"Dissatisfaction with nature flows throughout Western civilization, as deep as its blood, as abiding as its bones. Convinced to the marrow that something is deeply wrong with nature, . . . the Western world tries to remake it into something better." For Priscilla Stuckey, this is a fundamental and heartbreaking misconception: that nature can be fixed, exploited, or simply ignored. Modern societies try to bend nature to human will instead of engaging in give–and–take with a living, breathing land community. Using her personal experiences as the cornerstone, Stuckey explores the depth of relationship possible with the birch tree in our backyard, the nearby urban creek, the dog who settles on our bed each night. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as ancient philosophers and contemporary biologists, Stuckey challenges readers to enact a different story of nature, one in which people and place are not separate, where other creatures respond to human need, and where humans and all others together create the world. With the eloquence of the great nature writers before her, Stuckey encourages us to open ourselves to the unlimited possibilities of a truly connected life.
I'd just been French-kissed by a fox. I was elated, I wanted to spit fast and hard—all in the same moment. A little dazed, grinning and working grit out with my tongue, I slipped out the door, leaving Rudy to his dinner.
Author: Priscilla Stuckey
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Crazy man who controlled the entire world and single-handedly established the Dragon Soul was called back to the country by a phone to protect the Blue Heart Group's daughter. Thus, when the famous Dragon Lord came back, what kind of storm would he cause? One hand overturning the clouds, the other overturning the rain. He had been through thousands of red flowers, but had no choice but to do so.
It was just that, Zhang Zihui tilted his head a little, Fox Girl had merely kissed him on the cheek. < p > "What?" It's not like I haven't kissed her before, but I have to avoid it. " Fox Girl glared at Zhang Zihui in dissatisfaction.
Author: Gu FengShao
Settled high on a Mountain. Mighty Arrow was Chief of his people and was married to Falling Leaf. They had a big family of four girls. Falling Leaf had given birth to another daughter. They named her Bright Star. Bright Star announced one day that she wanted to become the next medicine woman of her village. Falling Leaf knew only men were Shamans. That did not discourage Bright Star. As Bright Star grew up she had to battle an attack on her village and being captured. Almost being raped and the loss of her first child, she became ill. Almost every time something happened to Bright Star she underwent some kind of initiation. Every time she came back Little Eagle was right by her side. Together they could go through anything that got in their way.
After yellow Blossom and gray Fox ate, they did the friendship dance. then they were ready for their honeymoon. they kissed their families goodbye and rode off on gray Fox's beautiful stallion. “i have a surprise for you.
Author: Laura Troester
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Hot springs, nude scenes, and fan service galore! Spring break has finally come. Kevin and Lilian are traveling to California with their friends and family, where they plan to enjoy a week at the beach and attend the San Diego Comic-Con. Of course, with this mixed bag of yōkai and humans involved, disaster waits around every corner. Between getting caught in the middle of a war involving kappa and kitsune, a mysterious assassin who’s trying to kill Lilian, and the spandex-clad Sons and Daughters of Humanity, Kevin is going to have his hands full. He really should have seen this coming. Whoever said that hindsight is fifty-fifty deserves to be punched in the face.
Feeling more than a little desperate, he kissed her again and again and again and again. Each time he kissed her and didn't receive a response, he became more overwrought. Something was wrong. It had to be. Lilian never failed to wake ...
Author: Brandon Varnell
Publisher: Kitsune Incorporated
Category: Young Adult Fiction
This vintage book contains a collection of reminiscences and anecdotes by Frank Gray Griswold, a notable nineteenth-century huntsman. It offers a unique insight into the experiences of a keen aristocratic hunter, and is highly recommended for those with an interest in the history of the sport. Insightful and entertaining, "Stolen Kisses" would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: "Stolen Kisses", "What Happened to the Bulldags", "The Tragic End of Reddy the Fox", "A Day with the 'Wards'", "The Sporting Barber's Close Shave", "Jack Travail's First Love", "The Lady and the Tuna", "The Twilight of Racing", "Iroquo", "Westward", and "The Origin of the America's Cup". Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fox hunting.
Fox. Hunting. In the fourteenth century and for at least two or three centuries later, foxes were but vermin, and were treated as such. Nets and greyhounds were used to capture and kill them and although early records show that our ...
Author: Frank Gray Griswold
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Sports & Recreation
Fox has an account of some dream which Samuel had in his sleep , one of which was , that he saw three ladders set up ... was going to the fire there came a certain maid unto him , which took him about the neck and kissed him ; who ...
