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Chapter Seven - Trauma in Old Age: “Passengers, next Station is Old Age—are you Ready?”

Eileen McGinley Karnac Books ePub


Trauma in old age: “passengers, next station is old age—are you ready?”

Arturo Varchevker


As you can infer, the title of this chapter uses a metaphor which is about travelling by underground and suddenly becoming aware that the next station is your coming birthday and now your birthday means old age! The other possibility is to become aware that the next station that you are approaching could be your death. From birth to death, we are travelling through time, and death is part of life. This means that there is no life without death. It is like a marriage and both members are required. Each station represents a stage of the life cycle, and each stage highlights specific characteristics, like childhood or adolescence. It is important to become aware that there are age-dependent changes; this means developmental changes, as well as developmental disturbances and pathologies, occur throughout the individual's life, and there are specific disturbances and pathologies that acquire a particular significance in each stage of the life cycle. The experience of old age and ageing is quite variable because it is affected by multiple factors belonging to the sociocultural, medical, and psychological domains.

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76. Hepatitis

R.Ph., Ph.D, Earl L.. Mindell Basic Health Publications, Inc. ePub

Hepatitis is any inflammation of the liver. It is caused by a number of different hepatitis viruseshepatitis A, B, C, D, and Eeach with its own method of transmission. When liver inflammation persists for more than six months, it is said to be a chronic condition. Chronic hepatitis, which often has no outward symptoms, can eventually lead to cirrhosis (see page 86). Natural therapies are aimed at supporting the liver and helping to reduce liver inflammation in its early stages.


•  Complete all-natural multivitamin/mineral complex rich in antioxidants.

•  Glutamine: 50150 mg daily.

•  Prebiotic fiber blend: as directed on label.


•  Dandelion extract: as directed on label.

•  Garlic extract: 500 mg, twice daily.

•  Grape seed extract: 200 mg daily.

•  Green tea extract: 200 mg daily.

•  Milk thistle seed extract: 200 mg, three times daily.


•  Drink eight to ten glasses of pure water daily.

•  Drink several cups of green tea daily.

•  Exercise regularly.

•  Increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Chapter Three - Exploring the Subtle Mental Boundary between the Real and the Virtual

Andrea Marzi Karnac Books ePub

Marco Longo

In order to talk or write about something you really should know a certain amount about it first, otherwise you run the risk of making mere conjectures, pursuing unreal fantasies, projectively attributing foreign meanings, or mechanically applying preconceived theories. Only by exploring every unknown realm with curiosity and an open mind can you broaden your own level of knowledge about the real.

So, in order to talk about how we perceive the internet and how the idea of this so-called cyberspace originated, which was closely followed by those of the so-called virtual worlds (VW), I believe it is a good idea to begin with the often uncertain and not always clear relationship between reality and fantasy, and especially with the relationship between realistic representation and imaginary devising: two parallel dimensions that very often coexist, are superimposed and advance synergetically, but that equally frequently seem to diverge or even to be in conflict or openly opposed. In the middle, perhaps, we can place what is today called virtual reality (VR)—but let's get there gradually.

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International Journal of Educational Ref Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub


Lecturer, School of Professional Studies, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus, Locked Bag No. 2, Red Hill, Queensland, Australia 4059

Father, I was going to fix things up. I was going to help them get things right. Father, forgive me for I have sinned. I have done things that I should not have done, and I have not done things that I should have done. And there is no health in me – and maybe not in Cambodia as a result of my working. And I don’t know whether I have learned enough!

The international education industry is strong and thriving, especially now that institutions of higher education and Western education systems have been forced to recognise the moneymaking potential of taking a “charitable” stance toward education in developing countries. How well are consultants and workers in non-government organisations (NGOs) doing in providing genuine leadership and assistance to these countries?

