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The Wind At My Back

The Wind At My Back

A Cycling Life

  • Author: Paul Maunder
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472948122
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 272
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A lone cyclist, disappearing into a wild landscape – brave, free, engaged with the world. It's the kind of image that sells bikes, magazines, clothing; a romantic image that all cyclists aspire to. For cycling is an activity deeply and intimately involved with landscape. The bicycle allows us to explore, to engage with wild places, and return in time for dinner. It also allows us to investigate our surroundings closer to home. It is an activity which, for most of us, happens at a speed that allows a great deal of voyeurism. We peer into houses and shops, gardens and farmyards, fields and hedgerows. What we see may be familiar or alien, but for the creative mind it is always stimulating. Yet – unlike with walking or swimming – the connection between cycling and creativity has only been explored in fragments. On a bicycle, as one is exposed to sights – new or otherwise, through chance or purposeful searching – the repetitive physical actions of cycling work on the mind in a different way to those of walking. The shape of a long ride can become the shape of a novel; the atmosphere imbued by the weather, the hills, the physical exertion, can all influence a writer's tone. Our memories have a dialogue with the landscape; we remember rides through the landscape, and the landscape shapes our thinking. And for Paul Maunder – a writer all his adult life – cycling and creativity have always been interlinked. In The Wind on Your Back, Maunder takes a journey from the most dense centres of population to the wild places; starting from cycling in a major city, then moving through suburbia, the edgelands at the periphery of the city, then into the managed and pastoral farmland, and beyond to the sublime mountains. He explores the experience and history of cycling in these different types of place, and seeks to understand how cycling has played a role in his own creative life as well as that of other cyclist-artists, musicians, photographers, writers and painters. Played out against the backdrop of the British countryside, and drawing of elements of psychogeography and human geography, Maunder seeks to understand the way the outside world interacts with the creative mind, and the way our surroundings help to shape who we are.

The Wind at My Back

The Wind at My Back

  • Author: Pat O'Brien
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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I Am Enough - Keep the Wind at My Back - College Ruled Notebook

I Am Enough - Keep the Wind at My Back - College Ruled Notebook

  • Author: All about Me
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781081362133
  • Category:
  • Page: 112
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This lined blank notebook by All About Me is customizable for you and your life. This notebook awaits you. Use it as a journal, to record hopes and dreams, express gratitude, to keep a bucket list, as a daily diary, for recipes, or for your To Do lists. The possibilities are endless! Perfect to use for: any kind of journaling organizing daily activities taking notes making lists recipes free-hand creativity sketching, drawling, and doodling there are as many possibilities as your imagination allows... Portable size book is 6" x 9" Soft Cover Interior Paper Style: Lined 110 White Pages (55 sheets) We hope you enjoy our uniquely designed journals and other blank books. Discover our ever-growing line of designs and interior styles by clicking on our name All About Me above.

The Wind at My Back

The Wind at My Back

  • Author: Josh Komen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780473464295
  • Category:
  • Page: 192
  • View: 7899
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`I was a lost little boy, trapped in a world where I didn't belong, one that would tear me apart and build me back into someone new . . .' Twenty-three-year-old Josh Komen is on track to represent New Zealand in running at the next Commonwealth Games when he is diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. In a single moment, the course of his life has changed irrevocably. What follows are years of excrutiating pain, brutal treatments both in New Zealand and Australia, and shocking side-effects that send a young man to the brink of despair and back innumerable times. Ultimately, it is the enduring love of his close-knit family and friends, the incredible medical professionals who treat him, his spiritual beliefs, and his passion for nature that carry Josh through the hardest of challenges. The life lessons Josh gathers along the way are an inspiration for us all. This is an incredible story of courage, love and endurance.

The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind

The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 1

  • Author: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575087056
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 672
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'This is a magnificent book' Anne McCaffrey 'I was reminded of Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, and J. R. R. Tolkein, but never felt that Rothfuss was imitating anyone' THE TIMES 'I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me' So begins the tale of Kvothe - currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter - from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.

Crunch Time!

Crunch Time!

8 Steps for Making the Right Life Decisions at the Right Times

  • Author: Ken Lindner
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
  • ISBN: 1938416244
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 308
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KEN LINDNER is the founder of Life Choice Psychology™ and the author of the groundbreaking book, “Your Killer Emotions: The 7 Steps to Mastering the Toxic Emotions, Urges, and Impulses That Sabotage You.” (www.yourkilleremotions.com) For three decades, Ken has built a stellar reputation as one of this country’s premier Life-Choice coaches and career counselors. He’s learned that even everyday decisions have the power to become crucial turning points in life, and that what separates those individuals who achieve their goals and realize their dreams from those who don’t is the process by which the achievers reach their decisions. Crunch Time! gives you Ken’s 8 foolproof Steps to making constructive and self-enhancing decisions and the specific Strategies to make it happen. With compelling and insightful case studies, Ken illustrates how to live a life focused on your true values and goals in order to achieve what you want in both your life and your career. Infused with Ken’s trademark enthusiasm and ability to inspire, this is the ultimate beacon for every defining moment, in life and in business. Ken graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. He also graduated from Cornell Law School, where he focused on conflict resolution. Ken lives in Los Angeles, with his wife Melinda and their two children, Mary and Tristan.

Under Witch Moon

Under Witch Moon

A Moon Shadow Novel

  • Author: Maria Schneider
  • Publisher: Bear Mountain Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 230
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Adriel should have known that with a werewolf, it never stopped with just one body. She would have gone to the police after witnessing Dolores' death, but she wasn't certain the killer she saw was responsible for the other murders. Besides, the police didn't believe in werewolves, and they weren't going to believe she was a witch either so what could she tell them? She kept her eyes and ears open while she tried to help her latest client escape the clutches of a voodoo witch, but things went from bad to worse when more bodies turned up. She was greatly relieved when she met White Feather, an undercover cop. Unfortunately, he wasn't convinced she was innocent of all wrong-doing. It was going to take every spell she knew and a few she hadn't tried to solve the murders and stay alive.

Moon Shadow Series Boxed Set 1-3

Moon Shadow Series Boxed Set 1-3

Under Witch Moon, Under Witch Aura, Under Witch Curse

  • Author: Maria Schneider
  • Publisher: Maria E Schneider
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 750
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The Moon Shadow Series Boxed Set contains the first three novels in the urban fantasy series: Under Witch Moon, Under Witch Aura, Under Witch Curse. Under Witch Moon: When dead bodies start turning up Adriel has no choice but to talk to White Feather, an undercover cop. Unfortunately, Adriel is a witch and White Feather isn't convinced she's innocent of wrongdoing. She's going to have to talk fast--and set spells even faster if she expects to survive. Under Witch Aura: There’s an ill wind blowing, and it’s touching every witch Adriel knows, including White Feather, who is far more important to Adriel than just any warlock. Adriel will do what she must to keep those she loves safe, but if she lures the enemy away, will she be able to save herself? Her only hope is to use earth magic to hide from the very air she breathes as she hunts down an untenable evil. Under Witch Curse: Zandy, the wily coyote, is back in town, and he’s out for blood. Someone had better find him fast because the body count is rising. With White Feather to help, Adriel expects life to get easier, but the relationship comes with surprises. This time, Adriel might just need more than solid ground beneath her feet and the wind at her back.