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A Little Out of the Ordinary

Author : John J. McIlhon
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A Little Out of the Ordinary

Out of the Ordinary

Author : Jon Ronson
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Out of the Ordinary is Jon Ronson at his inimitable best: hilarious, thought-provoking and with an unerring eye for human frailty – not least his own. Jon Ronson’s subjects have included people who believe that goats can be killed by the power of a really hard stare, and people who believe that the world is ruled by twelve-foot lizard-men. In Out of the Ordinary, a collection of his journalism from the Guardian, he turns his attention to irrational beliefs much closer to home, investigating the ways in which we sometimes manage to convince ourselves that all manner of lunacy makes perfect sense – mainstream, domestic, ordinary insanity. Whether he finds himself promising his son that he will be at his side for ever, dressed in a Santa costume, or trying to understand why hundreds of apparently normal people would suddenly start speaking in tongues in a Scout hut in Kidderminster, he demonstrates repeatedly how we all succumb to deeply irrational beliefs that grow to inform our everyday existence.

Out of the Ordinary

Author : Alan Powers
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Out of the Ordinary is a detailed account of current work by Pollard Thomas Edwards architects (PTEa), accompanied by an overview of the career of this prominent practice. Innovators in both design and business strategies, PTEa have been pioneers of urban property development since they were established in the 1970s, and their radical methodologies continue to influence contemporary architecture, even as they continue to evolve. PTEa's innovations have now become absorbed into standard urban design practice; this book shows how they continue to build upon their own radical approach in their most recent projects, including the development at City Road Basin, which houses their own offices among new mixed-use buildings and public gardens. PTEa's work, in its emphasis upon context and the accommodation of the new within the old, is doubly 'out of the ordinary'; by emerging from and working within 'ordinary', existing structures, they are a truly extraordinary practice.

Out of the Ordinary

Author : Kenneth Steven
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Kenneth Steven is deeply rooted in the landscape of his native Highland Scotland and in his love of the Celtic Christian story. Natural and spiritual images abound and the interplay between them makes his poetry at once local and universal, the small and familiar revealing a glimpse of a vast and hidden divine reality This new collection includes poems based on everyday sights and experiences – autumn mornings, flights of birds, mountains and lochs, sunrise and moonrise colouring the landscape, creatures of the day and night making their shy appearances, memories of childhood and the exchanges of love. In addition, there are poems inspired by ancient abbeys and symbols of faith and sequences for Christmas and Easter.

The Contemporary Arts Association of Houston Presents Out of the Ordinary

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I Am a Phenomenon Quite Out of the Ordinary

Author : Daniil Kharms
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"A fascinating look into the life and mind of poet and prose miniaturist Daniil Kharms ... Anemone and Scotto offer a wide-ranging selection of materials from Kharms's private notebooks, diaries, letters, and even documents from the KGB archives detailing Kharms's tragic end in a psychiatric prison hospital."--Page 4 of cover.

Out of the Ordinary

Author : Laurie Britton-Newell
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This is a unique look at a cutting-edge group of international artists who place craft at the heart of their work, transforming everyday subjects and ordinary materials into artworks that are out of the ordinary. The book features unusual works including the ephemeral ice-and-chocolate jewelry of Naomi Filmer; the almost-hidden installations by Yoshihiro Suda; thread and lace-work by Anne Wilson; and found metal sculptures by Olu Amoda. These innovative artists show that craft is a fundamental concern across many disciplines, and this redirection of materials, traditional techniques, and use of scale achieves extraordinary outcomes.

Painting Out of the Ordinary

Author : David H. Solkin
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With its plethora of illustrations, many of works published here for the first time, 'Painting Out of the Ordinary' will be compulsory reading for anyone interested in British art and society of the Romantic era.

Out of the Ordinary

Author : Marc Stears
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From the end of WWI to the 1950s, a group of British writers and artists including George Orwell, Barbara Jones, and Dylan Thomas forged a politics that resisted the empty idealism of their age. Celebrating the wisdom and pragmatism of ordinary life, they offered a remedy for the destructive polarization that afflicts us again today.

