Doing the Best I Can

Fatherhood in the Inner City

Author: Kathryn Edin,Timothy J. Nelson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520955137

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 5181

Across the political spectrum, unwed fatherhood is denounced as one of the leading social problems of today. Doing the Best I Can is a strikingly rich, paradigm-shifting look at fatherhood among inner-city men often dismissed as "deadbeat dads." Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson examine how couples in challenging straits come together and get pregnant so quickly—without planning. The authors chronicle the high hopes for forging lasting family bonds that pregnancy inspires, and pinpoint the fatal flaws that often lead to the relationship’s demise. They offer keen insight into a radical redefinition of family life where the father-child bond is central and parental ties are peripheral. Drawing on years of fieldwork, Doing the Best I Can shows how mammoth economic and cultural changes have transformed the meaning of fatherhood among the urban poor. Intimate interviews with more than 100 fathers make real the significant obstacles faced by low-income men at every step in the familial process: from the difficulties of romantic relationships, to decision-making dilemmas at conception, to the often celebratory moment of birth, and finally to the hardships that accompany the early years of the child's life, and beyond.

Doing the Best We Can

An Essay in Informal Deontic Logic

Author: Fred Feldman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400945701

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

View: 8448

Several years ago I came across a marvelous little paper in which Hector-Neri Castaneda shows that standard versions of act utilitarian l ism are formally incoherent. I was intrigued by his argument. It had long seemed to me that I had a firm grasp on act utilitarianism. Indeed, it had often seemed to me that it was the clearest and most attractive of normative theories. Yet here was a simple and relatively uncontrover sial argument that showed, with only some trivial assumptions, that the doctrine is virtually unintelligible. The gist of Castaneda's argument is this: suppose we understand act utilitarianism to be the view that an act is obligatory if and only if its utility exceeds that of each alternative. Suppose it is obligatory for a certain person to perform an act with two parts - we can call it 'A & B'. Then, obviously enough, it is also obligatory for this person to perform the parts, A and B. If act utilitarianism were true, we appar ently could infer that the utility of A & B is higher than that of A, and higher than that of B (because A & B is obligatory, and the other acts are alternatives to A & B).

100 Most Asked Questions About the Bible

Author: Pastor James R. Reese Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463434677

Category: Study Aids

Page: 220

View: 2403

Whether you are just beginning your Personal Walk with God or have been on this highly significant journey for years, there are always questions that may not be discernable due to the living, growing, complex nature of the message of God’s Word; the Bible. Readers of this “God-breathed” Word often get distracted from its central theme; to know Jesus the Christ, by issues pertaining to the people, the situations, the rituals, the doctrines, and the stories they have heard, and maybe not read, which have been handed down for generations. This book is a collection of real questions asked by everyday people, Christians and those seeking to be Christians, on subjects ranging from “Jonah and the Whale” and “How to become a Christian”, to the actual validity of the Bible itself. The answers were broadcast on a weekly radio show by Pastor James R. Reese Jr. who’s Pastoral career spanned well over 60 years. It is an excellent source to accompany any Bible Study or just to pick up and begin reading. The first draft of this book was taken from the actual recordings of his broadcasts which took place in several different states over a time period of 50 years. The manuscript was first typed by Pastor James R. Reese Jr. himself on a now considered antique manual typewriter. It was then carried around in a box for many more years. At the urging of Pastor James R. Reese Jr.’s son, Pastor Scott Reese, the box was finally opened and its contents put on a computer file in 2003. The final editing began in 2010 and was completed in May of 2011 for presentation to the publisher. This book contains a wealth of information and knowledge inspired by a man who let his light shine “...before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). The completion of this book has been a labor of love for all of us involved and we pray that you will follow Pastor James R. Reese’s light and let your own light shine.

