All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps by Dave Isay

By Dave Isay

In ALL THERE, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay stocks tales of affection and marriage from the innovative oral historical past undertaking, revealing the numerous and noteworthy trips that relationships can take.

In tales that hold us from the thrill and anticipation of courtship to the deep connection of lifelong dedication, we find that love is located within the such a lot unforeseen of places—a long island tollbooth, an army base in Iraq, an airport lounge—and study that the direction it takes is as unpredictable as existence itself. because the storytellers during this ebook begin careers, construct houses, and lift households, we witness the life-affirming pleasure of partnership, the relaxation of shared sorrows, and profound gratitude within the face of loss.

those tales also are testomony to the heart’s impressive persistence. In ALL there's we come across love that survives discrimination, sickness, poverty, distance—even loss of life. within the braveness of people’s ardour we're reminded of the power and resilience of the human spirit. This strong assortment bares witness to true love, in its many diversified varieties, enriching our realizing of that the majority magical feeling.

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Water does not do wooden or leather handles any good at all. For this reason, dirty knives should be cleaned with a wet cloth, but not actually immersed in water unless absolutely necessary. Another major sin is the actual misuse of knives. Knives are meant for cutting. They are not meant to be used as hatchets, screwdrivers, or can openers. You cannot expect a knife to keep a proper, let alone a sharp, edge, if you mistreat it. SHARPENING A KNIFE A dull knife is a useless knife. A dull knife is also dangerous more strength has to be exerted to make a dull knife cut, sometimes causing it to slip.

Compasses seldom lie. They may be affected by something outside the magnetic influence, but that's up to the compassman to discover ahead of time. The compassman may also make mistakes. If he reads the headings incorrectly, he cannot blame the compass for getting him lost. Learning how to use a compass can be great fun. The way to start is in territory that you know. If you can follow bearings with good accuracy in familiar country, you are ready for the wilderness. No one should go into an unfamiliar wilderness area without a good map.

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