Close Calls

Close Calls

Each falls into a pattern at high risk for adultery, and if at risk for adultery, you can bet that they are at risk for a close call. A question that has long intrigued those of us who work in the field of adultery recovery is, ...

Author: David Carder

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802479812

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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Never say never; because just when you think your marriage is safe from adultery is when you may be the most vulnerable. Dave Carder, counselor, author of the bestselling Torn Asunder (100,000 in print), and a sought-after expert on issues of adultery. Now, with eye-opening stories, clinical insights, and up-to-date data, he reveals what adulterers learned the hard way- and want the rest of us to know. For example, every spouse has a "Dangerous Partner Profile" of the kind of person who tempts them. Close Calls should be on every church leader's and marriage counselor's required reading list. Includes charts and assessments.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Close Calls

Close Calls

Safety is sometimes simplistically equated with the avoidance of harm, and the metaphors of close calls and near-misses implicitly carry with them the idea that risk in some way involves coming within seconds or centimetres of a harmful ...

Author: C. Macrae

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137376121

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 739

Drawing on extensive and detailed fieldwork within airlines-an industry that pioneered near-miss analysis- this book develops a clear set of practical implications and theoretical propositions regarding how all organizations can learn from 'near-miss' events and better manage risk and resilience.
Categories: Business & Economics

Close Calls

Close Calls

In the course of that reporting , he has seen and has experienced some close calls - none closer than one in Mexico which threatened his own life . Close Calls collects some of the best of Reid's prolific writings into a volume that ...

Author: Jan Reid

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0890969655

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 568

Close Calls is first a book of people profiles of Texans rich and poor, famous and downtrodden. Reid provides details of his various assignments and the people and places he has encountered while working for Texas Monthly and other publications going on beats with Texas police officers, attending church with George Foreman in New York, and meeting Kickapoo Indians in the Sierra Madres.
Categories: History

Close Calls

Close Calls

These people answered their nation's call, and in doing so, dramatically increased their own chances of having a close call. Luckily, these future presidents survived their wartime near misses. Other presidents would narrowly escape ...

Author: Michael P. Spradlin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781547601394

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 469

Historians tell the stories of tragic and untimely presidential deaths, but often forgotten are the near misses. JFK and his fellow servicemen spent six days on a desert island with only coconuts to eat after a deadly attack during WWII. Abe Lincoln was forced to take a train trip in disguise while America's first female detective worked to foil an early assassination attempt. And when Andrew Jackson was attacked by an upset citizen who had been stalking him for months, frontiersman Davey Crockett was the one to save him. With pacy, immediate writing and including supplemental archival photographs and archival materials, this book chronicles thrilling undertold stories of U.S. presidents' moments of bravery.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Close Calls

Close Calls

I could have spent months or even years polishing what I have written, but as the poet Andrew Marvell put it, “At my back I always hear/Time'swinged chariothurrying near . ..” I mainly have my grandchildren in mindas anaudience, ...

Author: Jeremiah Reedy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450011679

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

View: 489

The title of these memoirs may suggest that I wrote them against my will. That would be only half right. A part of me wanted to write an account of my life, and another part of me opposed doing so. In the end I overcame my misgivings and went ahead. I realize that writing one’s memoirs may sound pretentious since it used to be that only important people such as former presidents and retired diplomats did so. This is no longer the case; there are now “kids” of twenty-five who are writing memoirs. There are several advantages in recording one’s memoirs instead of writing history. For one thing readers can always criticize the historian if they find errors of fact. The memoirist is, however, incorrigible (in the original, Latin sense of the word) since no one can say, “That’s not how you remember that event.” Another advantage is that it doesn’t require a lot of research. I have written fifteen-page “scholarly articles” that have sixty-five footnotes. I’ve sometimes read whole books just to support one sentence with one footnote. For a long time I’ve thought how much fun it would be to write something that wouldn’t require months of research, and it was fun. Anyone who relaxes, closes his eyes and travels back in time will be astounded to discover how much is stored deep down in the recesses of the mind. I made outlines and drafts full of abbreviations, and then I dictated to my computer using MacSpeech Dictate. It’s wonderful to speak and see the words appear on the screen. Of course, the first draft required extensive editing for many reasons, but I enjoyed that too. In a sense I only did what grandparents have done since tape recorders were invented, but now technology enables us to turn it into a book. The bare bones, non-scintillating style of what I have produced is partially due to the fact that it was dictated. I could have spent months or even years polishing what I have written, but as the poet Andrew Marvell put it, “At my back I always hear/Time’s winged chariot hurrying near...” I mainly have my grandchildren in mind as an audience, but it may be that other relatives and even some friends will find the end product diverting. I have no illusions about any widespread interest, and I certainly don’t expect to sell any copies or earn any royalties. If there is a pattern to my life, it is that Divine Providence repeatedly saved me from my own foolishness. Time and again I wanted something desperately and didn’t get it, only to find that God had something much better in store for me. There were many more “close calls” than I discuss herein --- many too frightening to contemplate or record. Looking at what I’ve accomplished in another way, a cynical friend once told me I haven’t done as well as my friends expected, but I’ve done better than my enemies hoped! There is much to be thankful for. My teacher, Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, read a draft of the manuscript and made many valuable suggestions. It is a pleasure to thank her publicly for her assistance and inspiration.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Value of Close Calls in Improving Patient Safety

The Value of Close Calls in Improving Patient Safety

Harms of Disclosing Close Calls to the Physician/Health Care Organization On the other hand, physicians and health care organizations could also be harmed by the disclosure of close calls. There is relatively little risk of successful ...