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Chapter Fifteen - The Merchant of Venice: A Portrayal of Masochistic Homosexuality

Martin S. Bergmann Karnac Books ePub

For The Merchant of Venice to be included in this book I had to overcome a feeling analogous to what psychoanalysis calls countertransference. Countertransference is defined as a situation in which the analyst's feelings and attitude towards a patient are derived from earlier situations in the analyst's life that have been displaced onto the patient. All the other plays I approached with inherent curiousity and a wish to understand them in psychoanalytic terms; this play's powerful anti-Semitism renders this more difficult. It threatens my idealisation of Shakespeare. I had to overcome a strong resistance expressed in the wish to skip this play. The feeling is not unconscious and strictly speaking not a countertransference, but it did require some extra energy not to be repelled by the play's blatant anti-Semitism. In psychoanalysis the countertransference has to be faced and, if possible, overcome if the analysis is to be successful; an analogous process will have to be undertaken not only by me but also by the readers of this chapter. Shylock is not just a Jewish moneylender; he is the Jew incarnate. We are in Act IV, scene one.

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The Rise of Urban AlternativeTeacher Certification

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

The Rise of Urban AlternativeTeacher Certification

Scott Hohnstein

ABSTRACT: This study sheds light on where teachers with alternative certification are teaching in the United States. Using hierarchical multiple regression, the numbers of alternative certificates granted in 33 U.S. states during the 2008–2009 school year are regressed on the proportions of students in poverty and on the proportions of ethnic minority students in each state. In two additional regression models, the numbers of alternative certificates are regressed on the numbers of rural and urban public schools. Results show that the numbers of rural and urban schools exhibit the strongest statistical relationships with the numbers of alternative teacher certificates. These findings are discussed, as are implications for practice and research.

The National Center for Education Information (NCEI, 2010) indicates that approximately 59,000 individuals were issued an alternative teacher certificate during the 2008–2009 public school year. This is an increase of more than 200% from 1998 to 1999. Due to its quick rise, it is difficult to formulate a concise definition for today’s version of alternative teacher certification (ATC). Its spread has spurred a variety of programs across the United States.

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Chapter Six - Faust, Mephistopheles and Attachment: Discussion of Mark Epstein's Chapter—“On the Seashore of Endless Worlds: Buddha and Winnicott”

Axel Hoffer Karnac Books ePub

Axel Hoffer

In his chapter, Dr. Epstein offers startling new insights into the work of Donald W. Winnicott, MD, a leading and highly influential British psychoanalyst. Epstein shows us that Winnicott, while still Freudian in his orientation, was engaged in a quiet revolution against the Freudian orthodoxy of his time. He spells out Winnicott's heretofore unrecognized affinity with Buddhism.

Considering Winnicott from a Buddhist perspective, Dr. Epstein points out that Winnicott dramatically and profoundly shifts analytic attention in two important ways. Rather than focusing on the drives of the infant, the centrality of the father, and the triadic relationship between the parents and the child, Winnicott's attention is on the mother and her experience. He focuses directly not on the child's libido but on the environment and the emotional transitional processes which the mother provides. Winnicott's statement (1975), “There is no such thing as a baby,” means that baby and mother both live, change, and grow in the maternal-child emotional environment. The focus is on the mother and her feelings in relation to the child, not on the father. While not ignoring aggression and sexuality in the child's development, Epstein and Winnicott initially focus on the importance of the relatively selfless, loving, compassionate connection the mother provides the infant and then to the separating child. The Freudian emphasis on the oedipal conflict, castration anxiety, competition, and patricide is left until later.

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A Novel Ensemble Selection Technique For Weak Classifiers

Robert Stahlbock; Gary M. Weiss; Mahmoud Abou-Nasr; and Hamid R. Arabnia (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF

Int'l Conf. Data Mining | DMIN'13 |


A Novel Ensemble Selection Technique For Weak


Kung-Hua Chang1, and D. Stott Parker1


University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Abstract - Over the past decade ensemble selection has been proposed as an "overproduce and select" method for constructing ensemble classifiers from simpler individual classifiers. Many prior research papers suggest using the top performing 10%-20% of classifiers in an ensemble. In this paper, we simulate a duel between the top performing (strong)

X% of classifiers and the bottom performing (100íX)% (e.g. the top 20% versus the bottom 80%). We propose an ensemble selection algorithm that can effectively use them to construct much stronger classifiers, and apply the algorithm to find the best ensemble (of top performing classifiers as well as of bottom performing classifiers). We also show that using the bottom performing classifiers can yield comparable and sometimes better performance. Furthermore the bottom classifiers can outperform top classifiers for many different values of X, and in some cases all values of X. Our algorithm is based on heuristic search algorithms for developing ensembles of diverse classifiers that optimize complementarity.

