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6. Capture and Escape

Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown University of North Texas Press PDF

“I am either killed or shot. If all the gold in the world belonged to me, I would freely give it to kill him. I have one consolation, however, I made the coward run.”

John Wesley Hardin

ugitive Hardin did not leave Sabine County in a gallop as one might expect him to do after wounding a state policeman. He intended to return to Gonzales County—to Jane—but on the way he stopped in Polk and Trinity counties to visit relatives. At a store not far from Livingston he and a man identified only as Hickman engaged in a horse race.

The winner would walk away with a purse of $250. There were several

Hickman families living there at the time: Bartley, Asa, Hezekiah, Morton S. and James as heads of households. They were all from Louisiana with the exception of Morton S. Hickman who was a native Texan. These all constituted a group who were related.

What is most interesting is that an acquaintance named Richard B.

“Dick” Hudson now informed Hardin that the Hickmans intended to take the $250 winning purse whether they won or lost the horse race. It was set for noon on a certain day. Each party put up an initial sum of $100 “as a forfeit.” Hardin informed Hudson that he was aware of what the Hickmans intended to do, and that he was ready to fight them, as “I wanted

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Activity 45 My Role in the Team

Mike Woodcock HRD Press PDF

50 Activities for Team Building: Volume II

Activity 45

My Role in the

Team

PURPOSE:

To enable individual team members to consider the roles they play within the team and identify which roles could be developed and used more to increase their effectiveness.

METHOD:

There are 12 roles that need to be played to make most teams effective. Some team members may be able to play many roles, others only one, but most people can enhance their contribution by developing the capacity to play additional roles. Indeed, promotion prospects may depend upon it.

1.

Referring to Roles Summary (Handout 45.1), complete the SelfAssessment sheet (Handout 45.2).

2.

To refine and validate the results, ask others who know you well to complete the Colleague Assessment sheet (Handout 45.3).

3.

Compare the results and, if necessary, initiate a discussion to understand the reasons for your colleagues’ perceptions of you.

4.

Observe the way in which people operate who are strong in the roles in which you are weak and consider ways in which you can use your strengths to help others develop.

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Chapter 4. Faith

Karnac Books ePub

Michael Eigen

T he basic concern of this paper is what I am calling the area of faith in the work of Winnicott, Lacan, and Bion. By the area of T faith I mean to point to a way of experiencing which is undertaken with one’s whole being, all out, “with all one’s heart, with all one’s soul, and with all one’s might”. At the outset I wish to avoid quibbling over whether such experiencing is possible. My methodological strategy is to let what I mean by area of faith stay open and gradually grow richer as the paper unfolds.

Winnicott, Lacan, and Bion have attempted sophisticated and intensive depth phenomenologies of faith in travail. For them, I believe, the vicissitudes of faith mark the central point around which psychic turmoil and conflict gather. In the hands of these authors, further, the area of faith tends to become a founding principle for the possibility of a fully human consciousness, an intrinsic condition of self-other awareness as such.

In Winnicott, the area of faith is expressed in his descriptions of transitional experiencing (1953), and taken forward in his later work on object usage (1969). Since much work has already been published on transitional experiencing, my main concern will be with object usage.

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5. Book Review of Psychanalyse de la Musique (1951)

Kohut, Heinz Karnac Books ePub

Much of the psychoanalytic literature on music, sparse as it is, has escaped the author’s attention (e.g., Ferenczi’s [1921] classical description of the use of music in the course of psychoanalytic therapy). In other respects, too, the book is often sketchy, and can hardly be called a monograph in the usual sense. The author, who seems to be pedagogue, psychoanalyst, poet, and musician, composed the volume from several articles written during a period of five years, which may account for some of its unevenness.

