Submitted by fireside@goodbo... on Sat, 05/11/2013 - 4:52pm
05/19/2013 2:00 pm
The Bad Coffee Lecture Series
(a periodic display of intelligence at Fireside Books)
The Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement:
Its origins and coincidence with Liberation Theology
for social transformation
a talk by
To establish a correlation between Ecuadorian Indigenous spiritual
traditions and that of Jesuit Liberation Theology as an informed
methodology for change within the Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic.
To disarm the adversarial relationship that exists between Arctic
Indigenous spiritual traditions and Christianity, by informing
Christianity of the historical validity of those traditions in order to
develop a mutually complimentary spiritual composition of progress and
sustainability as joint stewards of the land for future generations.
To reframe the dialogue in the Arctic over
resource development through a comprehensive reassessment of values and
needs based on the fundamental consistencies found within both Native
and Christian spiritual traditions.
To demonstrate through this research that
positive, lasting change is possible in our relationship with one
another and the earth, regardless of history, preexisting protocols, or
established cultural biases.
Michael Kirby is a Christian theologian
who has lived in Alaska since 1998. He is currently a graduate student at
UAA, majoring in Environment and Society / International Studies, with a
minor in Alaska Native Studies. He is the founder and president of
InnerRiver Inc. (an inter-faith organization); the past director of
Alaska Native YoungLife, and a research policy analyst at the Institute
of the North.
Submitted by fireside@goodbo... on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:06pm
04/24/2013 4:00 pm
Publisher's weekly called "Dirt Work" "a beautiful memoir of muscle and metal." Christine recounts her experiences as a "trail dog" in national parks from Montana to Alaksa. Come meet the author at Fireside Books and find out more about her wonderful book. If you've read "The River Why," by David James Duncan, or "The Accidental Explorer: Wayfinding in Alaska" by Sherry Simpson, then you'll love this book. Both Duncan and Simpson did! They say so, right on the jacket!
It’s the spring of 1862. The Confederate Army in the West teeters on the
brink of collapse following the catastrophic loss of Fort Donelson.
Commanding general Albert Sidney Johnston is forced to pull up stakes,
abandon the critical city of Nashville, and rally his troops in defense
of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Hot on Johnston’s trail are two
of the Union’s best generals: the relentless Ulysses Grant, fresh off
his career-making victory at Fort Donelson, and Don Carlos Buell. If
their combined forces can crush Johnston’s army and capture the
railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. There’s just one
problem: Johnston knows of the Union plans, and is poised to launch an
audacious surprise attack on Grant’s encampment—a small settlement in
southwestern Tennessee anchored by a humble church named Shiloh.
Year after year, this proves to be our most popular calendar. Each month comes with great information about historical weather events, climate maps, astronomical predictins -- all you need to follow the weather obsessively from month to month. And, what real Alaskan DOESN'T follow the weather obsessively? As usual, this calendar includes great Alaskan photographs. And: for the first time, there's a special section on Space weather!.
We first heard about Laurie R. King when Sue Henry came to visit many years ago. When one great mystery writer raves about another, we knew we know to pay attention. At her suggestion, we picked up "The Beekeepers Apprentice" -- the first in Laurie R. King's series of Sherlock Holmes spin-offs -- and now we're addicted to these literary masterpieces.
Priate King is the latest -- just out, and we can't wait to get our fix!
P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast are creating a new mini-series of novellas based on the wildly popular House of Night series.
first installment takes us to 19th century England where we learn about
the early life of that awesome fencing instructor, Prof. Dragon
Lankford. Before he was Master Swordsman "Dragon" Lankford, he was
Bryan Lankford, an arrogant and troubled kid. His father decides he can
no longer deal with the impertinent Bryan, so banishes him to America.
As a Fledgling in St. Louis, he becomes an accomplished swordsman. He
also meets Anastasia, Professor of Rituals and Spells. Bad things
happen (of course) and he must protect Anastasia, but is he strong
enough and skilled enough to fight the powers against him?
This edition has some very cool black-and-white sketches accompanying the story.