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V The Weaning Process

Donald Meltzer Harris Meltzer Trust ePub

As mentioned in the previous chapter, when the feeding relation to the breast at infantile levels begins to be acknowledged in the experience of the transference, termination immediately looms on the horizon and the fear of premature ending plays a role in all the subsequent work. This fear interacts at infantile levels with the depressive concern for “mother’s babies” and dominates the struggle toward integration as a life-long task. Its counterpart at the most adult level arises as an aesthetic and intellectual appreciation of the analytic process even in young children, driving the patient to “give the next fellow his turn” and to spare the analyst unnecessary work—the “time of his life”.

This latter point, being the main focus of the therapeutic alliance in approaching cooperatively the decision for termination, may occupy us first so that we can return to the infantile problems in a more organised way. By the time that this phase has been reached in analysis, even with young children, the cooperation and interest in the analytic work is astonishing, not only embracing control of acting out and a continual collection of material for analysis from the events of daily life, but an enthusiasm for dream analysis which comes from the full acknowledgement of psychic reality and its primacy for their states of mind. The repeated experience of awakening from sleep in a mood which cannot be shaken off until the analytic session resolves it, brings forth both conviction and gratitude which sets in motion the urge to self-analysis out of useful sparing motives, in contrast to the envious or competitive motivation which was the driving force in such pseudo-self-analytic attempts during phases two and four in particular.

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10 Become an Expert in Your Field

Brian Tracy Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

The uncommon man is merely the common man thinking and dreaming of success and in more fruitful areas.


Like the army recruiting poster, one of your goals is to “be all that you can be.” The market pays excellent rewards only for excellent performance. It pays average rewards for average performance and below average rewards, underachievement, failure, and frustration for below average results.

In our economic system, your income will be determined by three factors: first, what you do; second, how well you do it; and third, the difficulty of replacing you.

One quality of the most successful people is that at a certain point in their careers they decided to “commit to excellence.” They decided to be the best at what they do. They decided to pay any price, make any sacrifice, and invest any amount of time necessary to become very good in their chosen fields. And as a result of this decision, they pulled away from the pack of average performers and moved themselves upward into the income category where today they earn three, four, five, and ten times as much as their peers who have not made this commitment.

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8: Immediacy: Te First Void

Daniels, Aaron B. Aeon Books ePub

This first void, of immediacy, reminds us that all occurrences, encounters, perceptions, futures, pasts, and in fact any sense experience happens right now. Thus, this enigma is likely the best place to start on our tour of the eight voids. What has become a New Age chestnut grown out of Ram Dass’s inspired writings to Be Here Now — is, in fact, inescapable. But, for Ram Dass to title his book Wake Up to the Fact Tat You Can’t Be Anywhere but Here; Moreover ‘Now’ is the Only Time No Matter What You Do just would not have sold as well.

Perhaps speaking of ‘immediacy’ as a void seems strange. After all, we often speak of ‘this very moment,’ and simultaneously point down to the ground as if to show that ‘now’ is ‘right here.’ Nevertheless, we don’t need to think too hard to realize that ‘now’ is not really a place, per se. As we shall see, time is quite an abstraction, and various types of abstractions tend to become quite muddled with each other. Therefore, I challenge you to define what exactly we mean when we say, ‘now.’ Would we say, ‘Not the past?’ ‘Not the future?’ ‘This instant?’ All of the words we might use to define it prove to be rather transitory — gone the instant we use them.

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3 Teach the Subject, Not the Child

Phi Delta Kappa International Solution Tree Press ePub

It’s only fair to let the traditionalists have their say. School is about content—the three Rs and a few other letters of the alphabet. After all, we’ve come a long way since schoolteachers were expected to “sweep the floor daily, scrub the floor with soap and water once a week, and start a fire in the stove by 7:00 a.m. so that the classroom will be warm by 8:00,” as was the case in 1915. Honestly, it was common for teachers’ contracts to contain such provisions.

Over the years, schools have become more complicated, more regimented. Welcome to the six-period day, for example. Our school cartoons in this chapter touch some familiar bases:

• First Period: Art

• Second Period: Math

• Third Period: Science

• Fourth Period: Language Arts

• Fifth Period: History and Geography

• Sixth Period: Research and Study Skills

The only subject missing is computer science, but then, kids learn that in their cradle these days. Take the first-grader whose teacher said, “Billy, spell cat.” The eager youngster responded, “C- A-T, enter.”

