There was an old bloke who swallowed a present. I don't know why he swallowed a present... Now that's not pleasant! The old bloke has swallowed one of Santa's presents! Keep an eye on your Christmas tree and guard your stockings because now he's on the hunt for more Christmas snacks!
Jude expected a relaxing summer at his uncle’s home in the country– but someone else had different plans for him.
Muscular Atticus has his eyes– and hands– all over Jude, making him submit to him at will. While Atticus makes Jude’s nerves stand on end, he can’t get enough. Each encounter becomes more intense, and Atticus appears to be full of secrets.
Suddenly, Jude finds himself having feelings for his muscular suitor but soon learns that he’ll have to endure the trouble behind Atticus’ dark past for them to start a future together. A 20,000 word stand alone novel with a muscular alpha-type male and his reluctant, adorable neighbor.
Guests at Doveby House don’t usually pay by credit card, but when one tries and his card is refused, Janet Markham can’t help but wonder if there’s something more going on that a simple glitch in the credit card machine. As more stories of troublesome cards spread through Doveby Dale, Janet gets more curious, but unexpected guests keep her too busy to do much. As she and Joan work on clearing out the carriage house, a new mystery presents itself. Can Janet work out what links the credit card cases together? Will she be able to help Constable Robert Parsons solve the case or just get in his way? Who was Alberta Montgomery? And why were boxes of her letters and books of poetry left in the carriage house?
In this essay, Robert A. Sirico draws upon theology, philosophy, and history to outline the contours of what he calls the entrepreneurial vocation, and its relationship with the deeper Christian message concerning the incomparable dignity of man and the sanctification of the world through human work.
In this provocative study of cinematic and televisual representations of "sex radicalism," Carol Siegel explores how sexually explicit liaisons on film have shaped American cultural visions of sex and sexual politics in the 21st century. Siegel distinguishes between a liberal approach to visual representations, which has over-emphasized normative equal opportunity while undervaluing our distinctive erotic selves, and a radical approach to visual representation, which portrays forbidden sexualities and desires.
She illustrates how visual media participates in and even drives political policies related to pedophilia, prostitution, interracial relationships, and war. By examining such popular film and television shows as Dr.
Strangelove, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, and the HBO hits, Sex in the City and Girls, Siegel takes the discussion of radical sex in the movies out of the margins of political discussions and puts it in the center, where, she argues, it has belonged all along.
The way in which we read Kant's Critique of Pure Reason has profound consequences for our understanding of his thought in relation to the work of other thinkers. Kant, Deleuze and Architectonics presents a unified reading of this text in order to respond to the concerns surrounding the method and arguments Kant employs. In showing us how the 'first critique' comes to make greater sense when read as a whole or in terms of its 'architectonic' unity, Edward Willatt breathes new life into a text often considered rigid and artificial in its organisation. On the basis of this reading, Kant's relation to Deleuze is revealed to be much more productive than is often realized. Deftly relating the unifying method of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason with Deleuze's account of experience, and using Kant's concern to secure the conditions that make experience possible to develop Deleuze's attempt to convincingly relate 'the actual' and 'the virtual', this book constitutes an important step in our understanding of Deleuze and his philosophical project.
In a revisionist account of the history of Islamic political thought from the early to the late medieval period, this book focuses on the thought of Ibn Taymiyya, one of the most brilliant theologians of his day. The standard accounts of Sunni political history typically end with the classical period and thereby leave out Ibn Taymiyya's contribution. This original study demonstrates how his influence shed new light on the entire trajectory of Islamic political thought. Although he did not reject the Caliphate ideal, as is commonly believed, he neverthe radically redefined it by turning it into a rational political institution intended to serve the community (umma). Through creative reinterpretation, he deployed the Qur'anic concept of fitra (divinely endowed human nature) to center the community of believers and its common-sense reading of revelation as the highest epistemic authority. In this way, he subverted the elitism that had become ensconced in classical theological, legal, and spiritual doctrines, and tried to revive the ethico-political, rather than strictly legal, dimension of Islam. In its reassessment of Ibn Taymiyya's work, this book marks a major departure from traditional interpretations of medieval Islamic thought.