In Quest of the Ordinary

Author : Stanley Cavell
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These lectures by one of the most influential and original philosophers of the twentieth century constitute a sustained argument for the philosophical basis of romanticism, particularly in its American rendering. Through his examination of such authors as Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Wordsworth, and Coleridge, Stanley Cavell shows that romanticism and American transcendentalism represent a serious philosophical response to the challenge of skepticism that underlies the writings of Wittgenstein and Austin on ordinary language.

Out of the Ordinary

Author : Noelle Howey
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Offers a variety of personal accounts of achieving one's own sexual identity, coping with homophobia, reaching a modern definition of the family, and related situations, when one's parents are gay, lesbian, or transgender.

Carol Shields and the Extra Ordinary

Author : Marta Dvorak
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Claiming the "ordinary" and "extra-ordinary" as critical categories, contributors to this volume explore the philosophical and literary import of Carol Shields's writing, its complex play with genre and narrative technique, its re-valuing of domesticity and gendered perspective, and the social critique implicit in its gentle satirical impulses.

Out of the Ordinary

Author : Joyce Rupp
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This perennial bestseller is now available in a tenth-anniversary edition that showcases Joyce Rupp's poems, a new preface by the author, and a new design. Joyce Rupp's characteristic creativity and reverence for the divine are on full display in this collection of prayer resources for birthdays, holidays, holy days, transitions, and many other occasions, helping readers enter more deeply and reflectively into the liturgical and seasonal celebrations of their lives. Ideal for personal use, or as a gift for loved ones celebrating a landmark occasion, Out of the Ordinary: Prayers, Poems, and Reflections for Every Season is an invaluable resource for ministers, spiritual directors, and lay leaders alike, who turn to its prayers, reflections, and rituals for personal and communal occasions both "ordinary" and profound.

Out of the Ordinary

Author : Michael Dillon/Lobzang Jivaka
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Now available for the first time—more than 50 years after it was written—is the memoir of Michael Dillon/Lobzang Jivaka (1915–62), the British doctor and Buddhist monastic novice chiefly known to scholars of sex, gender, and sexuality for his pioneering transition from female to male between 1939 and 1949, and for his groundbreaking 1946 book Self: A Study in Ethics and Endocrinology. Here at last is Dillon/Jivaka’s extraordinary life story told in his own words. Out of the Ordinary captures Dillon/Jivaka’s various journeys—to Oxford, into medicine, across the world by ship—within the major narratives of his gender and religious journeys. Moving chronologically, Dillon/Jivaka begins with his childhood in Folkestone, England, where he was raised by his spinster aunts, and tells of his days at Oxford immersed in theology, classics, and rowing. He recounts his hormonal transition while working as an auto mechanic and fire watcher during World War II and his surgical transition under Sir Harold Gillies while Dillon himself attended medical school. He details his worldwide travel as a ship’s surgeon in the British Merchant Navy with extensive commentary on his interactions with colonial and postcolonial subjects, followed by his “outing” by the British press while he was serving aboard The City of Bath. Out of the Ordinary is not only a salient record of an early sex transition but also a unique account of religious conversion in the mid–twentieth century. Dillon/Jivaka chronicles his gradual shift from Anglican Christianity to the esoteric spiritual systems of George Gurdjieff and Peter Ouspensky to Theravada and finally Mahayana Buddhism. He concludes his memoir with the contested circumstances of his Buddhist monastic ordination in India and Tibet. Ultimately, while Dillon/Jivaka died before becoming a monk, his novice ordination was significant: It made him the first white European man to be ordained in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Out of the Ordinary is a landmark publication that sets free a distinct voice from the history of the transgender movement.