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Chapter 4: Enter the Next Generation

Mark Spitzer University of North Texas Press ePub

For the first time in my life, I felt confident enough to claim that things were looking up for gar, due to the fact that they'd made the mainstream. In Mississippi, a commercial fisherman on Lake Chotard had hauled in a world record alligator gar tangled in his net. It was eight-feet five-inches long, forty-eight inches in girth, weighed 327 pounds, and the images had instantly gone viral. Also, a federal jury in Texas had just convicted a fisherman in an international gator gar sting, and the news had spread like wildfire. The guy caught four four-footers on the Trinity River and transported them to Florida where he kept them in a swimming pool. This gar-monger then sent them off to a corporation in Japan and ended up busted for illegally transporting fish across state lines. Plus, millions of viewers of Hillbilly Handfishin’ had recently witnessed a gar in Oklahoma attack a city slicker's shiny pendant, flashing like a minnow. The show then cut to some stock footage of an aquarium gar, to let us get a gander at one. The fish they showed, however, was a saltwater Atlantic gar (a.k.a. needlefish), which is totally different from freshwater gar in the US.

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Chapter Six - Reflections on Women and Psychoanalysis

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Karnac Books ePub


Reflections on women and psychoanalysis


I wanted to prepare a historical and clinical text that would bring us to the present tense of “Women and Psychoanalysis”, let us reflect on how we—we in the field of psychoanalysis—have come a long way on this topic, and where we might be going. So I thought about writing a brief history—a “multibiography”—of women psychoanalysts, our foremothers, and comparing their situations with ours. Then I thought about writing a brief history of women in psychoanalysis—-of women as patients—focusing on how women patients now are understood and treated. With these possibilities, I wanted to avoid writing a history of changing views in psychoanalysis of female psychology, as that has been done many times, for many purposes. Not one of you is in need of such a treatise, for you have all taken whole courses on this “changing views” theme at your training institutes, and many of you teach such courses. In fact, one of the key features of the present moment of “Women and Psychoanalysis” is that we are all well aware of the history of changing views in psychoanalysis of female psychology; we are thoroughly historicised.

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Chapter 5 Personal State Meant

David E James John Libbey Publishing ePub

John Fles*

The last few weeks of the Scorpio trial have made certain things obvious to my mind. Whether we win or not, I have been warned that this theatre will be under constant surveillance; in other words, de facto censorship. I went thru this once, at the beginning of my career, at the University of Chicago re: the Bill Burroughs Case. I could not then and will not now accept anything less than what Karl Popper calls “The Open Society”. And tho I believe that’s coming, as the pressure rises the enemies of the open society gather force, mainly strengthening what in our time we finally have to accept as, at least, part police state. I can not continue to run this program under any kind of censorship nor will I play that other, more dangerous, game and go to jail. Within a period of two to three months Movies ’Round Midnight may (& I emphasize may) cease to exist. Not necessarily, for this is up to those who own the theatre, the Saturday night screenings but, rather, my own somewhat naïve attempt to bring you those films which, without any kind of qualification whatsoever, I thought best or most useful or funniest or most ironical or most pertinent for our time. Now these films will, for the most part, be forced underground and/or be squeezed into some more or less institutional setting, with, again, the politics which imply censorship. To what extent I will ally myself with either or both of these efforts, future strategy will tell. In the meantime there is some hope in the possibility of a newspaper which would tie the entire artistic community, from Pasadena to Venice West, together. Its purpose would be to alert all of us to dangers the society, in the concrete manifestation of police, judges, all the paraphernalia of modern day justice, imposes on the increasingly restless need for total freedom. (This growing need for complete artistic freedom is not unrelated to the best elements within the negro movement.) We must remember, in terms of our own responsibility, that at the moment external law ends, the law, if such it may be called then, must come from inside. And those of us with any sense of history, see the only law coming from inside is love. Let us make no mistake: it is love itself, in all its manifestations, which the police state we find ourselves in, is engaged in destroying.

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CHAPTER FIFTEEN. Ethnogenesis at the Interface of the Andes and the Amazon: Re-examining Ethnicity in the Piedmont Region of Apolobamba, Bolivia

Alf Hornborg University Press of Colorado ePub

Meredith Dudley

On June 1, 2007, a group of Andean colonists and peasants (campesinos) blockaded the road between the highland city of La Paz and the small provincial capital of Apolo, located in the piedmont region of Apolobamba, Bolivia. Throughout the summer of 2007, the normally bucolic town was engulfed in chaos as protesters razed the local headquarters of Madidi National Park and the military police responded to protests with rounds of tear gas. Conditions in Apolo, which had been simmering unnoticed for years, were suddenly thrust into the national spotlight (ABI 2007a, 2007b; APB 2007).

