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June, Swoon

Ward, David C. Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF
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Chapter one: Gender: a systemic understanding

Burck, Charlotte; Daniel, Gwyn Karnac Books ePub

This book addresses how our preoccupations with gender interweave with our systemic thinking and practice, and so we begin by examining gender.

We use the word gender, as different from biological sex which is assigned from birth on the basis of genital difference, to mean the way societies think about and live that sexual difference. Until the last few decades, gender difference was, on the whole, seen as equivalent to sex difference—real, natural, and fixed. However, feminists have brought into question many of the previously held “common-sense” ideas of what it means to be men and women in our society. They have challenged many of the givens of gender and uncovered ways in which our society constructs the concepts of female and male, while at the same time this construction remains hidden.

This argument that “femininity” and “masculinity” are social constructions, built on biological difference but given significance by and through the power relationships in our society, is a central tenet of our thinking. The main tension in this position lies in the way our world has been divided along gender lines, so that, although our gender is mere construction, we tend to experience it as absolute and central to our subjectivity. Grappling with these inherent contradictions has raised interesting and, we think, crucial questions both theoretically and in our clinical work.

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CHAPTER TWO. Why am I here?

Coltart, Nina Karnac Books ePub

Sometimes I wonder. I am not asking one of those huge ontological questions, like “Is there a Purpose for me in the Overall Plan?” or “What is the Meaning of Life?” Many people ask themselves—and other people—variants of these at different stages of their development, and a few seem to find answers that satisfy them, usually in the sphere of religion. My question is localized and specific. I have spent the greater part of my waking life, since I built up a full-time psychoanalytic and therapy practice, sitting in an armchair either behind a patient on a couch, or facing a patient in another, similar, chair. The idea of the armchair traveller comes to mind; and travel we do, and not only when a patient returns from a long journey, or when we take our holidays. We enjoy the ever-new fascination of travelling deep into inner space, both ours and the patients’. The people with whom we go need a companion, and—sometimes without any clear idea that this is what they are doing—they ask us to go with them. Why do we offer to accompany them?

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Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

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The winding streets and stately architecture recall a history of revolution and renewal; and still today, Boston is among the country’s most forward-looking and barrier-breaking cities.

For all intents and purposes, Boston is the oldest city in America. And you can hardly walk a step over its cobblestone streets without running into some historic site. But Boston has not been relegated to the past.

A history of cultural patronage means that the city’s art and music scenes continue to charm and challenge contemporary audiences. Cutting-edge urban planning projects are reshaping the city even now, as neighborhoods are revived and rediscovered. Historic universities and colleges still attract scientists, philosophers and writers, who shape the city’s evolving culture.

A April On Patriots’ Day, hordes of sports fans attend the world’s oldest marathon.

A Summer Hot and humid; many locals make for the beach.

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Twenty-Four: Serge Prokofiev

William Brown Indiana University Press ePub

Fig. 24.1. Sonata No. 7, Op. 83, Complete Prokofi ev Sonatas © Kalmus Editions. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Prokofiev has had an enormous, enormous impact on me and on the piano repertoire. To begin with, by learning his works and playing his Third Piano Concerto, which I did a number of times, and playing all the sonatas, which I recorded for MGM, and editing the ninth for publication by Leeds Music, I thought he was an enormous composer, and now I think so even more so. His music has an excitement and the special colors of folk tunes and marches and many playful elements. His sonatas reflect his varied moods from romantic to rhythmic and percussive. I feel his music is incomparable.

Mvt. 1. Allegro inquieto

M. 1. Non- legato. Driving, intense.

Mm. 7–23. One large crescendo.

Mm. 12–20. Crescendo to each accented B.

Mm. 20–23. Crescendo to the fortissimo.

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Chapter 13

Kelly, Frank; McCain, Ted Solution Tree Press PDF

The District


Chapter 13





Source: Satellite imagery © 2017 Google, DigitalGlobe.




Located within a very large and rapidly growing metropolitan area, the school district for the

District School encompasses twenty-five square miles and has an enrollment of 10,190 students.

The community has built out the district for some time, but it reacquired a large parcel of land for residential development after a local power plant closed. For many years, the district had a single, large, and comprehensive high school (the District

School), but it also has a new, smaller high school

(the New Tech School) that provides additional capacity and specialized instruction. The district plans to convert an existing middle school to a ninth-grade center to increase its total high school capacity. It seems improbable that further population growth will justify a second comprehensive high school, but the District School’s large size makes it capable of absorbing further growth. In addition, the district has three middle schools and nine elementary schools.

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2 The Best Special-Interest Tours

Olson Donald; Olson Donald FrommerMedia ePub

The Portland Aerial Tram.

