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Deliverance II: The Tale of a Strange Encounter in the Big Thicket

Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt University of North Texas Press PDF

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DELIVERANCE II: THE TALE OF A STRANGE

ENCOUNTER IN THE BIG THICKET by Robert J. (Jack) Duncan

When I met Jim twenty some-odd years ago, he was vice-president of an insurance company. That evening I had dinner with him and another fellow. Over drinks before dinner, he got to telling us about a strange encounter he had experienced in the Big Thicket that was reminiscent of the James Dickey book—and the Burt

Reynolds film—Deliverance.

The encounter had occurred several years earlier. At the time

Jim had lived in Dallas. He wanted to get away from the stress of his job for a few days, to get off by himself in the woods and hunt deer. During deer season, Jim drove to a small town in the Thicket.

It was a cold night. He stopped at a hamburger joint to ask directions. The cook insisted that Jim buy at least a burger or two before he would tell him anything.

As Jim was eating, the cook introduced him to another customer, Frank, who was a local hunter. Frank said that he was camped out with some of his kinfolks and invited Jim to join them.

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16 Competencies for OD

McLean, Gary Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

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OVERVIEW This chapter opens with a discussion of competencies— their definition and the reason for their use. Then, the following questions are addressed: What are the competencies required by OD professionals for working successfully? Does the professional need to have all of the competencies or only a subset? What competencies will be needed in the future? Several attempts to provide OD competencies have been undertaken. A list of competencies developed for The OD

Institute has been adapted for this chapter, providing a self-check list for the individual considering entering the OD field. The instrument can also be used for colleagues to complete in a form of multirater feedback. Finally, the results of a Delphi study looking at the future competencies needed by OD professionals are presented.

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his chapter focuses on competencies needed by professionals who wish to do OD work. Competencies are “a descriptive tool that identifies the skills, knowledge, personal characteristics, and behavior needed to effectively perform a role in the organization and help the business meet its strategic objectives” (Lucia & Lepsinger, 1999, p. 5).

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18 Anthropomorphism: Faulty Thinking or Useful Tool?

Butterworth, A. CABI PDF

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Anthropomorphism: Faulty Thinking or Useful Tool?

Charles Foster

18.1 Introduction

Anthropomorphism is the unforgivable sin in the scientific world. It generates McCarthyite witchhunts. A taste for Beatrix Potter can cost you tenure.

Yet when they come back from the laboratory, many professional biologists look meaningfully into the eyes of their dogs, not doubting that they (the biologists) can intuit something of what is going on in the dog’s head, not doubting that they both share a real experience of the kitchen. The biologists’ children attribute human qualities to teddy bears and share confidences with their hamsters.

These biologists learned about human biology from textbooks filled with information derived from experiments on and dissections of non-human animals. Their knowledge of human sodium and potassium channels comes from giant squid axons, and their understanding of the intrinsic contractility of myocardial cells comes from frogs. To a first degree of approximation, and at least if we exclude cognition, humans appear to work quite like molluscs, very like vertebrates and very, very like other mammals.

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CHAPTER TWO Neural plasticity and the impossible inscription of the subject

Laurent, Eric Karnac Books PDF

CHAPTER TWO

Neural plasticity and the impossible inscription of the subject

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he Freudian unconscious has now found a translation in the language of the neurosciences. This at least is the new paradigm that the supporters of cognitive psychoanalysis have been attempting to establish across the entirety of the field in the wake of Eric

Kandel’s work.

Kandel wanted to make psychoanalysis shift from its pre-scientific

“context of discovery” to a higher scientific level by absorbing it into the new discipline of cognitive neuroscience (Kandel, 1999, p. 506). This project took shape in two famous articles that preceded his Nobel Prize in Medicine, which was awarded for his work on memory storage.

Kandel’s project is a radical one and he has been seeking to convince all psychoanalysts of its legitimacy.

Kandel’s neurological work concerns memory in general and its patterns of inscription in the nervous system. Having been interested in psychoanalysis as a young doctor (he was an acquaintance of the family of the famous analyst Ernst Kris) he opted to study the memory of learning and its traces in the brain, “one cell at a time” (Kandel, 2006, pp. 53–73). He studied the changes in synaptic exchanges produced by traditional conditioned-learning procedures.

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UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Kenneth L. Untiedt, editor University of North Texas Press PDF

UNDER THE INFLUENCE by Robert J. (Jack) Duncan

In myriad ways, both directly and peripherally, my life has been immeasurably enriched and informed by my long association with the Texas Folklore Society (TFS) and its diverse members. At

North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) as an undergraduate, I had taken the Life and Literature of the

Southwest course under Professor George D. Hendricks. Later, I took his graduate course on folklore and wrote my term paper on chain letters. Professor Hendricks suggested that I submit my paper for possible presentation at one of the annual TFS meetings, and he invited me to the 1970 meeting at Wimberley.