The two greatest weaknesses of Michel’s approach are insufficient documentation and—even more detrimental — an almost exclusive preoccupation with genetic id psychology, which leads to an overly schematic classification of composers according to the classical stages of the development of the libido. He is most convincing where he does not try to establish genetic links from scanty biographical data, but restricts himself to the connections between the composer’s character and his work: Stravinsky, e.g., is orderly, tyrannical, and opinionated; he has an exaggerated disgust for bad odors; the anal components of his compositions are aggressive rhythms, cruel harmonies, and a predilection for percussion instruments; his use of brass instruments to play his sweetest melodies is rightly recognized as a form of magical undoing of destructive tendencies through music. Excellent, too, is the chapter on Johann Sebastian Bach and the historical conservatism of the superego. An unconscious yet active Catholic medieval superego enforced a political as well as an artistic compromise after the Reformation had externally succeeded. Politically, submission to the Pope was replaced by submission to the prince; in the artistic sphere, the dominance of plastic art with its symbol of medieval anonymous collectivism, the cathedral, was replaced by a cathedral of sounds, the music of Bach. Michel corroborates his theory by pointing out that during the Reformation the musical style in the Protestant countries changed, with Schutz, from the former Flemish influence to the Italian (Catholic) tradition.

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6 What is his reputation in the company?

Arneson, Steve Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

This is a question that should be easy to answer, because it’s mostly an exercise in observation. Trust your eyes and ears to draw the insights you need about your boss’s reputation across the organization. Start with the basics—do people feel comfortable around him? Read the body language in meetings. Is there an easy dialogue, or are people afraid of him? Notice how he spends his time. Does he stay in his office, or is he out meeting with different groups? Pay attention to how he talks about other people, and how others talk about him. Is there a measure of mutual respect? Study what conversations he’s part of; is he being included in big decisions? Listen to what others are saying to you about him—do they envy or feel sorry for you?

The fact is your boss has a leadership brand, and it’s well known throughout the organization. His brand is how other people think about him or describe him; essentially, it’s his reputation in the company. So how is he perceived? Is he thought of as strategic, creative, or flexible? Is he seen as tactical, uninspiring, or stubborn? Do people trust him? Is he seen as a thought leader in the organization? Are his technical skills well respected? How about his people-management skills? What do people think of his background and qualifications for the role? What do they think of his results? Is his stock rising or falling in the organization?

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1 Build Teacher-Student Relationships by Honoring Visibility and Voice

Heflebower, Tammy; Hoegh, Jan K. Marzano Research ePub

CHAPTER 1

Build Teacher-Student Relationships by Honoring Visibility and Voice

Making student voice part of the culture of the school encourages students to invest in their learning and in the broader school community.

—Yvette Jackson

Hattie (2009), in his book Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement, finds that the teacher-student relationship is one of the top twelve influences on achievement out of 150 influences. Is this surprising to you? We hear so much about teacher-student relationships that the topic seems almost cliché. In fact, when some educators voice the opinion that “it’s all about the relationships,” other educators sigh and beg for concrete instructional strategies to improve achievement and meet standards. But building relationships is a strategy. In fact, it is one of the most powerful strategies we can use to influence student achievement.

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4. Don't Creationists Deny the Laws of Nature?

Ken Ham Master Books ePub

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Dont Creationists Deny the Laws of Nature?

Jason Lisle

The Word of God

Everything in the universe, every plant and animal, every rock, every particle of matter or light wave, is bound by laws, which it has no choice but to obey. The Bible tells us that there are laws of nature ordinances of heaven and earth (Jeremiah 33:25). These laws describe the way God normally accomplishes His will in the universe.

Gods logic is built into the universe, and so the universe is not haphazard or arbitrary. It obeys laws of chemistry which are logically derived from the laws of physics, many of which can be logically derived from other laws of physics and laws of mathematics. The most fundamental laws of nature exist only because God wills them to; they are the logical, orderly way that the Lord upholds and sustains the universe He has created. The atheist is unable to account for the logical orderly state of the universe. Why should the universe obey laws if there is no law-giver? But laws of nature are perfectly consistent with biblical creation. In fact, the Bible is the foundation for natural laws. So, of course, creationists do not deny these laws; laws of nature are exactly what a creationist would expect.

