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Chapter Seven: Diary of my work with Robert over 3 months

Judd, Dorothy Karnac Books PDF

Chapter Seven

Diary of m.y work with

Robert over 3 m.onths

No need to be so scared of words, doctor.

This is called dying.

Luigi Pirandello on his death-bed (1936)

To live a half life half dead, a living death

Milton, Samson Agonistes

Background

This is an account of my work with a 7-and-a-half-year-old boy whom I shall call Robert. He was diagnosed as having acute myeloblastic leukaemia about 2-and-a-halfyears before I met him.

I introduced him briefly in the Preface. His large eyes, with their enquiring look, conveyed more vigour than the rest of his thin body.

Perhaps the size of his eyes was emphasized by his lack of hair. His scalp was bald and smooth, covered by a very fine down, reminiscent of a young baby. The beautifully curved dome of his head seemed to invite gentle stroking.

Before proceeding with his story, and how I came to know him, I will convey some necessary background. Inevitably, many of the details that follow are bound to be painful for the reader. Perhaps this is unavoidable in an attempt to gain some understanding of the situation surrounding one particular child and others like him, as well as raising important issues over the ways that we approach illness, death, and, more specifically, the death of a child.

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13. Life Choices

Korten, David C. Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

Chapter 13

Life Choices

Life and livelihood ought not to be separated but to flow from the same source, which is Spirit. . . . Spirit means life, and both life and livelihood are about living in depth, living with meaning, purpose, joy, and a sense of contributing to the greater community.

— M AT T H E W F O X 1

To you the earth yields her fruit, and you shall not want if you but know how to fill your hands. It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. Yet unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger.

—KAHLIL GIBRAN2

we stand at a critical point of choice between two stories—two paths to contrasting futures. One is the story of a universe that begins and ends in death. The other is the story of a universe that begins in life and unfolds as an expression of life’s creative force.

Envisioning the path of life requires that we know what we truly value, that which in our more reflective moments we identify as the essential elements of good living. Alisa Gravitz, the executive director of Co-op

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PART TWO NEMESIS

Greer, John Michael Karnac Books PDF

PA RT T WO

NEMESIS

SEVEN

23 July 2025: the White House, Washington, DC

President Weed came into the White House situation room, glanced around. The big screens on the walls showed data and images from the Tanzanian operation. Every detail of Operation Blazing Torch was right there in real time. Gurney and

Harbin were already in their seats, and Stedman was standing on the other side of the room, watching the whole process with a disapproving frown.

“Sir.” The duty officer snapped to attention.

Weed waved him back to his place. “Everything going according to plan?”

“Yes, sir.”

The screens agreed with him. One in night-vision green showed the flight deck of the Ronald Reagan; F/A-18s were being flung into the air one by one with the sudden jerk of a steam catapult. Another, fed with data rather than imagery, tracked Tomahawk cruise missile launches from the fleet. Over the next few minutes, Weed knew, the Army and Air Force would be getting into the act, and with a little good luck the whole thing would be over in a couple of days.

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16. The Modern Cattle Business

John R. Erickson. Photographs by Kristine C. Erickson University of North Texas Press PDF

Chapter Sixteen

The Modern Cattle Business

Many colorful character-types entered the drama of American history and then disappeared when economic conditions changed. The fur trapper, the Indian trader, the buffalo hunter, the gold prospector, the riverboat pilot, and the traildriver all made glorious but brief appearances on the western stage. Not one of these characters exists today, and their demise can be explained in simple economic terms: they disappeared when their professions ceased to be profitable ventures.

Compared to the traildriver and the buffalo hunter, whose golden ages lasted about a decade, the cowboy has been a durable figure. Since he has lasted more than a hundred years through good times and bad, we might be tempted to say that he’s immune to the laws of economics and that he will always be with us. That may or may not be true. The working cowboy (as opposed to the “urban cowboy” or the cowboy-aslegend) functions in an economic milieu: ranching, the business of raising beef cattle for a profit. If ranching ever disappears from the scene, the working cowboy will go with it. Any discussion of the modern cowboy would be incomplete without some mention of ranch economics and a look at the bottom line.

