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Fishing

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

7978-ch05.pdf

10/6/11

8:17 AM

Page 331

FISHING by Vicky J. Rose

When the call came from the Texas Folklore Society for papers about hunting and fishing lore, I immediately dismissed it. I never hunted and haven’t fished in years. Yet, the more I thought about it, the more I realized what an important hand fishing took in developing my attitude toward life and people.

In those pre-feminist days during the late fifties and early sixties, women with children rarely worked outside the home. I was the middle child of three girls, tow-headed, with wide and trusting eyes. To keep from driving our mother crazy, she kept us busy playing with dolls in the winter, carving doll houses out of cardboard boxes and decorating them with scraps of wallpaper and fabric. In the summer, we were expected to play outdoors. Our only enemies then were snakes and the sticker-burs that infested the deep sandy soil where we lived. My older sister, with her delicate hands and tiny wrists, had an almost abnormal fear of spiders.

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Cat & San Salvador Islands

Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

TELEPHONE CODE: 242 / POPULATION: 2580 / AREA: 119 SQ MILES

     Includes »

     Cat Island

     South Cat Island

     North Cat Island

     San Salvador

     Cockburn Town

     North Coast

     South Coast

     Rum Cay

Cat San Salvador Islands/Why Go?The childhood home of Bahamian screen legend Sydney Poitier, rural and undeveloped Cat Island is one of the country’s most scenic places; blessed with the Bahamas’ highest point (an incredible 206ft!), miles of virgin beach, superb diving and extremely friendly locals. Tiny ‘San Sal’ is one of the best wall-dive destinations in the world. There are more than 40 dive sites within 30 minutes of shore, and even more near Rum Cay and Conception Island. The island’s waters are known for visibility up to 200ft; on special days it can exceed a miraculous 250ft! Life on both islands continues much as it has for centuries, and the modern world couldn’t really feel further away. However, don’t expect island idylls; both Cat and San Sal are significantly poorer than the rest of the country.

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Introduction Toward a De-Colonial Performatics of the US Latina and Latino Borderlands

ARTURO J ALDAMA Indiana University Press ePub

CHELA SANDOVAL, ARTURO J. ALDAMA, AND PETER J. GARCÍA

Latinas and Latinos represent the largest and fastest-growing ethnic community in the United States after “non-Hispanic” Whites (14 percent of the US population, approximately 55 million people in 2010).1 Yet the cultural impact of US Latina and Latino aesthetic production has yet to be fully recognized within the US nation-state and beyond. This book moves beyond the by now de-politicized and all-too-familiar cultural theory of the twentieth century and beyond so-called “radicalized” examples of aesthetic production to unravel how culture is performance. Moreover, the following chapters travel beyond the linguistic surfaces and aesthetic limitations of “Latina and Latino” cultural production to reveal the less familiar and unexplored performance terrains of the “Borderlands.” Indeed, Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands is a book that challenges readers to engage those profound intercultural, psychic, social, and transnational effects that are being generated through US Latina and Latino testimonio, theater, ceremony, ritual, storytelling, music, dance, improvisation, play, nagualisma-o, call-and-response, spoken-word, visual, body, digital, and sculptural enactments. Each contributing author introduces readers to performance topics, performing artists, and performative enactments that comprise the field of Borderlands Performance Studies. This field is identifiable through its commitment to an alter-Native cultural engineering, the technologies of which we editors identify as “de-colonizing performatics,” and the mestizaje, the hybridity, the bricolage, the rasquache interventions organized around de-colonization that we call “perform-antics.” Join us then as we set the academic stage where complex scholarly engagements are linked with the entertaining, enlightening, and emancipatory aesthetics of Borderlands Performance Studies.2

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Chapter 31

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 31

Camping - Equipment

The best hunting and fishing it often found away from the “beaten trails.” What to take to those far-back places depends on the number of people in the party, the duration of the trip, the time of the year and the methods of transportation.

Bean’s pack basket came in three sizes: boys’, men’s, and extra large. This basket belonged to a former employee and was used for camping from Moosehead Lake to Alaska.

If you travel by Shank’s Mare to such locations, or go by canoe, take only the necessities. The list below is intended for two people.

Hiker’s or cruiser’s tent.

Two sleeping bags.

Large canvas knapsack.

Pack basket with waterproof cover.

Small axe and sheath.

One two-cell flashlight with two extra batteries and one extra bulb.

Folding reflector baker.