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Reverend Dave

Edited by Michael Martone and Bryan Furu Break Away Book Club Edition ePub

Reverend Dave

For a time, life in Winesburg was good, and the Lord Our God blessed our town with prosperous yields, fertile soil, and faithful Christian soldiers. My flock was rapidly expanding, the pews in First Family of Christ Living Center and Day Care overflowing with spirits in desperate need of saving.

I was happy to oblige.

“I will show you the One Way,” I bellowed from the pulpit. “I will lead you to the glorious land of salvation.”

In addition to Sunday service, I also held Ladies’ Night each Thursday, during which I offered a similar message, though slightly altered to appeal to the female audience.

“Rise up and lower yourself for His Humble Servant, the Reverend Dave,” I preached, “and I will make my deposit into your temple!”

Some of the more God-fearing women were skeptical of my advances, though I assured them the Lord smiled upon those whose passions knew no bounds.

“But … is promiscuity not a sin, Reverend?” inquired the buxom Jackie Patch, to which I pressed a firm hand to her left buttock and replied, “My sweet lamb, the commingling of sacred temples is a blessing to God.”

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Relaxation

Young, Courtenay Karnac Books ePub

Besides doing exercise, it is really important to relax as well. However, only try relaxing first thing in the morning, or some time after you have exercised. Done regularly, this will help you to rebalance your basic bodily functioning (the autonomic nervous system), which is what gets overstressed. For most people under stress, it is very difficult to relax—for two main reasons: (1) they think they cannot afford the time; and (2) they are so stressed that they cannot relax easily. It is therefore necessary to build in a programme of relaxation (ideally once or twice a day for twenty minutes). There are many different ways to relax. Here are several suggestions:

•  Progressive relaxation. You can get booklets, tapes or CDs of (usually) progressive relaxation exercises that tell you how first to tense, then to relax, progressively, all the various sets of individual muscle groups in your body (feet, calves, thighs, buttocks, etc.). As you do this, you tend to relax generally more and more. It is sometimes called “differential relaxation”.

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3 Sacred Suffering: A Phenomenological Anthropological Perspective

Afterword by Michael Jackson Edited by Indiana University Press ePub

C. Jason Throop

IN ANTHROPOLOGY, THE sacred has long been viewed as a unique register of human existence that is at times intimately associated with human suffering in its various forms and manifestations. Often enfolded within such orientations to the potential sacredness of human suffering are associated moral experiences and ethical concerns. Whether understood in the context of painful rituals of initiation, in the light of pain-induced transformations in consciousness, in the context of particular salvational orientations to loss, illness, human finitude, and death, or in the tendency to view suffering as a means of sacrificing one’s own desires for the benefit of one’s ancestors, spirits, or deities, the link between suffering and the sacred has been well documented in anthropology and elsewhere (Geertz 1973; Glucklich 2001; Morninis 1985; Morris 1991; cf. Agamben 1998).1

Despite such extensive documentation it is still far from clear exactly how we should best understand the intimate relationship between suffering and the sacred.2 What is it exactly about suffering as a fact of human existence that can evoke orientations to the sacred? What could be considered sacred about human pain, loss, and hardship? And, perhaps, even more foundational questions: What is the sacred, what forms can it take, and to what extent do ideas of what the sacred entails shape or limit the phenomena (including experiences of suffering) to which it can be addressed? Allow me to begin by addressing this last question as a means to prepare the way for developing an explicitly phenomenological perspective on sacred suffering, which I will then ethnographically situate through a brief examination of some of the various imbrications of sacredness and the experience of suffering in Yap, a small island in the Western Pacific where I have conducted over nineteen months of ethnographic research on morality, suffering, and pain.