My wife Elizabeth and I attended the Wimberley meeting, but we missed the 1971 San Antonio meeting because the birth of our second child was imminent. But after that, our exposure to the TFS at Wimberley apparently “took,” because since 1972, I somehow have been fortunate enough to be able to attend every annual meeting (and Elizabeth has missed only one of those meetings). Over the decades I have been influenced by writers and other fully actualized folks that I have come in contact with at the annual TFS meetings or, one way or another, as a result of my TFS membership.

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Chapter 20: Open Hostilities

Paul Lee Johnson University of North Texas Press PDF

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Open Hostilities

Following the Indian outbreak at the Cibecue, Acting Governor Gosper traveled throughout the Territory. He was in Tucson on September 8th and traveled to Tombstone the next day. His brief stay in Tombstone took place as the news of the stolen horses and the stage coach robbery were breaking.

By the time Frank Stilwell and Pete Spence were brought in for arraignment,

Gosper had moved on to Willcox and was on his way to New Mexico to confer with the governor there. His fact-finding tour concerned two issues: suppression of the cowboys and defense against Indians. He must have had wide-ranging conversations with many citizens, including Joseph Bowyer.

Bowyer was part owner of the Texas Mine in Galeyville. In the company of a leading merchant from the town, Bowyer went to Tucson to approach

Gosper directly to request arms and ammunition to equip a volunteer militia for the defense of Galeyville. The two men put up a bond in order to come away with twenty old carbines and 5,000 rounds of ammunition. Gosper remembered his conversation with Bowyer well enough afterward to write and ask him to give information about the cowboys. Bowyer’s letter was a detailed reply. Anecdote by anecdote he illustrated how the cowboys bullied everyone, including deputies and justices of the peace. He told of the misadventure of

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CH 4 Christian Pilgrimage to Sacred Sites in the Holy Land

Leppakari, M.; Griffin, K.A. CABI PDF

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Christianity – Christian

Pilgrimage to Sacred Sites in the Holy Land: A Swedish

Perspective

Göran Gunner*

Church of Sweden Research Unit, Uppsala, Sweden

Introduction

Through centuries, Jerusalem and the Holy Land has been a goal for pilgrims, researchers, travellers, and more recently for tourists. Whatever the purpose of the tour has been, a visit to the sacred places has been part of the journey. This chapter will use Swedish travellers – predominantly Protestant Christians – to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, (to Palestine and Israel) to explore the idea of Western pilgrimage to sacred sites, and uses historical as well as present day examples in order to discuss what a pilgrim may face and react to when visiting a sacred place like Jerusalem.

An inquisitive traveller in the Holy Land was and is usually dependent on a tour leader or a tour guide showing attractions and places of interest. Possibly, the traveller can make the trip with the help of a guidebook. Whether the trip is made with a guide or more independently, preparations have to be done at home, in advance, reading guidebooks and previous travel books. Once the traveller reaches the destination, experiences at sites and encounters with people blend with what was written in the travel books. The nature of the landscape, the villages and towns offer not only a journey in what is seen, but also an experience which is mediated by what is contained in the guide or guidebook’s narratives. Through these interpretations, a place, a building or an outdoor experience often becomes a journey through time. As often as possible, the guides (written and oral) link a site to the events that occurred at the site throughout time, and in particular connections to scripture are emphasized.

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26. The Law of Mind [Excursus on the Idea of Time]

Charles S. Peirce Indiana University Press PDF

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The Law of Mind

[Excursus on the Idea of Time] early May 1892

Houghton Library

Events seem to flow in time. Before inquiring how far this seeming is true, we have to analyze the idea of time it presents.

Time is a system among certain relations. Anything that dures has its time-relations not completely determined in one way; that is to say, for example, Monday is in part a whole day subsequent to Sunday noon and in part not. But every space of time is separated from others by two instants, or temporal individuals; and every instant is wholly determinate in its time-relations to every other. The properties of time may conveniently be stated as properties of instants, as follows:

1. There is a determinate general relation of time between any two different instants, this relation being distinct from its converse. Of two different instants, the one is previous to the other, the latter subsequent to the former; and no instant is both previous and subsequent to the same instant.

2. This general temporal relation is a transitive one. Any instant previous to a second instant that is previous to a third is itself previous to that third.

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Learning to Wait

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc University of North Texas Press PDF
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CHAPTER NINETEEN The child in the adult: psychotherapy informed by Buddhism

Pozzi Monzo, Maria Karnac Books PDF

CHAPTER NINETEEN

The child in the adult: psychotherapy informed by Buddhism

Dialogue with Steven Mendoza

Parents are very kind,

But I am too young to appreciate it.

The highland mountains and valleys are beautiful,

But having never seen the lowlands, I am stupid.

