If Pigs Could Fly

Author: David Arnason
Publisher: [Winnipeg]: Turnstone Press
ISBN:
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If Pigs Could Fly. Written in three parts, master storyteller Arnason’s second volume of fractured prairie tales includes political fables, Ukrainian tales and fabulations, leaving no stone unturned in his parody of Canada’s political and cultural landscape.“Fairy tales on speed make great fiction.”—Rob McLennan, The Ottawa Express

If Pigs Could Fly

Author: Gen Griffin
Publisher: Gen Griffin
ISBN: 1386550728
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If Pigs Could Fly. Nothing ever stays calm in Possum Creek for long. After watching her husband make-out with another woman during her best friend's wedding, Katie has been forced to acknowledge that her own happily ever after is more like a B-rated horror movie than a fairy tale. Katie loves her daughter more than life itself, but she's pretty sure that Ian loves his Xbox more than he loves either one of them. Addison, the man Katie's been secretly in love with from the safety of the friend-zone for most of her adult life, thinks she's pathetic. At least, that's what his girlfriend told her. Katie doesn't know what her future holds, but she knows it's past time for a change. She's done wasting her life trying to please Ian while silently lusting after Addy. She's ready to move on and leave her feelings for both of them in the past. Addison Malone thinks the dust has finally settled after his sister's wedding. He couldn't be more wrong. The evidence in a rash of burglaries that have struck Possum Creek and the surrounding area make it apparent that he and his friends are being betrayed by someone they've always considered one of their own. When Katie makes it clear that she's ready to walk away from him forever, Addison is left scrambling to fix their relationship while he's still trying to get to the bottom of the crime spree.

When Pigs Could Fly And Bears Could Dance

Author: Miriam Neirick
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299287637
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When Pigs Could Fly And Bears Could Dance. For more than seven decades the circuses enjoyed tremendous popularity in the Soviet Union. How did the circus—an institution that dethroned figures of authority and refused any orderly narrative structure—become such a cultural mainstay in a state known for blunt and didactic messages? Miriam Neirick argues that the variety, flexibility, and indeterminacy of the modern circus accounted for its appeal not only to diverse viewers but also to the Soviet state. In a society where government-legitimating myths underwent periodic revision, the circus proved a supple medium of communication. Between 1919 and 1991, it variously displayed the triumph of the Bolshevik revolution, the beauty of the new Soviet man and woman, the vulnerability of the enemy during World War II, the prosperity of the postwar Soviet household, and the Soviet mission of international peace—all while entertaining the public with the acrobats, elephants, and clowns. With its unique ability to meet and reconcile the demands of both state and society, the Soviet circus became the unlikely darling of Soviet culture and an entertainment whose usefulness and popularity stemmed from its ambiguity.

Tuskers I Wild Pig Apocalypse

Author: Duncan McGeary
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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Tuskers I Wild Pig Apocalypse. Barry had created a little piece of paradise in his southern Arizona backyard—until the javelinas came. His battle to rid his property of the wild pigs soon escalated into war. Too late, he realized these weren't ordinary animals. They were something new, something meaner and smarter. These pigs weren't just at war with him; they were at war with the human race. AND THE HUMANS WERE LOSING.

Unshadowed Thought

Author: Charles Travis
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674003392
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Unshadowed Thought. This book mounts a sustained attack on ideas that are dear to many practitioners of analytic philosophy. Charles Travis targets the seductive illusion thatâe"in Wittgensteinâe(tm)s termsâe"âeoeif anyone utters a sentence and means or understands it, he is operating a calculus according to definite rules.âe This book rejects the idea that thoughts are essentially representational items whose content is independent of context. In doing so, it undermines the foundations of much contemporary philosophy of mind. Travisâe(tm)s main argument in Unshadowed Thought is that linguistic expressions and forms are occasion-sensitive; they cannot be abstracted out of a concrete context. With compelling examples and a thoroughgoing scrutiny of opposing positions, his book systematically works out the implications of the work of J. L. Austin, Hilary Putnam, and John McDowell. Eloquently insisting that there is no particular way one must structure what one relates to, no one way one must represent it, Unshadowed Thought identifies and resists a certain strain of semantic Platonism that permeates current philosophyâe"a strain that has had profoundly troubling consequences for our ideas about attitudes and beliefs and for our views about what language might be.

Personalities Of The Four Little Pigs Of Possum Kingdom

Author: Donnie Golden
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1682899608
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Personalities Of The Four Little Pigs Of Possum Kingdom. There are four parts to this book. Each of the four stories will be centered around one of the four personality types. The objective is to help children and their parents to better understand themselves and others. The earlier children begin to understand the differences in people’s personalities; they will have a greater chance of developing good and profitable relationships later in life. Everyone reading this book will be able to identify parts of their own personality in each of the characters. We have studied the personality types as presented by Robert A. Rohm and Florence and Fred Littauer and others in their books and seminars over a period of several years. The wise old owl represents the personality of Robert A. Rohm. This book presents the stories of the four little pigs personified. Some of these situations are autobiographical. Darius Sausage Isaac Ham Sammy Bacon Casey Porkchop Donnie and Linda want to encourage anyone with these types of struggles to read, read, read, because it opens up a world of opportunities that you never dreamed of.

When Pigs Can Fly

Author: Carol Madou
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456735349
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When Pigs Can Fly . Every day, a young farm boy witnesses the growth of some unique and wonderful animals on his small family farm. Eddy chooses a favourite piglet fromthe newest litter. It was the smallest one, with some unique characteristics. The behaviour of this young piglet worries the nine year old boy. Eddy does not want his favourite animal to be alone! There is more worry, when hisdad tells him that they might move off the farm! Eddy talks to his Grandpa for some help, because he never wants to leave the farm. Grandpa tells a story from his boyhood days, about another pig fromthis same farm. This farm animal tried to fit in with the other pigs, but it failed. But unexpectedly, a lost goose landed on the farm and befriendedthe unpopular pig. Grandpa's story gave Eddy an idea, and it worked!

What If

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412841337
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What If . Thought experimentation has been a staple of philosophical methodology since classical antiquity, when Xenophanes of Colophon speculated that if horses had gods, they would be equine in form. Nicholas Rescher's What If? undertakes a systematic survey of the role and utility of thought experiments in philosophy. After surveying the historical issues, Rescher examines the principles involved, and explains the conditions under which thought experimentation can validly yield instructive results in philosophy. The reader gains understanding of the differences between scientific and philosophical experiments. What If? begins by examining the nature of thought experiments. It presents an overview of how thought experiments have figured in natural science and in historical studies, before moving on to examine how they function as an instrument of philosophical inquiry. After examining thought experiments from the pre-Socratics to the present day, Rescher turns from history to analysis, and examines the modes of reasoning involved in the use of speculative hypotheses in philosophical problem solving. He shows the limitations of speculative ontology, showing that thought experimentation can lead readily to paradox in a way that increasingly diminishes its usefulness. The book concludes by arguing and illustrating how and when it becomes pointless to push speculation, or thought experimentation beyond the limits of intelligibility and cogent sense. Among the principal features of Rescher's book is its elaborate analysis of the appropriate conditions for philosophical thought experimentation. Its cardinal thesis is that there indeed are limits to the appropriateness of this important methodological resource and that transgressing these limits destroys the prospect of drawing any valid lessons for the philosophical enterprise. What If? will be of interest to philosophers, students of philosophy, and theorists of logic and reasoning. Nicholas Rescher is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of numerous philosophical works and holds six honorary degrees from universities on three continents. He has served as a president of the American Philosophical Association, the American Metaphilosophical Society, and the American Catholic Philosophical Association.