Seeing It Now

Author: Marjorie Buettner
ISBN: 9781890193850
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Seeing It Now. Poetry. "Marjorie Buettner may be the sole poet today who is consistently poetic and yet does not fail to uphold the spirit of 'ordinariness' of the old Japanese masters. Her haiku are consistently a reflection of her inner nature's response to outer nature. And her tanka are either love poems (as ardent as those of Lady Murasaki) or deeply reflective"--H.F. Noyes.

Seeing In The Dark

Author: Colleen Deatsman
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1578634431
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Seeing In The Dark. A step-by-step guide to the development of the skills of energy perception and reception, tools vital for making one's way through various challenges.

See Now Then

Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466827688
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See Now Then. In See Now Then, the brilliant and evocative new novel from Jamaica Kincaid—her first in ten years—a marriage is revealed in all its joys and agonies. This piercing examination of the manifold ways in which the passing of time operates on the human consciousness unfolds gracefully, and Kincaid inhabits each of her characters—a mother, a father, and their two children, living in a small village in New England—as they move, in their own minds, between the present, the past, and the future: for, as she writes, "the present will be now then and the past is now then and the future will be a now then." Her characters, constrained by the world, despair in their domestic situations. But their minds wander, trying to make linear sense of what is, in fact, nonlinear. See Now Then is Kincaid's attempt to make clear what is unclear, and to make unclear what we assumed was clear: that is, the beginning, the middle, and the end. Since the publication of her first short-story collection, At the Bottom of the River, which was nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Kincaid has demonstrated a unique talent for seeing beyond and through the surface of things. In See Now Then, she envelops the reader in a world that is both familiar and startling—creating her most emotionally and thematically daring work yet.

If You Could See Me Now

Author: Sherry Anthony
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490851046
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If You Could See Me Now. Preston was an only child who captured the heart and soul of his single mother. They shared many pleasurable moments together. Their life was not always easy and the story you are about to read will clearly show that their life was not scripted. Their life was full of love, laughter, joy, and sorrow. They had the love of God that brought them through all the hardships they faced. Preston had a hard time communicating and dealing with the things that life seems to throw at us all. The trials and the village that it took to guide Preston’s life would turn out to be monumental to their lives. Preston’s life was cut short on St Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2006, when God called him home. His loving spirit and his memory will thrive in the hearts of the ones that loved him and those he wished to touch.

The Patient Will See You Now

Author: Eric Topol
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465094473
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The Patient Will See You Now. "[Topol is] one of medicine's most innovative thinkers about the digital future.... [A] valuable contribution to a fascinating subject."--New York Times Book Review A trip to the doctor is almost a guarantee of misery. You'll make an appointment months in advance. You'll probably wait for several hours until you hear "the doctor will see you now"-but only for fifteen minutes! Then you'll wait even longer for lab tests, the results of which you'll likely never see, unless they indicate further (and more invasive) tests, most of which will probably prove unnecessary (much like physicals themselves). And your bill will be astronomical. In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol, one of the nation's top physicians, shows why medicine does not have to be that way. Instead, you could use your smartphone to get rapid test results from one drop of blood, monitor your vital signs both day and night, and use an artificially intelligent algorithm to receive a diagnosis without having to see a doctor, all at a small fraction of the cost imposed by our modern healthcare system. The change is powered by what Topol calls medicine's "Gutenberg moment." Much as the printing press took learning out of the hands of a priestly class, the mobile internet is doing the same for medicine, giving us unprecedented control over our healthcare. With smartphones in hand, we are no longer beholden to an impersonal and paternalistic system in which "doctor knows best." Medicine has been digitized, Topol argues; now it will be democratized. Computers will replace physicians for many diagnostic tasks, citizen science will give rise to citizen medicine, and enormous data sets will give us new means to attack conditions that have long been incurable. Massive, open, online medicine, where diagnostics are done by Facebook-like comparisons of medical profiles, will enable real-time, real-world research on massive populations. There's no doubt the path forward will be complicated: the medical establishment will resist these changes, and digitized medicine inevitably raises serious issues surrounding privacy. Nevertheless, the result-better, cheaper, and more human health care-will be worth it. Provocative and engrossing, The Patient Will See You Now is essential reading for anyone who thinks they deserve better health care. That is, for all of us.

I Can See Clearly Now

Author: Barry Altman, MD
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491717998
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I Can See Clearly Now. Barry Halpern, a hard-working, successful New Jersey surgeon, is finally starting to see clearly about everything in his life. After twenty-three years of living with his narcissistic wife’s indiscretions, he decides he can no longer tolerate her obsessive behavior. As he reenters bachelorhood, Barry refuses to be socially stagnant—a choice eventually leads him in a completely new direction. After a lengthy, self-imposed hiatus from committed relationships, Barry travels to France, where he suddenly falls in love with Monique Girard, a beautiful art conservator and the widow of a French government agent mysteriously killed a year earlier. For a time, he shuttles between New Jersey and France and attempts to convince Monique and her teenage daughter to emigrate to America. And then Monique suddenly disappears one day, leaving Barry with no answers or idea of what has happened. Driven by fear of losing his last chance at true love, Barry returns to Paris and partners with a French agent to find her, unaware of what they are about to uncover. As an American doctor on a dangerous chase to locate his French lover is unwittingly led straight into the clutches of an international mob, he soon discovers he can count on only one person: himself.

Now You See It

Author: Cathy N. Davidson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101517727
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Now You See It. A digital innovator shows how we can thrive in the new technological age. When Cathy Davidson and Duke University gave free iPods to the freshman class in 2003, critics said they were wasting their money. Yet when students in practically every discipline invented academic uses for their music players, suddenly the idea could be seen in a new light-as an innovative way to turn learning on its head. This radical experiment is at the heart of Davidson's inspiring new book. Using cutting-edge research on the brain, she shows how "attention blindness" has produced one of our society's greatest challenges: while we've all acknowledged the great changes of the digital age, most of us still toil in schools and workplaces designed for the last century. Davidson introduces us to visionaries whose groundbreaking ideas-from schools with curriculums built around video games to companies that train workers using virtual environments-will open the doors to new ways of working and learning. A lively hybrid of Thomas Friedman and Norman Doidge, Now You See It is a refreshingly optimistic argument for a bold embrace of our connected, collaborative future.