I Can Play with Anything

I Can Play with Anything

Susann Hoffmann has included a range of fun games and toys that all toddlers and pre-school kids will delight in, and her simple language and inclusive artwork will ensure I Can Play with Anything! becomes a firm favourite with both little ...

Author: Susann Hoffmann


ISBN: 176050758X


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Inclusive, uplifting and celebratory, I Can Play with Anything! empowers children to challenge age-old assumptions about 'girls' toys' and 'boys' toys' - and to have lots of fun playing with whatever toys they like! Susann Hoffmann has included a range of fun games and toys that all toddlers and pre-school kids will delight in, and her simple language and inclusive artwork will ensure I Can Play with Anything! becomes a firm favourite with both little and big readers.

Play Anything

Play Anything

And even if you don't know how to play the guitar, you can still play with it. Just holding a guitar as if you have mastered it is a kind of play, a make-believe that signals soul and nonchalance. Likewise, the hair-metal guitarist who ...

Author: Ian Bogost

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465096503

Category: Science

Page: 288

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How filling life with play-whether soccer or lawn mowing, counting sheep or tossing Angry Birds -- forges a new path for creativity and joy in our impatient age Life is boring: filled with meetings and traffic, errands and emails. Nothing we'd ever call fun. But what if we've gotten fun wrong? In Play Anything, visionary game designer and philosopher Ian Bogost shows how we can overcome our daily anxiety; transforming the boring, ordinary world around us into one of endless, playful possibilities. The key to this playful mindset lies in discovering the secret truth of fun and games. Play Anything, reveals that games appeal to us not because they are fun, but because they set limitations. Soccer wouldn't be soccer if it wasn't composed of two teams of eleven players using only their feet, heads, and torsos to get a ball into a goal; Tetris wouldn't be Tetris without falling pieces in characteristic shapes. Such rules seem needless, arbitrary, and difficult. Yet it is the limitations that make games enjoyable, just like it's the hard things in life that give it meaning. Play is what happens when we accept these limitations, narrow our focus, and, consequently, have fun. Which is also how to live a good life. Manipulating a soccer ball into a goal is no different than treating ordinary circumstances- like grocery shopping, lawn mowing, and making PowerPoints-as sources for meaning and joy. We can "play anything" by filling our days with attention and discipline, devotion and love for the world as it really is, beyond our desires and fears. Ranging from Internet culture to moral philosophy, ancient poetry to modern consumerism, Bogost shows us how today's chaotic world can only be tamed-and enjoyed-when we first impose boundaries on ourselves.
Categories: Science

Can Anything Beat White

Can Anything Beat White

He taught himself to play the mandolin and told Bertha, “and I can play any old thing on it. You don't know who easy it is to play one.” He bought one that he sold for three dollars, then bought a second one for a quarter more.

Author: Elisabeth Petry

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617030680

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 229

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Ann Petry (1908-1997) achieved prominence during a period in which few black women were published with regularity in America. Her novels Country Place (1947) and The Narrows (1988), along with various short stories and nonfiction, poignantly described the struggles and triumphs of middle-class blacks living in primarily white communities. Petry's ancestors, the James family, served as inspiration for much of her fiction. This collection of more than four hundred family letters, edited by the daughter of Ann Petry, is an engaging portrait of black family life from the 1890s to the early twentieth century, a period not often documented by African American voices. Ann Petry's maternal grandfather, Willis Samuel James, was a slave taught by his children to read and write. He believed "the best place for the negro is as near the white man as he can get." He followed that "truth," working as coachman for a Connecticut governor and buying a house in a white neighborhood in Hartford. Willis had sixteen children by three wives. The letters in this collection are from him and his second wife, Anna E. Houston James, and five of Anna's children, of whom novelist Ann Petry's mother, Bertha James Lane, was the oldest. History is made and remade by the availability of new documents, sources, and interpretations. Can Anything Beat White? contributes a great deal to this process. The experiences of the James family as documented in their letters challenge both representations of black people at the turn of the century as well as our contemporary sense of black Americans.
Categories: Literary Collections

I Can t Give You Anything but Love Baby

I Can   t Give You Anything but Love  Baby

In what proved to be a genius marketing play, he announced Blackbirds would play an additional performance each week on Thursdays at midnight. He'd done this before with both 1922's Plantation Revue and 1924's Dixie to Broadway.

Author: Kristin Stultz Pressley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493050956

Category: Music

Page: 212

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Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and . . . Dorothy Fields. These are the giants of the golden age of musical theater. Although she may not be as well known as her male counterparts, Dorothy Fields was America's most brilliant and successful female lyricist, who for five decades kept up with the greats. As the only woman among the boys' club of popular song, Fields was welcomed by her fellow male artists, who considered her as both an equal and a beloved colleague. Working with thirteen different composers, Fields wrote the lyrics and/or librettos for unforgettable masterpieces, such as Annie Get Your Gun, Redhead, and Sweet Charity. Her more than four hundred songs include the standards "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Pick Yourself Up," and "The Way You Look Tonight," among other classic tunes. This book introduces the trailblazing Fields to audiences who may not know her name but surely know her five decades worth of work. Beginning in the 1920s, Fields was one of the few women writing for commercial theater, and she did it so remarkably well that her work was recognized with a Tony Award, an Oscar, and the accolades of ASCAP president Stanley Adams, who referred to her as "the most important woman writer in the history of ASCAP."
Categories: Music

Danger Memory I Can t Remember Anything Clara

Danger  Memory   I Can t Remember Anything Clara

Christ , there must have been a couple hundred nights when I'd come over and just the three of us would play records , and Frederick and I would take turns dancing with you ' cause you'd never get tired . . . and drink a dozen bottles ...

