Winger

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Winger

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Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442444940

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

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Book Summary: A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in this unforgettable novel that is “alternately hilarious and painful, awkward and enlightening” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy. Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications with the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart. Filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking.


Winger

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Winger

Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442444940

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

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Book Summary: A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in this unforgettable novel that is “alternately hilarious and painful, awkward and enlightening” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy. Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications with the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart. Filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking.


The Singing Winger

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The Singing Winger

Author: Colin Grainger

Publisher: deCoubertin Books

ISBN: 190924595X

Genre: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Book Summary: Known as The Singing Winger for his ability both out wide on a football field and centre stage at a concert hall, Colin Grainger had the privilege of sharing a changing room with Duncan Edwards and Stanley Matthews and a bill with The Beatles. Starting out in 1950, Graingers professional football career spanned sixteen years, taking in all four divisions, and after Nat Lofthouse persuaded him to perform while on England duty, a successful singing career was born alongside. Grainger continued to marry his passions in the years to come, and this tale tells the story of life on the road as a professional in two industries and the joy of forging friendships with icons of a bygone era.


Good Sports C.J. Slinger, Left Winger

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Good Sports C.J. Slinger, Left Winger

Author: K.A. Robertson

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1731611528

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: In the story of C.J. Slinger, Left Winger, young readers will enjoy a humorous story as they follow C.J., the newest member for the Baytown Blobfish ice hockey team. Featuring full-color illustrations that support the text, this funny fiction series is great for young readers in grades K–2. Measuring 6" x 9", each book in this series introduces good sportsmanship and sport-specific vocabulary. Each title also includes back matter, a glossary, writing prompts, and comprehension questions


The Perfect Patsy

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The Perfect Patsy

Author: Edward Cunningham

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493112724

Genre: True Crime

Page: 357

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Book Summary: Deborah Winger was 31 years old when she was killed in August of 1965. She was a slender, attractive young lady . She was in the process of adopting a three month old baby Her husband of eight years, Mark, had graduated from V.M.I in Nuclear Physics and was working for the Illinois Nuclear Regulatory Agency. All who new them thought they had a perfect marriage. On Sept. 29 at about 4:30, Mark said he heard some noise in the dining area; he ran to that area and saw his wife being bludgeoned to death with a hammer by an intruder. He shot and killed him. The police said it was a justifiable homicide. In 1999 the police reopened the case. In June of 2002, Mark was convicted of the double murder of Donnah and the intruder partially on the testimony of a person with whom Mark Winger had an affair. He was sentenced to two life terms. While in prison he attempted to hire a con to kill this lady and several others including the step-dad. He was convicted of two counts of solicitation of murder and sentenced to two additional terms of thirty- five years in a maximum security prison. This is the story of Mark Winger's arrogance and betrayal and how justice finally caught up with him .


Undiscovered

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Undiscovered

Author: Debra Winger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416584285

Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Celebrated for her indelible, Oscar-caliber performances in some of the most memorable films of the 1980s and 1990s, Debra Winger, in Undiscovered, her first book, demonstrates that her creative range extends from screen to page. Here is an intimate glimpse of an artist marvelously wide-ranging in her gifts. In fact, as this beguiling book reveals, Winger is that rare star who dared to resist the all-consuming industry that is Hollywood becoming her entire reason for being. "I love the work," she states, "and don't much care for the business." Yet she cares deeply for the people who have inspired her. We meet them (most famously, James Bridges, Bernardo Bertolucci; most dearly, her mother, husband, and sons) here, as Winger passionately makes her case for forging a life beyond acting -- and shows how she has done just that. Winger's screen performances have long been celebrated for their breathtaking emotional range, a quality that shines through in these pages. "When I was little," she writes, "someone told me that when you age, you turn into the person you were all your life." In this intriguing mix of reminiscence, poetry, storytelling, and insightful observation, a portrait of a life well-lived is strikingly rendered.


It Doesn't Matter What We Meant

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It Doesn't Matter What We Meant

Author: Rob Winger

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 0771025408

Genre: Poetry

Page: 96

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Book Summary: An astonishing new collection of poems that question perception, meaning, and context. How does private thinking align with public action? And what might it mean to intend something anyhow? To name our particulars? To translate from the personal to the communal, the pedestrian to the universal? In Rob Winger's new collection of poetry, such questions are less a circulatory system--heart and lungs and blood--than a ribcage, a structure that protects the parts that matter most. "I'd like to think," Winger writes, "it doesn't matter / what we meant." But is that right? Could it ever be? Partly an investigation of system versus system error, It Doesn't Matter What We Meant asks us to own up to our own inherited contexts, our own luck or misfortune, our own ways of moving through each weekday. From meditations on sleepy wind turbines to Voyager 1's dormant thrusters, from country road culverts to the factory floor's punch clock, from allied English-to-English folkloric translations to the crumbling limestone of misremembered basements, this is poetry that complicates what it means to live within and beyond the languages, lexicons, and locations around us.


