God is not poverty-stricken, and He does not produce poverty-stricken children. The Bible abounds with promises that God will open the windows of heaven, satisfy us, shower down bing on us, provide for us, replenish us, and prosper us. Yet,
After her return from a few days off-world, Jane finds that things are not quite the way she left them.
Corporate managers have hired zombies to fill open positions (They work for nearly nothing and they don't need healthcare, because they're dead.) But zombies are the least of Jane's problems! Dorrie signs her up for a lesbian soccer league, Jane's vintage VW van is haunted by her dead uncle, Dorothy has a near death experience and Jill gets waylaid by a psychoactive toad!
Towards the end of his first season in Formula One, Eddie Jordan often feared he was driving headlong towards bankruptcy. One of his drivers was sent to prison. Another, the future world champion Michael Schumacher, was pinched from his grasp after just one auspicious race. Somehow, he survived, kept control of his fledgling team and with a series of astute deals and inspired publicity coups battled on to establish his name and his team as one of the powers in the ultra-competitive world of Formula One motor racing. Deals were always popular with Jordan, all through his life.
Writing code that works is hard. Writing code that handles unexpected errors and still works is really hard. Most of us learn by trial and error. This short book removes the uncertainty. With over 100 pages of content and dozens of working examples, you’ll learn everything from the mechanics of how exceptions work to how to design a robust failure management architecture for your app or library. Whether you are a Ruby novice or a seasoned veteran, Exceptional Ruby will help you write cleaner, more resilient Ruby code.
A luta política assume nas sociedades contemporâneas, em condições de calendário eleitoral estável, essencialmente, a forma da luta entre os partidos. Quando uma revolução se coloca em movimento, no entanto, tudo pode ser subvertido, porque milhões de pessoas inativas ou até desinteressadas despertam para a luta social. Este livro apresenta-nos uma rigorosa investigação sobre a revolução portuguesa que ambiciona dar voz aos que não tiveram voz.
Nos livros de história eles são, não poucas vezes, invisíveis. Mas são os rostos comoventes destas grandes massas populares que oferecem sentido àquelas maravilhosas fotografias da revolução portuguesa. Anónimos, os seus retratos nas manifestações dizem-nos tudo o que precisamos de saber sobre a esperança e a frustração, a fúria e o medo, o entusiasmo e a ilusão, e tudo aquilo que oferece grandeza à vida e não cabe em palavras. Foram eles que fizeram a revolução. Nas páginas deste livro bate um coração que tem respeito e admiração por essa gente
When my nephew, Benjamin, invited me to Career Day at his school, things did not turn out the way I expected. I caused a volcanic explosion, got tangled in the tunnel slide on the playground, and accidentally let the class's pet gecko out of its cage Rat munching rattlesnakes-how was I going to get myself out of this mess?