During Holy Week in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a young boy named Pedro "Peddie" Martinez turns up missing. At Palm Sunday Mass, Father Andy Leary has a sixth sense that a parishioner is involved. When the parishioner comes to confession the next day, Father Andy's suspicions are confirmed. But is the boy's disappearance an abduction for immoral purposes, or something else entirely? To complicate matters, Father Andy is faced with his weakness of the flesh. He is impossibly attracted to the nun who is principal of their parochial school. Even as he gallantly fights his lust, the nature of their relationship comes to a head as he involves her in the search for Peddie. But in finding Peddie, Father Andy also finds himself-his real limitations and his true vocation.
In Confed: 2721, Mr. Moores premier novel, Moore creates a vision of the not very distant future. Heroes and villains, human and alien take the reader on an exciting interstellar jaunt. The foundation for Moores twenty eighth century technologies currently exists. Rik Hunter, a nanotech enhanced Sentinel of the Confederation, uncovers an interstellar plot to exterminate mankind and all its allies. Devious and genocidal, the duplicitous alien species turns the Confederations own interstellar gate system into the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. The alien menace plans the complete destruction of six sentient races and hundreds of worlds. Rik discovers evidence of multiple genocides perpetrated by this newest member of the Confederation and precipitates an interstellar war. Like a marshal of the old west, Rik Hunter polices the frontier of mankinds expansion into the galaxy. Piracy, smuggling, drugs, alien monsters, invading aliens, and romance are all part of his story.
Author: Gary Drewes
Release Date: 2003-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
This "how-to" manual teaches a useful skill in psychic sensing, called Directed Intuition. It involves merely shifting your awareness, much like you routinely shift attention to recall a memory. You can use the skill at any time, with eyes open and engaged in activities. The unique training method has proven effective both in classes and self-instruction. The author devised the concept in the mid 1960s after years of developing his own sensing ability by experiment, and by 69 began teaching classes for several years. This updated book (first edition 1970) has abundant examples of remarkable results and swift learning even some within a few minutes. The lessons are a third of the text. The rest discusses expected achievements, mental impressions during training, and applications for the skill in diverse fields, including business, foreign affairs, and relationships. This book is intended for (1) people desiring to enrich their lives with psychic insight, (2) disciplined researchers into psychic phenomena, and (3) investigators of subjects where needed data cannot be obtained by other means.
Author: Gary Genosko
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2005-01
Genre: Social Science
This collection contains key critical essays and assessments of the writings of Canadian communications thinker Marshall McLuhan selected from the voluminous output of the past forty years. McLuhan's famous aphorisms and uncanny ability to sense megatrends are once again in circulation across and beyond the disciplines. Since his untimely death in 1980, McLuhan's ideas have been rediscovered and redeployed with urgency in the age of information and cybernation.Together the three volumes organise and present some forty years of indispensable critical works for readers and researchers of the McLuhan legacy. The set includes critical introductions to each section by the editor.Forthcoming titles in this series include Walter Benjamin (0-415-32533-1) December 2004, 3 vols, Theodor Adorno (0-415-30464-4) April 2005, 4 vols and Jean-Francois Lyotard (0-415-33819-0) 2005, 3 vols.
Author: William J. Coleman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Out in the furthest reaches of space, an assignment was given to a race of intelligent Light beings. The assignment was to go to a faraway system and create a world and a species so that souls could experience the creative powers of living in a Free Will system. This happened a long time ago, in our terms, and continues today. However, Free Will has some quirky aspects, as Jake Montana is going to learn. Excitement and change have many disguises, and things are not always as clear as they fi rst appear. Jake, a mild mannered, past-middle-age engineer for a major aerospace company just wants to retire and enjoy his hobbies and life in general. Little does he know that people from another planet are actively seeking him for reasons that are critical to their continued existence. Follow Jake as he experiences the ultimate abduction by people who have medieval technology, yet travel in advanced spacecraft. Witness how dogma crushes culture and tyranny can eliminate free thought. Discover a universe where peace and war lived side by side and didnt know it until the startling discovery of space travel. Journey to the star system, where one mans desire for absolute power transforms Jakes life. Mental changes occur that are as large and mind-altering as to affect the lives of all the inhabitants on two very separate worlds. Jake will meet, and join forces with, the most unlikely group of co-conspirators -some of them human, some not so human. The difference, Jake will fi nd, is just the labels that they are given. Jump into this metaphysical grab bag of travel, fun, intrigue and personal learning as Jake experiences the many shades of good and bad; not to mention two outstanding ladies, who have designs on him that are different from anything Jake could ever imagine.
Author: Gary Alan Ruse
Release Date: 2013-10
Conjured from the sea by the dark magic of the Green Magician to defend their village from invaders, Morlac is a being tormented by his own dual past, and under the spell of the wizard's wicked daughter. Can he save them all...and himself? His journey across exotic lands, armed with his magicked sword Shark and his shell shield, is an epic sword and sorcery adventure. Tormented by conflicting memories, Morlac is at war against his own nature as much as the multitude of enemies he faces in his homeland and beyond. Searching for his own identity as well as for the sorcerer who abandoned him, Morlac encounters new friends, dangerous enemies, many exotic lands and supernatural terrors. Morlac is involved in a romantic triangle with the Green Magician's daughter, Kadrana, as beautiful as she is dangerous, and Glendauna, a young woman Morlac later meets who is a Durkesh Warrior with a dark secret of her own. MORLAC is a highly original novel with plenty of action, humor, and romance.
Author: Eric Schopler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-06-29
As the oldest statewide program serving autistic people in the United States, North Carolina's Division TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped CHildren) has had a major impact on ser vices for these people and their families. As we move into our second decade, we are frequently questioned about all aspects of our procedures, techniques, and program. Of all the questions that are asked, however, the one that comes up most frequently and seems to set our program apart from others concerns the ways in which we work with families. To help answer this question we identified what we have found to be the major components in our parent-professional relationships, and we elaborate on these with the most current research informa tion, clinical insights, and community knowledge available through the expertise of our distinguished contributors. Our purpose was to collect the most recent information and to organize the resulting volume along the outlines of the par ent-professional relationship found most important in the TEACCH program. Thus, the four main sections of the book include these four major ways profes sionals work with parents: as their advocates, their trainers, their trainees, and their reciprocal emotional support source. To the extent this effort was success ful, we acknowledge that it is easier to organize book chapters along these dimensions than it is to provide their implementation in the field.