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Chapter Four

Scott Russell Sanders Indiana University Press ePub

On the beach at Whale’s Mouth Bay, amid boulders and sea gulls, Teeg lay roasting in the sun. Against her naked back and rump the sand felt like a thousand nibbling flames. Salt-laden wind fanned her hair. Even through the breathing-mask she could smell the ocean. Between repair missions, when she was required to stay inside the Enclosure, more than anything else she missed the feel of sun on her skin.

During this trip she quickly finished her assigned job—replacing fuel cells on a signal booster atop Diamond Mountain—and had three hours left over for scouting. Most of the time she used for discovering how hospitable a place the bay might be, testing for radiation, toxins, soil nutrients, the quality of water. These last few minutes of her allotted time she lay basking in the sun, as a celebration for having found the right place at last. She would have to make sure Whale’s Mouth had been omitted from the surveillance net. It probably had, since no tubes or laser channels or signal avenues passed anywhere near the place. Just another piece of real estate long since erased from human reckoning. She hoped so. Phoenix could tell her for sure. And she would need to spend a week here, later on, to run more tests on plants and microbes and air before she could assure the other seekers that this was indeed the place for the settlement.

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3 WHERE TO STAY

Pauline Frommer FrommerMedia ePub

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Where to Stay

Time now for a change of mood. In a book that celebrates the fun and attractions of New York, it’s necessary for just a short while—the length of this chapter—to deal with a far less pleasant topic: the overpriced accommodations of New York. By and large, hotels in Gotham charge more than hotels anywhere else in the U.S. (an average of $291 per night) for rooms that often aren’t nearly as spacious or full of amenities. Why? A record 58.3 million people visited NYC in 2015, keeping occupancy rates at over 85% for much of the year. Hotels can charge pretty much whatever they darn please . . . and most do.

Though I admit this unpleasant fact, I’m not discouraged by it. Bargains can be found in all price categories. Values exist. And this chapter will introduce you to the very best of them, as well as to a few worthy splurges, for those willing to splash out.

Furthermore, the hotels in this book are hotels that could only exist in the Big Apple. They will give you a more authentic experience than staying in a place chosen randomly over the Internet—and that, in the end, will make up for the high cost of lodgings here. I promise.

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1935

Colin Crisp Indiana University Press ePub

(The Mimosa Boarding House)

France-Germany, 1935, 109 min, b&w

Dir Jacques Feyder; Asst dir Marcel Carné and Ary Sadoul; Prod Tobis; Scr Feyder and Charles Spaak; Cinematog Roger Hubert; Music Armand Bernard; Art dir Lazare Meerson; Sound Hermann Storr; Edit Jacques Brillouin; Act Françoise Rosay (Louise Noblet), Paul Bernard (Pierre), André Alerme (Gaston), Lise Delamare (Nelly), Arletty (Parasol), Ila Meery, Nane Germon, Sylviac, Paul Azaïs, Jean Max, Raymond Cordy, and Pierre Labry.

Pension Mimosas was commissioned to exploit Françoise Rosay’s immense success in Le Grand Jeu (#31). Funded by Tobis, it was made without any of the financial anxieties that beset Jacques Feyder’s previous film. It focuses on two thematic fields that were omnipresent and immensely popular in the years 1930–1945, namely gambling and (usually implicit) incest. The pension (boarding house) of the title is a rather elegant establishment not far from the casino. Its proprietors, the Noblets, are childless, and take over as their own son Pierrot, the son of a lodger sent to prison. Released, the lodger reclaims him and he grows up in bad company, obsessed with gambling (at which he loses catastrophically) and with an “unsuitable” woman, Nelly. Attempting to save him, his (adoptive) mother enters into an overt rivalry with Nelly for his affections. To refinance him, she herself gambles and wins big, but too late: Pierrot has committed suicide and dies in her arms.