Stand-Off

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Stand-Off

Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481418319

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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Book Summary: Ryan Dean West is back to his boarding school antics in this “brave [and] wickedly funny” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) sequel to Winger. It’s his last year at Pine Mountain, and Ryan Dean should be focused on his future, but instead, he’s haunted by his past. His rugby coach expects him to fill the roles once played by his lost friend, Joey, as the rugby team’s stand-off and new captain. And somehow he’s stuck rooming with twelve-year-old freshman Sam Abernathy, a cooking whiz with extreme claustrophobia and a serious crush on Annie Altman—aka Ryan Dean’s girlfriend, for now, anyway. Equally distressing, Ryan Dean’s doodles and drawings don’t offer the relief they used to. He’s convinced N.A.T.E. (the Next Accidental Terrible Experience) is lurking around every corner—and then he runs into Joey’s younger brother Nico, who makes Ryan Dean feel paranoid that he’s avoiding him. Will Ryan Dean ever regain his sanity? From the author of 100 Sideways Miles, which Kirkus Reviews called “a wickedly witty and offbeat novel,” Stand-Off is filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and delivers the same spot-on teen voice and relatable narrative that legions of readers connected with in Winger.


Starkind

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Starkind

Author: Jerrold Winger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477102485

Genre: Fiction

Page: 132

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Book Summary: The Starkind have searched the Milky Way galaxy for other life for 50,000 years. The climactic discovery of a sentient civilization at the edge of Spacetime 3 by the Starkind exposed the moral dilemma confronting a quantitatively and qualitatively superior civilization when it encounters one of profoundly lesser technical and cultural status. The cultural and philosophical values of and mythological legends of the Starkind are interwoven into the story, especially their devotion to Kal, a lifelong practice of psychological centering. The remarkable science of the Universe Ship and life extension technologies for cosmic travel are developed in very sound engineering descriptions for both technical and non technical readers. The fleet Commander’s journal develops this moral dilemma: Is this search ever morally justified, especially when there is a dominant life form, such as the Starkind that could, without malice, inadvertently snuff out the lesser life form, such as Humankind? It brings into question 50 millennia of exploration without clear directives of action consistent with what might be found. As long as the Starkind didn’t find that which it sought, there was little with which it had to concern itself. Starkind discovers that the most serious internal conflict would be the preservation of this alien life form as it was quite possibly the only other one in the galaxy besides them. The very interaction, along with colonization, could lead quickly to an irretrievable extinction. Six dialogues among the unusual among the unusual characters in the story line decide the issue and reveal the equally unusual philosophies of each culture. Danto Kalishan, the Starkind Fleet Commander, Novon Parna, the beautiful Colony Marshal, and Ben Lavona the ascetic Kabbalist, interact to tell the story. Each character role is developed in depth to reveal the essential goodness inherent in these highly developed spiritual intellects. Two albino children of exceptional intellect enliven the story line with humor, honesty and precociousness that only young people can provide. Unexpectedly a Jenjo Master, named Dardo Kal arises from a forgotten mythological past of the Starkind and injects a secret villainy into the plans for Earth’s renaissance. An unexpected ending results when the plot is discovered. The reader should come away with a profound reverence and anxiety for the place called Mother Earth and by extension the Universe that surrounds it. In the end, love and family ambitions, both overt and secret, are realized as the complex lives of two intertwine couples find an unusual and happy ending. Jerrold Winger has woven into this story interesting speculations of technology and psychology in an age of exploration in the Milky Way Galaxy 5000 years from now. The origins of the book lie in a 1978 hand written journal following several nights of dreams.


