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The Dao of Doug The Art of Driving a Bus OR Finding Zen in San Francisco Transit A Bus Driver s Perspective

Author : Douglas Meriwether
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There is much to know about being a bus driver. It takes about thirty-five days to train a new employee. But as Doug points out, some skills come through experience that takes years to develop. This "guidebook" or "rule book" contains material needed to choose your style on how to pay at the fare box and where to stand while waiting for the bus. Plus a philosophy on how to maintain dignity and peace when the going gets tough. "The Dao of things cannot be complete without the Dao of driving a bus. I'd ride with Doug all the way to the Himalayas just to listen to the art of his wisdom." - David Biddle, author of Implosions of America-- A Story Collection "Nice read. I like the mix of situational context and life lessons." - Chad Upham, graduate, Art Center College of Design

Best of the Dao of Doug Finding Zen in San Francisco Transit

Author : Douglas Meriwether
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While staying at home, I thought I would catch up on updating my bestselling book, and create a compilation of all three of my Dao of Doug series: 1. Finding Zen: A Bus Driver's Perspective, 2012. 2. Keeping Zen: A Line Trainer's Guide, 2015; and 3. The Trolleybus of Happy Destiny, 2018. I have streamlined the chapters I borrowed from books 1 and 2, and had fun in adding new content and merging chapters to create this new anthology. This book adds the perspective of eliminating the fare altogether for public transportation--San Francisco has made our main thoroughfare, Market Street, car-free downtown, and many new street improvements are being accelerated by our Mayor. We have a new Director of Transportation who favors bicycles as a means of getting around, and for the first time in my 30 years as a resident of the city by the bay, the greater good for commerce is not being held hostage by the merchants' demand for on-street parking. What's different about Muni, the SFMTA, since book one in 2012? The management at the San Francisco Municipal Railway has purchased new equipment for Light Rail, motor coach, and trolleybus modes. Yard starter delays, coach trades at relief points, and out-of-service road calls from the shop, are now few and far between, especially as contained in book 2 written in 2015. The statistics coming down the pike will show Muni running on time for the first time in my 21 year career as a transit operator! Indeed, there are some silver linings to be found as things quiet down for a bit--instead of becoming fearful by constantly watching headline news. Take a pause, now that you have some time to read at home! I do love photography, so there are now about 30 outlined black and white illustrations littered throughout the book with new photos. If you haven't read any of my work, 'Now is as good a time as any,' as Captain Katheryn Janeway would say about the temporal mechanics lab on Voyager!Whether you're a trekkie or a car person, 'Sit Back and Watch the Show!'Douglas Meriwether a.k.a. Driver Doug Monday, March 30, 2020--San Francisco, CA

The Dao of Doug

Author : Douglas Meriwether
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There is much to know about being a bus driver. It takes about thirty-five days to train a new employee. But as Doug points out, some skills come through experience that takes years to develop. This book contains material needed to choose your style on how to pass by the fare box and how to maintain Zen when the bus is full. ?The Dao of things cannot be complete without the Dao of driving a bus. I'd ride with Doug all the way to the Himalayas just to listen to the art of his wisdom.' - David Biddle, author of Implosions of America ? A Story Collection ?Nice read. I like the mix of situational context and life lessons.' - Chad Upham, graduate, Art Center College of Design

The Dao of Doug 2 The Art of Driving A Bus

Author : Douglas Meriwether
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"Do you have a car?" "Yes, I do, and you're sitting in it! Today's car number is 5481. I get a new car everyday, and I can hold up to fifty people at once! I get to take you where you want to go and get paid to do it. I don't have to worry about parking, because it is free. I don't have to pay for gas because this car uses free city hydroelectric power. I have a camera to send a bill to someone blocking my parking space. If there is any trouble, help can be here in three minutes. I sold my truck when I moved here and I haven't had to pay for tires, batteries, gas, parking, or insurance. My employer is my insurance company. The money is coming in, not going out. I am kind of like the ultimate in ride share, without any carbon emission!"

