From the summer of 1972 through 1975, Kenneth Wooden visited correctional facilities in thirty states where juveniles between the ages of five and sixteen were being held. During his research he uncovered an astoundingly high incidence of emotional and physical abuse, torture, and commercial exploitation of the children by their keepers, individuals who received public funds to care for them. After observing the brutal treatment of these youths, a significant number of whom were not criminals but runaways or mentally disabled, Wooden described the conditions in which these children lived in Weeping in the Playtime of Others.
In these intimate, sometimes painfully frank poems, Andrew McMillan takes us back to childhood and early adolescence to explore the different ways we grow into our sexual selves and our adult identities. Examining our teenage rites of passage: those dilemmas and traumas that shape us – eating disorders, masturbation, loss of virginity – the poet examines how we use bodies, both our own and other people’s, to chart our progress towards selfhood. McMillan’s award-winning debut collection, physical, was praised for a poetry that was tight and powerful, raw and tender, and playtime expands that narrative frame and widens the gaze. Alongside poems in praise of the naivety of youth, there are those that explore the troubling intersections of violence, masculinity, class and sexuality, always taking the reader with them towards a better understanding of our own physicality. ‘isn’t this what human kind was made for’, McMillan asks in one poem, ‘telling stories learning where the skin/is most in need of touch’. These humane and vital poems are confessions, both in the spiritual and personal sense; they tell us stories that some of us, perhaps, have never found the courage to read before.
Playtime is Over WHY I CHOOSE THIS TITLE WAS BASE ON MY BIBLE STUDIES OF THE SIGNS NEARING THE COMING OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. THAT HIS COMING IS NEARER EVEN AT THE DOOR. THE WORLD IS FULL OF WARS CRIME KILLING ONE ANOTHER CHILDREN DISRESPECTFUL TO PARENTS NO SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION IN THE HOMES CHURCHS JUST FOR WORLDLY DESIRES PEOPLE TURNING AWAY FROM GOD AND HIS WORD. NO PRAYER IN THE HOMES OR BIBLE STUDIES. THE MAJORITY CONCERN ABOUT THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD RATHER THEN GODS WORD AND HEAVEN. THEY WANT TO GO BUT DON’T WANT TO CHANGE OR MAKE CHANGES IN THERE LIFE. ONLY WANT TO HAVE FUN. DON’T MISS UNDERSTAND ME ITS OK TO RELAX AT TIMES. YOU ASK YOUR FRIEND TO GO OUT AND PARTY OR SHACK THERE STUFF ITS OK THEY BE READY TO GO BUT WHEN IT COMES TO GOD AND HIS WORD HEY SOME OTHER TIME I USE TO BE THAT PERSON BUT I READ I LEARN EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN HE CANNOT ENTER TO HEAVEN WE MUST EXCEPT CHRIST AS OUR PERSONAL SAVIOR AN TRUST HIM AN MOVE OUT IN FAITH AN HIS WORD. THE BIBLE AND HIS WORD HAS TO BE THE GUILD BOOK THE ROAD MAP TO HEAVEN SATAN KNOWS THAT SO HIS JOB IS TO KEEP U FROM STUDYING AN FOLLOWING HIS WORD AND SHARING WITH OTHERS OF ALL COLORS AND RACE. MY FRIENDS I AM A SINNER IN NEED OF CHRIST AS WELL WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO WORK ON. SOME MORE THEN OTHERS. BUT THERE IS HOPE FOR EVERYONE. IN THE OLD TESTAMENT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL GOT DELIVERED FROM EGYPT MY GOD. BUT SHOCKING THEY DID NOT MAKE TO THE PROMISE LAND WOW UNBELIEVABLE THEY DIED THEY ALMOST MADE IT WOE WHAT HAPPEN WHAT HAPPEN. WE CAN READ IT IN THE BOOK OF 1CORINTHIANS 10:5-9 AND IT’S A EXAMPLE FOR US THAT IT CAN HAPPEN WOE READ IT NOW THESE THINGS BECAME OUR EXAMPLES TO THE INTENT THAT WE SHOULD NOT LUST AFTER EVIL THINGS AS THEY ALSO LUSTED. AND DO NOT BECOME IDOLATERS AS WERE SOME OF THEM. THE PEOPLE SAT DOWN TO EAT AND DRINK AND ROSE UP TO PLAY. NOR LET US COMMIT SEXUAL IMMORALITY. AS SOME OF THEM DID AND IN ONE DAY 23,000 FELL IN OTHER WORDS PLAYTIME IS OVER
These adorable titles will delight and comfort children with their sweet illustrations. Every spread combines simple text and images with a different treatment, including glitter, flocking and embossing, to engage the young reader.
The 1980s saw an explosion in the use of the domestic video cassette recorder (VCR), arguably the most significant new form of home entertainment technology since television. In Video Playtime Ann Gray investigates what women themselves felt about the VCR, both in terms of the ways these entertainment facilities were used within their households, and what kinds of programmes and films they themselves particularly enjoyed. Ann Gray draws heavily on verbatim quotes from discussions to provide a rich description of different types of household micro-cultures and to give readers more direct access to the women themselves and the ways in which they accounted for their own experience. Video Playtime addresses questions of domestic technology as well as those of taste and cultural preference, particularly in relation to class, addressing the dynamics of power within existing social and cultural relations and thereby setting the analysis within a much wider social context.
Playtime for Truth is intended to amuse, entertain and occasionally to challenge some of the values we hold in life, including our relationship with God and with those around us. A sense or perspective, and a sense of humour, are very desirable. A balanced life is for living. Christians have a certain hope for better times ahead, whatever our present condition. Hopefully this book will strike an emotional chord with the reader, in good times or in bad. The ability to stand back, sometimes to have a good laugh at ourselves, may well help to relieve tension, and even our blood pressure!
Help your baby learn all about playtime with this ebook Now in ebook format, this is a static, generic epub. Your child will love finding the hidden toys. Read them with your baby, they'll love the fun playtime images - perfect for reading aloud and encouraging early word recognition.