The Living and the Dead

This is what is at stake in these pages — the question of life and death without finality or originality, ... brings too a homogenisation of life which leaves us unable to appreciate the endless tiny deaths that confront us and through ...

The Living and the Dead

The Living and the Dead examines the boundaries between the worlds of life and death. The text draws upon philosophy, ethnography, literature and natural science to suggest that life and death are best understood not in opposition, but as continuous tendencies acting upon one another. Austin Locke argues that the failure to give nuanced consideration to the connections between the living and nonliving devalues both life and death. In doing so, he suggests that our ability to respond to the challenges of environmental degradation, technological advancement, and the dominance of economic logic depend in part on more fluid understandings of the relationship between life and death.

Remember Why You Fear Me

First published in Phobic, edited by Andy Murray, and subsequently collected in Tiny Deaths, both published by Comma Press. DAMNED IF YOU DON'T © 2007. First published in the collection Tiny Deaths, published by Comma Press, ...

Remember Why You Fear Me

Twenty short stories “from the surreal to the horrific, from dark fantasy to black humor” by the World Fantasy Award–winning author—“a terrific collection” (SF Site). Deliciously frightening, darkly satirical, and always unexpected, Robert Shearman has won the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Edge Hill Reader’s Prize. Remember Why You Fear Me gathers together his best dark fiction, the most celebrated stories from his acclaimed books, and ten new tales that have never been collected before. In this collection, you will read of a woman who rejects her husband’s heart―and gives it back to him, still beating, in a plastic box; a little boy who betrays his father to the harsh mercies of Santa Claus; a widower who suspects his dead wife’s face is growing over his own; and a man who goes to Hell, where he finds he’s roommate to the ghost of Hitler’s dog. Also lurking in these pages are giant spiders, killer angels, ghost cat photography, and the haunted house at the center of the Garden of Eden.

The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare

This story is about death. Two kinds. The tiny deaths, like finding out all the bright, diamond-cut things you thought you knew about your life were a lie. The light they used to shine on your path has gone dark, leaving you lost.

The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare

Time travel, adventure, and romance come together in the highly anticipated sequel to THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE. Alex Wayfare is back in Base Life. Her 57th life. She's in Chicago searching for Blue, who travels with her whenever she goes back in time. She's never met him in Base Life, but she's hoping he'll remember her in the present, and that he'll want to be with her like he does in the past. Their romance is put on hold when she's attacked by henchmen working for Durham Gesh, who wants to harness her abilities for his own ugly purposes. But that threat seems insignificant when she returns home to face her younger sister's deteriorating health. Researching every possible remedy, from ancient herbs to forgotten medical advancements, Alex seeks a cure for her sister's cancer in the past. The journeys are never simple. From the countryside of eighteenth-century China to a top-secret research lab in 1970s Michigan, Alex is plagued by enemy Descenders who seem to anticipate her every move, and realizes she may have a traitor in her small band of allies. A traitor who might bring Gesh straight to Alex's front door. The only person Alex feels she can trust is Blue. But there are secrets Alex doesn't know—secrets about Blue, about her team, and about herself. And the biggest secret of all will change her life, or her lives, forever.

Back in the Saddle Again

The ending of one's life is the ultimate form of death, but during life there are many small deaths: divorce, loss, permanent injuries caused by an accident, completing school, and retiring all represent tiny deaths in one's life.

Back in the Saddle Again

Whether you were involved in a motorcycle accident, or you are experiencing indirect trauma due to the accident of a loved one, this book is for you. Back in the Saddle Again is also a useful tool for mental health professionals treating individuals who were in a motorcycle accident. Finally, this book is of interest to anyone who wants to understand the mind of motorcycle enthusiasts, and why people get involved with almost any type of risk-taking activity.

Bioart Kitchen

... and most people consider the death of an animal to be a more controversial event than the death of a plant or a tree. ... on the coupling of prolific growth with countless tiny deaths from incidental and intentional contamination.

