When Marcia Colfax and the man she loves board a ship and set off to their long-delayed happiness, their dreams are shattered by the presence of a murderer on the ship.
In this second book in the 'Sally' series of Romance / Drama stories; Sally has returned to Scotland from her home in Wisconsin USA, to marry Robert - a handsome Forester from the beautiful location of Aviemore, in the Highlands of Scotland.. All does not begin well however, and after a horrific incident in Milwaukee, where she is the subject of a date-rape attempt by a work colleague, and bad news regarding Roberts mother and an accident at home; she finally arrives at Edinburgh to find that Agnes has taken a turn for the worst - and may not survive. Will all go well with Agnes; and will Sally's plans to get married in the summer be scuppered by events? Read on....
Here is an ever-expanding cast of ghosts at Clinton Court, Hungry Lucy and her Revolutionary soldier, the Hanged Drummer and Quaker Lady of Harvard, the mystery of Henniker's Ocean-Born Mary House, pirates, skulduggery, and stolen gold.
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.
When Bif finds a big red rock blocking his way, he decides it has to go. But how? Nothing he tries will move it. Bif's friend Bop knows some monsters who might be able to help. When none of their ingenious methods work, they all have to decide what to do next - with surprising results! A simple and comic tale about teamwork and problem solving.
Shades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism is an anthology that encompasses the voices and experiences of minorities within the Pagan community and addresses some of the challenges, stereotyping, frustrations, talents, history and beauties of being different within the racial constructs of typical Pagan or Wiccan groups. Often the associations of the roots of Paganism have pushed assumptions that worshippers of Paganism are strictly Caucasian. The mainstreaming of Wicca has elevated images of worship and deity that connect with Celtic, Greek or Roman cultures. There are a lot of minority races that are practicing Pagans and are often having a myriad of experiences that are fashioned by the reality of walking between the worlds of their birth ancestry or culture and that of their spiritual culture. This anthology is an opportunity to share their stories and experiences with others around being the minorities within a minority spiritual community. Some of the practitioners in this anthology practice paths that include (but are not limited to) Wicca, Voodoo, Umbanda, Shaman, Native and other Pagan paths.
Join us in celebrating the incredible diversity and beauty that encompass the harmony that has created the song of the Pagan community.
The previously unheard voices of our community are now sharing the power of experience through the written word and through their voices.
Discover a proven way to deal effectively with the white waters of change in education, and create a culture of hope in which students receive the support they need to achieve success. The authors extensive experience with effective schools research and the power of the professional learning community combine to create a uniquely hopeful approach that results in effective and efficient schools."