Gasoline lantern. (Take candles if transportation is difficult.)

Utensils for cooking and eating should include frying pan, three-quart stew pot with cover, small coffee pot with strainer spout, one stirring spoon, one baker tin, two tin plates, two spoons, two knives, two forks, two cups, salt and pepper shakers.

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6. COMPETITION FACTS AND STATISTICS 1945–2011

Ed Emeka Keazor Bright Pen ePub

We shall now examine some facts and statistics, underlying the competition over the last 66 years of its existence. These statistics have been based on final matches, due to the dearth of complete records during the various qualifying rounds over the years. Whilst some Football associations- especially Lagos, have fairly comprehensive data, the same could not be said of all and the need for uniformity has thus guided the focus on final matches, which are at least reliable.

The analysis of goals statistics has been restricted to goals scored in finals and has not included goals scored in the qualification rounds.

19451959

There were 55 goals scored in the finals in this period. The distribution is as follows:

Teams

Goals

1. Railways XI

2. Port Harcourt Red Devils

13

3. Pan Bank-

6

4. Marine

4

5. UAC XI

3

6. Calabar XI

3

7. Warri

2

8. Plateau

2

9. Kano Pillars

2

10. Dynamos

1

11. Zaria

1

Total

55

The record for the highest margin of goals scored in any final in the FA Cup was shared in this period by two matches Port Harcourt Red Devils v Federal United 1958 (60) and Pan Bank XI v Warri XI 1952 (60). The record for the highest scoreline/margin in FA cup history was for a match in the qualifying rounds Port Harcourt Red Devils v Ikot Ekpene 180, 1958 preliminary rounds; the next was Ibadan v Ekiti 170. These stand as the overall highest scores/margins in FA Cup history.

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Dominican Republic

Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

     Includes »

     Santo Domingo

     Bávaro Punta Cana

     Samaná

     Las Galeras

     Las Terrenas

     Playa Bonita

     Cabarete

     Jarabacoa

     Understand the Dominican Republic

     Survival Guide

The Dominican Republic is defined by its hundreds of miles of coastline – some with picturesque white-sand beaches shaded by rows of palm trees, other parts lined dramatically with rocky cliffs. Symbolizing both limits and escapes, the sea is the common denominator across fishing villages, where the shoreline is used for mooring boats, indulgent tourist playgrounds, small towns, and cities like Santo Domingo – the Caribbean’s largest and the site of New World firsts.

Beyond the capital, much of the DR is distinctly rural. Further inland are vistas reminiscent of the European alps: four of the Caribbean’s five highest peaks rise above the fertile lowlands surrounding Santiago. Remote deserts extend through the southwest, giving the DR a complexity not found on other islands. The country’s roller-coaster past is writ large in the diversity of its ethnicities, not to mention the physical design of its towns and cities.

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Indiana VS. Notre Dame, 12-17-11 (69-58)

The Herald-Times Indiana University Press ePub

Indiana Hoosiers guard Victor Oladipo (4) drives the ball on Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Jerian Grant (22) during the Indiana Notre Dame men’s basketball game at Conseco Fieldhouse in game two of the Close the Gap Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis, Ind., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011.

By Dustin Dopirak

Tom Crean doesn’t know what Derek Elston was thinking, and it’s hard to imagine anyone else could come up with a logical explanation either.

With the Hoosiers in a mad dash to get the ball down the floor for one more shot at the end of the first half of Saturday’s game against Notre Dame, Elston pulled up from about half-court for a desperation heave. That would’ve been fine if there weren’t 4.5 seconds still left on the clock.

But on a play that was strangely indicative of Indiana’s entire day, freshman guard Remy Abell bolted under the bucket and put back Elston’s wild miss at the buzzer to give Indiana a 26-20 lead at the half.

“Maybe he saw what Christian (Watford) saw last week with 0.8,” Crean said, referring to Watford’s buzzer-beater that knocked off No. 1 Kentucky. “I don’t know. It looked more to me like it said 4.5 or somewhere in there, and he didn’t see that. But the presence of mind of Remy was just fantastic.”

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Chapter 7

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 7

How to Hunt Ducks and Geese

Present restrictions make duck and goose hunting much more difficult than it was a few years ago when you could use live decoys.

For ducks I recommend a 3 shot 12 gauge Automatic Shot Gun. Use a long range load with number 4 shot.

