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14. Feeling the Past at Gettysburg

Glenn W. LaFantasie Indiana University Press ePub

Something that Bruce Catton wrote many years ago about Gettysburg comes to mind every time I visit the battlefield. “The battle was here and its presence is felt,” Catton said, “and you cannot visit the place without feeling the echoes of what was once a proving ground for everything America believes in.”1 Although I’ve long wondered about Catton’s curious choice of words (most people hear echoes rather than feel them), I think he meant precisely what he said.

Despite the garish commercialism that for years has threatened to overwhelm the now peaceful battlefield at Gettysburg, it is still possible to feel the past there. I collided with those feelings several years ago when my youngest daughter, Sarah, and I visited the battlefield on a cloudy and misty day in May to conduct a historical experiment in the style of Francis Parkman and Samuel Eliot Morison, two historians who insisted on visiting the places they wrote about. This was the dad-and-daughter outing I mentioned in an earlier chapter. My intent was that my daughter and I could trace the route Colonel William C. Oates and the 15th Alabama took in launching their doomed attack against Little Round Top. The day turned out to hold much more in store for us than I had imagined.

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Introduction

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Introduction

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Introduction

Campground Selection, Purpose of Publication and Research Method

The purpose of this publication is to provide factual information about campgrounds in national forests and grasslands that will assist campers in making selections for overnight camping. Only organized (developed) campgrounds with ten or more designated sites and accessible with at least the family sedan are included. Group campgrounds and dispersed sites are excluded. Personal observations and recommendations about the campgrounds, the national forests and grasslands and surrounding areas are included.

No attempt is made to classify or rate the development level of campgrounds. Rather, based on the campground descriptions provided, it is left up to the reader to make a campground selection that fits their needs and personal comfort zone. To help narrow the search for a campground, a Look-Up

Table is provided for each national forest and grassland. It is organized alphabetically by the city/town nearest to the campground.

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7: The virtues of Anna Freud

Karnac Books ePub

Vincenzo Bonaminio

In this piece I look at two posthumous and little-known papers by Anna Freud, in order to offer some wider observations of my own on her virtues as a clinician and researcher in the field of child psychoanalysis. Both papers were published in a commemora- tive issue of The Bulletin of the Hampstead Clinic (1983, vol. 6, Part 1) a few months after her death in 1982. Neither has a place in the body of her work that is best known and referred to, but it is my view that they contain, in distilled form, many of the salient features that have marked her contribution to child psychoanalysis and psychoanalysis in general, and that they merit further close attention.

The first paper takes the unusual form of an excerpt. In it we find the transcription of some comments she made during a series of seminars on the technique of child analysis, given, together with Ruth Thomas, for her colleagues and students at the Hampstead Child Therapy Clinic in 1965.

The reader will notice from the discontinuous flow and truncated formulation of the themes, and the abrupt succession of paragraphs into which they are edited, that these are impromptu remarks on clinical material presented in the seminars, along with observations and requests for clarification made by the participants, most likely by the students. For these reasons it is by no means a text that reads smoothly, and it is a little way from the thoroughness of clinical argumentation that one finds in Anna Freud's writings, together with her conceptual and methodological rigour and intellectual clarity, qualities so much to be valued whether or not one wholeheartedly shares her theoretical and technical positions.

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5. Nutritional Supplements for Pain-Free Joints

Mindell R.P.H. Ph.D., Earl Basic Health Publications ePub

The information contained in this book is based upon the research and personal and professional experiences of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other healthcare provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a healthcare professional.

The publisher does not advocate the use of any particular healthcare protocol but believes the information in this book should be available to the public. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the suggestions, preparations, or procedures discussed in this book. Should the reader have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any procedures or preparation mentioned, the author and the publisher strongly suggest consulting a professional healthcare advisor.

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Chapter III Getting from Here to There

Owen, Harrison H. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

If Excellence and High Performance are the objectives we seek, how do we get there from here? The short answer could be: Define the problem and fix it.

This simple approach has much to commend it. If nothing else it seems like the logical thing to do, and from this logical basis a rational approach to the achievement of High Performance surely emerges. So for example, if a business is suffering from diminished sales one would begin with a consideration of the relevant factors such as the general state of the market, the position of competitors, and eventually focusing on the sales mechanisms in the business itself. Should it turn out that the market is strong and that competing products have no special advantage, the problem is clearly internal. As pleasant and dedicated as our sales manager may appear, and even though the sales force is ever so energetic——a fix is required.