Portland with Kids

Portland repeatedly gets voted one of the best cities in the country to raise kids. It has a multitude of family-friendly and family-oriented places to experience, but kids are pretty much welcomed everywhere without much fuss or attitude. Portland is an active city, too, with a sense of outdoor adventure. Kids love the bridges, the river, the hiking trails, biking, skating, riding the light-rail and streetcars, and visiting Washington Park. For bigger adventures that the entire family can enjoy, don’t forget the spectacular beaches, headlands, and lighthouses along the Oregon coast, just a couple of hours away (see p 154). START: MAX to Washington Park. Bus 63 on weekdays.

A canopy lift ride at the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum.

❶ ★ World Forestry Center Discovery Museum. At this paean to all things arboreal, kids especially love the virtual smokejumper and river-rafting exhibits—and after a visit here they’ll be ready to dive into the real forests of Washington Park right outside. See p 22, ❸.

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A Biometric Authentication System That Automatically Generates Feature Points

Kevin Daimi; Hamid R. Arabnia; Michael R. Grimaila; Kathy Liszka; George Markowsky; and Ashu M. G. Solo (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF


Int'l Conf. Security and Management | SAM'13 |

A Biometric Authentication System That Automatically Generates

Feature Points


Hiroshi Dozono1 , Youki Inaba1 , Masanori Nakakuni2

1 Faculty of Science and Engineering, Saga University, 1-Honjyo Saga, 840-8502 JAPAN

Information Technology Center, Fukuoka University, 8-19-1, Nanakuma, Jonan-ku, Fukuoka 814-0180 JAPAN

Abstract— Recently, personal information in the mobile devices have been threatened as the popularization of mobile devices because of the lack attention to the information.

The purpose of our research is to develop the reliable and convenient authentication system for mobile devices. In this paper, the development of the biometric authentication system, which generates feature points from freehand pattern and uses the points as the anchors for drawing pattern and points for detecting pen speed, is introduced using the experimental results.

Keywords: Biometrics, Authentication, Touch panel, Mobile device, Tracing Authentication

1. Introduction

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3 Waterloo

Claire S. Arbogast Break Away Book Club Edition ePub



By the February following Jim’s surgery and his move into the house, we were in our regular places at the oncologist’s office at the hospital. Jim was sitting upright on the exam table. I was in the little plastic chair, jotting down notes and making sure we covered everything on the Questions for the Doctor list. Jim looked like a concentration camp prisoner – bald, sunken eyes, cheekbones prominent – and I felt like one, after a long, clamped-down chemotherapy winter.

The doctor sat on his examining stool across from us. I took comfort in the smoothness of his creamy coffee complexion and poised manner, the flawless crispness of his white lab coat. He was listening carefully as Jim recited his problems – chills, fatigue, memory loss, diarrhea, confusion.

“These things will linger and then mostly fade after this last chemo treatment,” the doctor said confidently. “We will follow you, take images, and hope your lungs are still clear in six months. In the meantime, enjoy your life, don’t start smoking again, and eat a healthy diet. If this comes back, it likely will kill you.” My gut contracted as the 17 percent dice rolled invisibly in the small room.

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Chapter Six: Twins and Doubles in Literature

Lewin, Vivienne Karnac Books ePub

Twins may be used as split-off aspects of self, as doubles, and this double frequently represents the unconscious “dark side” that emerges in a split-off and disowned “evil” character.

When I started research into how twins were used as characters in literature, I was surprised to see how very frequently this happens. No doubt this in part reflects the increasing frequency of actual twins in the world in general. It also indicates our growing understanding of the nature and complexity of twin relationships, and how they can be used to explore issues of personal identity and uniqueness. But twins in literature serve other purposes as well, as I will attempt to unravel. Many books about twins use the stereotyped view of twins as two halves of a whole, or as bound together forever as a psychic unity. They employ the uncanniness of the double to create excitement and intrigue.

Our current preoccupations with identity and a sense of integrity of the self are major preoccupations and are reflected in the use of twins in literature. But the preoccupation is also seen in earlier times. The concept of a double was a feature of Romanticism in the nineteenth and early twentieth century literature, and much of this writing illustrated fears about the threat to the integrity of the self and the dangers posed by splitting or fragmentation of the self. Shakespeare wrote about twins in the seventeenth century, with an emphasis on mistaken identity and the deep sense of connectedness between twins. Even earlier, the Bible featured twins, as do other ancient birth and creation myths and legends.

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5. Is Apophantic Discourse the Touchstone?