The Eden Express

A Memoir of Insanity

Author: Mark Vonnegut

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609800699

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

View: 574

The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut’s experience in the late ’60s and early ’70s—a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy—and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality and opportunity for humor they provided, and the grim despair they afforded as well. That he emerged to write this funny and true book and then moved on to find the meaningful life that for a while had seemed beyond reach is what ultimately happens in The Eden Express. But the real story here is that throughout his harrowing experience his sense of humor let him see the humanity of what he was going through, and his gift of language let him describe it in such a moving way that others could begin to imagine both its utter ordinariness as well as the madness we all share.

Cognitive Therapy with Chronic Pain Patients

Author: Carrie Winterowd, PhD,Aaron T. Beck, MD,Daniel Gruener, MD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826145963

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 7169

This manual begins with an introduction to chronic, nonmalignant pain treatment and some of the main pain theories, as well as approaches to pain management . The core of the book delineates the application of Beck's cognitive therapy assessment and intervention strategies with this client population, and offers an easy-to-follow structured approach. The book provides case examples and therapist-patient dialogues to demonstrate cognitive therapy in action and illustrate ways to improve collaborative efforts between practitioners and patients.

Ready For Anything

52 productivity principles for work and life

Author: David Allen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405510757

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 8175

David Allen, 'the guru of personal productivity' (Fast Company Magazine) and author of the business bestseller GETTING THINGS DONE, inspires us to work better, not harder, in his new book, READY FOR ANYTHING. Offering over 50 productivity principles to help you clear your head and focus, READY FOR ANYTHING enables you to identify what drives you, what holds you back and how to be ready for anything. With motivational insights and inspirational quotes, READY FOR ANYTHING shows readers how to make things happen with less effort, stress and inefficiency, and lots more energy, creativity and clarity. This is the perfect inspirational and motivational book for anyone wanting to work and live at their very best.

The Essential Edward Stratemeyer Collection

Author: Edward Stratemeyer


ISBN: 1456614088

Category: Fiction

Page: 9999

View: 5005

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Edward Stratemeyer American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt Dave Porter and His Rivals Dave Porter and the Runaways Dave Porter at Star Ranch Dave Porter in the Far North Dave Porter in the Gold Fields For the Liberty of Texas The Mystery at Putnam Hall On the Trail of Pontiac Richard Dare's Venture The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch The Rover Boys at Colby Hall The Rover Boys at College he Rover Boys at School The Rover Boys in Alaska The Rover Boys in Business The Rover Boys in Camp The Rover Boys in New York The Rover Boys in Southern Waters The Rover Boys in the Air The Rover Boys in the Jungle The Rover Boys In The Mountains The Rover Boys on a Hunt The Rover Boys on Land and Sea The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island The Rover Boys on the Farm The Rover Boys on the Great Lakes The Rover Boys on the Ocean The Rover Boys on the River The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle The Rover Boys out West The Rover Boys Under Canvas True to Himself

New Thought Common Sense and What Life Means to Me

Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox,Rev. Lux Newman and, Ed Quimby Society

Publisher: Seed of Life Publishing

ISBN: 0557022878


Page: 184

View: 5183

New Thought Common Sense & What Life Means to Me by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Originally published in 1908. Edited by Rev. Lux Newman & Phineas Parkhurst Quimby Philosophical Society, 2008. Inspirational reading. The philosophy of New Thought is not new; it has not one original idea, but is a simplified and practical form of a very ponderous and wonderful religion. It makes an application to the everyday needs of modern life, of principles and ideas, which the ancients used only for the few who chose the life of adepts.

Married with Zombies

Author: Jesse Petersen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316178578

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4119

A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Meet Sarah and David. Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they're on the verge of divorce and going to couples' counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things - the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client's throat. Meet the Zombies. Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn't mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don't eat their brains, they might just kill each other.