Bioart Kitchen

What do new technologies taste like? A growing number of contemporary artists are working with food, live materials and scientific processes, in order to explore and challenge the ways in which manipulation of biological materials informs our cooking and eating. 'Bioart', or biological art, uses biotech methods to manipulate living systems, from tissues to ecologies. While most critiques of bioart emphasise the influences of new media, digital media, and genetics, this book takes a bold, alternative approach. Bioart Kitchen explores a wide spectrum of seemingly unconnected subjects, which, when brought together, offer a more inclusive, expansive history of bioart, namely: home economics; the feminist art of the 1970s; tissue culture methodologies; domestic computing; and contemporary artistic engagements with biotechnology.

End of Life

Nursing Solutions for Death with Dignity Lynn Keegan, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Carole Ann Drick, PhD, RN, TNS, TNSCP ... Our life is composed of millions of tiny deaths each day, and yet we fear our or a loved one's last breath.

End of Life

2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in both Gerontologic Nursing and Hospice and Palliative Care! "The book is easy to read and is essential to all who work and care for those at the end of life." --David Shields, RN, MSN, QTTT Assistant Professor of Nursing Capital University "The book is thought provoking and, if you are like me, you will be assessing (consciously or subconsciously) how good you or your service are at providing holistic care around the time of death. It deserves to be widely read and I hope it starts many a conversation." IAHPC Newsletter "[This book] is a gem. It is a rare balance of an interesting read with an incredible integration of factual information. I intend to share it in my long term care circles...A wonderful contribution!" Charlotte Eliopoulos,RN, MPH, PhD Executive Director American Association for Long Term Care Nursing "Every once in a long while a short, succinct book comes along that awakens our senses and motivates us to action. [This] is one such book. It cuts right to the chase to offer a new, innovative change for an old, outmoded rite of passage." Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, Canada and Virginia Director, Holistic Nursing Consultants, New Mexico (From the Foreword) This professional clinical guide presents nursing administrators and nurses in acute care agencies, nursing homes, hospice, and palliative care settings with detailed implementation strategies for accommodating dying persons and their loved ones as they make the transition from physical life. It presents the need for and the development of the concept: Golden Room concept: a place for dying that facilitates a dignified, peaceful, and profound experience for dying persons and their loved ones. This book presents a practical solution on multiple levels that will benefit all involved-patient, family, nurses, administrators, policy makers, and insurance companies. It presents the theoretical frameworks for end-of-life care and how the Golden Room concept fits into these frameworks. Published in partnership with the Watson Caring Science Institute, this unique resource: Advocates the use of Golden Rooms, which provide dignified, private, and safe settings for death and dying Presents various cases that illustrate the need for a dignified death, as well as strategies on how to provide for this dignified death Provides questions of concern after each case scenario, suitable for class discussion or personal reflection Offers cost-effective end-of-life solutions for families, the medical establishment, and insurance companies

Breathing Room Volume I Free Verse selected Poems 2006 2009

a cold autumn frost is coloring the windows the red and dust colored leaves paint the lawn in tiny deaths jazz is a mystery of structure and improvisation i don't know much about it but I know what I like notes falling in rapid ...

Breathing Room Volume I  Free Verse  selected Poems 2006 2009

Breathing Room Volume I is the first in a two volume collection by the author that explores the myriad possibilities of free verse poetry. Waters' work has been published in ArtVoice, The Flask Review, Metromania magazine, Poetry.com and Silent Actor magazine.

Mind Sneezes Body Catches a Cold

Many people die thousands of little deaths before the day they will finally die. Without any doubt, experiencing those tiny deaths daily is extremely painful, and those little deaths also make it so much harder for us to live our best ...

Mind Sneezes  Body Catches a Cold

Life throws us many challenges, and some give rise to strong emotions. Modern neuroscience research shows that many patients who visit primary care doctors are experiencing physical symptoms that have a purely psychological cause. The good news is that once we realize that negative habitual thoughts have the power to make us sick, we can focus on eliminating physical symptoms simply by transforming our thought processes. Mike Tangunu Lanjo, a clinician and passionate public servant who frequently provides holistic care for clients, shares practical insight that offers a different perspective on how the human mind can cause physical illnesses that present symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, back and chest pain, digestive issues, and rashes, and often leave medical professionals frustrated and unable to provide a solid diagnosis. Through his guidance, Lanjo encourages us to identify and address the root causes of diseases by viewing the body as one integrated system instead of a collection of independent organs. We can then shift our attention from the physical to the psychological realm, ultimately allowing for whole-body healing, not just the suppression of symptoms, in most psychosomatic cases. Mind Sneezes, Body Catches a Cold is a holistic guide to achieving optimal health through thought process transformation.

