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Par Lance

Par Lance is where I come to talk with my friends, mainly to discuss books. 

Par can mean at face value,and Lance is just me.


From the Oxford English Dictionary:

Parlance /'pa:l(Ə)ns/

noun [mass noun] a particular way of speaking or using words, especially a way common to those with a particular job or interest: dated terms that were once in common parlance | medical parlance.

origin late 16th cent. (denoting speech or debate): from Old French, from parler 'speak', from Latin parabola 'comparison' (in late Latin 'speech').

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Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Arthur Benjamin
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The Stonor Eagles

A Sample Size of One

A Sample Size of One - Mark Druckmiller,  J.D. Marhevko The standard of English language is terrible. The reproduction is awful. Yet I urge you to read this little book. It won't take you long.

The story is compelling. It is interesting. It is written from the heart with all of the passion and emotion that parenthood brings.

The authors are the Mum and Dad of a boy called Adam, who has reached the age of eleven by the time the book is complete. They refuse to lay down and accept all that they are told by the so-called experts. They apply their science to the life of their son to improve his life, and it works. They use DMAIC, explained in the blurb, and DoE, Design of Experiments, which are both techniques used in Six Sigma.

The results are measurable and positive.

Most of all, they apply heaps of love, and they persevere.

Whether you have, or know, a child with autism or not, you will learn something from this book which you can apply to some human problem in your own life and family.

Obtain a copy and read it.