The fix could start with a simple upgrading of sales training, but if that does not bear immediate and positive results, the scalpel of change must cut deeper. Perhaps our friendly sales manager has passed her prime? And all those eager, energetic members of the sales force, could it be that they are mere sycophants playing out an old script, written in another age? If so the fix is clear: radical surgery and organ replacement.

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12. Why so Huge? Biomechanical Reasons for the Acquisition of Large Size in Sauropod and Theropod Dinosaurs

Nicole Klein Indiana University Press ePub

HOLGER PREUSCHOFT, BIANCA HOHN, STEFAN STOINSKI, AND ULRICH WITZEL

To understand gigantism, the pros and cons of large size must be clearly recognized. Although the disadvantages connected with extraordinary size are dealt with in the other chapters in this book, a better understanding of the biomechanical advantages of large body size is needed. We therefore focus on the question of which immediate, proximate advantages are connected with gigantic body size, and we analyze the biomechanical advantages and limitations of several size parameters. We discuss the neck length required for harvesting large volumes of food, which is limited by the muscle and skeletal mass necessary to maneuver a long neck. We also look at the limb length needed for increasing locomotor speed and reducing energy consumption per unit distance covered, although this is limited by reduced step frequency. Finally, in agonistic encounters, the decisive factors are the kinetic energy contained in the colliding bodies, and the forces and impulses exchanged between the animals. All factors depend on speed, so a deficiency of mass can be made up by greater speed. Great mass and length are equivalent to slowness, especially in the defensive and evasive movements of limbs and neck. Volume alone is a protective trait against bite attacks. Thickness of skin, and skeletal and muscular cover of the most vulnerable organs increase linearly with size. In short, an increase of body dimensions and body mass offers quantitative biomechanical advantages. These parameters, however, follow a linear or cube root function—that is, they are not very impressive, and in some cases, they reach asymptotes at larger sizes, so that their advantages become smaller with increasing size. Body mass and dimensions of body segments set limits to the quickness of evasive and defensive movements. After quantitatively defining the advantages and limitations on the basis of various biomechanical laws, we argue that these numerical advantages can be understood as selection pressures that have led to gigantism.

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PERK #24: I Could Watch My Favorite Movie Anytime I Felt Like It

Strang BA BEd MEd, Florence Basic Health Publications ePub

Perk #24

I Could Watch My Favorite Movie Anytime I Felt Like It

What was a grown woman doing watching Mama Mia in the middle of the day … for the third time in a week? Hey, I had cancer. Mama Mia made me feel good.

Shortly after my diagnosis, my daughter and I headed out to Walmart to stock up on DVDs. I figured that I would have plenty of downtime (both literally and figuratively) in the coming months, so I would need something to keep me busy. I am also a firm believer that laughter is the best medicine. Studies have shown that laughter boosts the immune system, relaxes muscles, reduces pain, elevates mood, and relieves anxiety and stress. (Not to mention, watching movies provides a great distraction from thinking about the Big C.) Some cancer centers actually use a form of therapy called laughter therapy as a tool to promote healing with their patients. Given the health benefits of laughter, you might want to consider getting yourself a “prescription” for Netflix.

HEALTH TIP #24

Watch the Movie, but Ditch the Microwave popcorn

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CHAPTER TWO: Reflective space in the intimate couple relationship: the “marital triangle”

Karnac Books ePub

Stanley Ruszczynski

“The vital process that drives men and women to each other, to love each other, then create life, and thus achieve continuation of the human race Freud called the oedipus complex”

Rey, 1994, p. 4

Britton’s (1989) paper “The missing link: parental sexuality in the oedipus complex” has, in a short space of time, come to influence much psychoanalytic thinking and practice with individual patients. Britton delineates the significance of the infant’s relationship not only to each of the parental couple individually, as mother and as father, but crucially to the parental couple as a couple, for individual psychic development. He develops Bion’s (1962b) two-body container-contained concept to that of a triangular space within which observation, reflection, and thinking can take place.

In this chapter I want to show how, in my view, the conceptualization offered in Britton’s paper is equally useful in both theoretical thinking about, and psychoanalytic treatment of, couples. This is perhaps no great surprise, given that the nature of the intimate couple relationship is unconsciously determined by the nature of the two partners’ relationships to their parents: imbued with projections, internalized, and enacted in their internal and external object relationships (Dicks, 1967; Ruszczynski, 1992). I will briefly review some of the central concepts set out in Britton’s paper, and show how they may be applied to offer further understanding of the dynamics in the intimate, adult couple relationship that, as a result, provides an arena for continued reworking of unresolved oedipal dilemmas.

