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

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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.
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Doing the Best We Can

An Essay in Informal Deontic Logic

Author: Fred Feldman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027721648

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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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).
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100 Most Asked Questions About the Bible

Author: Pastor James R. Reese Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463434677

Category: Study Aids

Page: 220

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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.
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The Eden Express

A Memoir of Insanity

Author: Mark Vonnegut

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609800699

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

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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.
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Ready For Anything

52 productivity principles for work and life

Author: David Allen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405510757

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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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.
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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

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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.
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What's Next?

How Professionals Are Refusing Retirement

Author: D. Roche-Tarry,D. Roche-Lebrec

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230348408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

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Studies the steps taken by a group of professionals from the Boomer generation as they move from a linear career path into an uncharted stage somewhere between middle age and old age, a continued professional life and traditional retirement. What is next for those professionals who do not want to take a back seat at retirement age?
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Married with Zombies

Author: Jesse Petersen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316178578

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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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.
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I Unlocked My Subconscious Your Turn

Author: Todd Andrew Rohrer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440137110

Category: Psychology

Page: 292

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The author had an accident five months ago. The author accidentally unlocked his subconscious. The author lost his sense of time and emotions in the process. The author suggests anyone who reads this book will unlock their subconscious. The author suggests that is not a prediction. That author suggests that is a warning. This is the authors third attempt to communicate since the accident. Do not attempt to contact me I am to busy attempting to contact you. I cannot help you read this book. That is just the way it is.
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