No Life But This

This exchange echoed a hundred tiny deaths in her youth, tiny deaths that her Xavier had to witness again and again, and pull her back from. ... When my death had been slowly ticking down inside that stass chamberI had felt justified.

No Life But This

Rose slept for a hundred years and when she awoke the world as she knew it had vanished, utterly. She has gone from being a cherished only child to being the sole heir to a vast, interstellar empire. From being alone to being surrounded by friends; from being protected against everything - whether she wanted to be or not - to having others depend upon her. In the superb stand-alone novel A LONG, LONG SLEEP we saw her survive assassination attempts and heartbreak alike. Now, in the stand-alone sequel, Rose must take control of her future for the sake of her friends - and find a way to protect them without unwittingly caging them in love ...

The Unwritten Book

I wonder, with desire and death such close bedfellows, if a vibrator might also be a prophylactic against our ... tiny deaths we suffer: trimming our nails, scratching dry skin, crying, spitting, peeing, farting, bleeding, birthing.

The Unwritten Book

“A beautiful, inventive collection shot through with wildness and grace.” —Maggie Nelson, author of On Freedom From Samantha Hunt, the award-winning author of The Dark Dark, comes The Unwritten Book, her first work of nonfiction, a genre-bending creation that explores the importance of books, the idea of haunting, and messages from beyond I carry each book I’ve ever read with me, just as I carry my dead—those things that aren’t really there, those things that shape everything I am. A genre-bending work of nonfiction, Samantha Hunt’s The Unwritten Book explores ghosts, ghost stories, and haunting, in the broadest sense of each. What is it to be haunted, to be a ghost, to die, to live, to read? Books are ghosts; reading is communion with the dead. Alcohol is a way of communing, too, as well as a way of dying. Each chapter gathers subjects that haunt: dead people, the forest, the towering library of all those books we’ll never have time to read or write. Hunt, like a mad crossword puzzler, looks for patterns and clues. Through literary criticism, history, family history, and memoir, inspired by W. G. Sebald, James Joyce, Ali Smith, Toni Morrison, William Faulkner, and many others, Hunt explores motherhood, hoarding, legacies of addiction, grief, how we insulate ourselves from the past, how we misinterpret the world. Nestled within her inquiry is a very special ghost book, an incomplete manuscript about people who can fly without wings, written by her father and found in his desk just days after he died. What secret messages might his work reveal? What wisdom might she distill from its unfinished pages? Hunt conveys a vivid and grateful life, one that comes from living closer to the dead and shedding fear for wonder. The Unwritten Book revels in the randomness, connectivity, and magic of everyday existence. And at its heart is the immense weight of love.

John Banville and His Precursors

The hawks, terrible and lovely, filled the air with the clamour of tiny deaths. Nicolas looked on in a mixture of horror and elation. ... Compared with their vivid presence all else was insubstantial. They were absolutes' (23).

John Banville and His Precursors

Bringing together leading international scholars, John Banville and His Precursors explores Booker and Franz Kafka prize-winning Irish author John Banville's most significant intellectual influences. The book explores how Banville's novels engage deeply with a wide range of sources, from literary figures such as Samuel Beckett, Heinrich von Kleist, Wallace Stevens, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Henry James, to thinkers such as Freud, Heidegger, and Blanchot. Reading the full range of Banville's writings - from his Booker Prize-winning novel The Sea to his latest book, Mrs Osmond – John Banville and His Precursors reveals the richness of the author's work. In this way, the book also raises questions about the contemporary moment's relationship to a variety of intellectual and cultural traditions - Romanticism, Modernism, existentialism – and how the significance of these can be appreciated in new and often surprising ways.

The Return of Curiosity

What Museums are Good For in the 21st Century Nicholas Thomas. Still images from Bill Viola, Tiny Deaths, 1993, video, three projections, blackandwhite and sound. Still images from Bill Viola, Tiny Deaths, 1993, video, three.