The dispute arose in response to the legal recognition of an indigenous land claim, or Tierra Comunitaria de Origen (TCO, Communal Land of Origin) by the Lecos of Apolo, who had been organizing to reclaim their ethnic identity and territory for more than a decade (MACPIO 2001). What was being contested by both the campesino sector and the white provincial elite (vecinos) was not just the designation of the land itself but the very legitimacy of the people who were claiming it—the Lecos of Apolo. Although portrayed in the ethnographic literature and census data as on the verge of extinction (e.g., Varese 1983; Ibarra Grasso 1985; Martínez and Carvajal 1985; Montaño Aragón 1989; Lema 1998), Lecos ethnic identity was targeted for revitalization by the indigenous organization CIPLA (Indigenous Center of the Lecos People of Apolo), which formed in 1997 (MACPIO 2001).

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7 Saving the Environment: The Ozone Layer and Climate Change

Thomas G. Weiss Indiana University Press ePub

• Antecedents: Scientific Consensus Emerges

• Knowledge Gaps: Climate Change Rises to the Top of the Agenda

• Normative Gaps: Do No Harm

• Policy Gaps: The Montreal Protocol Revisited

• Institutional Gaps: The IPCC to the Rescue

• Compliance Gaps: Montreal and Kyoto

• Conclusion: The Third and the Second UNs Prod the First

The impetus for sustainable growth and development was driven by the needs of poorer countries. This chapter emphasizes what appear to be unavoidable environmental constraints that loom as real barriers to economic growth as we have known it. We have chosen to stress two pressing issues—the deterioration in the ozone layer and irreversible climate change—that challenge the notion that sustainability is possible in the absence of a dramatic change in global business as usual. The words of two scholars eloquently capture the basic thrust of this chapter and the findings of UNIHP: “The history of global environmental politics is inextricably tied to contests of ideas: battles of worldviews and discourses. We have seen new environmental ideas and language enter into the mainstream discourse as global awareness rises and as environmental conditions deteriorate.”1

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Fort Duncan

B. W. Aston and Donathan Taylor University of North Texas Press PDF


Additional Forts

Limpia Cottage, on the side of Sleeping Lion Mountain, 915-426-3237, 800-662-5517

Line Shack Texas, Cemetery Road, 915-426-3097

Neill Doll Museum Bed & Breakfast, Court Street,

915-426-3969 or 426-3838

Paradise Mountain Ranch Bed & Breakfast, located on a working ranch 15 miles west of Fort Davis on Highway 166, 915-426-3737, 800-648-9162.

Veranda Country Inn Bed & Breakfast, Court Street,

1 block west of the courthouse, 915-426-2233.

Historic adobe inn.

Veranda Country Inn Carriage House, 1 block west of courthouse, 915-426-2233. Located behind the inn's gardens.

Wayside Inn Bed & Breakfast, NW of downtown at the base of Sleeping Lion Mountain, 915-4263535,800-582-7510.


Fort Duncan, located on the east side of the Rio Grande just above Eagle Pass, was established on March 27, 1849, by Captain

Sidney Burank, and occupied by three companies of the First U.

S. Infantry Regiment. During the Civil War the post was occupied by Confederate troops of the Frontier Regiment. Federal troops reoccupied the post in 1868. It remained under military authority until 1916. Its primary purpose was to protect the trade crossing into Mexico and travelers along the road to El Paso. It was taken over by the city in 1935, and today many restored stone buildings form the center of a municipal park and country club. The old headquarters serves as a museum. For additional information call

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PART THREE • Unveiling the Health Benefits of Whole-Plant Foods

Spiller, Gene Basic Health Publications ePub

The Wonders of a Grain Seed

As you drive on Highway 505 through the wheat fields of Northern California, the sign reads: Farmers Feed America. It is a cry from the heart of people who know that their grain is a vital part of human food, as are the grains of barley, corn (maize), oats, rice, rye, sorghum, and teff. Grains are seeds. A complete new plant can grow from a seed, and that is why grains are such a rich nutrient source. A grain seed contains the parts of a complete new plant in the germ, and a generous supply of energy food in the starchy endosperm, the largest part of the grain. The aleurone layer surrounding the endosperm contains the B vitamins, and the minerals and enzymes that mobilize the starch, allowing its proper utilization in both plants and people. The entire grain is covered with a protective bran seed coat (see Figures 17.1 and 17.2) and protein is spread throughout the grain seed.