Craigie Aitchison

Author : Andrew Lambirth
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"Craigie Aitchison's distinctively spare and dazzlingly hued paintings hold a special place in British art. Published to accompany a retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, this book includes many of the key works of his distinguished career, and examines his oeuvre in a specially commissioned essay by Andrew Lambirth." "After abandoning law school in 1952, Aitchison studies under Sir William Coldstream at the Slade. There his compositions became ever more summarised and simplified. On a scholarship that took him to Italy, he developed the unique palette and style that his mentor, the dealer and painter Helen Lessore, later defined as 'truly Mediterranean'." "Over the years Aitchison has specialised in the traditional genres of portraiture, landscape and still-life, but in each case the result has been fresh and luminous, infused with a poetic sense of mystery and stillness, as if new life had been breathed into conventional subject matter." "Aitchison's interpretation of the Crucifixion has been an enigmatic presence in many of his works, and continues to be one of his most enduring subjects." --Book Jacket.

Ordinary Television

Author : Frances Bonner
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Other books on Television tend to ignore 'ordinary' television - lifestyle programmes and 'reality TV', just the sort of programmes which increasing dominate the schedules. Bonner provides a distinctive angle on the content of television and the relations between television genres and audiences.

The Ordinary Spaceman

Author : Clayton C. Anderson
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What's it like to travel at more than 850 MPH, riding in a supersonic T-38 twin turbojet engine airplane? What happens when the space station toilet breaks? How do astronauts "take out the trash" on a spacewalk, tightly encapsulated in a space suit with just a few layers of fabric and Kevlar between them and the unforgiving vacuum of outer space? The Ordinary Spaceman puts you in the flight suit of U.S. astronaut Clayton C. Anderson and takes you on the journey of this small-town boy from Nebraska who spent 167 days living and working on the International Space Station, including more than forty hours of space walks. Having applied to NASA fifteen times over fifteen years to become an astronaut before his ultimate selection, Anderson offers a unique perspective on his life as a veteran space flier, one characterized by humility and perseverance. From the application process to launch aboard the space shuttle Atlantis, from serving as a family escort for the ill-fated Columbia crew in 2003 to his own daily struggles--family separation, competitive battles to win coveted flight assignments, the stress of a highly visible job, and the ever-present risk of having to make the ultimate sacrifice--Anderson shares the full range of his experiences. With a mix of levity and gravitas, Anderson gives an authentic view of the highs and the lows, the triumphs and the tragedies of life as a NASA astronaut.

Out Of The Ordinary

Author : Barbara Walker
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This contributed volume explores the functions of belief and supernatural experience within an array of cultures, as well as the stance of academe toward the study of belief and the supernatural. The essays in this volume call into question the idea that supernatural experience is extraordinary. Among the contributors are Shelley Adler, David Hufford, Barre Toelken, and Gillian Bennett.

The Ordinary of Newgate s Account

Author : Stephen Roe
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Ordinary Democracy

Author : Ali Aslam
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While various democratic theorists have looked at particular instances of recent social movements (Occupy or the Arab Spring, for example), none have yet attempted a more general theoretical take on what it is that relates all of these movements and what that running thread can tell us about democratic theory. Ordinary Democracy argues that there is a commonality to these movements as well as a striking lesson about the nature of democracy, sovereignty, agency and solidarity today: in that these movements all highlight the ordinariness of neoliberal regimes and the ways in which citizens find solidarity and a sense of freedom in the marketplace. Ali Aslam contends that neoliberalism is more than a set of policies, ideological principles, or a distinct phase of capitalism-rather it constitutes the ways in which citizens think about their everyday lives. Conceived as common sense, it also governs what is permitted or forbidden in public discourse (for example, rendering issues of private debt a personal responsibility). Mass movements call attention to the effects of neoliberalism, providing a way to contest its acceptability; in doing so they help to contextualize the impasse that marks a language of civil empowerment and inclusion on one hand, and feelings of powerlessness, diminished agency and impassivity on the other. In Aslam's view, democratic theorists who view participatory agency as offering the most authentic opportunity to satisfy the need for solidarity and freedom minimize the degree to which capitalism satisfies most citizens, as well as the depth of most people's affective attachment to neoliberalism. Looking in particular at Idle No More, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Sandy, the Egyptian Revolution, and Strike Debt, Aslam takes what may be a more sobering, but still hopeful, view toward the potential of mass movements: to resist the normalization of conceptions of solidarity and citizenship under neoliberalism.