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Part One

Edited by Kenneth W. Howell University of North Texas Press PDF
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Just a Thought

Eddie Stimpson, Jr. University of North Texas Press PDF

Just a thought

One of the thing people offen over look is yesterday years. If one would only stop to think how did myoId fore father and mother make it. You must remember all this concrete, fine home and shopping mall was once all dirt field, stream, river, woods, briars and meadow. Famley had to make a living some kind of way. All the wild animals were disappearing so clearing the land to grow food was a must for famley survival. Every famley in this world come from a famley who had to make ther living doing some odds and ends, from a little shop on a corner or digging in the dirt as a farmer. One thing for certain every thing you eat come from some kind of farm. Every thing you wear come from a farm, no matter whether you are white, black, red, yellow, whatever. Your fore father work hard and died poor so you can have what you got now.

As I sit here and ponder over the thing I've wrote and try to remember some of the important thing I may have forgot, I can't help to feel a little sad about sevral thing. My ancestors left no written records-just a few stories that are still remember. Remember that the days I would ask my dad and mom about their parents and there growing up days, they could not tell me much.

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9. Misery on the Trail

Edited and Annotated by Charles M. Robinson III University of North Texas Press PDF

Chapter 9

Misery on the Trail

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ctober 7th. Awakened at a very early hour: night had been very cold. Tried to make ourselves a cup of coffee or tea with a fire of cow-chips, but the attempt was not a success.

Lt. Bowman and Lt. Palmer had quietly monopolized the fire which

Major Thornburgh and I had made with so much difficulty and crowded us out. When I came back with my arms filled with dried cow-chips, I piled them on the fire and in so doing inadvertently

filled up Bowman’s cup on which he was trying to boil tea. When he came to taste the noisome mixture of tepid water, sage brush, weeds, grass, mud and cow-chips, Bowman, who is something of an epicure, expressed his opinion of the production in very decided and emphatic language. We didn’t have much of a breakfast, but we did have a good laugh. Captain Mathey did not get into camp until late last night. He had moved down to the Platte and then over to the mouth of Blue Water. Before leaving the Platte, he sent a detachment of his company to look up his wagon—this was without orders from the Expedition Commander and without his knowledge,—a very unsoldierly proceeding. In coming up the Blue Water to rejoin us, his Co. had great trouble in crossing miry places; one (or two) of the horses was nearly drowned.

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"Chipita Rodriguez: The Only Woman Hanged in Texas During the Civil War”

Kenneth L. Untiedt, editor University of North Texas Press PDF

CHIPITA RODRIGUEZ: THE ONLY WOMAN

HANGED IN TEXAS DURING THE CIVIL WAR by Carolyn Arrington

I was introduced to Chipita Rodriguez when I took a Texas history course in college several years ago. Our assignment was to pick from a list of subjects on which we would like to do a book report.

Being a little bit of a history buff, and a songwriter and poet,

Chipita’s story fit my interests very well. I read various books and articles, and did well on the report. But all during my research for the report, I kept thinking the story could be taken to another level. Hence, the song came about. I performed it for a local junior high class, and one student told about a relative’s land that borders the property that Chipita’s ghost walks on. He said her ghost has even been seen in recent years. It seems that on nights when the sky is clear and the moon is full, you can hear her moaning and see her walking along the bank of the river, with the rope still hanging from her neck.

History books tell us that Chipita Rodriguez spent her early years in Mexico with her family and later, only her father. Chipita and her father, Pedro, fled Mexico when the Texas Revolution prompted Santa Anna to pledge attacks against the revolting Texians and settlers such as the Rodriguezes.

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Chapter Seven

Geoff Schmidt University of North Texas Press PDF
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Chapter 8

Sousa, David A.; Tomlinson, Carol Ann Solution Tree Press PDF

C H A P T E R

8

Managing a

Differentiated

Classroom

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”

—Maria Montessori

A teacher with the conscious goal of supporting each learner’s success will necessarily learn to use all available classroom elements flexibly so there is room for a variety of students to flourish. The teacher will provide many opportunities for students to work in ways that work for them. This requires him or her being flexible and guiding students in working effectively with routines that permit both flexibility and predictability. For many teachers, the prospect of students doing a variety of things in a classroom at a given moment is daunting. It seems more viable—and easier—to have everyone work in a sort of lockstep manner. It’s just more comfortable for the teacher that way. However, the price for teacher comfort is often a classroom that accommodates only a portion of its learners.

