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Minoan Stone Vessels With Linear A Inscriptions

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Inscribed Minoan stone vessels are ritual gifts that index their dedicants' intention that both their gift and their name should survive permanently at the place of dedication. These vessels contained offerings, yet the vessels themselves were also offerings, serving as permanent records of a ritual act. These rituals were most likely communal, incorporating group feasting and drinking. The seasonality of these rituals suggests that they were focused on the cycle of life: fertility, birth, death and renewal. Offerings left with the vessels suggest that these rituals also addressed other, more personal concerns. As for Linear A itself: the language behind the script appears to contain a fairly standard phonemic inventory, though there are hints of additional, more exotic phonemes. The morphology of the language appears to involve affixation, a typical mode of inflection in human languages. The presence of significant prefixing tends to rule out PIE as a parent language, while the word-internal vowel alternations typical of Afroasiatic verbal inflection are nowhere to be found in this script. In the end, Linear A appears most likely to represent a non-IE, non-Afroasiatic language, perhaps with agglutinative tendencies, and perhaps with VSO word order.


A House Of Light And Stone

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It's 1967 East Los Angeles. Duffy Chavez is ten years old and from a large, mixed-race, single-parent family. Growing up is never easy, but for young Duffy Chavez, whose childhood is anything but innocent, the journey is particularly painful. Swimming against the tides of her troubled family as well as her own cultural identity, she struggles with the cards she has been dealt. Buoyed up by the belief of a select few, she strives to achieve the kind of self-knowledge that comes so naturally to the 'real girls' all around her. As gaps in the narrative begin to fill, and the truth surrounding Duffy's birth is unearthed, her determination to succeed is rendered all the more astounding. Told in uncompromising clarity through the eyes of a child, A House of Light and Stone is at once full of heartbreak and hope, offering respites of warmth in the coldest of places.


Stepping Stones Along The Journey Of Life With God

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This collection of poems covers many topics, from God's Creation to the Queen's jubilee. A recurring theme highlights the different aspects of humanity's path through life from birth to adult maturity and beyond, and many of the poems have been inspired by Margaret Harper's experiences of bringing up a family and her struggles with severe depression and hearing loss.


Monkey And Elephant And A Secret Birthday Surprise

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Shh! It s Monkey s birthday but that s a secret. Can Elephant keep the big news under his party hat for one whole day? Monkey and Elephant are very good friends such good friends that Monkey lets Elephant in on a secret. The secret is that it is Monkey s birthday, and Monkey does "not" like birthdays. But Elephant also has a secret: he has trouble keeping secrets. And keeping such a "happy" secret is especially hard. When Elephant learns that Clever Rat has made some party hats and is inviting friends over to see them, Elephant wants to turn their gathering into a party for Monkey. But how will he do it without giving away Monkey s secret?"

About the Author

Carole Lexa Schaefer is the author of many acclaimed picture books for children, including Down in the Woods at Sleepytime, illustrated by Vanessa Cabban, and Big Little Monkey, illustrated by Pierre Pratt. She is also the author of the first three books about Monkey and Elephant. Carole Lexa Schaefer lives on Camano Island, in Washington State. Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel and is the illustrator of many books for children, including Rockin Babies by Jenn Berman and Cynthia Weil, The Groovy Letter Book by Melissa and Dolores Neumann, and the first three books about Monkey and Elephant. She lives in Brooklyn.


In A Moving River Nothing Is Set In Stone

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This is an essay in English and Spanish with reflections on contemporary anarchism and its engagements that open cracks for possibilities amongst the resistance to capitalism, Power and unsustainable civilization.



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