Charting the progress of Watson's thought over three decades, this collection of essays on human action examines such questions as: in what ways are we free and not free, rational and irrational, responsible or not for what we do?.
Should a journalist ever become a participant in the story he is covering? Thats the ethical dilemma facing Clint Stockton in Fifteen Minutes of Fame, the exciting first novel by Gary Watson. Clint, top reporter for the Advocate, a second-rate daily newspaper in Atlanta, is already at odds with his wife over his job when he begins following two murder investigations - the beating of a homeless man on a downtown street, and the shootings of three big-rig truck drivers. As his workload mounts and his personal life becomes even more stressful, Clint uncovers information about the killings that brings him to a choice. Does he remain merely a reporter who covers the news, or does he get involved and end up making the news? His career, his relationships, resolution of the crimes and even life and death are on the line as Clint struggles to make his decision.
Reporter Jake Martin and lawman Edgar Quinn have come to Sanderson, a tiny south Georgia town, to escape their pasts and resurrect their careers. Jake settles in as editor of the local newspaper and writes about cow rescues and civic club meetings. Quinn becomes police chief and starts chaperoning high school spring dances and cleaning up Senior Week pranks. The town's sedate routine is shattered when three local malcontents are killed one-by-one in sadistic rituals. Working together on the murders, Jake and Quinn discover they aren't the only Sanderson residents running from their pasts. Jake and Quinn learn much about themselves, but can they learn enough about the people closest to them in time to prevent the killer from striking again? As Jake and Quinn come to realize, everyone at some point in their lives needs a second chance. In The Second Chapter of a Bad Dream, someone is willing to resort to extraordinary measures to get that second chance.
"Since 1943, the International Society of Arboriculture has been publishing books that have documented changes in tree planting practices over the decades. This comprehensive volume is an up-to-date synthesis of the research devoted to planting urban trees. Anyone interested in planting trees - arborists, landscape professionals, students, researchers, and avid gardeners - will find this book to be an invaluable resource with an extensive reference list of scientific literature. Designed to help readers understand and implement the appropriate practices vital to planting a tree, it offers guidance to improve success and establish healthy trees that will last a lifetime."--pub. desc.
Bible puzzle lovers will find fun and challenges in these 50 Bible Crossword PuzzlesThese are proper newspaper style puzzles. Each crossword covers two side by side pages so finding any clue is fast and easy. Virtually every crossword clue has a Bible reference from the King James version of scripture which is not the case with most ``Bible`` crossword books. So get ready to test your Bible knowledge of Genesis right through to Revelation and discover a whole new way to study and learn about the Bible.
Scottish Play No 157 Spinsters Maggie and Dolly McPhee reside together in the sleepy village of Glenshoogle. Their peaceful existence is shattered however, when a supposed royal visit to the village is unexpectedly re-routed to their home. The chemistry between the two main characters is very rewarding in a play that delivers some truly hilarious dialog and visual comedy.
The new edition of this highly successful text will once again provide the ideal introduction to free will. This volume brings together some of the most influential contributions to the topic of free will during the past 50 years, as well as some notable recent work.Topics explored in this collection include: the relation between necessity, acting freely, and freedom to act otherwise; different accounts of the capacity for free agency, and the ways in which it can be compromised; grounds for scepticism about free agency and discussions of the relation betweenfree will and responsibility.
"Texas, 2002: The Lone Star State is in a bloody war with the United States to become a separate fundamentalist Christian nation. A sinister force of religious policemen led by the brutal Sgt. Streetman carries sinners off to redemption camps for salvation ... if they survive. Young librarian Jen Frazier really wants to be invisible to the oppressive religious government that has taken over Texas where reason is outlawed and blind faith rules! But Jen's plan to isolate herself from the madness surrounding her is thwarted by her vivacious and high-spirited younger sister, Zoe, who embraces the underground resistance. When Zoe is captured by the religious extremists and dragged to Camp Purity, a hellhole of Old Testament punishments and torture, Jen is pulled into the dark and dangerous world of The Underground. Liberators, Witnesses, Scribes, and Apparitors. Once forced to confront the theocracy in a fierce, face-to-face battle, a defiant Jen will find out just how dangerous it is to fight a state with God on its side--Vol. 1, p.  of cover.