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Stephen L. Moore University of North Texas Press PDF


The Comanches

January–February 1840

Four unknown riders made their approach to the outskirts of

San Antonio as the sun set low into the afternoon sky. Three wore the accoutrements of Comanche Indians––breechclout, leggings, moccasins, and buffalo skin robes to ward off the cool winter air.

The fourth horse bore a small young captive, secured to his horse to prevent his escape.

The four riders were hailed by San Antonio citizens as they neared the edge of town. The Comanches cried out loudly for

“Colonel Karnes,” demanding to speak with him.

The Indians were told to wait with their prisoner while someone was sent to fetch Karnes. The three Comanches who had thus entered San Antonio on January 9, 1840, sought to speak to a man familiar to their people from previous peace negotiations.

Although known to the Indians to seek peace, Colonel

Henry Wax Karnes had also led several campaigns against the

Comanches and other warlike Texas Indian tribes. A hero of the Texas Revolution, twenty-eight-year-old Karnes had consistently served as a leader of cavalry forces in and around the San

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06 Planning

David Pearson Kogan Page ePub


If a man does not know what port he is steering for, then no wind is favourable to him. SENECA

Everybody has got a plan until they get punched in the mouth. MIKE TYSON

In this second section of the book I explore five Ps that all relate to the actions of marketing. This begins with Planning, for as Plato said, ‘The beginning is the most important part of the work.’ I began my career as a fresh-faced law graduate of Oxford University and did the only sensible thing you can do with a law degree, I became a soap salesman. Procter & Gamble is rightly famous for its training and I was first taught the so-called 7 × 6 call, ie the seven steps of the sales call together with the six sales tools. I won’t go through all this here except to say that the first step of the call was Planning and preparation. Sometimes these words seem to become conflated but they are quite distinct in meaning. As a Boy Scout I knew the meaning of our motto, Be Prepared! When I go for a country walk I Plan the walk by looking at a map or a guide book and selecting a suitable circular route. I then prepare for the walk by collecting my outdoor gear and my rucksack, containing all manner of items that I hardly ever use but might in an emergency. I don’t Plan on getting lost but prepare for that eventuality by taking a map, a compass and my mobile phone. I don’t Plan on cutting myself on barbed wire but prepare for that eventuality by taking my first aid kit. You get the picture.

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Chapter 6: Hearing All the Voices

Neal, Craig Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

When each person speaks, is heard, and is present and accounted for

Our container has been created; now is the time to invite each person to say something. Hearing All the Voices is the time in our gathering when each person is asked to speak, is heard, and is perceived by everyone as “present and accounted for.” It is an imperative Aspect of the Convening Wheel that may make or break our ability to enter into authentic engagement and continue into Essential Conversation, the next Aspect on the Convening Wheel.

The art of listening as well as hearing is at play now. The often-delicate environment may be compromised by impatience or judgment. We address this by slowing down the conversation and by inviting all participants to truly suspend judgment of others.

Hearing All the Voices is when we begin to experience the emergence of a wholeness in the gathering. With the coalescence of intent within a safe container and hearing from each person, a more whole picture begins to emerge. As each person speaks and is heard, people become more present and accounted for to the group. This is the beginning of what we call “listening one another into being.”

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6. Diabetes Mellitus

Murray, Frank Basic Health Publications ePub


Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes affects an estimated 171 million people worldwide, according to Raj Padwal, M.D., and colleagues at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. In the United States, diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death and was responsible for an estimated $132 billion in direct and indirect costs in 2002. With a projected doubling of the number of global cases of diabetes by 2030, the development of effective diabetes prevention strategies is of paramount importance, Padwal said.1

“Recent studies have shown that intensive lifestyle interventions, primarily in patients with impaired glucose tolerance, may decrease the incidence of type 2 diabetes by up to 58 percent,” Padwal added. “Lifestyle modifications may be considered an ideal method of diabetes prevention because of beneficial effects on the entire cardiovascular risk profile as well as noncardiovascular benefits related to weight loss and improved diet.”

According to recent estimates, there are about 18 million people with diabetes in the United States, reported Elizabeth Selvin, Ph.D., M.P.H, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, and other facilities.2

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2. The relationship between psychosomatic symptoms and latent psychotic states

Rosenfeld, Herbert A. Karnac Books ePub

Such has been the boom in literature on psychosomatic illnesses that it is impossible to summarize it, let alone even read everything that has been written on the subject. A number of authors have attempted to describe specific psychic conflicts or specific character structures for each individual psychosomatic illness (Franz Alexander and Flanders Dunbar). Others, such as Felix Deutsch and Adolph Meyer, posit the existence of strong interactions between body and mind in all psychosomatic conditions. There are also those who highlight that multiple factors underlie psychosomatic illness, including genetic factors, the existence of traumas at an early age, inability to resolve a situation through behaviour, symbolic representation and even psychosis. The ideative level can lead to a direct physiological expression manifested via the autonomous nervous system. In 1964 I hypothesized that mental conflict, especially early con-fusional conditions (which are particularly intolerable for the infantile ego), tend to be split and projected, evacuated into the body or internal organs, in such a fashion as to cause hypochondria or psychosomatic illness, or sometimes a combination of the two. Given that there are many factors capable of bringing about a psychosomatic illness, only a detailed analytic inquiry into the specific psychosomatic problem can clear up what has caused the psychosomasis in an individual.

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