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Arden Hooks

Edited by Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller University of North Texas Press PDF

Introducing Arden Hooks

Arden Hooks is a well-educated man with deep roots in the woods of Hardin County. The Hooks name is almost synonymous with the Big Thicket, and Arden's daddy, Bud Hooks, was one of the most beloved persons who ever lived there.

When I first came to the Thicket I heard the story that Arden attended Harvard a couple of years but it didn't "take," and he came back home, put on his overalls, and hasn't taken them off since. It isn't true. He did go East for studies in electronics, found it interesting, liked it, but for personal reasons decided to give it up; and, though he doesn't wear overalls, he habitually wears khaki trousers, cap, and shirt, which is generally known as his "uniform."

Arden is a philosopher at heart. Stanley Coe, district attorney, says Arden used to sit in the top of the huge cypress trees near the old Hooks home and meditate for hours at a time. Arden agreed but said it was usually to get away from a house full of company, and sometimes he read, or meditated, and sometimes he slept, being careful to find a place in the crotch of the tree so he would not fall out. He does not just see or hear-he ponders. "Just looking at an armadillo makes a man think a long time," he once remarked.

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3. The Journey Begins

Jaworski, Joseph Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

In 1975, when I was forty-one, my world came crashing down around me. I had been hunting at the ranch over Thanksgiving weekend with the Colonel and some business associates. On Sunday evening, I drove back to Houston and was just walking into my study to put down my gear when Fran came in and said, “Sit down, I’ve got something really important to tell you.”

I sat down, and she said, “Joe, I want a divorce. There’s somebody else that I love.”

It was a complete surprise to me. She had been taking a class at the University of Houston, had met someone in the class, and had been seeing him.

After we talked, she said, “I want you to leave the house tonight.” I don’t remember much about that conversation; I guess I was in a state of total shock. But through the numbness, I felt a mixture of anger, confusion, betrayal, and fear. These came over me in great waves, but the overriding feeling was a complete and utter sense of disbelief and despair. My marriage of twenty years was over—bang, period, paragraph.

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Chapter Two - What an Infant Brings

Thomson-Salo, Frances Karnac Books ePub

Here I describe the active contribution that even young infants make to the therapeutic encounter and their therapeutic alliance. I take for granted their expectable endowment of their capacity to communicate from birth, including triadic intersubjective communication, and their resilience. I highlight some emotions (Thomson-Salo & Paul, 2009), while aware that these concepts may not apply in all cultural contexts, beginning with a sense of immediacy, with both positive and negative emotions, and potential for playfulness and humour. An infant's moral capacities emerge quite early, along with the wish to know and be known in a truthful experience. Infants bring a willingness to enter the therapeutic process and often take a risk to do so. They look at the therapist so attentively that they seem to have an awareness of being in an emotionally meaningful encounter, gazing at the therapist to find out how available for interaction they are. They also bring a wish to be creative, free, integrated, and “alive”, and a capacity to pace their engagement. Even infants with an insecure attachment seem prepared to take this risk in the therapeutic process.

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11: Rodent Control in Practice: Protection of Humans and Animal Health

Buckle, A.P.; Smith, R.H. CABI PDF

11  Rodent Control in Practice: Protection of Humans and Animal Health


A.N. Meyer1 and D.E. Kaukeinen2

Acheta, Chieveley, UK; 2Wilmington, Delaware, USA


The term ‘commensal’, when applied to a rodent pest, suggests that the animal is living

‘off man’s table’. The implication is that these commensal species thrive best when living closely with humans or in ­environments that are made by humans, with these environments potentially providing the food, the water and the physical environment that the rodents require to survive. The problems and the conflicts caused by the development of rodent infestations have been covered in earlier chapters of this book (Chapters 2–4). The severity of these conflicts will vary greatly but, as a general rule, the conflicts will be most severe where there are most rodents and where maximum rodent numbers coincide with maximum human and livestock density.

The problems caused by rodents are wide ranging. Attempts to quantify damage and losses inevitably fail to do anything but confirm the variability of the problem and the difficulty of measuring losses caused by mobile species in dynamic environments (Chapter 10).

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1 alliteration

Gallas, John Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF

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