Nathaniel Myer

Author: Margaret Sisu

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493146033

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

View: 1100

How far can a man go seeking vengeance before it destroys his own soul? Software engineer, Nathaniel Myer, is a restless suburbanite whose world is shattered when chance places him in the path of a sociopath with the face of a saint. Nathaniel brushes off the fleeting encounter but in the hours that follow, he falls asleep in his wife’s arms and awakes to unimaginable horror. Nate battles back through frailty, grief, guilt, and ultimately rage when time after time, the four tattooed suspects who destroyed his life skip ahead of the police then completely through their fingers. Finding the men known as Number One, Two, Three, and Four becomes Nate’s sole reason for being until his obsession destroys what little he has left. On the street, owning nothing but the clothes on his back and a crumpled wad of papers he got off a crooked PI, more than ever Nate cares about little beyond his single-minded crusade. Fate has other plans, however, because when a cantankerous old army veteran with strange blackouts, an emotionally disturbed kid with too many piercings, and a feisty mother and child hiding from their case worker all need a hero, Nate is somehow in the right place at the right time, and the man he used to be can’t do other than help them. As long as none of his wards depend on him long term, because Nate doesn’t plan on sticking around anywhere once his crusade ends. But staying sharp and playing reluctant guardian lands him squarely in reach of the very animals he’s hunting and, most of all, their clever and elusive leader. Then abruptly, Nate’s life takes another series of blinding turns and the justice he’s sought so long is on the line. But how can he risk letting a habitual killer smile and slip away again? Or must he, Nate, become the ultimate bait and sacrifice?

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life

How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control

Author: Scott E. Spradlin

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572243090

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 204

View: 2888

A guide to reigning in out-of-control emotions combines a series of relaxation techniques and stress-relief prescriptions to help readers prevent anger, depression, and anxiety from destroying their lives. Original.

Real-Life Wisdom

Stories for the Road

Author: Bob Ayres

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595774024

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 1833

Real-Life Wisdom: Stories for the Road is an invaluable resource for anyone who cares about others and puts this compassion into action. Based on over a quarter-of-a-century of practical expertise, author Bob Ayres shares his insights, struggles, wisdom, and advice with humor and passion. Each chapter begins with a description of someone who taught him valuable insights. Included is scriptural wisdom from Proverbs and maxims from Dr. Charles W. Conn, former president of Lee University. Real-Life Wisdom is a recipe for healthy relationships and authentic Christian community. Whether you are a new volunteer at church or in the community, or have many years of ministry experience, Real-Life Wisdom is guaranteed to challenge, touch, and teach you. You will not put this book down unchanged. With a discussion guide for each chapter, it is a perfect small group study book or ideal for personal growth. Experience faith in action and learn valuable lessons to improve all your relationships. Who will benefit from Real-Life Wisdom: Stories for the Road? . Volunteers . Ministers . Ministry students . Families . Small-groups . Couples Real-Life Wisdom: Stories for the Road will take you on a new journey of insight. Are you ready for the trip? Jump in and travel down the road a ways.

Was noch zu tun ist

Damit Frauen und Männer gleichberechtigt leben, arbeiten und Kinder erziehen können

Author: Anne-Marie Slaughter

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462315706

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 5507

Kindererziehung ist nicht Aufgabe der Frauen. Sondern der ganzen Gesellschaft. Anne-Marie Slaughter präsentiert eine neue Vision, was Gleichberechtigung zwischen Männern und Frauen wirklich bedeuten würde und wie dies zu erreichen wäre. Sie stellt klar, dass es keinesfalls allein Aufgabe der Frauen ist, die Vereinbarkeit von Kindern und Beruf hinzubekommen. Hier sind auch die Männer gefragt, die Unternehmen und der Staat. In einem Artikel des Magazins »Atlantic Monthly« mit der Überschrift »Why Women Still Can’t Have It All« beschrieb Anne-Marie Slaughter ihre Entscheidung, den Traumjob in Washington zu verlassen und zu ihrer Familie und ihrer akademischen Karriere in Princeton zurückzukehren. Sie schilderte die Hindernisse, denen sich Frauen gegenübersehen, wenn sie Arbeit und Familie vereinbaren wollen. Der Artikel, einer der meistgelesenen in der Geschichte des Magazins, löste eine auch hierzulande leidenschaftlich geführte Debatte aus. Unter anderem wurden Slaughter Verrat an feministischen Idealen und Entmutigung jüngerer Frauen vorgeworfen. Zugleich erhielt sie viel Zuspruch für das Bemühen, die tatsächlichen Schwierigkeiten zu schildern, die so viele Frauen im Alltag verzweifeln lassen. In ihrem Buch nimmt sie die Vorurteile, Halbwahrheiten und den Selbstbetrug unter die Lupe, die Frauen immer noch ausbremsen. Sie stellt ganz konkrete Forderungen und Lösungsschritte vor, erzählt durchaus selbstkritisch und mit Humor aus ihrem Leben und zeichnet so das Bild einer neuen feministischen Bewegung mit dem Ziel, dass es für Frauen (und Männer) endlich möglich wird, beruflichen Erfolg mit dem Familienleben zu vereinbaren.

