World-famous sights, vibrant neighborhoods, and a laidback bohemian atmosphere; San Francisco is a magical place! On this private tour, get ready to discover the best highlights the city has to offer, as well as its unique hidden gems with your favorite local.Get ready to experience San Francisco the local way. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture of San Francisco. Follow in the footsteps of the Beat Generation poets at the City Lights bookstore and take a walk through streets packed with brightly colored murals. See and touch the city’s past and present as you visit the beautiful Painted Ladies and ride a classic cable car.Follow your local host through several of San Francisco’s neighborhoods, each with its unique character. Explore the country’s first Chinatown. Stroll through the lively streets of the Castro and the vibrant murals of the Mission, home to a thriving Latino community. More to come, join this tour now to find out!
This tour takes you into the heart of the Mission District, where you will discover an incredibly lively and vibrant neighborhood with a rich cultural and architectural heritage. You and your friends will embark on a three-hour San Francisco gastronomy tour in the heart of the Mission District. You will have the opportunity to discover both the local Latino inspired dishes as well as the myriad of cultures that have made their imprint on the Mission today.Our experienced guide ensures that you will leave with a stomach full of traditional food, plus local knowledge and sightseeing tips. This tour will enhance the pleasure of your trip that will last you a lifetime.As a private tour, everything works around you! Our start times are much more easy going, dates can open up. It's a much more intimate and cozy experience. No need to shout over other tourists, you will have every question answered, and leave feeling like a native yourself!
This is a short story collection of five contemporary events, all fiction, with drama and humor entries. 1. "Double Cross": A young woman is relocated by the Witness Protection Program to a position as hospital admission director in another state. But an assassin hired by her imprisoned husband, finds her. But when they meet, the unexpected happens. 2. "The Little Statue": An illegal Latino immigrant loses his job and becomes homeless, and lives on the street. A female police officer befriends him and tries to convince him to seek refuge on a cold snowy night. But unwilling to go to a shelter, and alone, he slowly freezes to death. But toward the end he, has a vision of his favorite saint, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and he becomes peaceful, serene, and joyful. 3. "Private Gagliardi Meets the Army": A young 19-year-old man, with an exceptionally high IQ, joins the US Army and befuddles his sergeant with his amazing knowledge. But as he solves problems with ease, his sergeant becomes jealous and plans to get back at him, which only back-fires as the unruffled private continues to astound his fellow soldiers. 4. "The Black and White Roses": A married couple buy a cemetery lot in their hometown, planning ahead for the future. But later, as they revisit the site, they are shocked to see bouquets of black and white roses laying on the lot. There is no note or any other indication of who might have left them, and they become increasingly fearful as other bouquets reappear each time the others are removed. 5. "Momma's Gonna Have a Baby": A 70-year-old widow is shocked to learn that she is pregnant at a routine medical examination by her doctor. After the fact settles in her mind, she becomes overjoyed at the news. However, her feelings are not shared by her two married daughters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Brogadir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045534/bk_acx0_045534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The hotel's private beach was pristine; its waters a deep turquoise and its guests comprised of the beautiful people for whom money was no object. It was an atmosphere of luxury; where time was measured in intervals until the next meal and afternoon siestas became gatherings for exotic sex with a myriad of partners. The sands were dotted with clusters of chairs, cushioned deeply and monogrammed with "E" - the logo for the resort Estrella, or star. Latino music subtly drifted amongst the gatherings while the undercurrent of conversation took place in a dozen languages. High above the beach, a drone fitted with a long-range lens and camera lofted over the Estrella resort. It had a mission, but that would only be known by its owner. If it was taken down, there would be no trail, no identity. It was programmed to identify a specific set of facial features, and once identified, the drone would fly out over the Gulf of Mexico and self-destruct, having sent the images it sought by satellite to home base. Perhaps the most unique feature of the drone was that it wore a disguise. Those who happened to look up as it passed would only see the gentle, flapping wings of a seagull. This sort of technology came at a price, but then so did the information it sought. There was only one man willing to pay for this, but for him, there was no price too high. He would give his very life to know. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063802/bk_acx0_063802_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During the first three quarters of the twentieth century, Jose Thomas Canales was a significant force in the fight for Latino civil rights. Functioning primarily in Texas, but having influence in Washington, D.C. as well, Judge Canales impacted politics, historical analysis, civil rights legislation, public law, philanthropy, and other aspects of society. He accomplished this while remaining an intensely private man, who shunned public acclaim. Judge Canales was a renaissance man who functioned in stealth to produce public and individual good while remaining generally unknown to the public and a puzzle to his family and personal acquaintances. This work is a portrait, both public and personal, of Jose Tomas Canales, a powerful and influential twentieth century Latino Civil Rights leader. Meant for academics and interested non-academics alike, this book illuminates hidden aspects of a fascinating character and true hero in the civil rights movement and modern Texas history.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Goshen College, is a private Mennonite liberal arts college in Goshen, Indiana, USA with an enrollment of around 1,000 students. The college is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Goshen College was founded in 1894 as the Elkhart Institute, and is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Goshen College maintains a distinctive Christian Mennonite environment, but admits students regardless of race or religion. U.S. News and World Reports ranks Goshen as a third-tier liberal arts college. Goshen's Study-Service Term takes students overseas for three months. Their time is split between studying the nation's language, history and culture, usually in the capital, and performing volunteer service, usually in smaller cities or rural areas of the country. The program was pioneering when it was founded in 1968 before study-abroad programs became widespread. The college is launching a domestic SST in 2010 in which students will be immersed in the Latino culture and community in northern Indiana.
