The Thursday Night Reading Series of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette features two students in our MA or PhD program community who read their work... More > each week. During TNRS we hold an open mic series called Napkin Stories in which members of the audience are given the opportunity to write short pieces on bar napkins we provide and read them. A secret judge from the audience selects a winner, who receives a trophy and a prize. Throughout the year, we have been collecting napkin stories and compiling them in the hopes of creating a year-end anthology to give to our contributors, our devoted audience, and the larger creative community both at our university and in the community as a whole as a show of thanks for their participation in the written and spoken arts and their faithful support of our reading series.< Less
Round 4! This 4th edition of the 8 Week Fat Loss Program uses all new workout videos in a detailed, day-by-day plan to change your body quickly. We have included a brand new Guide to Clean Eating... More > Chapter that gives you a general but incredibly effective rundown on how to eat during this program. Note: These programs can be done in any order. Cardio, strength training, HIIT, plyometrics, Pilates, circuit training, stretching, yoga, balance & agility training come together to help you get fit as fast as possible. Many people who complete these programs see weight loss - often 16-24 lbs in just 2 months - reduced body fat, drastic improvements in body tone, endurance, strength, & flexibility gains. Each day you get a Calorie Burn estimate. The vast majority of fitness levels have been able to partake in these programs as you are encouraged to go at your own pace - in this 4th edition, we have also included beginner alternatives in the first 2 weeks. All you need is dumbbells.< Less
Learn how to open & run a successful brewery. This Brewery Operations Manual is a complete "to do" list that will guide you through the maze of events necessary to open your own brewery... More > without spending the family fortune. This is real nuts and bolts stuff.
Within the three steps you'll learn how to:
*Save money so less is needed
*Pick the type of locations that will save you time and money
*Piece together a brewery for a fraction of the cost of a turn-key system
*Follow an easy bookkeeping system to track your business in real time
*Utilize a kick-ass business system to run your brewery
Tom Hennessy is the owner of Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery. It is his sixth brewery over the past 18 years. He is the creator of Frankenbrew, a cult classic 1995 video on how to build inexpensive breweries. This book is the result of years teaching many students how to open their own breweries.< Less
Whether you’ve already started a t-shirt brand or are just an aspiring t-shirt entrepreneur with a dream, the clothing industry can be one of the toughest to break into. LAUNCH A KICK-ASS... More > T-SHIRT BRAND is the perfect hand-book if you’re looking to build a successful t-shirt brand. From valuable advice to specific examples and anecdotes from successful t-shirt entrepreneurs, this 200+ page guide is packed with priceless information that can help your dreams of running a profitable t-shirt brand come true.
LAUNCH A KICK-ASS T-SHIRT BRAND will give you advice and instructions on the following:
- Creating a solid brand
- The legal aspects of running a clothing brand
- Getting funding to launch your brand
- How to set up an online shop
- How to make kick-ass t-shirt designs
- Getting your shirts produced
- How to get your products in stores
- Managing your business
- And much more!< Less
This package provides an overview of End-to-End testing and answers the most common questions a relay tester should ask before performing their first End-to-End test. A basic introduction of this... More > test technique is followed by a step-by-step procedure for performing a successful end-to-end test. This package also includes an overview of the most common communication-assisted protection schemes to help the reader understand how these schemes operate. Go to http://valenceonline.com/book.php for more information. This paper will NOT be part of the final Relay Testing Handbook.< Less
Come, Sit, and Say Hello to a therapy dog dropout named Chipper, and the people who love her. This funny, touching story—narrated by Chipper herself—teaches that you don’t have to... More > be perfect to make a difference. It is sure to leave a paw print on your heart!< Less
"Chocolate Bella" is a book of cartoons that capture day to day moments of a tour to Vatican City, Italy and Paris, France. This full-colored text depicts drawn places and people who... More > attended a summer college study tour. It is my hope that this book inspires others to travel and enjoy art from all over the world.< Less
HURTLING TOWARDS INEVITABILITY is poet Robert Barton’s first book. A haunting writer whose world is described by wrong turns, dark avenues and no exits, and peopled by characters with a beauty... More > corrupted by circumstance, Barton creates within the pages of this book a work apocryphal in its message and lyrical in its execution. These verses are wrought from the fabric of a gritty reality and a life that has seen the full weight of hard times. A genuinely eerie and compelling volume.< Less
A wise man once wrote, "I passed by the field of a sluggard ... and behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles. ... When I saw, I reflected upon it; I looked, and received instruction. 'A... More > little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of your hands to rest, then your poverty will come as a robber and your want like an armed man" (Proverbs 24:30-34). In this book Steve Brandon has followed this example. He has looked at life and gained some wisdom, which he has passed on to us in 101 short lessons. You will find this book to be insightful, informative, and inspirational.< Less
A collection of poetry written by Earl F. Barfoot, a Methodist minister, over many years. These are full of both searching for meaning and understanding how it applies to everyday life. They are... More > personal and inspirational, joyful and yearning. But always they are inspired by love.< Less
Welcome to the CritterKin world of mixed breed mutts where eight goofy dogs and their wise human pack leader, Ms. Jenaia. Together they embark on giggle producing adventures and tackle tough issues... More > like being different, bullying and fear. By the time you reach the rollicking conclusion at the CritterKin dog park, you and your children will be smiling from ear to ear. Ideal for children six and older, and for any adult who is young at heart.< Less
Tsubuyaki is a freestyle verse, in Japanese, English or any other language, stemmed from the Japanese haiku.
