This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wire delivery.
"Ik had het kunnen bedenken", zegt Martin Veerman, als hij - zelf gediagnosticeerd - bekend raakt met de campagne. "Hard, maar kennelijk noodzakelijk." Zelfspot is hem niet vreemd, zowel voor als na de diagnose. Eerst is er de schok en de angst. "Ik heb alleen een trilling in m'n armen. Het lijkt alsof ik over een ander praat, maar ik ben het, die tussen nu en vijf jaar doodgaat..." Drie letters: ALS. Als je het hebt, is er geen ontkomen aan. Een ziekte die sloopt. Je bent kansloos, omdat er geen medicijn bestaat. Juist om medisch onderzoek te bekostigen lanceert de Stichting ALS Nederland in 2011 een confronterende campagne. 'Ik ben inmiddels overleden' en 'ALS u dit leest/ziet, ben ik er niet meer', luidt in beeld en geluid de indringende boodschap van diverse landgenoten. Voor het verhaal achter een gezicht van de campagnes volgt auteur en dorpsgenoot Eddy Veerman Martin en zijn gezin drie jaar: thuis, onderweg, in het ziekenhuis, richting en op zijn sterfbed. Iedereen verwacht dat hij, de doemdenker, zich in het moeras laat zakken, maar juist nu hij zeker weet dat het leven eindig is, wordt Martin vrij in zijn hoofd. Het onvermijdelijke blijft. Eerst zwijgen de drumstokken van de voormalig drummer van onder meer de 3JS en vervolgens ook de stem. Hij draagt het als man, verlegt zijn grenzen verder dan hij voor mogelijk houdt. Hoe pijnlijk het afhankelijk zijn soms ook voelt, als je vrouw je moet voeren en je zoons je bijvoorbeeld moeten helpen bij het plassen en scheren. Mensonterend: voor patient en voor het gezin. De humor drijft hem voort. Hilarisch is zijn laatste wens op tv bij Man bijt hond: wakker worden naast een Surinaamse billenpartij. Twee weken voor zijn dood is de verzorgster die Martin 's avonds instopt een invalster: een Surinaamse, Esme. Op de rand van het bed zingt ze Ik krijg een heel apart gevoel van binnen, van Corry Konings. "Nu kan je nacht niet meer stuk", lacht ze.
Martin kan niet praten, heeft de kracht niet om te vertellen dat Konings ooit een door hem voor haar geschreven liedje opnam. Maar hij glundert.
ADELAIDE BECKER has one goal: rescue her father from his enemies and certain death. In a desperate bid to save the father she just met, she puts her faith in the one person she shouldn’t, Daxon Aluxni, an Ayezhni with his own agenda. What she doesn’t anticipate is being drawn to the very people she holds responsible for her father’s capture, her family’s breakup, and the exploitation of Earthborn like her. BROCK GRIGNI figures Addy will throttle him for disregarding her wishes, but he follows her to Ayezh. While he knows she’s powerful, she isn’t invincible or truly aware of the danger surrounding her, and he wants to be by her side. Used to being as unemotional as any Ayezhni, the strength of his love for Addy surprises him. Unfortunately, along with the good comes the bad, and he struggles with unfamiliar feelings: jealousy, anger, inadequacy, and pain. Facing almost insurmountable odds, Addy must fight for everything she holds dear. If she fails, not only will she lose Brock and her father, but also the freedom of her fellow Earthborn. With two planets depending on her, can Addy do what it takes?