Author: William Eusebius Andrews
Grab your eggnog and curl up by the fireplace with these magical holiday romances sure to warm your heart and your spirits! Mistletoed in Merritt: Rich boy Bennett Pontellier Watkins and blue collar Hélène-Louise Soileau had a secret, youthful love affair—until their mothers found out and set them on separate paths. Eight years later, their lives cross again when Hélène-Louise agrees to teach a series of workshops at the Cultural Arts Center in Merritt, where Bennett is the director. The spark is still there, but old patterns begin to re-emerge, and it’s clear that Bennett still wants to hide their relationship from his family. Is Hélène-Louise willing to give up everything she’s built for herself for a man who may never see beyond her social status? Cloaked in Christmas: Wulfkin Cacey Varg’s new pack is suddenly no place to be this December. Her ex has discovered her location and is on his way to take their daughter back. But a massive snowstorm prevents her from packing up and leaving town—and instead delivers a sexy stranger, Vincent Lyall, to her doorstep. Can she trust that he isn’t one of her ex’s henchmen? Or will this be a merry Christmas after all? A Heart for the Holidays: Thanks to an injury, Silver Morgenstern’s career as a surgeon came to an abrupt and final halt. Now she’s searching for meaning—and failing—in her administration job at the local hospital. That is, until she receives Fisher Tibbs’s application to be removed from the heart transplant list. As the founder of Casper, Wyoming’s successful social program Combat Children’s Hunger, Fisher seems to have everything to live for. But nothing can mend the very real fissure his young daughter’s death tore in his heart—unless Silver’s new mission to rescue his heart succeeds, in which case it might just save her own. Montana Christmas Magic: Tennis pro Logan Collins inherits a ranch in rural Phillipsburg, Montana, that he’s not allowed to sell for six months. It’s just enough time to start a sweet relationship with artist and chocolatier Julie Thompson. But despite the trappings of permanence—a dog, a horse, and a woman who brings light into his dark days—his life is still in New York. He’ll have to persuade Julie that Christmas in Manhattan is just as inspiring, before the holidays put a final wrap on their relationship. Sensuality Level: Sensual
Was the fox following us? “Is that the fox from your place?” Vincent's arm brushed against me. No doubt about it. Since the night of the storm, I hadn't seen or heard from the fox and had almost completely forgotten about him.
Author: Alicia Hunter Pace
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This collaboration between two skilled fantasists introduces an epic struggle that could ultimately destroy an entire civilization unless a special young woman, spirit-linked to a fox at birth, can harness her gift The Joyous Reunion has brought peace to the people eof the River and the Marchlands. With learning the art of warfare now prohibited, it seems peace will be assured for eternity. But the arrival of a well-trained foreign army—complete with Magians who practice the magic of destruction—may spell the death of this now-defenseless civilization. At greatest risk are the magic-gifted healers and the spirit-linked—men and women linked at birth with an animal who shares their thoughts, emotions, and even physical sensations. For the Magians have sworn to annihilate them. Perhaps most in danger is Kiarda, a young woman destined to be spirit-linked to a fox. But when the fox kit is killed at the time of Kiarda’s birth, its spirit has nowhere to go but into the infant’s own body. This unheard-of event leaves Kiarda ill-prepared when her unsuspected link finally claims her, transforming her into the companion whose spirit is totally entwined with her own. The resulting misunderstanding will see an innocent man condemned to death, and send Kiarda on an odyssey into the very heart of danger. Targeted for destruction and with only one trained warrior in her party, what chance does Kiarda have of surviving to carry the warning home before it’s too late?
Stane immediately regretted saying it. It was not good; it was simply necessary. The priesthood that he had helped to shape had turned into a force more destructive than the Dark Court. He sighed. “My fault.” Wylfre kissed his forehead.
Author: Mickey Zucker Reichert
A sheriff in search of forgiveness faces off with a preacher who hates the sin AND the sinner. . . The Yates Gang, led by its charismatic leader, William Fox, operates by a code. They'll harm no women or children, they'll give half the money they steal to the poor, and they'll kill any lawman, banker, or trainman who tries to stop them. Then a robbery gone bad sends the gang on the run. Fox knows their days are numbered, so he leads his men to a distant town called Crowsfall, Kansas, where they can reform themselves and start fresh. He'll be the town sheriff, and atone for his past by offering a second chance to those who would normally hang. But Crowsfall has drawn the attention of another man interested in redemption. Full of righteous fury, sinister cult leader Reverend Jessup intends to purge Crowsfall of all sin—and declares war on the outlaw-turned-sheriff and the entire gang.
Albright pulled Wendy into his arms and kissed her once more. Fox did him the favor of tying up both their horses and when he was done, and they yet weren't, he cleared his throat and said, “I hope neither of you mind, but I'm plenty ...
Author: Bernard Schaffer