life is simply the mixture of light and dark. If something bought darkness, Even light it will bring That what heals, will also sting. The good and bad, 39 | THE SCENT OF POETRY THE SCENT ...
Author: GIRI SHANKER & ISHITA SANDLE
Publisher: SHAHAN KHAN
This Anthology is a fiction. The compiler has tried best to edit and curate the content of the co-authors and is made plagiarism free. All the Write ups in this book are unique. In case of any plagiarism detected, neither the compiler, nor the publishers are responsible. Co - authors will be solely responsible for their own content
The light also brought an awareness of the smell. The stench seemed to increase with the brightening. Rotting flesh, whether human or animal, it was hard to say. Sanitary men were already among us spraying a disgusting, ...
Author: Michael P. Kihntopf
Edward Klein has an obsession. Before he dies of cancer in the mid-1960s, he wants to tell his grandson about his life and something more. But before he can do that he has to take a trip though his past. His combat stress syndrome, stimulated by sights, sounds, and smells, causes him to relive his life from boyhood in the Ukraine living in the German colonies to fighting on the ramparts of Verdun and participating in the revolutions of 1918 -1921. Tempering this trip are the trails and tribulations of two marriages.
My gaze rested upon the clock on the opposite wall , which was illuminated by a single light bulb wrapped in a dark cloth . That clock , which I had consulted so many times in the past , shocked me back to the present .
Author: Rivka Leah Klein
Publisher: Feldheim Publishers
Memoirs of an Orthodox Jew (née Einhorn) from Szombathely. In 1942 she married Yaakov Klein from Ujhely, and they settled in Budapest. Yaakov found work in a textile firm. Soon after the Nazi occupation in March 1944, one day Rivka met Károly Bitter, whose wife Magda worked in Yaakov's firm. The Bitters were Catholics who offered to help the Kleins. Károly himself went into the countryside and brought one of Rivka's sisters and later a brother of hers (who he smuggled out of a ghetto) to Budapest. Rivka gave birth to a daughter in May 1944. The Bitters also had a little daughter. When roundups and deportations of Jews began, the Bitters took the Kleins and ten of their relatives to hide in the their own apartment. Later, the Bitters got another place to live and gave their apartment to the Klein and Einhorn family. Rivka, her husband, and her sister and brother had false papers and could go out to do errands and shopping. The others had to remain silent and indoors all the time. Presents a detailed description of what life was like for hidden Jews, and specifically Orthodox Jews, during the German occupation. When the war ended, the Kleins and Einhorns discovered that almost all the residents of their apartment building were Jews in hiding (all of them had been pretending to be good fascists and Catholics), and that it was built by a wealthy Jewish architect in 1942 specifically for the purpose of hiding his family. All of the residents of this building survived. However, other members of the two families were deported to Auschwitz and murdered. The Kleins later emigrated to New York.
light. The distorted faces come into focus and one of the garbled voices becomes familiar. I smell disinfectant and recognise Doctor Wren. He's the only doctor at the medical centre that you can get a same-day appointment with, ...
Author: Jacquie McRae
Publisher: Huia Publishers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Libby has an idyllic life on an apple orchard and is close to her grandfather, a cider maker. When he dies in a freak accident, Libby is devastated. She finds it difficult to talk to her parents about her feelings as her mother seems cold and her father says little. Grieving, angry, and feeling distant from her parents who are struggling with their own relationship, she begins compulsively pulling her hair out. To get away from the unhappiness, Libby unwillingly goes to boarding school. There, she befriends Charlie, and goes to stay with her family, which is warm, friendly and fun. While there, Libby enjoys being part of all the outdoor adventures and gains new perspectives on herself and her parents. This young adult novel is a story of strong friendships and growing understanding that combine to overcome difficulties.
In one of the bed and breakfasts where we stayed, there was something wrong with the light switch in the bathroom. The light would go out every ten seconds or so, and then you had to fumble against the wall looking for the switch.
Author: Lara Vapnyar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“A compelling tale of cultural displacement and yearning” (The Boston Globe), from award-winning author Lara Vapnyar: a “sly and seductive” (The New York Times Book Review) new novel about sexual awakening and the relentless search for love. Though only thirty-eight, Lena finds herself in the grips of a midlife crisis. She feels lost in her adoptive country, her career is at a dead end, and her marriage has spiraled into apathy and distrust—it seems impossible she will ever find happiness again. But then she strikes up a precarious friendship with Ben, a failed artist turned reluctant academic, who is just as lost as she is. They soon surprise themselves by embarking on an impulsive weekend adventure, uncharacteristically leaving their responsibilities behind. On the way to Ben’s remote cabin in Maine, Lena begins to talk, for the first time in her life, about the tumultuous summer she spent as a counselor in a Soviet children’s camp twenty years earlier, when she was just discovering romance and her own sexuality. As Lena opens up to Ben about secrets she has long kept hidden, they begin to discover together not only the striking truths buried in her puzzling past, but also more immediate, passionate ones about the urgency of this short, stolen time they have together. “Enchanting…vivid and rich” (The New York Times), filled with Lara Vapnyar’s characteristic empathy, deadpan humor, and striking honesty, The Scent of Pine weaves themes of ambition, loneliness, longing, and the fickle nature of desire into a “book of elegant writing and propulsive storytelling” (Chicago Tribune).
At night it was cosy inside : the door latched , the Chinaman vanquished , my mother close , spicy smell . There was no light - switch but the dark was friendly . I lifted the wooden lid -- one last ritual to go through : listened for ...
Author: Barbara Hanrahan
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
Category: Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Reprint of the highly acclaimed author's first novel, originally published in 1973. Fact and fantasy are combined to produce a poignant portrayal of growing up in Adelaide suburbia. The author wrote 13 novels, including TMichael and Me and the Sun', published posthumously in 1992.
In this dim light and in his black clothing he could hardly be seen, yet she was very much aware of him. “That is why the bedclothes hung over! But why would something which feeds so not have taken that also?” “You may guess as well as ...
Author: Andre Norton
Publisher: Open Road Media
“A heady mixture of Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and aromatherapy in this new magical adventure” from the Science Fiction Grand Master (Publishers Weekly). An orphaned child and captive scullery maid, young Willadene possesses an uncanny ability to sense and understand the magical odors that pervade her world. It is this remarkable talent—or curse—that carries her far from the fetid kitchen into an apprenticeship with a revered herbalist and ultimately to the highest circles of the Ducal court. But there is depravity lurking within the castle’s walls, inspiring brazen treacheries and usurpations—and foul abduction as unthinkable as it is unexpected. And an innocent girl finds the heightened sense that has been her fortune is now drawing her down into a maelstrom of evil.