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9 Transforming Nature’s Value – Cultural Change Comes from Below: Rural Communities, the ‘Othered’ and Host Capacity Building

Reisinger, Y. CAB International PDF

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Transforming Nature’s Value –

Cultural Change Comes from Below:

Rural Communities, the ‘Othered’ and

Host Capacity Building

Stephen Schweinsberg,1 Stephen Wearing1 and Michael Wearing2

1University

of Technology and 2University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Throughout history the transformative potential of tourism has impacted, for better or worse, tourism stakeholders and their environments.

The growth of mass tourism in the second half of the 20th century was characteristic of broader neoliberalist trends towards market based competition and corporate efficiency. Concern over the unchecked development of mass tourism was one of the catalysts for the development of academic interest in sustainable tourism. Early scholarship on the impacts of tourism often proposed a uniform progression of host community response to tourism development, identifying a correlation between carrying capacity, scale of development and resident perception.

However, more recently commentators have engaged with vagaries of tourism and its relationship to the social and physical environment.

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4. Disruptions

Akhtar, Salman Karnac Books ePub

Things never do go smoothly in suicides, weddings, and courtships.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

In an aphoristic statement, the quintessentially American psychoanalyst, Harry Stack Sullivan, is known to have said: ‘Beware of smoothly going therapy’. At one level, we all attest to the wisdom of this statement. At another level, however, we continue to hold on to the idea that psychotherapeutic endeavors could or should go on without a hitch. Clinical experience shows us otherwise. Our patients ‘disappoint’ us. They walk out, act out, and drop out, leaving us baffled, embarrassed or even resentful.

Keeping this in mind, it seems imperative that we attempt to understand what such ‘disruptions’ mean, how they arise, what their dynamics are, and how they can be mended. Other questions also need to be faced. Are all disruptions, for instance, ‘bad’? Do disruptions happen in the course of all psychotherapies or only in the treatment of patients with severe character pathology? Are disruptions avoidable? Are there developmental prototypes for disruptions? In other words, are there normative aspects to the disruptions of dialogue between a patient and his or her therapist? And, finally, can disruptions ever be an indication that the treatment is progressing well?

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CH-02

Ellis, Mary Lynne; O'Connor, Noreen Karnac Books ePub

CHAPTER TWO

Who speaks? Who listens? Different voices and different sexualities

Mary Lynne Ellis

In this chapter I want to consider how as analysts we can respond sensitively to questions of sexuality and sexual identity that are raised for us by our patients. Psychoanalytic theories of homosexuality have been restricted to interpretations regarding the internal world where, for example, pre-Oedipal fixations or Oedipal conflicts are regarded as the “cause” of homosexuality. Such interpretations arise from a view of the truth of the individual’s world (the unconscious) as being located outside or beyond the wider social context. The individual subject of psychoanalysis is ahistorical and acultural. In excluding a recognition of cultural constructions of sexuality psychoanalytic theorizing contradicts itself: in claiming that sexual identity is only partial and fragmentary it nevertheless holds to a normative view of sexuality in which heterosexual identity is equated with maturity. Even though it is claimed that heterosexuality must itself be subject to analysis (in the same way as homosexuality), a secure heterosexual identity is still, paradoxically, what is required if the analysis is to be successful.

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For Kids

Michelin Michelin ePub

Woodland Park Zoo aaa

Phinney Ave. N. t 206-684-4800. www.zoo.org. Open May–Sept daily 9:30am–6pm. Rest of the year daily 9:30am–4pm. $17.75, $11.75 children.

Covering 92 acres, this world-class zoo is highly acclaimed for its conservation ethic (the zoo is home to 35 endangered species) and naturalistic habitats. It offers dynamic glimpses of 1,100 animals engaged in natural behavior: grizzly bears fish for trout in a stream on the Northern Trail, orangutans shimmy up trees in Trail of Vines, zebras dash about in African Savanna, and jaguars peer warily from behind a kapok tree in Jaguar Cove.

Pacific Science Centeraa

200 Second Ave. N. t 206-443-2001. www.pacificsciencecenter.org. Open year-round Mon–Fri 9:45am–5pm (til 6pm Sat–Sun). Closed Tue Sept–May. $16, $11 children (ages 6-15).