The Dao of Translation

Author : Douglas Robinson
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The Dao of Translation sets up an East-West dialogue on the nature of language and translation, and specifically on the "unknown forces" that shape the act of translation. To that end it mobilizes two radically different readings of the Daodejing (formerly romanized as the Tao Te Ching): the traditional "mystical" reading according to which the Dao is a mysterious force that cannot be known, and a more recent reading put forward by Sinologists Roger T. Ames and David L. Hall, to the effect that the Dao is simply the way things happen. Key to Ames and Hall’s reading is that what makes the Dao seem both powerful and mysterious is that it channels habit into action—or what the author calls social ecologies, or icoses. The author puts Daoism (and ancient Confucianism) into dialogue with nineteenth-century Western theorists of the sign, Charles Sanders Peirce and Ferdinand de Saussure (and their followers), in order to develop an "icotic" understanding of the tensions between habit and surprise in the activity of translating. The Dao of Translation will interest linguists and translation scholars. This book will also engage researchers of ancient Chinese philosophy and provide Western scholars with a thought-provoking cross-examination of Eastern and Western perspectives.

The Dao of Capital

Author : Mark Spitznagel
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As today's preeminent doomsday investor Mark Spitznageldescribes his Daoist and roundabout investmentapproach, “one gains by losing and loses by gaining.”This is Austrian Investing, an archetypal, counterintuitive,and proven approach, gleaned from the 150-year-old Austrian Schoolof economics, that is both timeless and exceedingly timely. In The Dao of Capital, hedge fund manager andtail-hedging pioneer Mark Spitznagel—with one of the topreturns on capital of the financial crisis, as well as over acareer—takes us on a gripping, circuitous journey from theChicago trading pits, over the coniferous boreal forests andcanonical strategists from Warring States China to NapoleonicEurope to burgeoning industrial America, to the great economicthinkers of late 19th century Austria. We arrive at his centralinvestment methodology of Austrian Investing, where victorycomes not from waging the immediate decisive battle, but ratherfrom the roundabout approach of seeking the intermediatepositional advantage (what he calls shi), of aiming at theindirect means rather than directly at the ends. The monumentalchallenge is in seeing time differently, in a whole newintertemporal dimension, one that is so contrary to ourwiring. Spitznagel is the first to condense the theories of Ludwig vonMises and his Austrian School of economics into a cohesiveand—as Spitznagel has shown—highly effective investmentmethodology. From identifying the monetary distortions andnon-randomness of stock market routs (Spitznagel's bread andbutter) to scorned highly-productive assets, in Ron Paul's wordsfrom the foreword, Spitznagel “brings Austrian economics fromthe ivory tower to the investment portfolio.” The Dao of Capital provides a rare and accessible lookthrough the lens of one of today's great investors to discover aprofound harmony with the market process—a harmony that is soessential today.

Morality and Spirituality in the Contemporary World

Author : Chandana Chakrabarti
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The contemporary world faces a number of problems that are both deep-seated and interrelated, since they arise from the very nature of technological society. The environment upon which all life depends is seriously threatened by climate change, rising sea levels, pollution, overpopulation, resource depletion and increased risks of droughts, forest fires, floods and other extreme weather events. Environmental degradation is intimately connected to the consumer lifestyle of developed countries. This lifestyle promotes materialism, entertainment and hedonistic superficiality that ultimately lead to moral corruption. Our insensitive and destructive attitude towards nature is not isolated, or unrelated to other problems of social justice. The environmental crisis reflects human structures of domination that include political and economic exploitation, racism, sexism and ageism. These challenges are immense, and solutions to them will require a renewed dedication to moral reflection and a commitment to social justice. This book discusses the challenges in connection with topics such as human rights, economic exploitation and inequality, environmental protection, globalization, global food justice, technology, gender equality and ageism. It provides a plurality of moral and spiritual perspectives including Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism and Christianity that offer guidance in finding responses that are both possible and reasonable.

Ripley s Believe It Or Not Prepare To Be Shocked

Author : Geoff Tibballs
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An illustrated collection of oddities that are sure to shock the reader.

Aeneis Transl Into Scottish Verse by Gawin Douglas A New Ed etc

Author : Publius Vergilius Maro
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God of the Dao

Author : Livia Kohn
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Illuminates the Laozi (Lao-tzu) story and its force in shaping traditional Chinese religion.

God of the Dao

Author : Associate Professor of Religion Livia Kohn, PhD
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Illuminates the Laozi (Lao-tzu) story and its force in shaping traditional Chinese religion.

