Six million people in the UK, often unnoticed by the rest of us, provide unpaid care for disabled or elderly relatives, friends or neighbours. Their job is long, lonely and hard, yet there is limited support and no formal training. As a result, carers suffer frequent damage to physical and mental health. Oddly, though carers by definition are anything but selfish pigs, they are liable to feelings of guilt, probably brought on by fatigue and isolation. So Hugh Marriott has written this book for them - and also for the rest of us who don't know what being a carer is all about. His aim is bring into the open everything he wishes he'd been told when he first became a carer. And he does. The book airs such topics as sex, thoughts of murder, and dealing with the responses of friends and officials who fail to understand. This is a must-read for anyone involved with caring.
"Over six million people in the UK...provide unpaid care for disabled or elderly relatives, friends or neighbours. Their job is long, lonely and hard, yet there is limited support and no formal training. As a result, carers suffer frequent damage to physical and mental health. Oddly, though carers by definition are anything but selfish pigs, they are liable to feelings of guilt, probably brought on by fatigue and isolation. So Hugh Marriot has written this book for them - and also for the rest of us who don't know what being a carer is all about." - Back cover.
Bringing together the human story of care with its representation in film, fiction and memoir, this book combines an analysis of care narratives to inform and inspire ideas about this major role in life. Alongside analysis of narratives drawn from literature and film, the author sensitively interweaves the story of his wife's illness and care to illuminate perspectives on dealing with human decline. Examining texts from a diverse range of authors such as Leo Tolstoy, Edith Wharton and Alice Munro, and filmmakers such as Ingmar Bergman and Michael Haneke, it addresses questions such as why caregiving is a dangerous activity, the ethical problems of writing about caregiving, the challenges of reading about caregiving, and why caregiving is so important. It serves as a fire starter on the subject of how we can gain insight into the challenges and opportunities of caregiving through the creative arts.
TUNE IN. TURN ON. GEEK OUT. Sorry, beautiful people. These days, from government to business to technology to Hollywood, geeks rule the world. Finally, here’s the book no self-respecting geek can live without–a guide jam-packed with 314.1516 short entries both useful and fun. Science, pop-culture trivia, paper airplanes, and pure geekish nostalgia coexist as happily in these pages as they do in their natural habitat of the geek brain. In short, dear geek, here you’ll find everything you need to achieve nirvana. And here, for you pathetic nongeeks, is the last chance to save yourselves: Love this book, live this book, and you too can join us in the experience of total world domination. • become a sudoku god • brew your own beer • build a laser beam • classify all living things • clone your pet • exorcise demons • find the world’s best corn mazes • grasp the theory of relativity • have sex on Second Life • injure a fish • join the Knights Templar • kick ass with sweet martial-arts moves • learn ludicrous emoticons • master the Ocarina of Time • pimp your cubicle • program a remote control • quote He-Man and Che Guevara • solve fiendish logic puzzles • touch Carl Sagan • unmask Linus Torvalds • visit Beaver Lick, Kentucky • win bar bets • write your name in Elvish Join us or die, you will. Begun, the Geek Wars have
30 Big Idea Lessons for Small Groups provides an amazing framework, with a bank of engagement tools, that gets students interacting with texts. Follow this unique 4-part process to develop students’ literal, inferential, evaluative, and analytical skills: Engage: Before Reading Students use a tactile tool like a topic card or a pyramid Discuss: During Reading Students read and mark up a short text Deep-See Think: After Reading Students re-read and revise their interpretations together Connect: After Reading Students begin to transfer their understandings to other texts
This book combines the latest in sociology, psychology, and biology to present evidence-based research on what works in community and institutional corrections. It spans from the theoretical underpinning of correctional counseling to concrete examples and tools necessary for professionals in the field. This book equips readers with the ability to understand what we should do, why we should do it, and tools for how to do it in the field. It discusses interviewing, interrogating, and theories of directive and nondirective counseling, including group counseling. It discusses the strengths and weaknesses of various correctional approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapies, group counseling, and therapeutic communities. It introduces