Figure 17.1. Grain Seeds

Figure 17.2. Open Half Grain Seed

The Germ

The germ occupies only a small fraction of the grain seed, but the oils it provides are nutritionally very important, and include vitamin-E tocopherols, and phospholipids, the most common of which is lecithin. The essential oils in grain germ include the essential linolenic (omega-3) and linoleic (omega6) fatty acids. The germ is also a rich source of folate, a B vitamin now considered even more important than previously thought. Low levels of folate in the diet are associated with a high incidence of spinal birth defects. Refined wheat flour is now enriched with folate, and even more folate is added to refined flour than would be found in the natural wheat germ, a compensatory effort by the millers to reduce the incidence of spinal birth defects. The presence of folate, or folic acid, also correlates well with low blood levels of homocysteine (a potentially toxic amino acid), which statistically correspond to reduced risk for many Western diseases, including Alzheimers disease, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

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More than Cooks in the Kitchen

Joyce Gibson Roach University of North Texas Press PDF

More than Cooks in the Kitchen


In many Texas homes of the distant past, memories often focused on one incomparable cook—remembered, revered, and to whom all others were compared. That cook was nearly always a woman who did more than prepare delicious food; she was a repository of legend, lore, and family saga, filled with a cast of begets whose names became flesh and whose lives in three dimensions appeared before us as she delivered her monologue like a fairy godmother dressed in a flour covered apron-gown and waving a magic wand-spoon in the air. She was the keeper of the hearth with all the warm and attendant meanings attached to that word; she bore different labels in other cultures, but the same person who cooked and cleaned, had healing in her hands, counseled, ministered like Mary and Martha of the Bible. To her all hearts were known and from her all needs supplied. She was that source of strength acknowledged, proclaimed by young and old, male and female. She was Mother Earth.

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INTRODUCTION. State of Change: Colorado Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Courtenay W. Daum University Press of Colorado ePub

State of Change: Colorado Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Courtenay W. Daum, Robert J. Duffy, Kyle Saunders, and John A. Straayer

Over the past several decades, Colorado’s political landscape has changed in many ways and in dramatic fashion. This volume identifies and focuses on these changes and seeks to provide some explanations for these shifts by placing them within the larger context of national and regional politics and shifting demographic and partisan patterns in Colorado. These developments include a shift within the Republican Party that led to the end of its dominance in most state and congressional elections, as well as increased use of direct democracy that has resulted in the implementation of term limits, significant changes in fiscal policy, major diminishment of state and local governments’ taxing and spending authority, and a variety of unintended consequences of the initiative process. The result is a political landscape in the early twenty-first century that is drastically different from the Colorado politics of a few decades ago. This volume will use these changes as a starting point to present a variety of perspectives on Colorado’s recent political evolution.

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Projects Using Squares

Amanda Jean Nyberg Stash Books ePub


S q u a r e s

Mini Nines

Finished block: 3½˝ × 3½˝    •    Finished quilt: 59½˝ × 70˝

When I first started making this quilt, I cut individual 1˝ × 1˝ squares and sewed them together to make the Nine-Patches. Thankfully a friend suggested that I use strip-piecing methods to make the Nine-Patch blocks in order to speed up the process. At first I was hesitant to do so, but after making a few blocks, I knew it was the only way to go. My speed dramatically increased and my piecing accuracy improved.

Pieced and quilted by Amanda Jean Nyberg


Tiny Piecing

Tiny piecing can be frustrating, especially if you aren’t an extremely accurate sewist. (I know I fit into that category.) Before cutting out all of the pieces for this quilt, I highly recommend that you make a few test blocks following the tips below and that you test the accuracy of your seam allowance (see Testing Your Seam Allowance).

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Chapter Sixteen - Athena, Antigone, and their Modern Avatars

Arlene K Richards Karnac Books ePub

John Munder Ross


Karen Horney was perhaps the first mighty woman to challenge the Sphinx—in her case, the Egyptian half-male prototype of Greece's half-woman in the person of Freud—and was herself a “[wo]man most mighty”. Horney turned Freud's phallocentric theory of gender differences in sexual identity development on its head (see Freud, 1923e, 1924c,d, 1925j). Woody Allen was not alone, Horney implied: all little boys have “penis envy”—indeed more so than their sisters. Confronted by the engulfing vagina and womb of The Great Mother, they feel inadequate to the job, daunted and narcissistically wounded (Horney, 1924, 1926, 1932, 1933).

The misogyny of the male gender—the notorious misogyny in Freud's theory—is a defensive strategy in which boys and the men they become try to diminish and contain women in order to feel better about themselves. Furthermore, an adult woman's penis envy as opposed to a pre-oedipal girl's is, as Jones suggested (1948), largely a cultural artefact of the male chauvinism and patriarchy that prevailed at the turn of the century, when women were deprived of an education, and what today's feminists call a “voice” and “the phallus”.

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