A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Author: Gail Winger,James H. Woods,Frederick G. Hofmann the late

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199727406

Genre: Medical

Page: 208

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Book Summary: This comprehensive text on the pharmacological, medical, and legal aspects of drug abuse has been thoroughly updated for the Fourth Edition, and a new chapter on club drugs added. The chapter on medical effects was completely rewritten to focus on infections that develop in i.v. drug abusers, and information on the international regulation of drug use was added to the chapter on drug abuse and the law. The book is written at a level appropriate for upper level undergraduate students, graduate or medical students, and drug counselors. All major drugs of abuse are covered: tobacco, opioids, central stimulants (including cocaine, amphetamine, and caffeine), alcohol and other sedatives, marijuana, club drugs (MDMA, GHB, and ketamine), hallucinogens, and volatile solvents. For each type the authors discuss history and culture, the characteristic patterns of use, subjective and physiological effects, mechanisms of pharmacological action, and toxic effects. Epidemiological aspects are discussed as well as pharmacological treatment possibilities where applicable.


This Must Be the Place

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This Must Be the Place

Author: Anna Winger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440638748

Genre: Fiction

Page: 320

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Book Summary: A "stealthily original" (The New York Times Book Review) debut novel of two people who find each other when they least expect it in a city haunted by history.BR Walter Baum has one of the most famous voices in Germany. A former television star, he's been dubbing Tom Cruise's lines into German for fifteen years. Now he finds himself nearing forty, alone and adrift. In the apartment below is Hope, a young American woman, isolated in a lonely city. When they finally meet in the elevator of the building they share, what transpires is "an essential love story for our confused and difficult times."(Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan)


101 Steps to Win the World Cup

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101 Steps to Win the World Cup

Author: Cirrus Kazimi

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595874767

Genre: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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Book Summary: Never before has so much information and wisdom about playing and coaching the game of soccer (Football) have been collected and processed in one book. From; who is the right player to who is the right coach for this job, to how to develop your player's technique. From team tactical skills, to how to manipulate time and space and restarts and how to meet the physical demands of the game and become a faster player. The player's diet and the psychology of the game and every conceivable aspect of the game and coaching is discussed in this book. Our mission is to promote the sport of soccer (Football) while at the same time providing an educational environment for individuals at the highest level of the game to improve their approach to playing and coaching skills. It is a book you will go back to over and over to get more information. It is a corner stone for every soccer player and coaches' library.


West Wingers

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West Wingers

Author: Gautam Raghavan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525505067

Genre: History

Page: 336

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Book Summary: The Obama White House staff invites us behind-the-scenes of history for a deeply personal and moving look at the presidency and how the president’s staff can change the nation “West Wingers is exceptional. . . . We have so much to learn from these stories.” —Joe Biden When we elect a president, we elect with them an entire team that will join them in the West Wing to help run the country. Each of these staffers has a story to tell, and in West Wingers, Barack Obama’s White House staff reveals how these extraordinary citizens shape the presidency and the nation. In these moving and revealing personal stories, eighteen Obama staffers bring us deep inside the presidency, offering intimate accounts of how they made it to the White House, what they witnessed, and what they accomplished there. We hear from a married gay staffer pushing the president towards marriage equality; a senior aide working to implement the Affordable Care Act while battling Stage IV cancer; a hijab-wearing Muslim adviser accompanying the President to a mosque. In each one we see the human face of government, staffers devoting themselves to the issues that have defined their lives. From the triumphs of Obamacare and marriage equality to the tragedy of the Charleston shooting, this book tells the history of the Obama presidency through the men and women who worked tirelessly to support his vision for America. More than just a history though, West Wingers is an inspiring call to arms for public service, a testament to the possibility of real social change, and a powerful demonstration of what true diversity, inclusivity, and progress can look like in America. “These deeply moving stories offer more than a fascinating view into the window of history: they show us how hope becomes real, sustainable change.” —Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Obama


Christopher

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Christopher

Author: Ron Pegg

Publisher: Word Alive Press

ISBN: 1486616739

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Book Summary: Chris Neil—or Christopher, as his mother, Bonnie, called him—grew up with the ambition and desire to be an NHL hockey player. Through grit and determination, he achieved his goal and left an indelible mark on the Ottawa Senators franchise. Christopher spent many hours as a youngster in Ron and Cathy Pegg’s home, providing the author with personal, first-hand knowledge of Neil the hockey player and the man. That friendship continues to this day. In this engaging biography, you’ll meet the Neil family and the personalities from the world of hockey that guided and formed Chris Neil throughout his life—a life of athletics, community involvement, and faith. Christopher played over a thousand games in the NHL, all as a member of the Ottawa Senators. He became one of just over fifty players in the history of the league to play a thousand games with one team. The one thousandth game was played in Los Angeles, with his wife, Cait, and all the members of the Pegg family present. Christopher is not the final word on Neil’s career, as he continues to serve the hockey community off the ice, but it does tell the tale of a life well lived so far and will inspire hockey fans and people of faith alike.


