Columns over de actualiteit van 2003, eerder verschenen in de Volkskrant.
In the early 1920s, a 5’ 4” woman in her 40s was incarcerated in Long Bay Gaol, New South Wales, Australia. A small woman, weighing around 126lb, and with the little finger of her right finger missing, Eugenia Falleni had just been found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. As shocking as the murder was, it was nothing compared to the revelation that Eugenia Falleni had been living for the past 40 years as a man. In the 1920s, this diminutive woman had committed a crime considered far worse than that of taking someone’s life – she had committed a crime against nature, the crime of believing she was a man trapped inside a woman’s body.
The brain sciences are influencing our understanding of human behavior as never before, from neuropsychiatry and neuroeconomics to neurotheology and neuroaesthetics. Many now believe that the brain is what makes us human, and it seems that neuroscientists are poised to become the new experts in the management of human conduct. Neuro describes the key developments--theoretical, technological, economic, and biopolitical--that have enabled the neurosciences to gain such traction outside the laboratory. It explores the ways neurobiological conceptions of personhood are influencing everything from child rearing to criminal justice, and are transforming the ways we "know ourselves" as human beings. In this emerging neuro-ontology, we are not "determined" by our neurobiology: on the contrary, it appears that we can and should seek to improve ourselves by understanding and acting on our brains. Neuro examines the implications of this emerging trend, weighing the promises against the perils, and evaluating some widely held concerns about a neurobiological "colonization" of the social and human sciences. Despite identifying many exaggerated claims and premature promises, Neuro argues that the openness provided by the new styles of thought taking shape in neuroscience, with its contemporary conceptions of the neuromolecular, plastic, and social brain, could make possible a new and productive engagement between the social and brain sciences. Copyright note: Reproduction, including downloading of Joan Miro works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. ?
Sinopsis: Megan es superficial, caprichosa, obsesiva del control, las listas y la limpieza. Acostumbrada a hacer su voluntad y cumplir todos sus deseos se lleva una gran sorpresa cuando Leon entra en su vida, con sus pantalones manchados y su carácter tan introvertido como antipático, le da a Megan una razón para dudar de todo en lo que siempre creyó importante. Ella tiene un secreto, uno que ha guardado para sí misma desde hace mucho tiempo. Él tiene una razón importante para querer que se vuelva su aliada aunque tenga que soportar en ella todo lo que odia en una mujer.
This story is about a 40 year old woman named Paula who has a few issues and definitely appreciates all the help she can get from her elderly close friend and mentor, Mildred. Mildred drives a very old car and acts mysterious most of the time but Paula thinks she has her figured out.
I invite you to join Paula and Mildred as they meander about and I hope you'll stay for the surprise ending! Reviews of course are welcome, good or bad and thank you!
HAUNTED HEARTS by Kim Cox (Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery Series, Book 1) Two ghosts, a hysterical neighbor and the handsome nephew of her aunt's fiance and you get a mix bag of comical events. Lana Malloy embarks on a new career as a private investigator. She must solve the forty-year-old murder of her great aunt and her great aunt's fiance or they will remain Haunted Hearts. REST SPIRIT by Elizabeth Delisi Desperate to talk to her young son, who died from a rare, incurable blood disease, Laura St. Clair uses a Ouija board to try to reach him. But when she makes contact with the spirit world and receives a message, whom has she reached? And what does the spirit want in return for helping her? VALENTINE'S INN by Chris Grover After being badly injured in an auto accident, which killed three of her friends, Rianna Gordon has given up on life. Then she meets Josh Byford, unaware that Josh is a ghost. Rianna is a lawyer not a hotelier, but rather than sell the country inn her family has owned for over a hundred years, Josh not only convinces her to reopen and run it, he finds her the perfect partner as well--the boy she fell in love with when she was nine years old and never quite forgot. GHOSTS OF AULD LANG SYNE by Maureen McMahon (Stacey Christian & Peter Mansfield: Book 2) The second book of the series after Return of the Gulls, Stacey Christian and Peter Mansfield reunite in Ghosts of Auld Lang Syne to celebrate New Year with friends at a remote New England homestead. Are the terrifying incidents that befall the guests really only accidents? And why does the spectre of a young woman walk the halls? FATE'S LITTLE TRICK by Sheryl Hames Torres Gemma McKenzie Fuller must put aside her fears and help someone from her past. Can a troubled child teach her that going back again could possibly be a Christmas miracle? MEETING MR. WRIGHT by Chris Grover Vicki figured the dream was simply a spin-off of her bedtime reading. She had no idea it was a prediction of things to come."
Somebody knows their secret. Rocky knew they couldn’t keep their affair hidden forever. She should have trusted her gut and put an end to their passions before it went too far… He refuses to falter. Zeke believes that he and Rocky are meant to be. It doesn’t matter what other people think. He’s found his true love and nothing will stop him. But she’s not sure. There’s too much at stake. Rocky knows that Zeke is blinded by love. They have way too much to lose. Don’t miss the final chapter! True love never dies! This is part three of a three part serial novella! Part I: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VENUMQ4 Part II: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VH7WT40 Part III: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VMRV5N6 All three parts can be read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!