-Rain and Thunder- is a passionate love story by Hakan Lindquist, the author of the bestselling -My Brother and His Brother.- While on vacation in Estonia, the young Swede Oscar falls in love with a local boy, Rein. An intensely emotional coming of age story unfolds as the two young lovers overcome barriers of geography, culture and prejudice to make discoveries about each other and themselves.
Author: Gary Francione
Publisher: Temple University Press
Release Date: 2005
Are "animal welfare" supporters indistinguishable from the animal exploiters they oppose? Do reformist measures reaffirm the underlying principles that make animal exploitation possible in the first place? In this provocative book, Gary L. Francione argues that the modern animal rights movement has become indistinguishable from a century-old concern with the welfare of animals that in no way prevents them from being exploited. Francione maintains that advocating humane treatment of animals retains a sense of them as instrumental to human ends. When they are considered dispensable property, he says, they are left fundamentally without "rights." Until the seventies, Francione claims, this was the paradigm within which the Animal Rights Movement operated, as demonstrated by laws such as the Federal Humane Slaughter Act of 1958. In this wide-ranging book, Francione takes the reader through the philosophical and intellectual debates surrounding animal welfare to make clear the difference between animal rights and animal welfare. Through case studies such as campaigns against animal shelters, animal laboratories, and the wearing of fur, Francione demonstrates the selectiveness and confusion inherent in reformist programs that target fur, for example, but leave wool and leather alone. The solution to this dilemma, Francione argues, is not in a liberal position that espouses the humane treatment of animals, but in a more radical acceptance of the fundamental inalienability of animal rights.
The created beings called angels, as outlined in the King James Version of the Holy Bible, have amazing abilities. Not being bound to time or space, they are well qualified for the missions assigned them. The angels, such as Angel 942, with their specific history and talents, often combine actions to rescue the Boss’ young humans. A tragedy that splits a family apart was not Plan A, but there had been the minus angels to contend with. No matter. The Boss’ angels knew what would happen and that it could be incorporated into successful Plan B. Young Leticia Morgan went one way and her brothers another, but that was not the end of the story within this historical fiction account. There was the event with horses, a locomotive and the unsafe trestle, and... well, a lot happens before and after this incident, but it’s all in the book. There are numerous accounts of humans being moved in a direction that was not necessarily in their plans. Some are in the Holy Bible, and others go un-noticed, but some happen like the one in this book... all with angelic help and direction that is not necessarily recognized.
Author: Charles Martin
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-04-03
Third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is the last of a dying breed-- a modern day cowboy hero living in a world that doesn't quite understand his powerful sense of right and wrong and instinct to defend those who can't defend themselves. Despite his strong moral compass, Ty has trouble seeing his greatest weakness. His hard outer shell, the one essential to his work, made him incapable of forging the emotional connection his wife Andie so desperately needed. Now retired, rasing their son Brodie on his own, and at risk of losing his ranch, Ty does not know how to rebuild from the rubble of his life. The answer comes in the form of Samantha and her daughter Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. They are in danger, desperate, and alone. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help-- protecting the innocent is what he does best. As his relationship with Sam and Hope unfolds, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.
What’s the weather like today? Knowledge of weather is directly linked to geology. There are many advantages to learning the weather but the most important of which is knowing how to react. What kinds of clothes should you be wearing when it’s windy? Encourage your child to use his/her knowledge of weather to begin a diary. Grab a copy today.