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Door: Arthur Conan Doyle

This is a volume of short stories from the master who is credited with creating the modern mystery and fantasy tale, in addition to his more famous work in establishing the modern crime genre. A wide variety of scenarios and periods are covered and the reader is assured of a gripping experience whether exploring the horror of a newly discovered catacomb, or the Blue John mine gap, or simply attempting to solve the mystery surrounding the man with the watches.

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This is a volume of short stories from the master who is credited with creating the modern mystery and fantasy tale, in addition to his more famous work in establishing the modern crime genre. A wide variety of scenarios and periods are covered and the reader is assured of a gripping experience whether exploring the horror of a newly discovered catacomb, or the Blue John mine gap, or simply attempting to solve the mystery surrounding the man with the watches.

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Auteur: Arthur Conan Doyle
Papier van: 189 pagina's
Uitgever: Jovian Press
Publicatie datum: 18 januari 2017
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I'd recommend this book, an exploration of the cumulative effect of trauma exposure on service providers and other folks involved in trying to save the planet. It's getting a 4 just because it started out pretty rationally, with lots of profiles and cartoons, but the second half took a turn and got more spiritual, which would lose some of the folks I was thinking of recommending it to. But valuable concepts, nonetheless. The front cover has a Langston Hughes quote from "The Dream Keeper": "Bring me all of your dreams, you dreamers, bring me all of your heart melodies That I may wrap them in a blue cloud-cloth Away from the too-rough fingers of the world" --"I finally came to understand that my exposure to other people's trauma had changed me on a fundamental level. There had been an osmosis: I had absorbed and accumulated trauma to the point that it had become part of me, and my view of the world had changed." (p 3) --"In the fields where I work, there is historically a widely held belief that if you're tough enough and cool enough and committed to your cause enough, you'll keep on keeping on, you'll suck it up: Self-care is for the weaker set." (p 3) --"Those who support trauma stewardship believe that both joy and pain are realities of life, and that suffering can be transformed into meaningful growth and healing when a quality of presence is cultivated and maintained even in the face of great suffering." (p 11) --"Service rationing refers to the process that workers go through to bridge the everyday divide between the ideal of how they would work if they were free to function to the best of their ability and the reality of how they can work, given the numerous obstacles in their way." (p 22) --"once you know what it's like to be fueled by adrenaline on a consistent basis, it's hard to go back to a more measured and natural emotional state. We find that workplaces often adopt a very harried pace even when there's no crisis. Action for its own sake keeps people moving, makes them superficially productive, and limits their capacity for reflection about their lives. This becomes seductive, even to workers, because we can confuse being amped up, attending to crises (some of which create) , and having a sense of being needed with being fully awake, living life, and being effective." (p 106) --"I run the risk, as we all do, of relying too much on my work for my sense of esteem. When that happens, I can start to feel dependent on other people's suffering and their need for me to relieve it, for my own feeling of purpose." (p 113) --"When we keep ourselves numbed out on adrenaline or overworking or cynicism, we don't have an accurate internal gauge of ourselves and our needs." (p 131) --"What humans often do to reconcile this lack of control is to create and re-create situations as similar to the traumatic incident as possible. We seek to turn a traumatic situation in which we once felt powerless into a new situation where we feel competent and in charge. We tell ourselves that this time there will be a different outcome. Or so we hope." (p 156) --"...your core self is not what you do for work. Rumi, the 13th-century Persian jurist, theologian, and poet, wrote, "Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love." (p 181) --"It is also a very good plan every now and then to go away and have a little relaxation, for when you come back to the work, your judgment will be surer, since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose the power of judgment. It is also advisable to go some distance away, because then the work appears smaller, and more of it is taken in at a glance, and a lack of harmony or proportion in the various parts and the colors of the objects is more readily seen." (Leonardo da Vinci, p 211) --"Viewing our most challenging relationships as our teachers can help make bleak times bearable. It also roots us in humility and graciousness, which is much better than arrogance and indignation." (p 223) The puglisher, Berrett-Koehler, says they offer quantity discounts for orders of 10 copies or more. 800-929-29292 or bkp.orders@aidcvt.com
2018-02-12 21:29

***Jaid Black Story*** Another Viking Underground story. Chick gets 'napped. Against all odds, she falls in love with her highest bidder/husband-Viking. Who lived under the Tundra. Up in Alaska.
2017-08-10 11:05

best passage of the book: Whereupon it occurred to me--so it is with everyone. Just as I dress and go out to visit the professor and exchange a few more or less insincere compliments with him, without really wanting to at all, so it is with the majority of men day by day and hour by hour in their daily lives and affairs. Without really wanting to at all, they pay calls and carry on conversations, sit out their lives at desks and on office chairs; and it is all compulsory, mechanical and against the grain, and it could all be done or left undone just as well by machines; and indeed it is this never-ceasing machinery that prevents their being, like me, the critics of their own lives and recognizing the stupidity and shallowness, the hopeless tragedy and waste of the lives they lead, and the awful ambiguity grinning over it all. And they are right, right a thousand times to live as they do, playing their games and pursuing their business, instead of resisting the dreary machine and staring into the void as I do, who have left the track. Let no one think that I blame other men, though now and then in these pages I scorn and even deride them, or that I accuse them of the responsibility of my personal misery. But now that I have come so far, and standing I do on the extreme verge of life where the ground falls away before me into bottomless darkness, I should do wrong and I should lie if I pretended to myself or to others that that machine still revolved for me and that I was still obedient to the eternal child's play of that charming world.
2017-02-05 16:03