This book contains a collection of incidents involving shopping with Ding-A-Ling, my mother-in-law. It is not meant to ridicule her, but simply is a recounting of her ways of twisting words and thoughts. She was born with an obvious learning disability. It is difficult for her to find appropriate words and to pronounce them correctly. As a person who was blessed at birth with the ability to manipulate words, I think the good Lord put me with Ding-A-Ling on purpose. My job has been to straighten out the grammatical mistakes she has made; she, however, has viewed this in a different light. I am sure she has always felt that I have been making fun of her. Nothing could be further from the truth; I have only wanted to keep others from ridiculing her. Many people think Ding-A-Ling's mistakes are due to senility. At her age, this could be partially true. I have concluded, however, that deep inside her brain is more intelligence than people give her credit for. Her ability to analyze numbers is phenomenal. It is simply a case of an area of her brain not operating correctly when the manipulation of words is required.
The so-called "First Synod of St Patrick" is a short (less than 4 pages) collection of assorted rules for the behaviour of (probably) Irish clergy and laity, possibly originating from the sixth or seventh century. The single manuscript itself is probably from the ninth or even tenth century. This volume prints the results of a symposium held by a group of scholars in Belfast to discuss various aspects of the text and its background. With the text itself in Latin with English translation, a commentary on it, and photographs of the manuscript, the editor and contributors provide a useful glimpse of a difficult but fascinating era in early medieval history.
This book is about job shops. Inside is a combination of stories and practical tips from my experience. It's not theory. This is how I lost money, made money, kept my job or got promoted. These are all the things I dug through the literature trying to find answers to. Job shops can be many different types of businesses. Factories, distributors, and government offices could all be considered job shops. Job shops are all those places where the work you do, and the volume of work varies from day to day, even custom design businesses where every piece is unique. There were seven challenges I struggled with that I couldn't find adequate answers to. We talk about it here by addressing: controlling lead times, eliminating knack points, enlightened spending, solving dynamic capacity, getting to full kit, order unevenness (Mura), and Minimum Viable Process (MVP). If you work in high volume mass production this probably isn't written for you. If you've never lost a night's sleep trying to understand how your business works, put this down. If you like big words and highly technical descriptions I'm not your guy. This book is for the searchers. I'm looking forward to this. Come on inside.
A full understanding of the developmental process in individuals requires contributions from disciplines including developmental biology and psychology, physiology, neuropsychology, social psychology, sociology, and anthropology. This ambitious and wide-ranging book integrates the findings from these and related areas to form a holistic view of human development from conception to death. Distinguished scientists have combined their expertise in a synthesis of biological and social sciences that will demand the attention of all researchers and practitioners concerned with human development across the lifespan. Based on a Nobel symposium, the topics discussed range from the function and development of single cells to the whole organism interacting with its environment. Drawing upon new theories and models, including the study of nonlinear dynamic systems and chaos theory, this book represents a major step in the move towards an integrated science of human development.
Once more, the master storyteller, Paul John Hausleben decides to share more of his storytelling magic for your holiday reading pleasure. He has opened his story vault and dropped off his delightful novelette,"Ye Olde Book Shoppe" as a gift for your Christmas celebration. Following on the heels of his captivating, "The Christmas Tree and Other Christmas Stories, Tales for a Christmas Evening," Mr. Hausleben surprisingly releases this short novelette. Set in the old neighborhood of Harry and Paul adventures, this story will touch and warm your heart, and fill you with Christmas spirit, while it transports you once more to simpler times. This is one of Mr. Hausleben's finest moments, as he tells us this memorable story of simple human emotions set within holiday enchantment. The book includes a wonderful foreword written by P.A. Nichols, a boyhood friend of the author, who proudly states, "And in my opinion, Ye Olde Book Shoppe is his Magnum Opus, until something else comes along to change, my mind or I go back and revisit one of his other books." Ye Olde Book Shoppe will bring the reader back once more to that special neighborhood in the fictional Haterson and Hanedon, New Jersey, where the reader will be lost in a wave of holiday emotion, and meet more unforgettable characters. It is that one special story that you have been searching for to read, for the most wonderful time of the year.
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