Body: Recovering Our Sensual Wisdom outlines a plan for reclaiming unity among our body movements, senses, and thought processes. It describes how we are pressured to mold ourselves to fit others' needs by attitudes fostered in religions, schools, the workplace, and the military. It gives special attention to how gender ideals shape us. Interweaving personal experiences, anatomical analyses, and the stories of men and women from various walks of life, the book explores how the mind/body split, concretized in our social institutions, coaxes us to distrust what our own senses tell us. In marked contrast to the individualistic aura of books in a similar vein, this book argues that individual awareness alone is not enough to correct the social scars left by mind-body dualisms. Real change can only come about when we join together to alter the shapes of our social body: schools, churches, political organizations, businesses, and health-care practices. Throughout the book, there are practical yet sensitive exercises offered for bringing about a reunion of abstract ideas and flesh, a recovery of our forgotten genius embedded in the cells of our bodies.
Many of us have sought insights from the experience of ancient cultures for the kind of wisdom that impacts and transforms our lives in the modern world. Johnson leaves nothing to abstraction in the connections he makes between the microcosm of his inner world – formed in the crucible of Native American tribal life – and the macrocosm of Western Civilization. From a Western European perspective, Johnson’s work is a form of confessional literature or biographical history. Yet, clearly, the unwinding of his literary method flows more centrally from the core traditions of indigenous peoples and their leaders who have classically given guidance and instruction directly from the content of their inner world of dreams, visions and intimate narratives of personal journey.
More Than Heavy Rain brings together poems of intense observation culled from a life lived mostly outside. Set mostly around the poet’s home along the Watauga River in northeast Tennessee, the poems also reach out to such distant locations as Montana, Alaska, and post-war Germany. Some of them reconstruct the poet’s childhood in rural West Virginia. Some examine his family history, the events and relatives who helped determine the way he views the world. LIKE TURNING ON A SWITCH In a day and a night the leaves of all four Gingko trees in the courtyard fell, Fanned out in one direction by a south wind As if they had been deliberately laid. Even in half-light they glowed As if a door had been opened at mid-court Spilling brightness onto the grass. But there was no door, no room into which One might lead, no light to shine out, Just yellow leaves, four shadow-anchored Boats, straining to pull away with the tide.
Everyone starts out life relying on others. Usually, these are family members, and it's not uncommon for people to depend on them well into their twenties. But ultimately people must search for something more meaningful. The fortunate ones move toward caring for others, an impulse that is part of the DNA that God planted in humanity. This group includes people such as Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Schweitzer, and many others, some of whom are featured in this book. Author Don Johnson admires these people because they made a conscious choice to care for others. It is the same decision he made years ago when he was struggling to find a direction in life. After a lot of prayer and soul-searching, he decided to become a minister. In God's Implanted DNA, Johnson recalls what it was like growing up in a Baptist family and then starting a family of his own; he also shares his thoughts on God's teachings. Join him as he explores how much good can result when people give themselves up for the sake of others to find true happiness.
Details: 204 pages, 8?? x 11?, 94 harbor and regional charts and diagrams, 56 photos, and big 27? x 40?? folded chart showing entire area. Vastly expanded 2nd edition includes Don's ratings for every harbor and anchorage and waypoints for Loran-C or GPS. Charts locate all points of interest afloat and ashore. Plus tidal currents, foraging, chartering, complete cruising information.
In these poems Don Johnson creates a history of the Watauga Valley, from the mythical settlement by the descendants of Duke Allen, through the many floods that inundated the valley down through the decades and justified the building of the Watauga Dam following World War II. The central event in the collection is the drawdown of Watauga Lake which occurred in 1983 and allowed the former residents of the village of Butler, Tennessee, to return to their homeplace after it had been under water for over thirty years. Thus Watauga Drawdown becomes a study of the attempts by the many characters which define this book, to recover or create their respective pasts.
This text focuses on the Internet needs of orthopaedic surgeons. It educates them on how to use the web in their day-to-day practice. Topics covered in depth include: quick access to the Internet, the history of the Internet, terminology, hardware and software, search engines, e-mail, CME, browsers, mailing lists, medical informatics, and creating web pages. An extensive list of annotated orthopaedic-specific Internet sites are also included. This unique compilation of orthopaedic-specific information forms an invaluable resource for every orthopaedic surgeon wishing to make effective and efficient use of the Internet in his/her practice.