I use about fourteen removable head decoys. Make your set about 100 yards off a point of land in an open spot with grass enough around so that you can scull quite close without ducks seeing you. When you see birds coming keep very still until they light in. Lay very low in your gunning float until you are within range. Don’t try to kill the whole flock. Pick out the nearest duck and stay with it until it drops before trying for a second bird. Go where wild rice is plentiful if possible and get your decoys out by daylight. The Federal law now allows shooting one-half hour before sunrise to one hour before sunset.

BILL GORMAN > The use of live decoys was outlawed in the forties. Hunters would trap a duck and strap a weight to its leg so it couldn’t take off. Its calls would attract other ducks. The modern-day version is the battery-operated decoy that flaps its wings or floats tail up, stirring up the water. The battery-operated decoy should be used with a spread of cork decoys.

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Photos Section

Ron Tatum University of North Texas Press ePub

On the fence.

Marine Corps Mountain School. 1958. I’m on lower right.

Fresh from active duty in the Corps.

In Tacoma after active duty and before entering Seminary. 1960.

Graduating from Seminary. 1963.

Official picture of smiling Marine Corps major in Reserves. 1967.

Dad, Mom, me, and Nicky, my faithful horseshoeing dog.

Nicky, eagerly waiting in back of my truck.

Working in the sun in California. 1975.

Typical customer’s view of a horseshoer.

Feeding hoof parings to wild turkeys. 1990.

Dog and turkeys eating hoof parings fresh off of horse, who couldn’t care less.

Lady apprentice watching me measure a shoe. 1978.

Rasping a foot. 2011.

Picture by David Beardsley.

Nipping for a field trim. 2011.

Picture by David Beardsley.

Cochise, my favorite customer. 2011.

Picture by David Beardsley.

Thinking about it all. 2011.

Picture by David Beardsley.

Rasping a left hind foot. 2011.

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Kathmandu

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

%01 / Pop 1 million / Elev 1337m

For many, stepping off a plane into Kathmandu is a pupil-dilating experience, a riot of sights, sounds and smells that can quickly lead to sensory overload. Whether you’re barrelling through the traffic-jammed alleyways of the old town in a rickshaw, marvelling at the medieval temples or dodging trekking touts in the backpacker district of Thamel, Kathmandu can be an intoxicating, amazing and exhausting place.

The 2015 earthquake brought devastation to parts of the city - including Kathmandu's Unesco-listed Durbar Square - but many areas emerged unscathed, and the soul of the city endures. Stroll through the backstreets and Kathmandu’s timeless cultural and artistic heritage will reveal itself in hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, courtyards full of drying chillies and rice, and tiny hobbit-sized workshops.

This endlessly fascinating, sometimes infuriating city has enough sights to keep you busy for a few days, but you'll soon be longing to breathe some fresh mountain air. When you come back after your trek, the backpacker comforts will feel like heaven.

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This is for the Birds

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

7978-ch04.pdf

10/6/11

8:16 AM

Page 255

THIS IS FOR THE BIRDS by Charlie Oden

My wife Georgia and I were bird watchers, or “birders,” as folks frequently called bird watchers. It is in this sense that we hunted wild birds. We also hunted for wildflowers, which led to hunting for arboretums and botanical gardens. Different species of trees also held our interests.

The government of the State of Texas had passed the laws making the mocking bird the State bird, all species of blue bonnets the

State flower, and the pecan the State tree. Georgia and I saw wild birds just about any place we looked. We also had a fair amount of knowledge about the local birds in our part of Central Texas.

Mourning doves, quail, and wild turkeys we knew as game birds.

Other Central Texas birds included mocking birds, scissor tailed flycatchers, jays, wrens and sparrows, whip-poor-wills, owls, hawks, crows, cliff swallows, cardinals, and turkey vultures.

We found mocking birds just about everywhere, representing

Texas as the State Bird. They were in the residential areas, warehouse areas, and commercial districts with banks, malls, small businesses and offices for professional people. Scissor-tailed flycatchers with bright salmon-pink sides and belly snapped up flying bugs out in the open country. Jays in populated areas scolded cats. Wrens and sparrows in barnyards hopped about and pecked for food.

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Indiana VS. Purdue, 3-4-12 (85-74)

The Herald-Times Indiana University Press ePub

Indiana Hoosiers guard Verdell Jones III (12) drives the baseline against Purdue Boilermakers guard Ryne Smith (24) during the Indiana Purdue men’s basketball game at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, March 4, 2012.