Author: Albert W. Wu

Publisher: Joint Commission Resources

ISBN: 9781599404158

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 182

View: 998

Because close calls, often termed near misses, don't raise the same concerns about malpractice liability and may be less emotionally charged than errors that cause serious harm, they are a unique source of learning for individuals and organizations striving to keep patients safe. This book tells how to take advantage of these lessons to prevent today's close call from turning into tomorrow's catastrophic event. Special Features: * Foreword by human error expert James Reason, Ph.D. * Authoritative tutorials on what the literature tells us about the concept of close calls and their identification, relationship with errors, and use in assessing and improving the safety and reliability of health care. * 15 detailed case studies from a variety of clinical disciplines and specialties to show how health care organizations use close calls to identify and solve patient safety problems
Categories: Health & Fitness

Close Calls Choices and Miracles

Close Calls  Choices and Miracles

shot had the Highway Patrolman gotten close enough. ... This particular officer, we'll call Sarge to distinguish between the two, began harassing me, writing me tickets for having Florida license plates on all my trucks and trailers, ...

Author: John Wynne

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452029825

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 122

View: 592

This a true story of adventures, close calls, suspense and miracles with photos as proof. A story of a rural country farm boy, with one-room schooling, in the 1940's, who became an entrepreneur, operating more than one business at the same time, and ending up a millionaire. There is a wide range of travels,from Missouri, across the USA, to South America. Different events such as bull riding, street racing and pro drag racing, as done in the 50's, and 60's, building high voltage power lines, piloting his own planes, communications, fiber splicing in the jungle for major oil companies and interesting brushes with the law.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Golden Days and Close Calls

Golden Days and Close Calls

... MI; and is a former chairman of the Grass Lake Downtown Development Association. Weddon enjoys camping, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking the beautiful outdoors of Michigan. He'd love to hear of your close calls.

Author: Alex R. Weddon

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512767476

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

View: 214

If you have ever been kicked, bitten, punched or scared in the night, then many of these stories of country living will be familiar. Close Calls on the Farm is a humorous look at the excitement and dangers of farm and school life "back in the day" before leaded gas and digital music.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Close Calls

Close Calls

It was late in the afternoon and I didn't think that at that time I could manage to call on the lady . I wasn't quite certain of her address or how to get there ... The sta> tion gates were locked and it became very quiet in 86 CLOSE CALLS.

Author: Felicia B. Hyatt

Publisher: Unites States Holocaust

ISBN: NWU:35556021543756

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 809

A survivor's account of the Holocaust.
Categories: History



... he manages to outsmart the FBI, the CIA, the local police in California and Florida, and the entire government of Fidel Castro as he tries to smuggle himself into and then out of Cuba...but not without a lot of close calls.

Author: Seth Coleman

Publisher: Elm Hill

ISBN: 9781400329274

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 592

FRANCHISE is a supernatural thriller that helps us understand spiritual warfare on a personal level. With God’s awesome angels protecting him, Daniel is led through a trial that takes him on a globe trekking odyssey from Los Angeles to Florida and on nerve-wracking flights to and from Rome while being pursued by assassins. Then finally back to the USA where courage and faith help him confront the enemy face to face. FRANCHISE takes the reader along with Daniel to ultimate victory and the antagonists into fearful confusion. When Daniel graduated from college and moved to Los Angeles he thought life couldn’t get any better. But then he landed a job at Pop’s Office Supply, a small franchise of about one hundred owners. Will and Winnie LaTrobe quickly became like parents to him and the franchisees like extended family. Going to work every day was a joy. The owners often told him stories of how Will had helped them through the tough times, when they were financially struggling or their business had gotten off track. Over the years, the franchise grew until it had spread overseas and the numbers attending their conventions mushroomed into thousands. Will had been able to steer the company through rough water while maintaining its integrity. Even through the turbulent years of going public on the stock exchange. However, then it was time for he and Winnie to retire. Will painstakingly took his time in choosing the highest quality candidate, but a few weeks before he was to start, the nominee took another offer, leaving Will no choice but to offer the job to his second choice . . . but in reality it was the first choice of a nefarious company that was bringing with them their own secret agenda. To take the franchise down. Within a few months Will’s top management was replaced by another team who were soon sowing their seeds of discord within the company. At first Daniel stood behind them, until his close friend and associate, Greg Salas, showed him a stock market prospectus; a formal legal document which is required by and submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The official paper included personal details of each of the new management team. Daniel was shocked to learn that the new president had been hired after leaving a company that had just gone into chapter eleven bankruptcy and that several of the new team members had also left companies in similar circumstances. But why? Daniel prayed asking the Lord to help him understand what was going on and from that moment it was evident that the Holy Spirit was leading him from one incident to another. He pieced together an intricate scheme of greed that would ultimately lead the company to destruction, the investors in their stock to financial loss and Pop’s franchise owners to ruin. The Recipe: Buy a popular blue-chip company offering premium dividends than invest heavily in the next company down the chain, with a much lower stock price . . . then, begin the assault on the first one in a ‘legally illegal’ way.
Categories: Fiction