Winning Tactics for Online Education

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Winning Tactics for Online Education

Author: Ann Winger

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329662172

Genre: Education

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Getting ready for college can be difficult. The applications, the costs and the planning really take quite a bit of time, especially if you wait until the last minute to start. In this ebook, you'll find helpful tips on: 10 Tips to Master Online Education Essential Online Education Strategies 6 Things Your Mom Should Have Taught You About Online Education And More GRAB A COPY TODAY!


Ensaios Inéditos de Clare Winger Harris

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Ensaios Inéditos de Clare Winger Harris

Author: Clare Winger Harris

Publisher: Editora Cyberus

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 9

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Book Summary: Fique com quatro ensaios nunca antes publicados em língua portuguesa da escritora de ficção científica Clare Winger Harris.


The Prairie Homestead Cookbook

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The Prairie Homestead Cookbook

Author: Jill Winger

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250305942

Genre: Cooking

Page: 384

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Book Summary: Jill Winger, creator of the award-winning blog The Prairie Homestead, introduces her debut The Prairie Homestead Cookbook, including 100+ delicious, wholesome recipes made with fresh ingredients to bring the flavors and spirit of homestead cooking to any kitchen table. With a foreword by bestselling author Joel Salatin The Pioneer Woman Cooks meets 100 Days of Real Food, on the Wyoming prairie. While Jill produces much of her own food on her Wyoming ranch, you don’t have to grow all—or even any—of your own food to cook and eat like a homesteader. Jill teaches people how to make delicious traditional American comfort food recipes with whole ingredients and shows that you don’t have to use obscure items to enjoy this lifestyle. And as a busy mother of three, Jill knows how to make recipes easy and delicious for all ages. "Jill takes you on an insightful and delicious journey of becoming a homesteader. This book is packed with so much easy to follow, practical, hands-on information about steps you can take towards integrating homesteading into your life. It is packed full of exciting and mouth-watering recipes and heartwarming stories of her unique adventure into homesteading. These recipes are ones I know I will be using regularly in my kitchen." - Eve Kilcher These 109 recipes include her family’s favorites, with maple-glazed pork chops, butternut Alfredo pasta, and browned butter skillet corn. Jill also shares 17 bonus recipes for homemade sauces, salt rubs, sour cream, and the like—staples that many people are surprised to learn you can make yourself. Beyond these recipes, The Prairie Homestead Cookbook shares the tools and tips Jill has learned from life on the homestead, like how to churn your own butter, feed a family on a budget, and experience all the fulfilling satisfaction of a DIY lifestyle.


LITTLE BY LITTLE

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LITTLE BY LITTLE

Author: Shamico J. Winger

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481705369

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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Book Summary: In order to defeat debt; you must first face the fact that you are in debt. If you are living from paycheck to paycheck, struggling to make ends meet, juggling one bill to pay another and dodging your creditors; you need help taking control of your finances. Ignoring your debt will not make it disappear; you have to face the giant in order to slay the giant. You need to know where your money is going. You need to know how deep in debt you really are. You need to know your debt to income ratio. If you are spending more than you are making; that is a huge problem! You can’t keep doing the same thing expecting different results. It is time to become proactive in controlling your finances. It is our responsibility to know where we stand financially. Wisdom is the principle thing; in all our getting we are to get an understanding. Good people sometimes make bad decisions. A few poor choices and bad decisions do not mean we can’t recover. It is never too late to make a change for the better. It is never too late to make a U-turn. Little by little we can be released from the prison of debt. Little by little we can rebuild our credit. Little by little our finances can be restored. God never intended for us to be held captive by debt. He called us to be the head and not the tail, above and not beneath, lenders and not borrowers. With faith, hard work, tenacity and diligence; we can be restored to our rightful place as lenders and not borrowers. We have to do more than talking, wishing and hoping, “In all labor there is profit, but idle chatter leads only to poverty” (Prov12:23). We have to do the work that is required to get us out of debt and back on the right track. Faith without works is dead! Show your faith by your works. Faith requires action on our part, “For as the body without the Spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead” (James2:26).Wrong decisions got us into debt; right decisions will get us out of debt. We have to be doers of the Word and not hearers only! Just the thought of budgeting causes stress and anxiety for many people. The task of budgeting can seem insurmountable. We oftentimes have no idea where to begin, so we give up before we ever get started. Little by Little was written to help the average person who doesn’t have a large checking or savings account change their perception of debt, budgeting and saving. If you can change your thinking, you can change your life! Each generation should progressively get better; the only way we can accomplish this is by not repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Make the decision today to break the generational curse of debt and poverty from your life. In this book you’ll find easy to use worksheets that will allow you to maintain your budget, track your expenses, build your savings and note your progress. You’ll be encouraged throughout this book by the Word of God. Scriptures are strategically placed to help you stay motivated throughout your journey to becoming financially responsible. Do not despise small beginnings; you didn’t get this deep in debt overnight and you won’t get out of debt overnight. Be patient in the process; we want a permanent change, not a quick fix! May God bless the work of your hands!


