"A light in the darkness for severely troubled children, former special education teacher Torey Hayden faced three of her most extraordinary challenges after she left the classroom"
Nine-year-old Cassandra, kidnapped by her father and found starving, dirty, and picking through garbage cans -- a child prone to long silences and erratic, violent behavior, whose hard-won recollections of the nightmare she endured could not be fully trusted.
Charming, charismatic four-year-old Drake, who would speak only in private to his mother -- his tough, unbending grandfather's demands for an immediate cure threatened to cause the delightful boy and his family irreparable harm.
And though she had never worked with adults, Hayden agreed to help fearful and silent eighty-two-year-old massive stroke victim Gerda -- discovering in the process that a treatment's successes could prove nearly as heartbreaking as its limitations.
Women, Enlightenment and Catholicism explores, for the first time, how Catholic women in Europe used Enlightenment thought and culture in their living contexts to articulate their beliefs about how to live their faith in the world. The chapters address their new understanding of womanhood, conceived independently from marital relationships, distinctive contributions to political and religious philosophy, spirituality, and mysticism, and the womens' efforts to bring scientific knowledge to the attention of other women. This book uses biographical studies of nineteen women to guide students through the complex religious, intellectual, and global connections the Enlightenment influenced.
This book is the account of the life of a very remarkable woman. Mabel was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1906. Her father had a liking for alcohol and this drained the finances to an extent that resulted in hardship. Nevertheless, she received a good education; fees being paid by her mother undertaking dressmaking and by her uncle in London. Later she obtained a secretarial post with the Hydro Company in Winnipeg. Her father died in 1929 leaving Mabel and her mother destitute. They then decided to return to England where they set up home in the east end of London where Mabel obtained employment with Spitalfield Market near the docks. Unfortunately they suffered the effects of two German bomb hits during the war that forced them to move out to Oxford. Mabel found employment in the Mayor's Office but then moved on to the University Employment Office. Her mother died in 1949 leaving Mabel alone for first time in her life. She decided to travel the world and set off to tour Europe. She advertised herself as a companion or nanny and this resulted in employment in Belgium and then Switzerland where she worked for an Argentine family. Her life moved onto a much higher level when she was offered a position with a certain Charles Chaplin. Together with another nanny, she was placed in charge of a family that was to increase year by year. She met many notable people from the film industry, politics and also Royalty from around the globe. During her long stay in Europe everyone called her "Pinnie," being short for Pyniger, her surname. The book takes the reader through her fascinating life-style finishing with a remarkable eulogy by the Vicar of the Holy Trinity in Geneva. She truly was "one of a kind."
This book addresses some of the key questions that scientists have been asking themselves for centuries: what is knowledge? What is information? How do we know that we know something? How do we construct meaning from the perceptions of things? Although no consensus exists on a common definition of the concepts of information and communication, few can reject the hypothesis that information - whether perceived as Â« object Â» or as Â« process Â» - is a pre-condition for knowledge. Epistemology is the study of how we know things (anglophone meaning) or the study of how scientific knowledge is arrived at and validated (francophone conception). To adopt an epistemological stance is to commit oneself to render an account of what constitutes knowledge or in procedural terms, to render an account of when one can claim to know something. An epistemological theory imposes constraints on the interpretation of human cognitive interaction with the world. It goes without saying that different epistemological theories will have more or less restrictive criteria to distinguish what constitutes knowledge from what is not. If information is a pre-condition for knowledge acquisition, giving an account of how knowledge is acquired should impact our comprehension of information and communication as concepts.
While a lot has been written on the definition of these concepts, less research has attempted to establish explicit links between differing theoretical conceptions of these concepts and the underlying epistemological stances. This is what this volume attempts to do. It offers a multidisciplinary exploration of information and communication as perceived in different disciplines and how those perceptions affect theories of knowledge.
When Burthred comes courting on Christmas Eve, Meg rejects his advances. She has her heart set on becoming a nun and insists that he call her Christina, the spiritual name she has chosen for herself. She tries to make him swear on her box of holy relics that he will not pursue her, but he carefully words his oath to allow him to stay in her candlelit chamber and try to change her mind. What Meg does not confess is that her reliquary box holds a secret. Burthred needs a wife, and no one will satisfy him except Meg. He swore on his father's deathbed that he would marry her. But Burthred has a secret, too. When they come together before the Yule fire, their shared revelations will either join their hearts together or tear them apart. "A Candlelight Courting" won a 2012 RONE Award Honorable Mention. The RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) is awarded by InD'Tale Magazine. "Joyce's stories will transport you through time." Aimee Brown, "Getting Your Read On"