ethical and legal considerations for correctional professionals. With an explanation of the presentence investigation report, case management, and appendices containing a variety of classification and assessment instruments, this volume provides practical, hands-on experience. Students of criminal justice, psychology and social work will gain an understanding of the unique challenges to correctional success and practical applications of their studies. "This book is a teacher/student/practitioner's dream. Grounded in theory and evidence-based research on best practices, it is accessible, well-written, filled with sound insights and tools for working with criminal justice clients. I have used and loved each new edition of this fine text." — Dorothy S. McClellan, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
The Seven Sacraments is a compilation of 10 supplemental lesson plans, enabling you to go beyond the limitations of current textbooks by offering a more comprehensive, in-depth,and engaging approach. Every self-contained lesson in this guide is teacher-written, classroom-tested, and scholar-reviewed, and gives you everything you need to help your students encounter Christ in the Sacraments. Each lesson is designed in a flexible, modular format, and includes: Essential questionsConnections to the Catechism of the Catholic ChurchAccessible and engaging background readingComprehension and critical thinking questionsWarm-up / bell workMain activity such as primary source analysis, role-playing, class discussion, creative assignments, and many othersHomework and extension options"Becoming Like Christ" extension that helps students live the FaithBiblical memorizationAge-appropriate Catechism memorization suggestions Lessons What Is a Sacrament? What is the secret and joyful realm of the Sacraments?Why are Sacraments effective whether we feel them or not? The Institution of the Eucharist Why is the Eucharist the Source and Summit of our Faith?How did Jesus institute this sacrament?What were Christ's claims and commandments at the Last Supper? Old and New: Eucharistic Typology How does the New Testament lie hidden in the Old, and how s the Old unveiled in the New? Baptism What is Baptism?How can it be possible that we die to live? Confirmation How do we know when something belongs to us?If Baptism brings us into Christian life, and Reconciliation forgives sins, then why should we bother with Confirmation? Eucharist What is the Eucharist?What Are Its Fruits?How do we receive the Eucharist, and why do we need to receive it often?Why can't everyone receive the Eucharist? Isn't it wrong to exclude people?What is the structure and purpose of Holy Mass? Penance and Reconciliation Why should I go to Confession when I can just tell God I'm sorry in my prayers?Can my sins be so bad that God won't forgive me? Anointing of the Sick What are the effects of Anointing of the Sick?What are the Cardinal Virtues, and how can they help us receive God's grace? Holy Orders Who are the successors of the Apostles?Why can only men be priests? Matrimony How is what Christ did for humanity like what spouses do for each other?How is divine love reflected in married love? This resource facilitates experiential learning with sacred art including works by: Fra AngelicoJacopo BassanoRaphaelRembrandtVan DykeLeandro Miguel Velasco Your students will read and analyze primary sources including excerpt from: St. AmbroseSt. Melito of SardisAge-appropriate excerpts from Catechism of the Catholic Church In addition to two Biblical memorization assignments in every lesson, your students will study in-depth and apply their knowledge of scripture passages including: Genesis 2:18, 21-25Exodus 12:1-20Ruth 1:16-17Luke 3:21-22Luke 5:1-11Luke 5:4-11John 8:4-11John 12:24John 13:4-8John 21:15-17Luke 15:11-32Luke 22:14-20Mark 10:6-9Matthew 12:21-22Matthew 4:19John 9:1-7Mark 8:22-26Mark 10:46-52Matthew 20:29-34Romans 6:3-4Galatians 3:26-28Titus 3:51 John 3:1-32 Timothy 1:6-14
This annual edition of the Time Out Film Guide, now updated to include over 12,000 films, covers every area of world cinema: classic silents and thirties comedies, documentaries and the avant-garde, French and Japanese cinema, Hollywood mainstream and B-rated horror films. Time Out's extraordinarily strong international coverage includes award listings for the Berlin, Venice, and Cannes festivals as well as the Oscar winners since 1927. Fully cross-referenced with extensive indexes covering films by country, genre, subject, director, and actor, this is the ultimate guide for movie lovers of all inclinations. Combining a wealth of practical information -- director, cast, alternative titles, running time, release date -- with thirty years of authoritative analyses from 207 Time Out reviewers, this A-to-Z directory delivers honest, incisive, informed, and contentious criticism. The seventh edition includes 700 new reviews from every genre of world cinema and, for the first time, a readers' poll of all-time top-ten films.