Pacific Science Center
©John Keatley/Pacific Science Center

Grizzly bear, Woodland Park Zoo
©Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo

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Epilogue: The Writer from Austin

Gary M. Lavergne University of North Texas Press PDF

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The Writer From Austin

Holly Street. A sign tells visitors to walk around to the back of a large circular desk for assistance. A trophy case on the left commemorates victories by Austin Police teams at shooting contests.

Some of the trophies are old and tarnished, as are some of the frames which hold pictures of APD officers killed in the line of duty. Uniformed officers work the reception area near the elevators, which visitors cannot board without a numbered sticker identifying the floor to which the visitor has been given access. A large matted frame near the elevator holds a black and white picture of Billy Paul Speed.

He looks his age-twenty-three.Few know that at the time of his death he was ready to quit police work and go back to school.

Austin and the University of Texas have more than doubled in size since Charles Whitman was a resident. Both have prospered and grown even more diverse. Nineteenth Street is now Martin Luther

IGng Boulevard; First Street is now Cesar Chavez Street. Residents celebrate June 19th as a significant holiday called "Juneteenth" to commemorate the date in 1865 when Texas slaves learned they were free. Comparing Austin to the rest of Texas uncovers about as many similarities as comparing the equally Greek cities of Athens and

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Ashland

Michelin Michelin ePub

For more than 11,000 years, well before the creation of Crater Lake in its caldera, Klamath and Modoc Indians fought each other here. In 1869 they were forced to share a reservation before being banished four years later to Oklahoma. In the mid-19C, gold seekers from California headed north to Jacksonville's strike. Disappointed that the strike was short-lived, most prospectors returned south. Those who stayed in the area found the valleys suitable for farms, orchards and vineyards, and the mountains rich in timber. Today what attracts visitors to this corner of Oregon is one of the country's finest Shakespeare festivals, staged in the town of Ashland. Jacksonville's allure is its gold-rush era buildings and a popular summer festival. Outdoor recreation is a magnet on its own.

Water-Power Flour

The water-powered Butte Creek Mill and General Store (t 541-826-3531; www.buttecreekmill.com), in Eagle Point, 12mi north of Medford en route to Crater Lake, offer a fascinating glimpse of yesteryear. Creaking belts, rotating gears and archaic mechanisms groan, whirr and rumble as they turn grain into flour at this rare working grist mill. The adjoining antiques shop is stocked with the mill’s flour and local culinary goods, amid hurricane lanterns, tin plates and other vestiges of the past.

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9 The Cut

Gary M. Lavergne University of North Texas Press PDF

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The Cut

“There’s an awful lot of weirdos out there, and you never know when you are going to meet one.”

—Richard Stroup,

McLennan County Sheriff ’s Deputy

I

Living her adult life in a culture with an absence of beauty took its toll on Brenda Kay Thompson. She looked much older than her age—thirtyseven. At 5’5” tall and weighing only 115 pounds, she was a small woman.

Her drawn and hollow-looking face made her look emaciated, almost skeletal. What were once beautiful brown eyes were instead sunken into bony sockets surrounded by a rough complexion. She looked tired. Her tragic life gave her a “worn” look common among the “older” (both in terms of age and arrests) girls at the Cut. She had several aliases, including Debbie Johnson, and Debbie Ward. A criminal background check reveals a long history of a dozen or so petty crimes ranging from small thefts settled by paying fines to more serious charges of possessions of controlled substances carrying with them five- and six-year sentences.

Additionally, she had a history of DWI and moving traffic violations, trespassing charges, and numerous counts of forgery.1

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"From the Gallows: A Confession and Apology”

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

FROM THE GALLOWS: A CONFESSION

AND APOLOGY by Jerry B. Lincecum

One of Dr. Samuel Johnson’s more acerbic comments has often been quoted or paraphrased: “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” Grayson County had its first legal hanging in Sherman on Friday, April 8, 1869, and a statement from the gallows by one of the men who was executed seems to confirm Dr. Johnson’s theory. In the fiftieth-anniversary edition of the old Sherman

Courier, on August 15, 1917, a lengthy account of the first legal hanging is given.