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Day Trips from Kyoto

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Thirty minutes away from Kyoto by express train, Nara boasts a compact collection of truly first-rate sights. If you’re in Kyoto for more than four days, Nara is a must!

A short train trip from Kyoto, Osaka is a great place to see modern Japan in all its hyperkinetic intensity. If you aren’t going to Tokyo, consider a trip to Osaka.

If you want to see rural Japan (thatched-roof cottages etc), hire a car and head to these villages in the mountains north of the city.

Explore

Nara is the most rewarding day trip from Kyoto and it’s very easy to reach. Indeed, by taking the Kintetsu limited express (tokkyū) from Kyoto Station to Kintetsu Nara Station, you’re there in about 30 minutes – less time than it might take you to visit some of the more distant parts of Kyoto itself.

Whether you go by JR or Kintetsu, grab a map at the nearest tourist information centre (there’s one at each station) and walk to Nara-kōen (Nara Park), which contains the thickest concentration of must-see sights in the city, including the awesome Daibutsu (Great Buddha) at Tōdai-ji. On the way there, don’t miss Isui-en, a compact stunner of a garden. With a 9am start, you can see the sights and be back in Kyoto in time for dinner.

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2. Overcoming Hidden Food Allergies, James Braly, MD

Challem, Jack Basic Health Publications ePub

James Braly is one of the world’s leading experts on food allergies, chemical sensitivities, and gluten intolerance. He is the author of Dangerous Grains and the classic Dr. Braly’s Food Allergy and Nutrition Revolution. E-mail: info@lifestream-solutions.com. Website: www.lifestream-solutions.com

Like my mother before me, I suffered from frequent, disabling migraine headaches as a child, only to discover later that cow’s milk—a favorite and perhaps addictive food of mine—was the culprit. As an adult, I often broke out in hives on my head, face, and shoulders when I went jogging. On one occasion, my airway completely closed off, leaving me unable to breathe for a terrifying minute or so. It turned out that wheat—another favorite and addictive food—was to blame. It should be of little surprise that when I opened my first medical practice a decade later, my primary focus and fascination were— and remain—clinical nutrition, addiction, and food allergies.

During the 1980s, we often made use of high-dose intravenous (IV) vitamin and mineral therapy to help clients through withdrawals coming off coffee, sweets, and other addictive foods. Most clients were able to resume therapy, free of symptoms, after one or two IV sessions. Years later, I was approached by the best-selling authors and educators—soon to be become close friends—Dr. David Miller and Merlene Miller. Having heard of my experience with IV nutritional therapy and addictions, they asked me to research and develop an intravenous nutrient formula and protocol that rapidly reversed withdrawal symptoms in recovering alcoholics and drug-dependent clients. (When addicted people become sober, many remain symptomatic in their abstinence for months, sometimes for years and even a lifetime. These abstinence symptoms, if severe and persistent enough, trigger relapse. What comes to mind here is a quote attributed to professional golfer John Daly, when he was struggling with one of his many attempts at sobriety from alcohol: “If this is sobriety, I’d rather be drunk.”)

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Conclusion: Summary and Research Needs

Jr John O Whitaker Indiana University Press ePub

Overview of Habitat Changes

Habitats in Indiana were mostly in native vegetation in 1800 due to the small number of Native Americans and European settlers. While Native Americans were important in disturbing plant and animal communities in Indiana, their estimated population of 20,000 in 1800 means that they were probably growing crops on less than 100,000 acres per year. Their use of fire influenced a much larger area than this. It is important to bear in mind that the landscape in 1800 may still have been recovering from the impacts of much larger Native American populations that were present in the 1400s and 1500s, prior to declines brought on, in part, by diseases acquired from early European visitors and colonists.

The landscape rapidly changed from 1800 to 1900 as settlers poured into the state, cleared forests for agriculture, allowed domestic livestock to roam free, drained wetlands, plowed prairies, and utilized native plants and animals for subsistence. In many ways, the period from 1850 to 1930 was the height of natural resource abuse and habitat destruction in Indiana and the entire Midwest.