The Dao of Muhammad

Author : Zvi Ben-Dor Benite
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Documenting the Islamic-Confucian school of scholarship that flourished, mostly in the Yangzi Delta, in the 17th and 18th centuries, this text reconstructs the network of Muslim scholars responsible for the creation and circulation of a large corpus of Chinese Islamic material - the so-called Han Kitab.

Journal of Asian Martial Arts

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The Trolleybus of Happy Destiny

Author : Stefan Vucak
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Do you go to Market? Yes this little piggy goes to Market. And to Golden Gate Park, and The Painted Ladies, and to The Embarcadero. How often do you run? Not as much as I'd like, why, do you think I need to go on a lose some weight? Do you go all the way? Not usually on my first date, but there's a first time for everything! No, silly, I mean do you go to the end? Yes, I have a destiny, and it is a happy one! Now step up and step in to this Trolleybus of Happy Destiny; before it becomes another sequel to Final Destination 9

IGARSS 98

Author : Tammy I. Stein
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The theme of the GRSS '98 emphasizes the role of remote sensing for managing limited natural resources. It covers topics such as: applications of remote sensing; electromagnetic problems; data processing techniques; geophysical models; and techniques and instrumentation.

Mad Worlds

Author : Bill Douglas
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Mad Worlds is a novel set in an era when England still operated under harsh, stigmatising Victorian legislation in the field of mental health. Readers are invited to eavesdrop on realistic scenarios, both within and outside a mental asylum of the 1950s.

Exorcising Translation

Author : Douglas Robinson
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Exorcising Translation, a new volume in Bloomsbury's Literatures, Cultures, Translation series, makes critical contributions to translation as well as to comparative and postcolonial literary studies. The hot-button issue of Eurocentrism in translation studies has roiled the discipline in the past few years, with critiques followed by defenses and defenses followed by enhanced critiques. Douglas Robinson identifies Eurocentrism in translation studies as what Sakai Naoki calls a “civilizational spell.” Exorcising Translation tracks two translation histories. In the first, moving from Friedrich Nietzsche to Harold Bloom, we find ourselves caught, trapped, cursed, haunted by the spell. In the second, focused on English translations and translators of Chinese literature, Robinson explores accusations against American translators not only for their inadequate (or even totally absent) knowledge of Chinese and Daoism, but for their Americanness, their trappedness in individualistic and secular Western thought. A closer look at that history shows that Western thought and Chinese thought are mutually shaped in fascinating ways. Exorcising Translation presents a major re-envisioning of translation studies, and indeed the literary relationship between East and West, by a pioneering scholar in the field.

The Passage of Time

Author : Ann Williams
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In her first book, We Are Surely Blessed, Ann Williams focused on her parents, Leslie and Esther Johnson. They watch as their five older children grow to adulthood, marry and start their own familys while the two younger children continue their education. They pulled together during the Great Depression, WW I, and saw two of their sons serve in the army during WW II. It is now 1949. In The Passage of Time you will see their dream of having a large family, materialize. Each of the families has settled in the farming area around Guss, Iowa. Follow them as they prosper with their own dreams and watch their children go forward. Share with them the beginning of life and the loss of life, as sudden sadness engulfs them. Join Esther and Leslie as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary. They continue to share the love of the land, the pride in their family, and the country in which they were born. They continue to hold their faith in God. There is a feeling that someone is always watching over them and He will walk with them for the rest of their lives. Follow their youngest daughter as she and her husband and two sons leave the Iowa farm lands and settle in San Jose, California.

Critical Translation Studies

Author : Douglas Robinson
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This book offers an introduction for Translation Studies (TS) scholars to Critical Translation Studies (CTS), a cultural-studies approach to the study of translation spearheaded by Sakai Naoki and Lydia H. Liu, with an implicit focus on translation as a social practice shaped by power relations in society. The central claim in CTS is that translators help condition what TS scholars take to be the primal scene of translation: two languages, two language communities, with the translator as mediator. According to Sakai, intralingual translation is primal: we are all foreigners to each other, making every address to another "heterolingual", thus a form of translation; and it is the order that these acts of translation bring to communication that begins to generate the "two separate languages" scenario. CTS is dedicated to the historicization of the social relations that create that scenario. In three sets of "Critical Theses on Translation," the book outlines and explains (and partly critiques) the CTS approach; in five interspersed chapters, the book delves more deeply into CTS, with an eye to making it do work that will be useful to TS scholars.

Ecology of Western North America

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