Mysterious Entanglement

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Mysterious Entanglement

Author: Jerrold Winger

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452072012

Genre: Mathematics

Page: 80

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Book Summary: About The Book I believe that it is our destiny to wonder at and seek after the mystery that is our origin as humans and our place in the Universe. To explore this mystery the greatest minds of 40 millennia have created the most wondrous fabric of possibilities, with threads of imagination, change, color, denier, weave and substance. Sometimes we called this mystery Religion and sometimes we called it Science and for most our sentient existence we saw no conflict between the two. Both had dogma which from time to time was shown to be misdirected. Both had periods when they were in apparent conflict and periods when they were in complete harmony. Both Science and Religion evolved sometimes in spectaculars leaps of mind and faith. The strangest part of this evolution has been the discovery that at the deepest level of human cognition of Science or Religion, the quest has been and will be the same, namely, the search to understand The Creation we live in, The Creator and the Origin of Life. The strangest irony has been that there is always a considerable gap of uncertainty in both Science and Religion and the answer to Creation, The Creator and Life, no matter how far or fast we evolve. We are, never the less, always confused, by our knowledge, and with our prejudices and intolerance. Science is only an approximation to the physical nature around us. Religion is only an approximation to our spiritual nature within and around us. We often get both wrong from time to time and are compelled to change. We may find in time that Science and Religion are indeed two sides of the same coin


The Fate of the Poseidonia

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The Fate of the Poseidonia

Author: Clare Winger Harris

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612104223

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: A mysterious man appears to be stealing the affections of Margaret. George is suspicious about the strange Martell, and what his plotting are...ExcerptThe first moment I laid eyes on Martell I took a great dislike to the man. There sprang up between us an antagonism that as far as he was concerned might have remained passive, but which circumstances forced into activity on my side. How distinctly I recall the occasion of our meeting at the home of Professor Stearns, head of the Astronomy department of Austin College. The address which the professor proposed giving before the Mentor Club of which I was a member, was to be on the subject of the planet, Mars. The spacious front rooms of the Stearns home were crowded for the occasion with rows of chairs, and at the end of the double parlors a screen was erected for the purpose of presenting telescopic views of the ruddy planet in its various aspects. As I entered the parlor after shaking hands with my hostess, I felt, rather than saw, an unfamiliar presence, and the impression I received involuntarily was that of antipathy. What I saw was the professor himself engaged in earnest conversation with a stranger. Intuitively I knew that from the latter emanated the hostility of which I was definitely conscious. He was a man of slightly less than average height. At once I noticed that he did not appear exactly normal physically and yet I could not ascertain in what way he was deficient. It was not until I had passed the entire evening in his company that I was fully aware of his bodily peculiarities. Perhaps the most striking characteristic was the swarthy, coppery hue of his flesh that was not unlike that of an American Indian. His chest and shoulders seemed abnormally developed, his limbs and features extremely slender in proportion. Another peculiar individuality was the wearing of a skullcap pulled well down over his forehead. Professor Stearns caught my eye, and with a friendly nod indicated his desire that I meet the new arrival. ""Glad to see you, Mr. Gregory,"" he said warmly as he clasped my hand. ""I want you to meet Mr. Martell, a stranger in our town, but a kindred spirit, in that he is interested in Astronomy and particularly in the subject of my lecture this evening."" I extended my hand to Mr. Martell and imagined that he responded to my salutation somewhat reluctantly. Immediately I knew why. The texture of the skin was most unusual. For want of a better simile, I shall say that it felt not unlike a fine dry sponge. I do not believe that I betrayed any visible surprise, though inwardly my whole being revolted. The deep, close-set eyes of the stranger seemed searching me for any manifestation of antipathy, but I congratulate myself that my outward poise was undisturbed by the strange encounter.