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Edited by Peter B. Lane and Ronald E. Marcello University of North Texas Press PDF


Flynn, John, 198n13, 202

Foreign Service, 212

Forgotten Battles, 5

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, 30

Fowler, Henry, 174

Fredericksburg Standard, 83

Frunze Academy, 9

Futrell, Robert F., 145

Guderian, Heinz, 10–12

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 193n4

Gulf War, 251


Haig, Alexander, 122

Haiphong, 204n22

Halberstam, David, 182, 182n30

Hamm, Charles, vi, 206, 207,


Hanford, Washington, 95

Hanley, Fiske, 83

Hanoi (Democratic Republic of

Vietnam), 199; policies toward

POWs, 195–96

“Hanoi Hilton,” 167

Harriman, Averill, 187n40

Hartman, Art, 211–12

Hasan-I-Sabbah, 232, 233

Hawaii, 56; Wailuku, Maui, 62

Headquarters Company, Signal

Battalion, 5th Amphibious

Corps, 50–51; Marianas campaign, 57

“Heartbreak Hotel,” 196n10

Heresy, John (A Bell for Adano),


Herring, George, 166, 169

Hirohito, 80, 93; responsibility,


Hiroshima, 48

Hitler, Adolph, 9, 94

Hoa Lo POW Camp, 196, 196n10,

197; “Calcutta,” 205, 205n23;

“Camp Unity,” 196n10;

“Heartbreak Hotel,” 196n10;

“Little Vegas,” 196n10; “New

Guy Village,” 196n10

Holocaust, 80

Honshu, 62, 88

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CHAPTER ONE: Making sense of instability: a case study of change in a large system

Karen Izod Karnac Books ePub

Anjet van Linge


This chapter describes a case study of large system change in the call centre of a utility company in which a combination of planned and emergent change resulted in substantial business improvement as well as a mix of anxiety and personal development for some of its leaders. The instability stirred up by the crisis and amplified by some interventions became a potential space for finding new ways of working. Looking at the process over two years, four significant themes emerge:

•  the importance of bounded instability in creating potential space for developing new solutions to existing problems;

•  the need for containment at various levels in the hierarchy;

•  the importance of sense-making in bounding instability, and mobilizing the organization;

•  the challenges and chances of working with a large system as a single consultant.

As the approach to the change process was largely emergent, I highlight the main characteristics of each phase and the interventions that unfolded before exploring these themes in the text.

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Chapter Twenty

Gregory Schwipps Indiana University Press ePub

The ringing phone woke him up Saturday afternoon but he came to with a smile on his face. Ollie wasn’t a religious man but he’d thanked God so many times last night he half expected to hear His booming voice on the other line saying, “Glad you liked her, my favorite son.” He tugged himself free of the tangle of sheets and slid along the wall toward the phone, which rang on, patiently. Maybe it wasn’t God at all but the Devil, fussy like some collection agent, telling him he owed his soul for last night. Whatever. Now that he’d met her, it was like the difference between living in a house without electricity and one with. She lived so close—why hadn’t he found her sooner? He’d ask whichever omnipotent being was calling.

“Don’t tell me you’re still asleep,” she said.


“Who’d you think it was?”

“It seemed like it coulda been anyone.” He sat heavily on a stool at the kitchen bar and put his face in his hand.

“Nice, sucker. Just how many girls call your house?”

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Chapter 5: Think Small

Morsch, Gary Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub


You can spend half of your time alone, but you also have to be in service, or you get a little funny.

Anne Lamott1

We had just pushed back from the dinner table when we heard a horn honking out front. Maybe I read something in Pete O’Neal’s body language that wasn’t really there. But when you’re a fugitive do you ever stop being jumpy?

In my neighborhood, a honking horn is no cause for concern. It usually means someone hasn’t figured out how to use the car alarm. When you’re in the African bush, though, miles from any paved road, surrounded by mud and grass huts, living as Africans have lived for centuries, and you’re the only one who owns a vehicle, a honking horn gets your attention.