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Bower Bird

Caki Wilkinson University of North Texas Press PDF

Bower Bird

Old news, the midnight warblers worrisome to introspective bards, the nagging taps and jugs that left so many haunted, dumb, behind their coppice gates or chamber doors— but witness, now, this feathered architect, a bricoleur, exotic, who ignores convention, working long before he sings to gather fragile lumber, sticks and seeds, although, part larcenist, his favorite things come from the human world: milk caps or pairs of pearly buttons once attached to tags; matchsticks, cigar bands, red synthetic hairs uprooted from some coconut baboon or other Florabama souvenir, stripped screws, receipts, even the jagged moon of a fingernail blown, dusty, from the Hoover.

And steadfast to the finders keepers rule, this passerine Houdini will maneuver through apertures in transoms, cracks in attics, encroaching on such odd forgotten hobbies as medieval reenactments, numismatics

Hummels, and paint-by-numbers, hauling back whatever he can muster, though he’s less a petty crook than kleptomaniac, since unlike history’s most famous thieves,

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7 Communicating Credible and Compelling Results that Tell the Story

Brinkerhoff, Robert Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

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The Success Case Method

This chapter reviews the major types of purposes and questions an

SC study is typically designed to pursue, which were presented in the first chapter of the book, then describes how the reporting step is structured to address each purpose and question. Examples of SC reports are provided to illustrate these where appropriate. Special attention is paid to the sort of analysis of survey findings that will have to be completed and how these survey findings can be combined with Success Case interview information to arrive at final conclusions and recommendations.

Most, but not all, SC studies will culminate in the preparation of a final report that can be distributed to interested audiences, though this is not always the case. In some instances, especially where the SC

Method was used as an informal tool to help further develop a program, all that is needed is to capture the essence of the success cases that were discovered. This can be done by writing up each of the Impact Profiles

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Part III: Texas in Civil War and Reconstruction

Edited by Richard B. McCaslin, Donald E. Chipman, and Andrew J. Torget University of North Texas Press PDF

Landholding in Brazos County, Texas:

Frontier, War, and Reconstruction

Carl H. Moneyhon

O

ne of the most persistent historical questions concerning the

American Civil War and Reconstruction is what impact the war and the end of slavery had on local elites in the South. The answer to that question has varied. Some historians have seen relatively little change, while others have perceived a more radical transformation.1

As historian James Roark points out, however, resolving these interpretations is difficult because of the narrow geographic focus of most of these studies.2 Further, most of these studies have concentrated particularly on older plantation communities. The following study seeks to expand our knowledge of the war’s impact by examining a different type of community, a frontier county of the Confederacy—Brazos County, Texas. It does so by exploring what happened to the local elite between 1850 and

1874. This investigation assesses their position every five years during this period, looking also at their persistence as members of the local elite from point to point.

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87. Computer Choices and Conundrums

Dinnocenzo, Debra Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

184

87

101 Tips for Telecommuters

Computer Choices and Conundrums

When you telecommute, your computer is typically a tool that’s vital to your ability to accomplish work. Unless your employer provides a standard-issue machine with supporting hardware (this can certainly simplify your life!), you’ll need to determine the best equipment for your individual situation. Once again, begin with determining your needs:

• What are the primary purposes for your computer?

• What software applications will you require?

• Therefore, what will you require in terms of speed, memory, and storage capacity? (Never underestimate here; buying more capacity initially is usually the best course of action.)

• Which operating system is most appropriate (or required) to communicate with co-workers?

• What demands will you be making on the modem for highspeed transmission of data?

• What type of keyboard, monitor, mouse, and Zip drive will you need to support your primary applications and future needs?

• Will you travel frequently? Would a notebook computer and docking station or port replicator be a better alternative for you?

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13: Pest Management in Organic Rice: Latin America and the Caribbean

Vacante, V.; Kreiter, S. CABI PDF

13 

Pest Management in Organic Rice:

Latin America and the Caribbean

Alberto Pantoja,1* Edgar A. Torres,2 Anamaria Garcia,1 Eduardo J. Gaterol,3

Gustavo A. Prado2 and Maribel Cruz3

1

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, Santiago, Chile; 2Centro Internacional de

Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, Colombia; 3Fondo Latinoamericano para

Arroz de Riego (FLAR), Cali, Colombia

Introduction

Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the staple food for half of the world population and is considered the single largest food source for the poor in coastal areas of Latin America and the

Caribbean (LAC) countries (Zorrilla et  al.,

2013). Rice is also the fastest growing food source in sub-Saharan Africa (GRiSP, 2014).

Although, LAC only produces 4.5% of the world’s rice, the crop is a staple for many coastal communities in the region (Pantoja et  al., 1997; Zorrilla et  al., 2013). In 2013, about 5.3 million ha of rice was planted in

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