Delicious Deceit Saved from certain ruin in the back streets of Paris by the wealthy Rutledge Bentley, identical twins Colette and Camille are now members of London's elite. Besotted with their beauty, Rutledge has taken Camille for his bride and married off her twin to his son, Heath. But while Colette can barely keep up with the sexual demands of her prodigious lover, Camille is left unfulfilled by her husband and desires much more. . . And so it occurs to them. . .why not exchange places? As Colette shares with her twin all the intimate details of her sexual escapades with Heath, Camille learns how to tease her "husband" into a state of arousal that will ensure the sensual release her body is so desperately longing for. It's a wickedly dangerous plan that promises deliciously erotic delights. . . Praise for Melissa MacNeal "MacNeal provides colorful characters in a fun-filled romp with lots of sizzling sexual escapades." --"Romantic Times" on "Hot for It"
Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF In book four of the Dragons of Dragonose: A major revelation hits the quiet, peaceful place of Dragonose, revealing not all is what it seems. They learn of traitors who live among them, all the while turning over their own people to the enemy. Leaving King Thoran struggling with his failure to keep a portion of the Dragonose people from living in despair even if he had no prior knowledge.
Dr. Quinn never expected to have a mate. He couldn't leave to look for her when the Dragonose population depended on him. But when he is needed on a rescue mission for his people, he finds the mate he has waited a lifetime for. The problem—after the experiences she has endured, she wants no man. Paulina is given a second chance at life, she just doesn't know if she can handle it.
Can she put the past behind her and grab a future that promises patience, acceptance, protection, and love? Or will she leave a mate to mourn her loss after just finding her? Join the warriors of Dragonose as they face the enemy in a fight to free their people. All the while proving why they are the king's elite.
Concealed Carry Bible A Complete Self Defense Guide A to Z There are too many books about self-defense and handguns, I know. I see them and read a few of them. But one thing I noticed lacking is how a gun can protect you in a self-defense situation. Most experts tell you what guns to buy, how to train with them, how to load them and how to shot them, but is that all you need to know? How do you find out when the time comes you will be able to pull the trigger? When I teach people about self-defense, I teach them about the ins and outs of handguns that are popular, how they work and what and how to fix common issues. But I hope that is not why you would read this book, I want to prepare you mentally, and physically and I want you to know all the laws that may affect you along with making you a master of concealed carry where you are comfortable, confident and will know when and how to use it if the time ever comes. I never thought my education and training would be put to test until one fateful day when I found myself in the middle of a gang related shoot out situation where I did have to draw my gun and use it.
Let’s just say I was little faster. That situation taught me a lot about the legal system and the abuse that goes on in the government everyday basis. But the important thing is I survived through it, and it made me a better person both as a human being and as an instructor who teaches self-defense through concealed carry. Regard what you hear about declining crime rate, just remember the world population is growing at a much faster rate than the resources we survive on. When this happens you can imagine, more people will fight over the same resources than before. It won’t surprise me if there will be a day when it will be “survival of the fittest” law meaning who has more strength, and power will win and have access to the resources. I am not trying to scare you; we are not there yet, it may never happen, but what if it does? Should we be ready? I believe we do. So if you can learn some basic self-defense handgun skills and learn to protect yourself and your family, it won’t be such a bad thing would it? I tell my students, 97% of the people who carry guns will never have to use them on anyone, but it is there in case they ever need it. In my opinion, there is no harm in learning a new skill, specialty, if that skill can save lives. In This Book I Show You: The 50 State Laws for Concealed Carry Concealed carry and Ethics of Violence History of Concealed Carry in the USA What do you need to get ready for concealed carry How to Pick the Right Gun & Ammo Revolver Vs. Semi-Auto Pistol How to choose the right Caliber Using Laser Sights or not 3 Ways to Stop an Aggressor 6 Ways to Concealed Carry Top 10 Concealed Carry Firearms The ABC’s of Shooting a firearm 14 Proper Shooting Checklist 5 Trigger Actions Common Gun Malfunction & Maintenance 5 Ways to Clearing Malfunctions What is Proper training for Concealed Carry 13 Concealed Carry Drill You Need to Master 12 Concealed Carry guidelines Legal Considerations You Should Know Using Deadly Force in Self Defense 10 Keywords to remember
Helps sewers discover how one multisized pattern and techniques that can create 101 different looks. This book instructs sewers in constructing beautiful bags through more than 150 colour illustrations; and includes full-size pattern sheet.