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822202689

Category: Drama

Page: 68

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THE STORIES: The first play, I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING, is a gentle, poignant study of two old friends, an elderly man and woman, who live in nearby houses and often take their meals together. She is a wealthy widow whose life seems to have come to
Categories: Drama

How to Learn Anything Fast

How to Learn Anything Fast

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Anything in this World the Simpler and Faster Way Possible ARX Reads ... And so the first thing about playing the ukulele is, to practice, you have to have one, so, I got a ukulele.

Author: ARX Reads

Publisher: ARX Brand International LLC


Category: Self-Help


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Learning is the foundation of personal growth, and everyone should take the time to make progress in all areas of one's life. But in a busy work week, how do they actually learn when their brains are pulled in a million different directions? Thankfully, because of its importance, there have been various studies to find out how people can engage and improve their learning habits. Thanks to science, there are newly discovered effective ways of how you can make the most of your practice, which can become an enjoyable daily habit for continuous self-improvement. And, in this book, you'll discover the same.
Categories: Self-Help

Can You Feel Anything When I Do This

Can You Feel Anything When I Do This

Another ball had been put into play, a big, shapeless, mushy thing, too light, not at all his kind of ball. He couldn't get anything into a ball like that. He rejected it, as was his privilege, and rejected the next two as well, ...

Author: Robert Sheckley

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497650008

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

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A treasury of fiction from “one of SF’s all-time masters of the humorous or satirical short story” (Booklist). In “The Cruel Equations,” a planetary explorer finds out how lethal it can be when a robot guard has been designed to do too perfect a job. The fifteen other stories in this collection are “Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?”, “Cordle to Onion to Carrot,” “The Petrified World,” “Game: First Schematic,” “Doctor Zombie and His Little Furry Friends,” “The Same to You Doubled,” “Starting From Scratch,” “The Mnemone,” “Tripout,” “Notes on the Perception of Imaginary Differences,” “Down the Digestive Tract and Into the Cosmos With Mantra, Tantra, and Specklebang,” “Pas de Trois of the Chef and the Waiter,” “Aspects of Langranak,” “Plague Circuit,” and “Tailpipe to Disaster.” From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers, and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. Open Road is proud to republish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections. Rediscover, or discover for the first time, a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was “a precursor to Douglas Adams.”
Categories: Fiction

How To Learn Anything 3 Times Faster

How To Learn Anything 3 Times Faster

He did this so that everybody else could hear the person play and so gouge their level. Then he would chose ... and I said “Yes” Then I asked a guy next to me: ”How long do most people play their instrument before they join this thing?

Author: Florian Rooz

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780244031626

Category: Self-Help


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It's a BIG book! Supercharge your life with the tools of extreme learning! Have you ever: - wished you could learn new skills much faster? - felt you didn’t get the most from your education? - feel like your kids may not be reaching their full potential in school? - dropped out of a study frustrated or disillusioned, even though you wanted to complete it? - feel a lack of education is fundamentally holding you back in life? With the tools of extreme learning you will gain confidence in your own ability and prove to yourself that you too can learn, even very complicated new skills, quickly and successfully. Learn that new skill, ace that test, finally get that diploma. Extreme learning is easy, fun and can radically change your life! An essential new skill for everybody! Regardless of age, heritage, gender or IQ, How to learn anything 3 times faster lays out the concrete insights and essential steps to becoming an extreme learner and learn anything 3 times faster! By Florian Rooz
Categories: Self-Help

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was

You can play two games at once. And being involved in a career goal will keep you from feeling empty or desperate. Having a second goal will make you patient too, and you need to be patient now, more than ever.

Author: Barbara Sher

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780307763204

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A life-changing guide to finding your direction—and your passion—in a world of seemingly limitless options “For those who want to find their passion . . . a step-by-step guide for restructuring one’s life so that it has meaning, direction, and joy.”—Ellen Kreidman, author of Light His Fire and Light Her Fire If you suspect there could be more to life than what you’re getting, if you always knew you could do anything—if you only knew what it was—this extraordinary book is about to prove you right. No matter what your age, no matter how “unattainable” your dreams, you can create and live a life you love. I Could Do Anything If Only I Knew What It Was reveals how you can recapture “long lost” goals, overcome the blocks that inhibit your success, decide what you want to be, and live your dreams forever. You will learn: • What to do if you never chose to be what you are. • How to get off the fast track—and on to the right track. • First aid techniques for paralyzing chronic negativity. • How to regroup when you've lost your big dream. • To stop waiting for luck—and start creating it. A life without direction is a life without passion. I Could Do Anything If Only I Knew What It Was guides you not to another unsatisfying job but to a richly rewarding career rooted in your heart’s desire.
Categories: Self-Help

You Can Be Anything You Want to Be

You Can Be Anything You Want to Be

It was a good thing that it wasn't big enough to...let's say... put an actual person in, although it was considered a few times, I'm sure. Dad had put up a black board on one wall so we could play school or artfully blossom in chalk ...

Author: Claudia Sellin

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973657286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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Being a fan of humorist and author Erma Bombeck and enjoying her take on life, the author has brought her own style and insight to everyday situations and life moments, from a Baby Boomer’s perspective For example, do you feel invaded by a doctor prescribed colonoscopy? Does exercise, in general, make you feel there has to be a better way to lose weight and feel good? Does dealing with people sometimes leave you feeling like chewing glass would be less grating? Or that, being dragged by a horse could certainly give you a new appreciation for life in general? Do others’ opinions leave you feeling incompetent as to what you want to do with your life? And if death or divorce enters the stage, do you feel divided, dissected and defeated? These, and more of life’s little surprises, along with original poetry born from some of those experiences and observations, await you in You Can Be Anything You Want To Be!...Says Who?
Categories: Biography & Autobiography