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Less-Visited Inside Passage Ports

Norton, Clark Hunter Publishing ePub
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2. A New Mother

Jeanne Maria Grunwell Pauline Books and Media ePub


A New Mother

A year passed. Dr. Bayley felt his three little girls needed a mother to look after them. He met Amelia Charlotte Barclay, and soon they were married.

“Come now, give your new mother a kiss,” Dr. Bayley coaxed. Mary and Elizabeth solemnly obeyed. Baby Catherine cooed. But somehow, things were different. An icy feeling separated the girls from their new mother. They never called Amelia “Mommy.” Instead she was “Mrs. Bayley.”

When Elizabeth was four, Catherine, or “Kit,” as everyone called her, died. Elizabeth sat by herself on the doorstep while the grown-ups gathered inside for the funeral. She looked up at the clouds. “How beautiful it must be in heaven,” she imagined. The thought made her smile. Just then her Uncle William slipped outside. He sat down beside Elizabeth.

“Betty, didn’t you cry when your baby sister Kitty died?” he asked softly.

Elizabeth shook her head. “No, Uncle William.”

“Why not?”

“Because Kitty is gone up to heaven. I wish I could go, too, and be with Mama and Kit.”

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Chapter 2 A Journey of Transformation

Richard A. DeLorenzo Solution Tree Press ePub

Leading Questions

1. What are the burning issues and opportunities for improvement in your school or district?

2. Do the educators in your system have regular, open, schoolwide, and districtwide conversations about student achievement?

3. Does your school or district have a shared vision, or are administrators, teachers, parents, and community stakeholders working at cross-purposes?

4. Are you willing to be a leader—among your colleagues, in your school, in your district, or with your fellow board members—in bringing about positive change?

There is a story passed down orally through the ages, generation to generation, about the origin of the name Chugach. John F. C. Johnson, an Alaska Native whose family is from the village of Nuchek in Prince William Sound, shares a tale related to him by the late John Klashinoff, who was born in Nuchek in 1906:

John Klashinoff learned many stories from my grandmother’s uncle, Chief Makari (Makarka) Chimovitski, who adopted and raised him and 10 other orphans at a new settlement called Makarka Point. In the early 1900’s an epidemic that swept across Alaska claimed John’s parents and many others.

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9. Testing and Debugging

Alex MacCaw O'Reilly Media ePub

All developers test, to some degree or another, when theyre programming. Even just running the code manually is a form of testing. However, what were going to cover here is automated testing in JavaScripti.e., writing specific assertions that run automatically. Automated testing wont eliminate bugs from your code, but it is a measure to effectively reduce the number of defects and to prevent older bugs from creeping back into the codebase. There are lots of great resources out there justifying and explaining different types of testing. So, rather than creating an inferior rehash of those, this chapter will focus on the specifics of testing in JavaScript as opposed to other languages.

Testing in JavaScript isnt really ingrained into the culture, so many JavaScript developers dont write any tests for their code. I think the main reason is that automated JavaScript testing is difficultit doesnt scale. Lets take jQuery for example. The library has hundreds of unit tests and about 10 different test suites to simulate the various environments its expected to run in. Each test has to be run once in every suite. Now, take a look at the browsers jQuery supports:

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Kenneth Verity Shepheard-Walwyn ePub

Genuine works of art carry their own aesthetic theory implicit within them and suggest the standards according to which they are to be judged.

Goethe, letter, 1808

THE ABILITY to see objects as representations of other things is a sublimation of visual perception, an ability and benefit of the human condition. By extension we may similarly ‘see’ beyond the metaphor in poetry. With this faculty we may penetrate the surface of things to the core of existence – the centre which is everywhere. The image becomes more transparent as the view moves ‘in’ from the individual state to the universal.

It is held by many that an ‘aesthetic distance’ should be maintained to avoid emotional involvement, a pre-requisite for the ‘aesthetic attitude’. A question arises: What is aesthetics? Our word aesthetics derives from the Greek aisthetikos: ‘one who is perceptive of things through sensations, feelings and intuitions’. The word aisthesis means ‘primary, rudimentary sensation’. At first sight there is nothing here to suggest the great tracts of theory and philosophy associated with Aesthetics.

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