Someone wanted to get to Pete’s house badly enough to endure miles of bone-jarring cattle paths full of rain-carved ruts in the dark. Pete, his face lined with concern, looked at his wife Charlotte. She shrugged. So much was said in that wordless exchange. Who would drive out here? Why? Who knows we’re here? How did they find us? What do they want?

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8. The Father-Daughter Romance

Christina Wieland Karnac Books ePub

CORDELIA: Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave
My heart into my mouth. I love your majesty
According to my bond; no more nor less.
LEAR: How, how, Cordelia! Mend your speech a little,
Lest it may mar your fortunes.
CORDELIA: Good my lord,
You have begot me, bred me, lov’d me; I
Return those duties back as are right fit,
Obey you, love you, and most honour you.
Why have my sisters husbands, if they say
They love you all? Haply, when I shall wed,
That lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry
Half my love, with him, half my care and duty. (King Lear, I. i, 11.90-101)

With these words Cordelia disburdens Lear of the illusion that she belongs to him. But it is a truth he cannot bear.

LEAR: So young, and so untender?

CORDELIA: So young, my lord, and so true. (I. i, 11.105-6)

Consequently, Lear disowns her. Soon after, Cordelia marries the King of France, whilst Lear himself proceeds towards madness and destruction.

The father’s ‘ownership’ of the daughter, enshrined in law within many societies, exposes the underlying dynamic of the relationship. The illusion of ownership enters into the relationship between father and daughter very early. It is part of the illusion of ownership of children in general, but it has a special quality—namely, erotisation. In other words, the father’s illusion is that he owns the girl’s love. The girl, for her part, wants more than anything else to be loved by the father. For Cordelia to be so forthright about her divided allegiances is an act of unusual independence and spirit, especially given the fact that she has not yet had a relationship with another man. The scenario we are used to—and the scenario which Lear expects at this moment in the play—is undivided love and devotion. Lear desperately wants to hear it, as well as to have it; he would much rather hear empty words of devotion from Cordelia than be confronted by this declaration of divided love.

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Chapter 11: After the War

Tom Killebrew UNT Press PDF

Chapter 11

After the War

When No. 3 BFTS closed at the end of the war, Spartan School of

Aeronautics put together a small looseleaf booklet. This informal publication contained responses from each employee in the school’s various departments to a short questionnaire. Flight instructors listed personal information such as permanent addresses, a summary of experience, ratings held, and total flight hours. Designed as a means for these now former employees to stay in touch, one question stands out. Among the flight instructors, all of whom had anywhere between 2,500 and 6,000 hours of flying time, in the space for “Future Plans” some had jobs, a few were returning to previous jobs, but the most prevalent answer was “Indefinite.”

Following the end of the war, the former students of the British Flying

Training Schools and the RAF officers and enlisted men who had served there, along with the schools’ civilian employees, dispersed literally around the world. Most of the British students returned to various civilian occupations, married, and raised families; some remained in the Royal

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Working with Others Unity in Diversity

Metcalf, Franz Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Unity in Diversity


He gives what is dear, does what is hard, bears what is painful, admits his secrets, keeps others’, helps those in need, and never rejects the ruined.

—Anguttara Nikaya 7.35

THE PATH TO mindful work is definitely not the easier, softer way. The Buddha knows that in order to move beyond suffering and find happiness, we must give up many of the things that at first seem most natural for us. As humans, it is our inclination to look for the easy way to do things, to hold on to things we treasure, to avoid pain, to hide our secrets from others, to gossip about others’ secrets, and to avoid people who are of a lower status or those who have been ruined by some life circumstance. However, if we follow these inclinations, we will not cultivate good relationships with others at work. It really will be a “looking out for number one” kind of workplace, and everyone will be miserable.

If I want good relationships with my coworkers, I should follow the Buddha’s coaching as best I can: give to others even when I feel selfish; take on hard jobs that need doing; put up with difficult things without complaining; be honest, admit my mistakes, and ask for help; keep confidences that others share with me; help coworkers in need; and be loyal to friends who may be going through scandal or disgrace. If I want these things from others, then I must start by giving them first.

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