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Human Endocrinology: SAT Biology

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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6 Mexican Ichthyosaurs

Indiana University Press ePub

Mexican Ichthyosaurs

Eberhard Frey and Wolfgang Stinnesbeck

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Introduction

During the latest Jurassic and throughout most of the Cretaceous Period, much of what is now Mexico was covered by the Paleo-Gulf of Mexico. Toward the east this sea was connected with an intercontinental ocean, the central Atlantic and the Tethys Ocean, which separated Laurasia from Gondwana. The Caribbean corridor connected the Paleo-Gulf of Mexico via the central Atlantic and the Tethys Ocean with the European Archipelago (Fig. 6.1). Westward, the Paleo-Gulf of Mexico opened into the Paleo-Pacific, but both of these connections were occasionally closed during the Jurassic rendering the Paleo-Gulf of Mexico as an isolated basin. This basin frequently opened west of the Florida-Yucatan Ridge during the Late Jurassic. During this time, large marine vertebrates invaded the Paleo-Gulf of Mexico either via the Tethys Ocean or via the Drake Straight, which opened during the Late Jurassic (Fig. 6.1). Later, during the Early Cretaceous, the sea level rose and finally a third sea opened into the ancient Gulf of Mexico, the Western Interior Seaway, which covered the center of North America between the Appalachian and the Rocky Mountains (Goldhammer and Johnson, 2001; Ocampo-Diaz et al., 2008). The Western Interior Seaway linked the northern Boreal Sea with the Paleo-Gulf of Mexico. Thus, the ancient Gulf of Mexico for a long period of time formed a melting pot of different marine realms and occasionally, especially while isolated during the Late Jurassic, likely was the cradle for the evolution of new species of marine life. This enigmatic junction of oceans that once covered most of Mexico was inhabited by ammonites, belemnites, and bivalves, as well as a large variety of sharks and fishes. The most impressive animals, however, were the marine reptiles, some of which represented the top predators in the Jurassic and Cretaceous oceans: marine crocodilians (Thalattosuchia, chapter 7), plesiosaurs (Plesiosauria, chapter 5), mosasauroids (chapter 4), and the often neglected and rare sea turtles (chapter 3). This chapter will focus on the Ichthyosauria (“fish lizards”).

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Swallows

John Gallas Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF
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Fundacao Getulio Vargas

Aspen Institute,, The Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

A Closer Look at:

Fundacao Getulio Vargas

Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration—EBAPE / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil http://www.ebape.fgv.br/english/comum/asp/index.asp

WHAT THE SCHOOL SAYS:

At the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, students are encouraged to engage in faculty research projects related to social and environmental issues.

A QUICK LOOK

NOTE: All information is self-reported data submitted to the Center for Business Education

COURSES*

NOTABLE FEATURES

CORE COURSES:

Ethics in Management

This course provides a general overview of business ethics.

CSR/Business Ethics (3)

ELECTIVE COURSES:

KEY CONCENTRATIONS

This course discusses the emerging concepts of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. It examines how companies have responded to demands for more ethical behavior and social and environmental responsibilities. The course aims at studying the economic and political forces that drive changes toward more socially responsible behavior and identifies the main obstacles to change.

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6: Organic Integrated Pest Management of Tropical Fruit Crops

Vacante, V.; Kreiter, S. CABI PDF

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Organic Integrated Pest Management of Tropical Fruit Crops

Jorge E. Peña,1* Daniel Carrillo1 and Ben Faber2

University of Florida, Homestead, Florida, USA; 2University of California,

Ventura, California, USA

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Introduction

Due to the current trend when consumers are looking for produce that is free of toxins and synthetic products, there is a significant opportunity for tropical fruit growers and marketers to capitalize on organic production of these crops (Zehnder et  al., 2007; Pritts,

2012). The same authors also emphasize that the fast growth of organic agriculture has not been adequately supported by vigorous research in order to address challenges such as arthropod pest management. This could be due to the fact that organic production is more technically difficult than traditional agriculture. Organic production is fraught with problems of lower yield, variable effectiveness of pest, disease and weed management tools, and market access (Suckling and

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