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Slice ePub December 15, 2013

Once, through my town, there were rivers.

Thin trees rippled along the spillways.

Morning pierced our breath. Two doves

On the rail bobbing their heads. I am,

My ghost, alone. I stand where there is

No water, thinking water. The laws of nature

Determine all the grief one eye can hold.

Thistles were his winding sheet, my father.

Did he go smooth and gentle? You bum,

What cruder diction than loss?

Though the great pine shove

Taproots down and call the black dirt

Home, though rivers still run,

Though sickly, though this town is not my town,

I wander. Our saws are sharp and never idle long

And through the day we feed the fires

And transform the field-jumble into lines.

Far faces bleared by fire, who are you

That the bright mares of language stride forth

Their flames? I am never more than this.

A green mind in a green world,

And yet the kingdoms that come to my ear.

I look out and know my place.

I, because of love.

In this, there is no recourse.

In this I am humble.

If seeds be language, let them gather.

Let them take these words.

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Slice PDF May 27, 2014

Chapter 4:


Home Accents: Luminescent Tea Table


a. Place Template C on a table. Slip the joint edges of

Template A and Template B into their respective slots in

Template C. Add a touch of glue to the joint areas and the inner seam of the legs. You can use rubber bands to temporarily secure the cardboard pieces together while the glue dries.

b. Using a utility knife, cut four 2"×1" rectangular pieces of cardboard. These pieces will function as reinforcement tabs for the table legs. Using a utility knife, score all

4 pieces in the center. Add a bit of glue to one side of the reinforcement tab. Adhere a tab at the bottom of each leg.



NOTE : If you are designing your own pattern,

fine lines and details in your pattern are NOT recommended.

NOTE: Unless you have a more sophisticated screenprinting setup with hinge clamps, it’s helpful to have an extra set of hands when working on printing the tabletop. a. Using a utility blade, cut the chipboard to an 18"×28" rectangle. Following the instructions on page 54, burn the screen with your pattern. You can either download the pattern shown here from teatable or create your own. b. Using masking tape, tape the corners of the chipboard onto the table. This will ensure that the board doesn’t move in the screen-printing process. Leaving a ¼" border, line up the screen where you want to make the first print.

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Chapter 1 Ancient Roots and Mestizo Ancestry

Slice ePub May 14, 2014

MOST PEOPLE TODAY ARE genetically mixed. Our blood has intertwined through ongoing migrations—our genetic streams run together from unknown sources. The difference for Latinos is that the fusion of races, nationalities, and cultures was so pervasive that it spread across our entire hemisphere, producing a people traditionally known in Central and South America as Mestizos, the offspring of the indigenous people and Europeans, primarily the Spanish.

The mestizaje, as the process was termed, is not a commonly embraced concept by Latinos in the United States. There are advantages, however, to including it as part of the complex Latino identity. What is important to note is that the Mestizo experience is a precursor to the Latino culture and the bedrock of its inherent diversity.1 (Although México is technically part of North America, in this book it is considered part of Central America due to cultural and historical antecedents.)

The lineage of many Hispanics comes from Indian mothers and Spanish fathers. Mothers traditionally preserve—and transmit—tradition, values, spiritual practices, and customs. Much of the culture, consequently, reflects this indigenous background. The integration of the Spanish and native cultures can be seen at the family dinner table. Rice and beans is a primary dish for all Latino subgroups. The Spanish introduced rice, while beans are indigenous, or American Indian. Corn tortillas come from native cultures, and flour for white tortillas comes from Europe. The many varieties of chilies and salsas are from the Americas. Ham, or jamón, and chorizo, now Latino favorites, were brought by the Spanish.

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Slice ePub May 27, 2014

All of the photography tips we have discussed so far could be applied to various outdoor activities, especially hiking, rock climbing, and mountaineering. But despite all that climbers and hikers have in common, they face different challenges, and the best way to photograph their respective disciplines can vary a great deal.

For claritys sake, this chapter will be divided in four domains, though boundaries are often blurry and there is, of course, a lot of overlapping between the disciplines.

Camping is practiced by all outdoor enthusiasts and simply refers to the act of spending a night in the outdoors, far from a city. Campers sleep in tents, open bivvies, or mountain huts.

Hiking is the act of travelling along relatively easy terrain that does not usually necessitate a rope for safety. In this category, I would also include scrambling, supported trekking, fell running, and easy winter walking.

Technical climbing refers to roughly vertical climbs on fifth-class terrain. Unless you are bouldering, you will be using ropes. This type of climbing requires a smaller time commitment, and the routes are relatively easy to access. This category includes bouldering, single pitch climbing, and short multi-pitch climbing on rock and ice.

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Chapter 5: Six Traps that Undermine Consensus

Slice ePub May 14, 2014


Group facilitation is an art, and facilitating consensus-based decisions is the pinnacle of that art form. It can be one of the most challenging types of decision processes to facilitate—and one of the most rewarding.

The more you facilitate consensus-based processes, the more likely you are to encounter “traps” that have the potential to cause an unnecessary breakdown in the process. Not every consensus process leads to a consensus decision. As described in Chapter 4, there are legitimate reasons consensus is not reached. That said, you must learn to recognize and constructively address disruptive behaviors that undermine the spirit and practice of consensus.

Let’s examine some of the most common traps that have the potential to undermine a consensus process.


Occasionally, a group member shows up to a meeting after missing one or more important discussions. This member expects to participate in the decision despite the fact that he or she has not been privy to important facts and perspectives shared at previous meetings. Valuable time can be wasted attempting to bring this person up to speed. Worse still, the individual may take an inflexible stand based on an uninformed premise.

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