The Return of Curiosity

The Spy Museum, the Vacuum Cleaner Museum, the National Mustard Museum—not to mention the Art Institute, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Getty Center: museums have never been more robust, curating just about everything there is and assuming a new prominence in public life. The Return of Curiosity explores museums in the modern age, offering a fresh perspective on some of our most important cultural institutions and the vital function they serve as stewards of human and natural history. Reflecting on art galleries, science and history institutions, and collections all around the world, Nicholas Thomas argues that, in times marked by incredible insecurity and turbulence, museums help us sustain and enrich society. Moreover, they stimulate us to think in new ways about our world, compelling our curiosity and showing us the importance of understanding one another. Thomas looks at museums not simply as storehouses of old things but as the products of meaningful relationships between curators, the public, history, and culture. These relationships, he shows, don’t always go smoothly, but they do always offer new insights into the many ways we value—and try to preserve—the world we live in. The result is a refreshing and hopeful look at museums as a cultural force, one that, by gathering together paintings, tropical birds, antiques, or even our own bodies, offers an illuminating reflection of who we are.

Modern Art at the Pinakothek Der Moderne Munich

Bill Viola New York 1951 Tiny Deaths , 1993 Video / sound installation , three channels with black and white videos , channel three strengthened monotone , edition a no . 2/2 from the context in which it is normally understood .

Modern Art at the Pinakothek Der Moderne Munich

"Cathrin Klingsohr-Leroy gives an appraisal of the key aspects of this period of art history, drawing on the wealth of examples the Pinakothek der Moderne has to offer. The introduction to each section discusses the successive stylistic developments and trends, followed by an explanation of the technique, history and significance of each selected work of art."--BOOK JACKET.

Addiction and Recovery

For others, the awakening arrives as the culmination of a thousand tiny deaths. For the prodigal son, it comes when he realizes he would be much better off as a servant in his father's house and turns for home.

Addiction and Recovery

Companionship for the lifelong journey of recovery In Addiction and Recovery: A Spiritual Pilgrimage, Martha Postlethwaite--pastor and a person in recovery--reflects on her pilgrimage of healing through valleys of despair and vistas of resurrection. Addiction and Recovery is not just Postlethwaite's story, though. She also draws on the wisdom of pilgrims who have walked other paths to explore themes such as surrender, truth telling, shame, powerlessness, grace, forgiveness, and resurrection. Together, these chronicles bring hope to people who struggle with the disease of addiction and to those who love them. Each chapter ends with questions to reflect on with conversation partners or in a journal, and a spiritual practice. The spiritual practices are related to the chapter themes and serve as samplers, but they can be woven into the reader's own pilgrimage. Readers will recognize themselves in these stories and reflections, learn that they are not alone, and find reasons to hope as they make their own pilgrimage.

2000 Deciduous Trees

Tiny death leaves. Pairs of angel wings. And the tiny deaths leave pairs of angels' wings. No mamas laughing at memories and no reason to follow the tide. But such a beautiful tossing tomb there, two inches under the waves' own kiss ...

2000 Deciduous Trees

2000 Deciduous Trees is an exploration of individual experience selected from Nath Jones's '90s zine, The Skirt. The writing resists losing its balance during a time when gasoline was cheap and no one drove slowly on the cusp of the new millennium. The voice yearns for change. But nothing can be done in a twenty-something world where one-night stands get forgotten with execution-style murders.

Autobiographical Occasions and Original Acts

Such tiny " deaths " are first steps toward the ultimate end as well as reminders of intermediate crises like D.'s own attempted suicide at Saltinge , when he turns the gas on . Indeed , Aiken finds death to be the recurrent theme of ...

Autobiographical Occasions and Original Acts

Stone rescues autobiography from the thickets of recent critical theory, in which the life portrayed has often seemed less important than the inventive literary techniques. He argues that the techniques are important because knowledge of the life is important to our culture. Restricting himself primarily to 16 writers of the 20th century, Stone juxtaposes two or three figures in given chapters, such as "Becoming a Woman in Male America: Margaret Mead and Anais Nin" and "Two Recreate One: The Act of Collaboration in Recent Black Autobiography -- Ossie Guffy, Nate Shaw, Malcolm X." Other writers considered are W.E.B. DuBois, Henry Adams, Black Elk, Thomas Merton, Louis Sullivan, Richard Wright, Norman Mailer, Frank Conroy, and Lillian Hellman.

