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John Ball By Ms Hen
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John Ball was an explorer, starting when he was a young boy. As an adult, his travels led him to visit with a President and a King, and into many other adventures, some that nearly killed him.... More > Finally, he and his family settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan where the zoo is named for him and you can climb on John Ball -- his statue, that is.< Less
Terrestrial African Orchids By John Ball
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The 128 orchids illustrated in this work were collected from the wild in many localities by the late John S. Ball, mainly during the early 1950s when he worked as a forester in the Melsetter area... More > close to the Chimanimani Mountains in Zimbabwe. Many of the species from this area are recorded to the North in the Flora of Tropical East Africa floristic region and to the South in the Republic of South Africa, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal. In 1978 John Ball's work on epiphytic orchids from this region was published in the book Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. The present work is edited by Jane Browning (John Ball’s sister) assisted by Esmé Hennessy.< Less
A Dream of John Ball and A King's Lesson By William Morris
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An influential leader of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, John Ball paid the ultimate price for his outspoken support for the common people. He was hung, drawn and quartered in front of King Richard II... More > on 15 July 1381, according to the "Christian" laws then practised. At the last major meeting of the Kentish rebels at Blackheath he preached his famous "communistic" sermon. "When Adam delved and Eve span, Who was then the Gentleman? From the beginning all men by nature were created alike, and our bondage or servitude came in by the unjust oppression of naughty men. For if God would have had any bondmen from the beginning, he would have appointed who should be bond, and who free. And therefore I exhort you to consider that now the time is come, appointed to us by God, in which ye may, if ye will, cast off the yoke of bondage, and recover liberty." William Morris in his Dream brings the past alive and takes us back to those heroic days when the labouring poor stood up against the ruling landed aristocracy.< Less
Mollie and the Ball By John Workman
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Mollie is a 1 year old Chocolate Lab that loves to retrieve a tennis ball. She will chase the ball until she cannot continue, at which point she heads to the corner of the yard to rest. 12 month... More > calendar for 2010< Less
The Odd Ball By Dustin Seahoff
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Everyone knows what the End of the World looks like. Cars burn. Windows are smashed. Staying alive becomes more difficult. And most importantly, everyone rings in the occasion by saying over and... More > over: "IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!" Along the way, a mysterious epidemic explodes. Coroners become the arbiters of powerful superstitions surrounding life and death. The oldest living human is the most worshipped figure in the world, and a search is on for the creator of the universe. On cue, the world ends, and at last something odd happens: Almost everything is the same. A new question arises among a few brave folks: "did the world really end, after all?"< Less
Great Balls of Fire! By John E. Parsons
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To early humans work was synonymous with survival. Then agriculture created surplus allowing certain individuals to investigate philosophy and technology which led to culture. Now there is a... More > certain brute heroism in strict survival activity and there is something awe-inspiring about discovery and inventive progress… but today, our challenge is to "consume in order to employ". Where is the heroism or inspiration in this way of life? This novelette examines this question.< Less
Great Balls of Fire! By John E. Parsons
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To early humans work was synonymous with survival. Then agriculture created surplus allowing certain individuals to investigate philosophy and technology which led to culture. Now there is a... More > certain brute heroism in strict survival activity and there is something awe-inspiring about discovery and inventive progress… but today, our challenge is to "consume in order to employ". Where is the heroism or inspiration in this way of life? This novelette examines this question.< Less
The Motion-Picture Ball By Jay Johnson
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Johnson has been publishing poetry for over fifty years. He is one of the more obscure and academic members of the San Francisco Renaissance. His work has been praised by John Crowe Ransom, John... More > Simon and others.< Less
The Dung Ball Chronicle By Wayne V. Miller
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The uncertainty of what we don’t know about our universe, once accepted, can lead us arbitrarily far. What we know about this chronicle: The narrator is John Densch, a frustrated husband,... More > father and low-level technocrat who starts the whole ball rolling with a joke about a “bog monster.” We meet his wife, Doreen, who wants so badly for John to move beyond the imaginary ensnaring him, but finds that everything comes with a price; Bollum, a voice in young John’s head that told him tales of alien abduction and of a technological utopia for humanity, albeit one with an expiration date; and Derek, an abductee trapped on Bug World, at first a character in Bollum’s tales, but in time an alternate existence for John. As John is jolted from one conflict to another, on earth and in his head, he encounters questions big and small about faith and self-reliance, meaning and trust. Like Derek, he must decide to return to his normal life, or not; both know what they must swallow to get there.< Less
The Dung Ball Chronicle By Wayne V. Miller
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The uncertainty of what we don’t know about our universe, once accepted, can lead us arbitrarily far. What we know about this chronicle: The narrator is John Densch, a frustrated husband,... More > father and low-level technocrat who starts the whole ball rolling with a joke about a “bog monster.” We meet his wife, Doreen, who wants so badly for John to move beyond the imaginary ensnaring him, but finds that everything comes with a price; Bollum, a voice in young John’s head that told him tales of alien abduction and of a technological utopia for humanity, albeit one with an expiration date; and Derek, an abductee trapped on Bug World, at first a character in Bollum’s tales, but in time an alternate existence for John. As John is jolted from one conflict to another, on earth and in his head, he encounters questions big and small about faith and self-reliance, meaning and trust. Like Derek, he must decide to return to his normal life, or not; both know what they must swallow to get there.< Less