Stacy Julian, founding editor of Simple Scrapbooks Magazine is best known for her liberating and revolutionary approach to scrapbooking. As an industry pioneer with over ten years experience as a teacher, writer and scrapbooker, Stacy is committed to empowering others. The Big Picture, Stacy's fourth book shares ideas, inspiration and solutions for all scrapbookers, regard of their style or expertise.
In his song "Imagine," John Lennon asked us to consider what this world might be like without religion.
But, imagine what could happen if the three monotheistic religions found a way to cooperate with each other, and not compete! In "Pope Nobody the Great," retired activists Don and Deb discover that against all odds, they influenced the selection of a new pope. That pope asks their help on a campaign to get the leaders of the three monotheistic religions to work together to stop the madness of so many wars fought in the name of religion. He wants to make religion the answer and not the problem. The mission, which the three of them believe will be a turning point in the history of the world, leads them into dark and troubling experiences they had not anticipated, against forces that resist change at all costs.
Agile Product Management Just Got Easier Introduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, “Agile: The Complete Overview Of Agile Principles and Practices”. In this class you will be given a complete overview of agile principles and practices used to deliver projects. I know you will get value from this class as it gives you a complete introduction to agile. I then walk you step by step through the differences between agile and traditional methods.
In today’s fast-paced world, I feel that agile methods are crucial for improving your effectiveness whether you are a business owner, product owner, development team, service team or service oriented team. Along the way I give you plenty of examples and give you best practices for being an agile practitioner. In this class you will learn: • A complete overview of agile including the popular principles of scrum and XP. • What is agile and how it is different from traditional project delivery methods • Tools usually used by agile teams and how they help you to deliver • Key principles and practices to use when carrying out the role of an agile practitioner • How to continuously improve your product • Concise techniques for improving your skills as an agile practitioner So let’s get started and let me teach you what it takes to be an agile practitioner. Introduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, “Scrum: A Cleverly Concise and Agile Guide”. In this class, you will be given an exceedingly concise guide yet still a wealth of information to allow you to fully understand how to use agile scrum. I know you will get value from thisas it contains the exact methods I have used to deliver projects on time and to a high degree of quality using scrum. I then walk you step by step through the key rules, roles and events used in scrum so that you have an excellent foundation. In this class, you will learn: • Learn what scrum is and why it is so powerful for delivering even the most complex project on time. • Explain the difference between roles, events and artifacts • Understand techniques to deliver your project on time • Explain the difference between Agile and Scrum • Explain what the Waterfall Model is and Why it is flexible than Agile So let’s get started and let me help you to understand and use agile scrum. Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" or "Read For Free" Icon On The Right Side!
A young boy discovers the depth of the Creator's love and forgiveness as he accompanies his grandmother to deliver Christmas gifts. Earlier in the year the three young men who received the gifts cruelly hurt both grandmother and grandson, pushing them down in the snow and taking their coats and Grandmother's moccasins. In this true story told from his own childhood, Ray Buckley tells how Grandmother labored through the year to produce moccasins for each of the young men that were of extraordinary design and loveliness. In her giving and through her forgiveness she draws the young men into the compassion of God's love. Walking back through the trees, her grandson realizes that same love has made the two of them truly free.
One day she is Linda Farley, a senior in a San Diego high school, with a talent for art, an annoying younger brother, two loving parents, and a prospective boyfriend. Three days later, she is Lainie Foster, hiding with her mother and brother in Olympia, Washington. That's how fast things change after Linda's mother tells her that her father has been caught by the feds in a Mafia money laundering scheme and that the rest of the family has been placed in the Witness Protection Program. By the rules she's given, she must stay out of school, cut off contact with anyone back home, and never tell anyone what has happened. Linda -- now Lainie -- does her best, but in navigating her new life, she faces a number of questions. How could her father do something so contrary to her image of him? Why is her mother so familiar with their new city? How can she pursue a career in art without going to school? What must she do to save her brother from the worst effects of the upheaval? And who is that dark-haired woman she keeps spotting in front of the house? Then there's the biggest question of all: Is she Linda or is she Lainie? Because, in the end, is the choice really anyone's but hers? ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Anne L. Watson, a retired historic preservation architecture consultant, is the author of numerous novels, plus books on such diverse subjects as soapmaking and baking with cookie molds. She currently lives in Friday Harbor, Washington, in the San Juan Islands, with her husband and fellow author, Aaron Shepard.
///////////////////////////////////////////////// SAMPLE "Lainie," Mom said, her voice a little gentler, "we have to follow the rules, whether we like them or not." "The rules are nuts, Mom," I protested. "Like making us keep our old initials.
So the Mafia is too stupid to check the passenger lists for trains and planes leaving Southern California? You think they won't look for two A.
F.'s and an L.F. with one-way tickets to the same place?" Mom moved to the right to let a tailgating Jeep speed ahead. "That's one reason we're splitting up," she said. "WITSEC has never lost anyone who followed the rules," she said. "WITSEC?" I yelped. "Who the hell is that?" "The Witness Security Program. That's its other name." Sheesh. WITSEC. Like the FBI was such a buddy, we needed to give them a nickname. My face itched, and I rubbed it hard. "Don't do that," Mom said. "You'll rub off your makeup." "It feels like dirt. I don't know how you put up with it." "You get used to it.
Especially when you have more important things to worry about." Well, we had that, in spades. I'd just dumped someone I really wanted to go out with. I wouldn't be going to art school next year, because that's what Linda Farley would have done. I had to be someone else, probably forever. Compared to that, grease all over my face really was a detail.
I gave up and quit talking about it. Whining wasn't going to do any good. Mom kept quiet too, watching the traffic.
In the front seat, Alan sang some dumb song from a TV kids' show, over and over. But, as Mom had said, I had more important things to worry about. We took the Alameda Street exit and pulled into the train station. "What are you going to do with the car when you get to the airport?" I asked. "Leave it in a parking lot with the window down and the keys in the ignition." Even the Mafia wouldn't have a chance if she did that. The locals would have that car in a chop shop faster than the Godfather could blink.
Against a backdrop of war and anti-Catholic sentiment, one man loses his rights because he is falsely accused In this fascinating, detailed history, William Issel recounts the civil rights abuses suffered by Sylvester Andriano, an Italian American Catholic civil leader whose religious and political activism in San Francisco provoked an Anti-Catholic campaign against him. A leading figure in the Catholic Action movement, Andriano was falsely accused in state and federal Un-American Activities Committee hearings of having Fascist sympathies prior to and during World War II.
As his ordeal began, Andriano was subjected to a hostile investigation by the FBI, whose confidential informants were his political rivals. Furthermore, the U.S. Army ordered him to be relocated on the grounds that he was a security risk. For Both Cross and Flag provides a dramatic illustration of what can happen when parties to urban political rivalries, rooted in religious and ideological differences, seize the opportunity provided by a wartime national security emergency to demonize their enemy as OC a potentially dangerous person.OCO Issel presents a cast of characters that includes archbishops, radicals, the Kremlin, and J. Edgar Hoover, to examine the significant role faith-based political activism played in the political culture that violated AndrianoOCOs constitutional rights. Exploring the ramifications of this story, For Both Cross and Flag presents interesting implications for contemporary events and issues relating to urban politics, ethnic groups, and religion in a time of war.