What color shirt should you wear on Fridays in Thailand? Which three Americans are the only ones Senegalese boys ever heard of, all with the same first name? What's so special about the families living in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda? What country has "Watch out for warthogs!" traffic signs? What's the most precious thing received by a Ghanaian sex worker learning to protect herself from HIV? Carole Howard was practically allergic to risk-taking, but she took a deep breath and jumped off the cliiff with her husband after they retired. With little idea of what to expect, they went on a two-month volunteer assignment as management consultants for a non-profit in Senegal. It was enriching, thrilling, life-affirming. So they did it again the following year, in Uganda. And three more times after that. It was like taking simultaneous crash courses in the world, in themselves, and in each other. Meaningful work and a lot of fun......is there a better combination? She now knows the answers to the questions she posed above...... and a whole lot more. About the Author Carole Howard is the author of two novels - About Face and Deadly Adagio - as well as the co-author of The Great PARIS WalkPack. She loves to travel and has been to 50-odd countries so far -- and that doesn't even include places where she only changed planes! She also loves to return home to the welcoming green hills of New York's Hudson Valley.
Sepharial was. ".the prince of English astrologers." - The Referee ".the foremost living astrologer." - Evening News In The Silver Key:, which is subtitled "A Guide to Speculators," Sepharial tests the accuracy of astrological prediction on horseracing. The winning result is achieved through a mix of numerology, astrology, and other occult methods. Chapters include the Science of Numbers, Names and Numbers, Winning Colours, and The Lunar Key. Sepharial's method is still in use - with some success A--- today. This Cosimo Classic is based on the book's Second Edition. AUTHOR BIO: SEPHARIAL (1864-1929) was born Walter Richard Old in Birmingham, England. At the age of 22 he had a mystical experience and spent the rest of his life seeking his true self and trying to unravel the future through astrology and other methods. After a scrape with Blavatsky's Theosophical society he changed his name to Walter Gornold, though by the end of the 19th century he was better known as Sepharial. He produced six children and authored nearly 60 books. Sepharial was the first president of the British Astrological Society, and counted among his friends such people as H.P. Blavatsky, Alan Leo, and Charles Carter, who believed that Sepharial was more than a mere astrologer and brilliant at almost everything he touched.
This collection of short love stories by Louisa May Alcott will not disappoint her fans. Included in this volume are: "Silver Pitchers," the story of thee popular girls who take a stand against drinking by forming a temperance club; "Anna's Whim,"a love story; "Transcendental Wild Oats," the satire of her father's utopian experiment; "The Romance of a Summer's Day," the romance of a young lady seeking independence; " My Rococco Watch," an account of desire gone humorously wrong; "By The River: A Legend of the Assabet," a charming and fatalistic tale of a young poet; "Letty's Tramp," another charming tale of friendship and love; "Scarlet Stockings," a Civil War romance; and "Independence: A Centennial Love Story," which is precisely what the title suggest. Alcott wrote the stories in 1875, the Centennial year of American Revolution's beginning, and have a strong theme of independence within romantic love.
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