A Remezcla Best Book by Latino and Latin American Authors of 2019 Praise for Dark Constellations &#8220;A slim allegory written with a chat forum&#8217;s acrid wit . . . [A] spot-on depiction of tech-industry misogyny.&#8221; &#8212;The Atlantic &#8220;Oloixarac toggles between severity and satire with Borgesian ease, yet her bleak visions of a society so easily conquered by a small number of amoral innovators is eerily plausible, and captured with an evocative lyricism.&#8221; &#8212;AV Club &#8220;An ambitiously expansive novel.&#8221; &#8212;Vulture &#8220;Rendered in beautiful English by Roy Kesey, whose translation reveals the complex layers of scientific, mystical, and technological vocabulary that Oloixarac so fearlessly wields. . . A wonderfully bizarre mix of scientific treatise, hallucinogenic history, and cyberpunk thriller.&#8221; &#8212;World Literature Today &#8220;Combining esoteric sciences, arts, technologies, cultures, philosophies and even lexicons with heightened, poetic and dreamlike scenes and descriptions, [Oloixarac] transports readers into a reality at once entirely extraordinary and all too familiar.&#8221; &#8212;Spine Magazine &#8220; Dark Constellations delivers exactly what you want in high-end science fiction&#8212;a deep thinker of a novel with a wide-eyed gusto for getting weird.&#8221; &#8212;Southwest Review &#8220;Despite following characters whose actions are essential to the species-wide transformations the novel depicts, the narrative often has a sense of inevitability, as if Niklas, Cassio, and Piera were merely performing foreordained parts in a dance they are only dimly aware of . . . this is not a traditional story, in which character drives event, but rather one in which characters are driven to action by forces they don&#8217;t quite understand, and are helpless to resist.&#8221; &#8212; Strange Horizons &#8220;An enjoyable and enlightening read . . . readers are bound to close the book with an appreciation for Oloixarac&#8217;s erudition and skill.&#8221; &#8212;Asymptote Journal &#8220;Asks questions about exploration and colonization, about big data and the curve of an individual life, all while being weird and ambitious.&#8221; &#8212; Remezcla &#8220;Dark Constellations is a grand saga of the anthropocene fever dream, spanning numerous continents, centuries, and species. With the technophilic, psychedelic flair of Thomas Pynchon and William Gibson, Pola Oloixarac tacks up miles of red yarn between 19th-century explorers, Argentinian cryptographers, secluded island tribes, computational biologists, and more. A novel of high style and heavyweight ideas, Dark Constellations charts a sublime order through the ritualistic carnage of science. Also, sex.&#8221; &#8212;Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens &#8220;With Dark Constellations, Pola Oloixarac exceeds the high expectations she set with Savage Theories, her deliciously wicked debut. Whip-smart and gleefully irreverent, Oloixarac's new novel establishes her as Argentina's most ferocious literary export. Fusing sci-fi and slapstick, Dark Constellations goes where no American writer would dare to tread. If you thought satire was dead, you haven't been reading Pola Oloixarac.&#8221; &#8212;Adam Morris, author of American Messiahs: False Prophets of a Damned Nation &#8220; Dark Constellations has a daring and turbulent erudition. It&#8217;s a cyberpunk with the bright colors of Latin America.&#8221; &#8212;Carol Bensimon, author of We All Loved Cowboys &#8220;Intriguing and terrifying . . . [the] 19th century interludes that thread through the novel, a fever dream of sex and hallucinogenics and weird experiments, contrast beautifully against the straightlaced prose of Cassio and Piera&#8217;s story.&#8221; &#8212;Locus Magazine &#8220;This genre-defying novel blends science fiction with cyberpunk with naturalism to end up with something utterly original . . . Oloixarac is
A comprehensive source that demonstrates how 21st century Christianity can interrelate with current educational trends and aspirations The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education provides a resource for students and scholars interested in the most important issues, trends, and developments in the relationship between Christianity and education. It offers a historical understanding of these two intertwined subjects with a view to creating a context for the myriad issues that characterize--and challenge--the relationship between Christianity and education today. Presented in three parts, the book starts with thought-provoking essays covering major issues in Christian education such as the movement away from God in American education; the Christian paradigm based on love and character vs. academic industrial models of American education; why religion is good for society, offenders, and prisons; the resurgence of vocational exploration and its integrative potential for higher education; and more. It then looks at Christianity and education around the globe--faith-based schooling in a pluralistic democracy; religious expectations in the Latino home; church-based and community-centered higher education; etc. The third part examines how humanity is determining the relationship between Christianity and education with chapters covering the use of Christian paradigm of living and learning; enrollment, student demographic, and capacity trends in Christian schools after the introduction of private schools; empirical studies on the perceptions of intellectual diversity at elite universities in the US; and more. * Provides the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to gain a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the complex relationship between Christianity and education and its place in contemporary society * A long overdue assessment of the subject, one that takes into account the enormous changes in Christian education * Presents a global consideration of the subject * Examines Christian education across elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education will be of great interest to Christian educators in the academic world, the teaching profession, the ministry, and the college and graduate level student body.
Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. At last Cecilio GarcAAa-Camarillo has consented to the publication of this volume spanning three decades of creation, from the 1970s through the 1990s. The Line, GarcAAa-Camarillo's longest single work, is reproduced in its entirety. Also here are generous selections (each one complete in itself) from a dozen other chapbooks, arranged chronologically by first publication. Professor Enrique R. Lamadrid, in his introduction, surveys the poet's career, his personal odyssey from Texas to New Mexico, and the private and public themes that pervade his work.