The following are excerpts from "Frustrated Young Men: A Collection of Short Fiction" by John O'Brien: Sometimes he could feel his mind burning, ripe with ideas, each thought rolling around like slick mercury eating through the top of his skull. He would ride the train home from work and feel each precious thought smoking like raw egg fallen on a gas burner. As he closed the door to his apartment and hung his jacket, they would already be half gone like the afterimage of a sunset against his closed eyelids, floating and translucent, and lost when he sat down late every night, after a long day of nothing, to type and write and rhapsodize about his own stupidity.
- from "The Writer"I figured if I played cards with her, if I talked to her, if I cared about her, then maybe. It's funny. Though I didn't know in the beginning, as long as I've known her she's been sick. You begin to wonder if you'd like them if they weren't sick. If their sickness is what keeps you there. Are you their friend who has stuck with them to help them through their sickness or does their sickness make you their friend? - from "Dinner with Caitlin McRay"The question to ask yourself is, does the fact that it is all cliche, that it has all been done before and will be done again, better and more fully, does that make loving Jen so passionately, so violently, somehow ? Does the fact that every teenager probably falls in love with the first person they have sex with decrease the strength of my own feeling? Can I still find sanctity and validity in this thing called love? And more importantly, did she love me? - from "Toby Grey"
This book has been written for students and professionals in electronics and communication engineering. Its contents cover the core requirements of microwave and radar engineering courses. The authors between them have over 60 years of teaching electronic and microwave technology, and their combined knowledge of the subject has produced an outstanding new text. They have taken special care in keeping a balance between the mathematical and the physical approach, and they have interspersed illustrations consistently throughout the book to help aid understanding. Also included are a number of solved problems taken from university exams which reinforce the key concepts of the subject.
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The French philosopher Alain Badiou (born 1937), is one of the main representatives of a recent philosophical homage to Saint Paul. Yet, Badiou is not a believer in the traditional sense, let alone a Christian philosopher. On the contrary, he rejects transcendence and pleads for a radical this-worldliness. This does not mean, however, that his work is of no use to theologians, though a theological engagement with him will necessarily take some time. This book takes the first steps in that direction.
It focuses on Badiou's ontology, because his challenge to theology, and more in particular to the doctrine of God, is to be found at this level of his system. The starting point is Badiou's claim that true religion and true faith are no longer possible. This claim is evaluated in three parts: the theological context in which ontology becomes necessary; why we should turn to Badiou as a plausible source for such an ontology; and Badiou's atheist stance and its implications.
Depoortere shows that Badiou's atheist ontology can neverthe be opened towards God.
Sariah has done the impossible many times over. In a world devastated by the rot's widespread destruction, she has unmasked the lies concealed in the sacred stones, discovered the shocking source of the ravaging rot, and found the only tale capable
An Adoption Story. Many people take the journey to adopt, but not many can say that they won their child in a raffle. We did. This is our story.
It is the story of hope, heartbreak, scams, fraud and ultimately success. It is a story to help inspire other people who are trying to navigate the ins and outs of the adoption process.
It can be a very long journey but all I can say is. "Don't give up. It will all be worth it!"