By Dustin Dopirak

The last game in Assembly Hall in Indiana’s enchanted season of renewal couldn’t have ended any other way, could it? It certainly would’ve spoiled the narrative some if the Hoosiers would’ve suffered their second loss in Bloomington this year and for it to happen against their in-state rival. And it certainly wouldn’t have been quite as sweet for Indiana if the Hoosiers weren’t able to send in together in the game’s final minute their five seniors, the ones who willingly signed up to rebuild a kingdom in ruin and finally got to see it rise again in their final season.

But the Hoosiers’ 85-74 win over Purdue in front of 17,472 at Assembly Hall made sure this chapter of the story book ended the way the fairy tale writers would have it. Despite a second-half charge from the Boilermakers that was just enough to make the Hoosiers nervous, the double-digit lead in the final minute allowed Indiana to check in seniors Kory Barnett, Verdell Jones III, Daniel Moore, Tom Pritchard and Matt Roth with 22 seconds to go, as they exchanged hugs with each other and all five players who were coming off the floor to allow them their Assembly Hall swan song.

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Graduation

Ron Tatum University of North Texas Press ePub

Graduation

I’ve finally received my doctorate from the University of Oregon. It’s taken me 12 years to develop a Celtic Studies major for colleges and universities, partly due to procrastination and discouragement, partly due to administrative confusion. The only connection this short section has with horseshoeing is that horseshoeing kept me in the real world that the Ph.D. program kept trying to drag me out of. I’m just now finding myself able to turn on my computer without my heart pounding in anticipation of the next administrative botch or the revelation of a deadline I had failed to meet. I am beginning to be able to look at my university’s logo on passing cars without getting sweaty palms. I can drink my coffee out of my university logo mug, while wearing a U of O baseball cap.

I’m not going to describe the horror of this educational experience or the campus politics and other things often associated with university departments. I’m just going to give thanks to my advisor, Dr. Diane Dunlap, and all those horses who helped me through the process. My old horseshoer buddy, Gary, used to give me a lot of grief because he said I always thought too much, mostly about the enormous and unsolvable problems in my life. “You need to get under more horses,” he always told me. “You think too much. Get under more horses.” Thanks, Gary. That advice, although not always followed, has done a lot to keep me going over the years. Thank you, horses. Thank you, Gary.

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Kathmandu

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

%01 / Pop 1 million / Elev 1337m

For many, stepping off a plane into Kathmandu is a pupil-dilating experience, a riot of sights, sounds and smells that can quickly lead to sensory overload. Whether you’re barrelling through the traffic-jammed alleyways of the old town in a rickshaw, marvelling at the medieval temples or dodging trekking touts in the backpacker district of Thamel, Kathmandu can be an intoxicating, amazing and exhausting place.

The 2015 earthquake brought devastation to parts of the city - including Kathmandu's Unesco-listed Durbar Square - but many areas emerged unscathed, and the soul of the city endures. Stroll through the backstreets and Kathmandu’s timeless cultural and artistic heritage will reveal itself in hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, courtyards full of drying chillies and rice, and tiny hobbit-sized workshops.

This endlessly fascinating, sometimes infuriating city has enough sights to keep you busy for a week, but be sure to leave its backpacker comforts and explore the ‘real Nepal’ before your time runs out.

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4 Reframing from Tension to Laughter

Peterson, Rick; Hoekstra, Judd Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.

—YOGI BERRA

All other things being equal, a performer who is tense loses to a performer who is relaxed. We all know we need to relax under pressure, but we don’t know how. In fact, when we’re told to relax and have fun, this often frustrates us and makes us even tenser. Why? Because we don’t know how to relax when we’re under pressure.

Let me offer up a solution. In your tensest moments, actively seek opportunities to laugh. There is something about laughter that makes threats less daunting and opportunities more visible.

In this chapter, Rick and I will coach you on how to use humor as the best antidote to tension. I will also share a number of examples of Rick and others using humor to relieve tension and move forward in difficult situations. Humor is more than a nice-to-have; it’s a must-have. Not just because it’s fun, but because it works.

Andrew Tarvin is the chief humorist at the company he founded, Humor That Works. He is not what pops into my head when I think of a humorist. For one, he is not a comedian. He graduated with a degree in computer science and engineering from The Ohio State University. Before founding Humor That Works, Andrew worked as a successful international information technology (IT) project manager at Procter & Gamble. He said, “As an engineer, I find what works, I do it, and then I teach it to other people. It turns out humor works.”1 But how does it work?

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