Wit s End

Rima made a little mental list: the tiny lighthouse the tiny boardwalk, no bigger than the pane of glass in the window Addison's tiny dogs and their tiny teeth Addison's tiny dollhouses and their tiny deaths And Rima was fine with that, ...

Wit s End

This “delightful and eccentric new tale”(The Boston Globe) from the bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club subverts the whodunit and gives us a thoroughly modern meta-mystery with wit, warmth, and heart. At loose ends and weary from her recent losses—the deaths of an inventive if at times irritating father and her beloved brother—Rima Lansill comes to Wit's End, the home of her legendary godmother, bestselling mystery writer Addison Early, to regroup...and in search of answers. For starters, why did Addison name one of her characters—a murderer—after Rima's father? But Addison is secretive and feisty, so consumed with protecting her famous fictional detective, Maxwell Lane, from the vagaries of the Internet rumor that she has writer's block. As one woman searches for truth, the other struggles to control the reality of her fiction. Rima soon becomes enmeshed in Addison's household of eccentrics: a formerly alcoholic cook and her irksome son, two quirky dog-walkers, a mysterious stalker, the tiny characters that populate Addison's dollhouse crime-scene replicas, and even Maxwell Lane himself. But, wrapped up in a mystery that may or may not be of her own creation, Rima discovers to her surprise that the ultimate solution to this puzzle is the new family she has found at the house called Wit's End. Here, Karen Joy Fowler delivers top-notch storytelling—creating characters both oddball and endearing in a voice that is utterly and memorably her own—in this clever, playful novel about finally allowing oneself to grow up-with a dash of mystery thrown in.

The Case of the Imaginary Detective

... the tinylighthouse the tinyboardwalk, no bigger than the pane of glassin the window Addison's tiny dogs and their ... tiny dollhouses and their tiny deaths And Rima was finewith that, relieved—in fact, eager to be little herself, ...

The Case of the Imaginary Detective

Rima Lanisell has a habit of losing things - car keys, sunglasses, lovers, family members. Following the death of Rima's father, she goes to stay with her godmother Addison, a wildly successful, albeit eccentric, mystery writer. Addison's beach house seems the place to make sense of Rima's loss, yet she is soon caught up in a mystery of her own. Who stole a small and highly valuable object from Addison's kitchen? Why is Rima corresponding with an obsessive fan, using someone else's family name? Most importantly: what exactly was the relationship between Addison and Rima's father, and why did Addison name a murderer after him in one of her novels? A funny, sad and wise literary mystery from the author of The Jane Austen Book Club.

Knocking on Heaven s Door

Then came all the tiny deaths suffered as he lost, neuron by neuron, his memory, freedom, sight, hearing, balance, and personality. now, at last, his final, merciful, difficult, and belated death threaded its way through every man-made ...

Knocking on Heaven s Door

A National Magazine Award finalist outlines a less invasive, more humane approach to end-of-life care that reveals the potentially traumatic practices of modern medicine, sharing the stories of her own parents' struggles to achieve peaceful and natural deaths while explaining the political and technological factors that are interfering with patient preferences. 75,000 first printing.

Life Detonated

THEY SAY THE GRIEF THAT COMES WITH DEATH DOUBLES BACK on you and makes you mourn again all those past disappointments and tiny deaths you never had the chance to fully reconcile. But what I've come to wonder is if death might be a ...

Life Detonated

Watching the towers crumble, few remembered America had been attacked on 9/11, once before. Kathleen Murray Moran's own September 11th twenty-five years earlier occurred when her husband Brian, a member of the New York City Bomb Squad was killed defusing a bomb Croatian "freedom-fighters" placed in a Grand Central Station locker before hijacking TWA flight 355 from La Guardia airport. Life Detonated is the story of how that bomb ripped through Kathleen's life. The life she had so carefully created after spending her childhood in a bug-infested basement of a Bronx tenement, one of eight children, where the door was left open to drug dealers and pimps, until she was saved by the man who became a hero to Kathleen and the city of New York. This is a survivor's story. It is the story of moving from being the unintended target of political terrorism to becoming the founder of Survivors of the Shield, a group that advocates for and provides support and assistance to the spouses and children of New York City police officers killed in the line of duty. It is the story of how she moved from poverty to the suburbs and refused to go back after Brian's death. It is a story of resilience in the face of senseless tragedy. And it is the story of evil villains and surprising superheroes.