With intense pain also comes shocking realization. As once again, four average teenagers, Vanessa, Alexandria, Dylan, and Eric, are forcefully kidnapped from their lives and thrust into an alternate world where evil rushes at them from all directions, they have no choice but to battle for their lives and protect each others. With the help of various unforeseen alliances, the clock races down upon the four as they battle against fate, betrayal, and treachery to save a crumbling kingdom and force justice upon those responsible for its destruction. Yet, will it be twisted love, shaky destinies, or the ever looming fear of death that finally withholds the ultimate goal of returning to the lives they once knew? Only the revelation of truth will lead to victory.
This compilation has been a labor of love. For the past two years, I have poured my heart and soul out on paper through my blog. I have enhanced my favorite posts and turned it into this, my first book. It is truly like sending your child off to school, hoping that your daughter will make friends. It is one thing to control your blog site, but it is certainly another to send your baby out into the world where you can no longer protect her. No matter how she adapts, I will continue to write. Her youngest sister is already in the works, a novel this time. My hope is that this family continues to grow. As I always ended my posts, much love.
Using new archaeological and anthropological evidence, the author explains how to resolve conflicts in the home, work, and the world by identifying the "Third Side" of seemingly black-and-white arguments. Originally published as Getting to Peace. Reprint.
The third side of a coin is essentially the one that connects the other two sides: the head and the tail. This analogy is used throughout the book to emphasize the importance of “mastery learning” in any profession, such as medicine, law, or engineering. Mastery learning is the essential outcome of uniting the two flat faces of a coin with the help of the third circular side. In any profession, the two flat faces of the coin are theory and practice, and the third side is the testing. The author gives examples from his more than fifty years of experience in engineering practice and engineering teaching to prove that mastery learning is essential. In the very rapidly changing pace of technology today, any curriculum that ignores mastery learning is bound to produce obsolete engineers.
A stunning investigation of the roots of the first moon landing forty years ago. This illuminating story of the dawn of the space age reaches back to the reactionary modernism of the Third Reich, using the life of “rocket scientist” Wernher von Braun as its narrative path through the crumbling of Weimar Germany and the rise of the Nazi regime. Von Braun, a blinkered opportunist who could apply only tunnel vision to his meteoric career, stands as an archetype of myriad twentieth century technologists who thrived under regimes of military secrecy and unlimited money. His seamless transformation from developer of the deadly V-2 ballistic missile for Hitler to an American celebrity as the supposed genius behind the golden years of the U.S. space program in the 1950s and 1960s raises haunting questions about the culture of the Cold War, the shared values of technology in totalitarian and democratic societies, and the imperatives of material progress.