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|Jane Roberts Wood||University of North Texas Press|
A n ne dr aws her routine around her shoulders. Teaching, reading, attending various meetings, she distances herself from Mary Lou’s unsettled world, feeling relieved that she will not be visiting it again.
Still, certain words, words like dappled, or myth, or forest, or sounds, like the strum of a guitar, a crow calling, an oak branch blown against the eave of her study, evoke an astonishingly clear image of Echo standing in the shadows of the live oak tree, her slender neck seeming scarcely able to support the dark cloud of hair that frames her narrow face.
Driven inside by December’s cold, Anne putters around her house. At an estate sale she picks up a nice old tilt-top table for her study. She finds, however, that when she puts it at the end of the love seat in front of the windows, the study looks crowded.
She takes out a footstool and a small chair. Then she has to rearrange all the furniture, finally moving her desk away from the wall, where the Dufy hangs at eye level, to the windows that look out over her garden in the side yard. She likes the change. She can imagine the earliest blooms of the jonquils and narcissi, followedSee All Chapters
|John P. Schuster||Berrett-Koehler Publishers||ePub|
I HAVE CALLED YOU BY NAME AND YOU ARE MINE.
ALTHOUGH CALLS CAN and do show up in everyday life, the difficulties in answering them are many. Believing that you are experiencing a call in the first place is a big challenge—so fundamental in fact that we’ll discuss it as our initial, most basic hurdle. The challenges to answering your calls we’ll explore in this chapter concern their very existence, because so often your daily experience and the world you encounter is anything but call-conducive.
Here are the questions we want to address in this chapter:
The social messages that divert us from our calls begin innocently enough early in our lives, when we are learning how to operate morally in a world of people: “Share your toys, Johnny, or your friends won’t think you are a very nice boy.” As we mature, the same vehicles for these early messages—the voices of those in authority—may support us as we try to answer our true callings. Helpful suggestions from a teacher who provides new vision or a board that invites you to participate as a director can make big and positive impacts. These messages from the world as we encounter it can be invitations in the right direction for composing a called life.See All Chapters
|Edited by Karen A. Waldron, Janice H. Brazil, and Laura M. Labatt||University of North Texas Press|
seams of our lives
I am a part of all that I have met.
“Ulysses,” by alfred, lord tennyson
Far greater than the tiny seams in sewing are the invisible ones that bind parts of our lives together intricately with those of others. They also appear where different aspects of one’s own life are tied together to form a continuity of life’s cycles. The expansiveness of these pieces forms a rich tapestry.
Gail Hosking Gilberg begins this chapter with her poem, “Traveling
Words.” She created from her own ache, “language / whispered in solitude.”
Yet, “transmitted like light / on its own journey,” her words became vital in binding her to another writer.
Such threads bind not only our lives together, but can form the fragile connection between life and death. In her piece, “Jared Found,” Bert Kruger Smith initially shuts down because of her tremendous ache over the loss of her son.
Convinced that Jared is just missing, in her distressed state she says, “A sixyear-old can’t get lost forever.” This is a story where life and death are woven together, where mourning and celebration are closely connected by a jagged edge. She can develop the courage to re-connect with the love of her husband and remaining children only when she finds that, through love, Jared will always be part of her being.See All Chapters
We’ve coded most of the page, and you now know almost all of what there is to know about new HTML5 elements and their semantics. But before we start work on the look of the site—which we do in Chapter 7—we’ll take a quick detour away from The HTML5 Herald’s front page to look at the sign-up page. This will illustrate what HTML5 has to offer in terms of web forms.
Every blogging app has an integrated comment system and obviously our
Single Page Blogger would be incomplete without one. We're going to build a
simple comment system by creating a custom directive. Let's name this
The code goes into the file: modules/posts/js/directives.js.
As you can see, the directive creates an isolated scope. The isolated
scope has a property called
The template of the directive is placed in the file modules/posts/js/directives.js. It looks like this:
The template provides input fields for users to enter their comments.
Each comment has
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