David Farrell Krell Indiana University Press ePub

The chapter title intends to ask whether Heidegger takes apophantic discourse, which he (following Aristotle) attributes to humankind alone among all living beings, to be the ultimate distinguishing feature of humanity. In the 1929–1930 lecture course, especially in its final hundred pages, from section 69 onward, this appears to be the case. It would be the capacity of human beings to assert beings as such—the god as a god, the dog as a dog—that would make human being something other than god or dog. And, with great good luck, something closer to the former than to the latter. Such exceptionalism would be a perquisite of the human being’s successful confrontation with death as death, dying as dying. In earlier chapters I have claimed that Heidegger’s analysis of the existential-hermeneutic-as still needs to be brought to bear in all considerations of apophantic discourse, which for its part is fundamentally derivative. As I mentioned in the foregoing chapter, sections 32–34 and 44 of Being and Time, which argue for the preeminence of the existential-hermeneutic over the apophantic “as,” still seem to me among the greatest achievements of Heidegger’s thought. Yet it is also possible to look ahead in Heidegger’s career of thought in order to challenge the priority of assertory language—the language of statements and judgments—as the earmark of humankind. Here I will consider Heidegger’s 1951 “Logos” essay, which contemplates Heraclitus’s fragment B 50. We might in all innocence render the fragment in this way: “Listening not to me but to the Logos, it is wise to say in accord with that Logos: One is All, All is One.” It would of course also be possible to trace Heidegger’s thinking of language through his 1959 Under Way to Language. Yet the “Logos” essay has the advantage of having been translated by Jacques Lacan—a Lacan who may differ from the one we have seen so far, that is, the Lacan whom Derrida locates squarely within the Cartesian canon. For, as Derrida would surely admit, there is a more obstreperous Lacan, for whom language is much more than a structuralist “symbolic.”

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the assignment

Rebecca Meacham University of North Texas Press PDF

the assignment


city’s inaugural marathon, and she was the hometown favorite, and as she bounced past each checkpoint—tiny, freckled, sinewy but not stringy, wearing an orange sports bra and her hair in a ponytail—he could focus only on her. So much so that his producer wondered, watching the tape, if any other runners had shown up that day. She had placed second, but told everyone, as she winked at Carter—a woman who winked—that she’d gone home with the real prize. Lately, she was running twenty miles on

Saturdays. But last weekend, she had been spooked on a long run through the park. She had been dwelling on it. For his part,

Carter was keeping an eye out, escorting her nearly everywhere, installing chains on her doors, staying over.

Still, attacking his girlfriend was a whole other matter. He said, “Jen, haven’t you had enough of that already?”

“That’s why I want you to do this, Carter. To condition me.

In case I need to defend myself, again.” She put her legs together and reached over her toes. The other night, he had painted her toenails, the only part of her that seemed to get kind of ugly.

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Ramesh Bangia Laxmi Publications PDF




Introduction to Computers


The word computer has been derived from two words, mainly, Compute and Calculator. A computer is a device used for performing calculations automatically. Most of us use computers either at work or home. We can use computers for creating office documents or formating presentations and at home we can use it for checking our e-mails, playing games, or browse Internet for local news updates.

1.1.1 Characteristics of Computers

A computer is made of different parts which when looked at from any user angle will give a different definition. We should just remember that a computer:

1. Cannot think

2. It has vast capabilities of calculations like addition, subtraction, etc. and

3. It is totally under the control of the user.

So, we can say that a computer is a machine, totally at the command of the user, which can perform operations at a much higher speed than a human being.

There is nothing magical about a computer. It is actually a friendly machine which is totally at your command. Do you remember the story Aladdin and the Magic Lamp? Just like the Genie of the magic lamp, a computer will obey your command. If you make a mistake in giving commands to the computer, it will carry out these commands giving wrong results.

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26. Riding in the Rain by Amy Walker

Amy Walker New World Library ePub

Amy Walker

If there’s one great place to enjoy bad weather, it’s on the seat of a bicycle. With a canopy of painted clouds, percussive splashing from car tires, and lights reflecting on wet streets, the watery world of rainy-day biking can be beautiful. When you’re bundled up properly against the cold and rain, it feels like being 5 years old, full of wonder and out on a field trip.

For years, I was a fair-weather cyclist and would take the bus on rainy days. The few times a shower surprised me, I ended up at my destination a soggy, miserable mess, my pants soaked and heavy, a stripe of mud running up my rear.

When finally, after sixteen years of commuting, I bought raingear for about $300, it was the biggest and best investment I had ever made in cycling. Overnight, I had an alternative to standing in the rain waiting for and packing myself onto crowded, steaming buses. I gained more freedom. I saved money and time. And I discovered something truly wonderful: a way to boost my energy and enjoy the rain.

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Daniel: Piety, Politics and Perseverance

Various Brethren Press PDF

Chapter 11:Layout 15/21/101:25 PMPage 239Daniel: Piety, Politics, and PerseveranceD a v i d M . Va l e t aThe book of Daniel presents readers with many interesting conundrums. It is one of the most popular books in the Hebrew Bible, containing stories and images that vividly connect with the human imagination.1 At the same time, the book has spawned countless debates over interpretive issues. The book of Daniel illustrates themes of personal piety in relationship to public witness that Brethren and other Anabaptists wrestle with continually in their attempt to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.2 This essay is a small contribution to the ongoing conversation between this biblical text and the calling of the church to live faithfully in every age.PietyDaniel is one of those biblical figures that you want your childrenChristians generally use the designation Old Testament. The use of the term HebrewBible recognizes that Jewish and Christian communities both value these writings, and my use of this term recognizes the ecumenical and interfaith commitments of Robert W.

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