—Chogyam Trungpa, The Myth of Freedom

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Thanks, Steven, for agreeing to contribute to this project from your perspective of an adult psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

I think the focus should be on your thinking about the child part in adult patients and how your Buddhist practice has influenced you in your professional work. Just a word to explain that I’ve always been impressed by how deeply you seem to be using the idea of “refuge” in the Dharma i.e. in the teaching of the Buddha, in your work. You are unique in this way of integrating the two.

So, I’d like to hear more and also how you came to be a psychotherapist and a Buddhist.

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Yes, well, I think I was really hand reared as a psychotherapist.

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8: Nematophagous Fungi: Regulations and Safety

Askary, T.H., Editor CAB International PDF

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Nematophagous Fungi: Regulations and Safety

Tabo Mubyana-John1* and Joanne Taylor2

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Botswana, Gaborone,

­Botswana; 2Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

8.1  Introduction

Biocontrol of phytonematodes involves the use of biopesticides (also known as biocontrol agents; BCA), which, in the case of nematodes, are mainly their natural fungal predators

(Stirling and Smith, 1998). Historically, phytonematodes were controlled using soil chemical fumigants such as methyl bromide, dazomet,

1,3-dichloropropene, telone, metam sodium and chloropicrin (Bell et al., 1998; Sardanelli and Elision, 2005). However, recently there has been a shift from chemical control to biological methods of controlling nematodes due to several reasons. These include general awareness of the environmental pollution ­aspects associated with chemical control and banning of the use of methyl bromide (Chaves, 2003) and other organochlorides implicated in the depletion of the ozone layer (Sikora, 2002).

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5. The Alamo’s “Immortal Thirty-Two”

Stephen L. Moore University of North Texas Press PDF

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Chapter 5

The Alamo’s “Immortal

Thirty-Two”

February 23–March 6, 1836

“Victory or Death”

By February 23, the Texan forces in San Antonio were aware that something big was up. San Antonio citizens slipped out of town, having been warned by a Mexican courier that General Santa

Anna’s advance cavalry was only eight miles away. Lieutenant

Colonel Travis, Dr. John Sutherland and scout John W. Smith left town and soon spied on the advance Mexican forces.1

Travis and his co-commander, Jim Bowie, decided to use the security of the Alamo for a defensive stronghold. Travis scribbled a note appealing for help to Colonel James Fannin in Goliad and sent it off with a young courier named Johnson. That afternoon around 3:00 p.m., Dr. Sutherland left the Alamo, joining company with John W. Smith. They carried a note to Gonzales stating that the enemy force was in sight. Travis also noted that his 150 men were “determined to defend the Alamo to the last.”

The first Mexican troops were starting to pour into San

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Ashes

Matt Miller University of North Texas Press PDF
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Kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris Linn.)

Kumar, P.; Sharma, M.K. CAB International PDF

KIDNEY BEAN (Phaseolus vulgaris Linn.)

NITROGEN (N) DEFICIENCY

Symptoms

Plate 356. Older leaves with uniform pale green colour. (Photo by Dr Prakash Kumar.)

1. Nitrogen deficiency in kidney bean is mostly found during the initial stages of crop growth (15–20 days after emergence), when root symbiotic nitrogen-fixation nodules are yet to begin a sufficient nitrogen supply to the plant.

2. Nitrogen deficiency may occur during later stages of crop growth when the symbiotic nitrogen-supplying mechanism is disturbed for some reason such as nodule infestation, nodule pathogenic disease or physiological causes. Poor nodulation because of improper Rhizobium strain or unfavourable environmental conditions may also cause nitrogen deficiency.

3. Nitrogen is mobile in plants and under short supply conditions it is easily mobilized from older to younger leaves. The deficiency symptoms appear first and more severely on the old leaves. The younger leaves usually remain green and apparently healthy (Plate 355).

4. Deficiency appears as a uniform pale green to pale yellow discoloration of older leaves (Plate 356).

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High-Toned Women

Joyce Gibson Roach University of North Texas Press PDF

High-Toned Women

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A lot of good people, mostly women, are missing from the modern world—high-toned women, for instance. Who or what was a high-toned woman, you ask.

They were those in every small, rural community who counted themselves as the authorities in all matters both temporal and spiritual, but mostly spiritual.

Within the church, high-toned women were most obvious in the choir, usually in the front row in the soprano section where they needed to be. High-toned women never sat on the back row.

At times, deep emotion during the closing hymn played upon the face of a high-toned woman as the words—or perhaps the sound of her own splendid voice—moved her to shake her head, close her eyes, take out her handkerchief, let her voice break, and gasp for a moment but never long enough to cause her to lose her pitch, then open one eye to see if anyone came forward. I believe it was high-toned women who invented the “Long

Call.” Paying no attention to the song leader, the piano, or the preacher, she would command the entire flock to sing ten more verses if need be, until someone appeared at the altar.

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