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Route 3

Slice ePub December 02, 2014
<p>Route 3</p><p>Norway-Harrison-Bridgton-Lovell-Waterford-Harrison</p><p>Highway: Routes 117, 93, 5, 35 </p><p>Distance: 54.5 miles (around loop)</p><p>THIS journey drifts westward from Norway, an attractive town in a region of lakes, ponds, and rolling hills. The route makes a loop around some major lakes, over hills and ridges, through western mountains, and back again via attractive villages on backcountry ponds. The circuit lends itself to summer and autumn driving, when the lakes and hills are in their most appealing colors. In September and October this journey carries one through miles of brilliant autumn foliage on country lanes that are sparsely settled and little trafficked.</p><p>A major shopping and service center in Maine’s southwestern corner, Norway is one of a diminishing number of communities that still possess a genuine main street with traditional storefronts. I like the feel of such places. Driving northward up Main Street, you pass the Norway Memorial Library, the offices of the Advertiser Democrat and Oxford Hills Press, and the First Universalist Church. Leaving the north end of town on Route 117, set your odometer to zero as soon as Pennesseewassee Lake comes into view ahead on the right. This attractive body of water stretches northwest, backed by fine mountain views. In minutes, on the left, you’ll find a sheltered state picnic area overlooking the water.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/273369-maine-s-most-scenic-roads-25-routes-off-the-beaten-path">See more</a>

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CHAPTER SEVEN: Turns of a phrase: traumatic learning through the generations

Slice ePub May 22, 2014
<p> <i>Barri Belnap</i> </p><p>Reading the language of the traumatized body, one sees evidence of a moment when rules and expectations are betrayed, leaving the victim in a sort of timeless zone in which no future is imaginable. The moment in which the traumatic mark is re-experienced is not normal time; time does not function as an expectable and reliable limit. Rather, time boundaries dissolve. “It is happening again.” The body braces for a shattering return that repeats as if no time has passed, making present realities seem unreal. “It”, the source of the destruction, is unclear. The sufferer searches and sometimes finds present causes, but they only partially explain. Often, there are no words at all with which to understand what is happening. In other cases, though words are spoken, they do not find recognition in the listener, but instead evoke denial. A “no response” is registered and prevents the witnessing of what is at stake in such traumatic moments.</p><p>Repetitive jokes and teasing between family members often preserve in ritual form a bit of family trauma, an “It” that is sustained and simultaneously disavowed. The expectation that “It is happening again” gets generalized to contexts where it does not wholly belong. Because there is no spoken or observable link between the traumatic repetition and the present, it is as if not just time but the laws that govern social relations are suspended. “It”, the source of the destruction, remains unclear and consequently potentially omnipresent. Considering the private pain suffered in such moments, the loyalty (conscious and unconscious) of sufferers to the preservation of their tie to “It” is both striking and puzzling.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/262111-lost-in-transmission-studies-of-trauma-across-generations">See more</a>

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4. Slowing the Aging Process

Slice ePub January 13, 2014
<p>F</p><p>ree radicals are hazardous molecules that age us and cause diseases. OPCs destroy free radicals, and by doing so, can slow the aging process. My research in the 1960s showed that certain combinations of antioxidant nutrients extended the average lifespans of laboratory animals by 20 to 30 percent and their maximum lifespans by 5 to 10 percent (<em>American Laboratory, </em>1971). It was during these same studies that I discovered that the trace mineral selenium and certain combinations of antioxidant nutrients dramatically reduce the incidence of various cancers.</p><p>At that time OPCs were not available to study. Since the antioxidants in OPCs are more powerful than the substances I was using, I would like to repeat those studies today. However, others are starting studies with OPCs. Several studies have been done with the powerful OPC complex, Pycnogenol<sup>, but there is more to aging than lifespan. Ill discuss these studies shortly.</sup></p><p>The goal is to increase the quality of life, as well as the length of life. We want to add more years to our lives, but we also want to add more life to our years. Slowing the aging process is all about living better and longer.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/614001-live-better-longer">See more</a>

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2. Basic Styling

Slice ePub May 27, 2014
<p>Ultimately, we are going to build a native Android app using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The first step on this journey is to get comfortable styling HTML to look like a mobile app. In this chapter, Ill show you how to apply CSS styles to a bunch of existing HTML pages so that they are easily navigable on an Android phone. So, in addition to moving closer to building a native app, youll be learning a practical (and valuable) skill that you can use immediately.</p><p>If youve been testing all your web pages locally on your personal computer, you wont be able to view them on your Android phone without setting up a server. You have a couple choices:</p><p>Host your web pages on a web server and connect to that server from your Android phone. Chances are good that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) offers complimentary web hosting, but this usually only supports basic features such as HTML. By the time we get to Chapter6, were going to need to use PHP, a scripting language that runs on the web server, so you should look into an inexpensive hosting service. Many companies, such as Laughing Squid, offer entry-level hosting with PHP for under $10 a month.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/362733-building-android-apps-with-html-css-and-javascript">See more</a>

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CHAPTER TWO: The forgotten self. With the use of Bion’s theory of negative links

Slice ePub May 23, 2014
<p>What is that which always is and has no becoming; and what is that which is always becoming and never is?</p><p>(Plato)</p><p>If you bring forth what is within you, what you have will save you. If you do not have that within you, what you do not have within you [will] kill you.</p><p>(The Gospel of Thomas: 53)</p><p> <i>The false sub-selves</i> </p><p>Winnicott polarized between false and true selves. However, in a previous paper (López-Corvo 1996a), I presented the hypothesis that Winnicott’s false self could be considered as containing two false sub-selves, one complying or pleasing, to which I referred as the “complying false-self”, and the other aggressive, which I called the “negativistic false-self”. The latter is often confused with a true self.<sup></sup>1</p><p>In summary we have: (a) a “complying false self” that attempts to deceive an imaginary castrator projected into the object by providing the object with what he believes the Other wants. This false sub-self is related to early oral fixations; (b) the other negativistic false self is hidden, revengeful, and related to anal-sadistic early object relations (Meltzer, 1966), usually determining certain forms of acting out. This negativistic false self is the complete opposite of the complying false self. Between the two false selves a paranoid-schizoid sort of circularity takes place, in which a great need to comply and deceive induces castration anxiety and fear of fusing with the Other, of just becoming the Other s wish and changing into a lie. This fear increases the need for a negativistic false self as a way of attacking the castrator and providing an identity, even if it is a negative and false one.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/245106-wild-thoughts-searching-for-a-thinker-a-clinical-application-of-w-r-bion-s-theories">See more</a>

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