Archive for the ‘skills’ Category
Hesperian Health Guides which publishes books like Where There Is No Doctor and Where There Is No Dentist makes digital copies of their books available on their website for free. Visit the Books and Resources page of their website hesperian.org to download them. Their site will prompt you to enter your contact information to sign up for their newsletter, but you can skip that if you like. The books are licensed under an open copyright, so you can distribute them freely within certain limits.
The titles available on the website include:
- Where There Is No Doctor
- Where Women Have No Doctor
- A Community Guide to Environmental Health
- Advance Chapters from the NEW Where There Is No Doctor
- A Book for Midwives
- Where There Is No Dentist
- Helping Health Workers Learn
- Disabled Village Children
- A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
- Helping Children Who Are Deaf
- Helping Children Who Are Blind
- Pesticides Are Poison
- Sanitation and Cleanliness
- Water for Life
- Advance Chapters from A Workers Guide to Health and Safety
Found this video on You-Tube, and I gave it a try.
Making the sling came without too much difficulty. Using it, however, presented more of a challenge.
If you want to try it out, check out Slinging Advice for Beginners over at slinging.org.
As Jason Godesky has pointed out before, “primitive skills are, in general, easy to learn, and difficult to master.” I think this holds true all the more for invisible skills like communication, teamwork, and peacemaking.
Listen to Willem discuss these elusive skills in this YouTube video from TrackersNW.
That post led me to discover some great YouTube videos of vintage 1930s footage of Plains Indians signing. You can view the full set of them on tommyfoley’s Videos page at YouTube, and check out this sample from the series (part 4 of 6) that shows the signs for several varieties of flora and fauna.