Tsubuyaki verses are free from the traditional and conventional rules and norms that are... More > set for haiku, which distinctly has rigid 5-7-5 syllable lines with references to seasons.
By definition the word “tsubuyaki” in Japanese means “a murmur,” “a mutter” or “muttering” —- “talking to oneself.”
So in writing a tsubuyaki verse you simply write down whatever comes to your mind at a certain moment, describing how you feel —- honest and truthful —- choosing most suitable and appropriate words and phrases, usually in three lines, to express your inner thoughts without being overly concerned of the conventional format and style.
You may make your own rules, then feel free to bend them or break them as you see fit to express yourself.< Less
Join Dr. Bruce Frye as he takes you on a journey from the founding of God's America to present day. An intriguing mix of historical facts and spiritual visions, this book is a fascinating look at... More > American history through the eyes of the Fry ancestors from the American Revolution to the Civil War infused with God given visions for the saving of America today.< Less
Willy The Wolf is a coming of age tale of a lone wolf cub and his adventures in the woods that teach him survival skills through several adventures on his own. Join Willy as he leaves one family and... More > eventually joins another.< Less
Come explore Bigfoot territory with Michael Dupler as we examine the evidence supporting the existence of this rare and elusive creature from folklore, history, investigations and reported sightings,... More > and learn how this giant could communicate and use skill and cunning to remain hidden in plain sight. The mystery of Sasquatch is approached with an inquisitive passion that has led to startling conclusions and brought forth intriguing theories regarding the intelligence and demeanor of this creature.< Less
Designed as a companion to the NØMAD Tarot deck illustrated by Jennifer Dranttel, this pocket guide can provide new insight into the Tarot for novices as well as seasoned readers. Clear and... More > insightful descriptions of the Major and Minor Arcana cards, as well as their reverses, are intended to be a starting point for understanding their meanings within divinatory readings.
This is a great read for a modern take on the ancient traditions of the Tarot.< Less
When cancer comes into the lives of our loved ones, we pray for a miracle, for physical healing —but it doesn’t always happen.
When the Healing Doesn’t Come tells the true story... More > of how cancer changed one woman’s life forever. Over time, Lori Hendrix watched as four members of her family and a dear friend succumbed to cancer. Although cancer brought heartache into Lori Hendrix’s life, it also brought her spiritual healing. At the time that her loved ones were sick, she did not understand God’s plan, but his grace gave her the strength to endure her journey. In the face of so much personal loss from cancer, she tells us how she found salvation and forgiveness from God. He comforted her grief and helped her to find purpose in her quest to find a cure for cancer.
She explains how you can find peace and comfort when recovery does not come and loved ones don’t survive cancer. God healed her anger, comforted her grief, and set her on a path that would lead to salvation and forgiveness.< Less
What Every Hindu Should Know About Christianity leverages cutting-edge scholarly researches in textual criticism and cognitive sciences to arrive at a reasonable understanding of Christian beliefs.... More > The findings it presents reveal a hitherto unknown face of Christianity to the rational Hindu. These include: Christianity originated in a psychotic milieu, Christian beliefs are self-contradictory and theology invalidates the need to believe, is Jesus a myth?, lack of ethical framework in Christianity, 'Herem warfare' is the Christian code of holy extermination, Christian beliefs and practices may cause harm to both Hindus and Christians, Hinduism and Christianity cannot coexist, and how to engage Christianity and why mutual respect cannot be the precondition for Hindu-Christian engagement.< Less