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Inga-Britt Krause Karnac Books ePub

About the reflective loop

Because there is no perfect fit in communication and because there is even less fit in cross-cultural communication, therapists who work cross-culturally must sometimes take great risks. Taking risks means that mistakes will be made, and therapists therefore also need to be able to get unstuck in ways that are respectful and do not lead to further discrimination. The “reflective loop” is an exercise that can be used to minimize discrimination. In it, I adopt the language loop (Smith, 1997) to a process that begins as self-reflection and moves on to questions that aim to be open, respectful, and curious and are likely to lead to new experiences for clients and therapists and, eventually, to a dialogue (or a language loop in the way used by Smith that, in turn, will call for further self-reflection by the therapist, new open questions, and new dialogues. I also follow Hildebrand (1998) in assuming that experiential learning is the most comprehensive way to learn. As an exercise, the reflective loop is therefore not aimed at how therapists can give up their own models and ideas in a simplistic way or at how they can adopt foreign ideas as a kind of idealization of “the other”. Rather, it is aimed at how therapists can develop ways of thinking about their own ideas and conceptions as only one possible way in which things can be done. By these means, it is aimed at enhancing sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences.

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Chapter Eighteen: Tom Ross

John R. Erickson University of North Texas Press PDF

Chapter Eighteen: Tom Ross


uck Curry had his problems with rustlers, but he was fortunate that he never had to deal with Tom Ross, who had died three years before Buck took over the Jones outfit. Growing up, I heard many stories about Tom Ross from my mother, grandmother, and great-uncles, but until I reached the age of twenty-eight, I was never sure that he was a real person, that he actually lived and did the things my kinfolks told me about. Then in 1971 Uncle Roy Sherman sent me a recent issue of

The Cattleman magazine and suggested that I read an article by Mary

Whatley Clarke, called “Bad Man . . . Good Man?” It was about Tom

Ross, and it supported the family stories down to the smallest details.

In 1972 I nagged my mother into writing down some of her memories of Tom Ross. She wrote:

“There never was a time when I was not aware of the name

TOM ROSS. He was short and heavily built, his head sitting right on top of his wide shoulders. He had at one time been a professional wrestler. There were whispers that he was hiding out from the law when he moved to Gaines County.” (Anna

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E. Using PEAR and PHPUnit

Nixon, Robin O'Reilly Media ePub

If youre going to use PHP as a web development language, why not make use of the wealth of packages that have already been written for it? The community has turned out in force to write an enormous amount of add-ons, a whole host of which have been combined in PEAR (the PHP Extension and Application Repository). Among these submissions is MDB2, a powerful package that makes it easier to access MySQL. TableE-1 lists some of the PEAR packages.

TableE-1.Categories of PEAR packages (number in each category)

Caching (2)

Gtk Components (4)

Networking (55)

Structures (30)

Console (7)

Gtk2 Components (7)

Numbers (2)

System (8)

Database (31)

HTML (40)

Payment (4)

Text (19)

Date and Time (22)

HTTP (14)

PEAR (18)

Tools & Utilities (9)

Encryption (13)

Images (19)

PEAR Website (5)

Validate (29)

Event (2)

Internationalization (6)

PHP (20)

Web Services (40)

File Formats (33)

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8. Heart Disease and Men’s Health

Janson M.D., Michael Basic Health Publications ePub



lthough heart disease due to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is the leading cause of death for both men and women, it is often thought of as a mens disease. Perhaps this is because, prior to menopause, it is much less common in women. (When all age groups are tested, heart disease is the leading killer of women.) In developed countries, heart disease starts in youth, largely because of diet, and later, because of the diet combined with the sedentary lifestyle that most people lead. Heart disease is almost always the result of lifestyle choices that can be changed with a little education, effort, and motivation.

Atherosclerotic (also called arteriosclerotic) diseases result from a buildup of plaque (fatty, fibrous, calcified deposits) in the arterial wall, which reduces and eventually blocks the blood flow to the vital organs. The damage to the arteries results from free-radical injury and inflammation, both of which can be related to lifestyle choices. Common symptoms of heart disease include chest tightness or pain, which may be felt in the left arm, the back, or the jaw, shortness of breath, and fatigue. The chest symptoms may also be perceived as a sensation of pressure, like an elephant sitting on your chest, as heartburn, or simply as indigestion. Some of the recent tests to predict the risks of heart disease are related to inflammation.

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Memory Testing

Michael Barr O'Reilly Media ePub

One of the first pieces of serious embedded software you are likely to write is a memory test. Once the prototype hardware is ready, the designer would like some reassurance that he has wired the address and data lines correctly and that the memory chips are working properly. At first this might seem like a fairly simple assignment, but as you look at the problem more closely, you will realize that it can be difficult to detect subtle memory problems with a simple test. In fact, as a result of programmer naivet, many embedded systems include memory tests that would detect only the most catastrophic memory failures. Some of these might not even notice that the memory chips have been removed from the board!

The purpose of a memory test is to confirm that each storage location in a memory device is working. In other words, if you store the number 50 at a particular address, you expect to find that number stored there until another number is written. The basic idea behind any memory test, then, is to write some set of data values to each address in the memory device and verify the data by reading it back. If all of the values read back are the same as those that were written, then the memory device is said to pass the test. As you will see, it is only through careful selection of the set of data values that you can be sure that a passing result is meaningful.

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