Essential Hypertension

An International Symposium. Berne, June 7th–10th, 1960 Sponsored by CIBA

Author: K. D. Bock,P. Cottier

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 364249899X

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 8169


You Can't Fire Everyone

And Other Lessons from an Accidental Manager

Author: Hank Gilman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101476141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2988

A practical, entertaining handbook for people who never expected to be bosses. Plenty of managers never asked, expected, or trained to be put in charge of other people. But when it happens, these accidental bosses often find that learning to manage is like learning to swim by being dropped into the deep end of the pool. Hank Gilman knows what that's like. As a top editor for Fortune, Newsweek, and the Boston Globe, he has helped nurture some outstanding talent. His success can be attributed largely to his management style, which allows him to treat his employees like, well, humans, while holding them accountable. But he was far from a natural when it was time to take charge. Gilman shares the lessons he's learned-through trial and error-during his two decades as a manager in one of the craziest businesses on the planet. Writing in a warm but no-nonsense voice, he offers straight-up advice on the ins and outs of hiring, firing, motivating, and dealing with cranky superstars. Gilman argues that your employees should always come first-and that managing down, as opposed to managing up, will ultimately lead to a successful career as a boss.

Code 211 Blue

Author: Joseph D. McNamara

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469176513

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 1316

No one knows the real world of modern day cops like Joseph D. McNamara. In his new novel, this former beat cop and big-city police chief takes you inside the maelstrom that America's front line foot soldiers face everyday--from the street snitches to the thugs in City Hall, from the deals that get cut to the danger that never lets you go. . . . Kevin McKay is a hometown boy who grew up to be a cop. Now he's out of the fire and into the heat--transferred from narcotics to a serial rape case that is turning into murder. But while McKay scours San Francisco from the Tenderloin to Chinatown for a perp known only as Ski Mask, a web of betrayal is being spun by the most dangerous enemies a cop can ever have--the ones who carry a badge. Trusting no one--not his bosses, not the rich lady he's falling in love with--McKay is fighting back against a death trap with his wits, his courage, and his honor . . . on streets stained forever with blood.

Embracing Your Potential

Author: Terry Orlick

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780880118316

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 190

View: 5850

Explains how to achieve excellence and balance in the public domain and in private life through thirty exercises that can help readers discover their essential needs and motives

Don't Fix Me; I'm Not Broken

Changing Our Minds About Ourselves and Our Children

Author: Sally Patton

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846949327

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 168

View: 5412

Parenting from unconditional love rather than fear means recognizing the spiritual truth of our children rather than focusing on brokenness and deficits. No child is a mistake; no child is broken. Don't Fix Me I'm Not Broken teaches the perspective that parenting is a spiritual classroom in which parents can learn to parent from a place of inner peace no matter what struggles their children are having. When we trust God's voice of oneness in the world as it works through us and through our children, we learn to accept what is. We can either buy into the traditional stories about these labels or choose peace instead. Parents of children with labels or any child who is struggling or just being every-day difficult can either embrace this opportunity for spiritual growth or stay stuck in the anger, pain, and the sadness. It is a choice.