Before reviewing the document, however, let’s briefly consider the literary and folk tradition it fits into. In 1871, a London bookseller named Charles Hindley published a “large and curious assortment” of miscellaneous writings that he collectively entitled

“Curiosities of Street Literature.” A major portion of this collection consisted of “gallows literature” of the streets. These accounts of public executions, dying speeches, and confessions range from the execution of Sir John Oldcastle in 1417 to the trial and execution of F. Hinson, who was hanged at the Old Bailey in 1869.

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15 Maximize Your Personal Powers

Tracy, Brian Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor.
JOHN HAGGAI

The raw material of personal performance and productivity is contained in your physical, mental, and emotional energies. Your body is like a machine that uses food, water, and rest to generate energy that you then use to accomplish important tasks in your life and work. When you are fully rested, for example, you can get two times, three times, and five times as much done as when you are tired or burned out.

One of the most important requirements for being happy and productive is for you to guard and nurture your energy levels at all times.

The fact is that your productivity begins to decline after eight or nine hours of work. For this reason, working long hours into the night, although it is sometimes necessary, means that you are usually producing less and less in more and more time.

The more tired you become, the worse the quality of your work will be and the more mistakes you will make. At a certain point, you can reach “the wall” and simply be unable to continue, like a battery that is run down.

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8. Use of Appropriate Technology

Maynard, Herman Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

The Second Wave
In a vacuum

The Third Wave
In growing harmony
with sociocultural, political,
and environmental values

The Fourth Wave
In full accordance with
principles of appropriate
technology

 

THE RISE SINCE WORLD WAR II of a host of complex technologies has created both prosperity and pollution. While the prosperity has been welcomed, the resulting pollution has occasioned increasingly vocal criticisms of technology and of the science from which it springs. Contemporary critics of Second Wave perspectives of science and technology focus primarily on the limitations of scientism and the need for technologies appropriate to their time, place, culture, and environment.

In Chapter One we noted the trend toward the view that consciousness is primary, that immaterial things such as the mind have a reality comparable to material objects. This presents a challenge to the basic assumptions of scientism—which denies or disparages nonrational ways of knowing in its stress on the empirical testing of reality (Pascarella 1986)—and to the contemporary technologies that are based on it.

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Chapter XIV: Strategy of Wolves: UK Child Care System as Sex Abuse Network

Horsley, Jasun Aeon Books ePub

CHAPTER XIV

Strategy of wolves: UK child care system as sex abuse network

“Tavistock underwrites or has intimate relations with thirty research institutions in the United States, all of which at one time or another have taken a player's hand in the shaping of American schooling.”

—John Taylor Gatto, Underground History of American Education

Is it really possible that Savile's predations of various care homes and psychiatric institutions were facilitated by Lord David Owen, Labour MP, not merely out of some sleazy tit-for-tat, but as part of a decades-long, multinational agenda (related to Owen's former boss William Sargant, and thence to MKULTRA) involving the deliberate sexual abuse of children as both a form of dark research/experimentation and a fully operational social engineering program, dating at least as far back as Havelock Ellis and the formation of the Fabian Society? If the answer is no, is it really possible that all of this is just “coincidence”? If the answer is again no, what does that leave? Is there a middle ground between “all a plot” and “just coincidence”?

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CHAPTER 20: Travel with a Purpose

Daley-Harris, Shannon Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Hey, hey, easy kids. Everybody in the car. Boat leaves in two minutes… or perhaps you don’t want to see the second-largest ball of twine on the face of the earth, which is only four hours away.

— CHEVY CHASE, ACTOR,
IN NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION

Travel gives us the opportunity to do more than see earth’s second-largest ball of twine. It can be a chance to better understand ourselves and our connection to our human family around the globe. Do you remember that first major trip you took and how it changed the way l you saw the world and your place in it? Keep looking. Keep traveling.

By traveling to learn and to serve, we can help our world move closer to meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals.

There are now abundant opportunities to take trips for the purpose of connecting with people in other regions, engaging in some form of service, and learning more about global poverty and how it can be resolved. Whether called insight trips, venture travel, venture philanthropy, volunteer vacations, travel with a purpose, or some other name, purposeful trips can be transformative for all involved.

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