Parenting is a difficult task for anyone. For the adult children of alcoholics, it can be next to impossible. But now ACOAs have their own child-raising guide. Dr. Mastrich shows readers how to end the cycle of alcoholism by being a confident parent.
First published in l965, Hubert Aquin’s Next Episode is a disturbing and yet deeply moving novel of dissent and distress. As he awaits trial, a young separatist writes an espionage story in the psychiatric ward of the Montreal prison where he has been detained. Sheila Fischman’s bold new translation captures the pulsating life of Aquin’s complex exploration of the political realities of contemporary Quebec.
Taking Yourself Seriously: Processes of Research and Engagement is designed for college students as well as more experienced professionals who want to further their development as researchers, writers, and agents of change.
A wide range of tools and processes for research, writing, and collaboration are defined and described-from Governing Question to GOSP, Plus-Delta feedback to Process Review, and Supportive Listening to Sense of Place Map. The tools and processes are linked to three frameworks that lend themselves to adaptation by teachers and other advisors: A set of ten Phases of Research and Engagement, which researchers move through and later revisit in light of other people's responses to work in progress and what is learned using tools from the other phases; Cycles and Epicycles of Action Research, which emphasizes reflection and dialogue to shape ideas about what action is needed and how to build a constituency to implement the change; and Creative Habits for Synthesis of theory and practice. Researchers and writers working under these frameworks participate in Dialogue around Written Work and in Making Space for Taking Initiative In and Through Relationships. These processes help researchers and writers align their questions and ideas, aspirations, ability to take or influence action, and relationships with other people. Bringing those dimensions of research and engagement into alignment is the crux of taking yourself seriously. The tools, processes, and frameworks are illustrated through excerpts from two projects: one engaging adult learning communities in using the principles of theater arts to prepare them to create social change; the other involving collaborative play among teachers in curriculum planning. A final section provides entry points for students and educators to explore insights, experiences, and information from a wider world of research, writing, and engagement in change.
Each year Americans as a whole waste nine million hours searching for misplaced items. That's 375,000 days of time that could be spent in other ways.
As you make New Year's resolutions to get organized, "50 Ways to Leave Your Clutter" will help you stick to your resolutions all year long. Written by organizing expert, Audrey Thomas, it is an easy-to-digest, spiral-bound book with fifty ideas designed to be implemented over the course of one year, which allows long-term habits to form. The book is filled with simple, manageable steps to gain control of all types of clutter, including what to do with piles of paper and mail, overflowing email, the Tupperware cupboard and other kitchen surprises.
In addition, Thomas offers loads of time and space-saving tips for every area of the home and home-office.
According to Rosalind Picard, if we want computers to be genuinely intelligent and to interact naturally with us, we must give computers the ability to recognize, understand, even to have and express emotions.
The latest scientific findings indicate that emotions play an essential role in decision making, perception, learning, and more--that is, they influence the very mechanisms of rational thinking. Not only too much, but too little emotion can impair decision making. According to Rosalind Picard, if we want computers to be genuinely intelligent and to interact naturally with us, we must give computers the ability to recognize, understand, even to have and express emotions.
Part 1 of this book provides the intellectual framework for affective computing. It includes background on human emotions, requirements for emotionally intelligent computers, applications of affective computing, and moral and social questions raised by the technology.
Part 2 discusses the design and construction of affective computers. Although this material is more technical than that in Part 1, the author has kept it technical than typical scientific publications in order to make it accessible to newcomers. Topics in Part 2 include signal-based representations of emotions, human affect recognition as a pattern recognition and learning problem, recent and ongoing efforts to build models of emotion for synthesizing emotions in computers, and the new application area of affective wearable computers.
The apostle Peter is a prime example of a transformed life: the simple fisherman who denied Christ three times became a bold preacher and a great leader of the church. In this 12-on in-depth study of 1 and 2 Peter, you will engage with the wisdom of a man who knew Jesus and truly learned to trust and obey God. Engage Bible Studies connect you with the enduring truth of God's Word. Come out of the clutter and clanging of our culture and discover the peace of meeting the God of the Bible in the pages of His Word. Engage Bible Studies take you verse by verse into the richness of the Scriptures in ways that impact your heart and illumine your mind. You won't find dry doctrinal debates. You will find simple tools that cultivate your understanding and engage your heart. Tools for transformation. You also will learn how to apply God's Word in your everyday life. You are beginning an incredible journey!
La Academia concedió en 1997 el Premio Nobel de Literatura a Dario Fo «por mofarse del poder y restaurar la dignidad a los oprimidos en la más pura tradición de la juglaría medieval». Misterio bufo, la obra más famosa de Dario Fo, es precisamente el texto más significativo de su investigación sobre las raíces del teatro popular. Las piezas que lo componen retoman, en clave grotesca, las representaciones sacras en las que la figura del bufón sirve a Fo para exponer la podredumbre o corrupción moral en la que vivía el clero durante el papado de Bonifacio VIII, o bien para parodiar la resurrección de Lázaro o el milagro de las bodas de Caná, que se convierten aquí en metáforas de nuestra realidad actual. Los pintores no tienen recuerdos, No hay ladrón que por bien no venga, El hombre desnudo y el hombre de frac, Los muertos se facturan y las mujeres se desnudan y A donde el corazón se inclina, el pie camina son farsas escritas en la década de los cincuenta del siglo pasado, al comienzo de la carrera de Fo, y con las cuales el entonces actor cómico se impuso como dramaturgo, director e intérprete de sus obras en la compañía que fundó con su mujer Franca Rame. Partiendo de la tradición francesa de comedia y de vodevil, basada en equívocos y gags, Dario Fo introduce su personal bagaje, extraído de la comedia popular italiana, creando un nuevo género de farsa surrealista llena de personajes delirantes. Contenido - Anatomía del juglar (Carla Matteini) - Misterio bufo (1969) - Los pintores no tienen recuerdos (1957) - No hay ladrón que por bien no venga (1957) - El hombre desnudo y el hombre de frac (1957) - Los muertos se facturan y las mujeres se desnudan (1957) - A donde el corazón se inclina, el pie camina (1961)