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8. Exit John Fraser

Corey Recko University of North Texas Press PDF

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Exit John Fraser

Now that John Fraser had completed his investigation, he was to be, as planned, taken off the case and a new operative brought in to investigate.1

So on Wednesday, March 25, 1896, Fraser left Las Cruces by train and headed for Denver, but his investigation didn’t stop. On the train, he ran into Librado C. de Baca and Elfego Baca. De Baca, the man who told Fraser about Ed Brown, Green Scott, and an unidentified man, added to his story. He told Fraser of a statement made to him by one Alexander Garcia, who said “that Ed Brown,

Green Scott and the third man whose name he did not know, but whom they called Gene, had left Brown’s ranch on Jan. 29th, and returned to Brown’s ranch three or four days afterwards, that they afterwards had told that they had only gone as far as Tularosa, that one rode a gray horse, one a sorrel and the other a buck skin

[brown with black points].”2 Back on March 6, Saturnino Barela stated of the men he saw trailing Fountain; “one rode a white horse and the others dark horses . . . .”3 De Baca continued, offering his opinion that the three men “acted in a very suspicious manner after their return, keeping close to the ranch and evidently always on the lookout for some one.”4 Fraser wrote in regards to Baca and a conversation he had with current Sheriff Numa Reymond, who also happened to be on the train, “After leaving San Marcial I learned from Numa Raymond [Reymond] that Elfego Baca had requested

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Phuket Town & Around

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

What, no beaches? Trade roasting in the sun for soaking up local culture in Phuket’s most authentic corner. Peek down alleyways to serene incense-shrouded Chinese Taoist shrines and wander lantern-strewn streets aglow at night. Century-old Sino-Portuguese hôrng tăa·ou (shophouses) huddle together, hosting artsy cafes, inexpensive boutique-chic guesthouses, quirky galleries, fantastic-value restaurants and buzzing bars, which attract a mixed, fashionable crowd of Thais, expats and tourists.

MFuel up on omelettes and breakfast bagels at Gallery Cafe, then take in the old-style charm and historical Sino-Portuguese buildings of Phuket Town's streets. Put it all into context at Phuket Thaihua Museum, before swinging by Chyn Pracha House. Jump in a taxi to Khao Rang for city panoramas, shade and fresh air. If you're feeling active, brave the one-hour walk back to town. Hungry yet? Drop into The Cook for green-curry-chicken pizza.

RDevote your afternoon to practising your royal culinary skills at Blue Elephant Cooking School. Otherwise, grab an Americano and a good read at Bo(ok)hemian and stock up on upmarket vintage fashion at Ranida, affordable fabrics and accessories at Ban Boran Textiles, or colourful abstract art at Drawing Room.

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12: Technologies That Touch Us

Seidensticker, Bob Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

THE RECENT HISTORY OF DESIGN offers an interesting account of society’s relationship to technology, alternately embracing it and becoming nostalgic for simpler days. At the beginning of the 1900s, the Arts and Crafts school was a reaction against the move toward machine-made products. Designers were concerned that quality was being discarded in favor of quantity and low cost. Art Deco became influential in the 1920s and streamlining was a frequent design element. Not only cars but consumer products, such as refrigerators, bicycles, toasters, and even pencil sharpeners, began to look like airplanes. This school embraced new materials, such as stainless steel, aluminum, and plastic, and moved from a plain to a more ornamental appearance.

After the austerity of World War II came biomorphic designs that rejected the machine lines of the 1930s. Flowers inspired skirts, giving them waists representing vine stems. Round, blobby shapes were common in household products. Concurrent with this were rocketinspired car designs with big tail fins and chrome, and architecture’s “International Style,” from which came the principle “form follows function.” This trend gave us the boxy buildings of gleaming glass and metal, a simple but bold celebration of the materials from which they are made. 168

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Passing the Baton

Blanchard, Ken; Miller, Mark Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Debbie excelled in her new role overseeing Leadership Development. The extensive notes she had taken during her time with Jeff became the basis of the leadership curriculum. She used the questions Jeff had given her to design thought-provoking assignments that people could use as they applied the principles of SERVE for themselves.

Debbie’s team not only completed the year without her but ascended from “Worst to First.” They really had created raving fans of both their sales-people and their customers. When Debbie got the news, it was in the form of an invitation from the team to come to a special event to celebrate their achievement.

Debbie showed the invitation to John the moment she got home.

“How does it make you feel that they did this without you?” he asked.

“I feel great about it,” she said with a smile.

“Why?”

“By serving them, I helped position them for success. I feel their victory is, in part, my victory.”

“You also prepared a successor,” John added.

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