In the pages that follow, Keilt tells the story of her life in Brazil—from her exclusive, upper-class lifestyle and dreams of Olympic medals to her turmoil-filled youth.
Author: Karen Keilt
Publisher: She Writes Press
The Parrot’s Perch opens in 2013, when Karen Keilt, age sixty, receives an invitation to testify at the Brazilian National Truth Commission at the UN in New York. The email sparks memories of her “previous life”—the one she has kept safely bottled up for more than thirty-seven years. Hopeful of helping to raise awareness about ongoing human rights violations in Brazil, she wants to testify, but she anguishes over reliving the horrific events of her youth. In the pages that follow, Keilt tells the story of her life in Brazil—from her exclusive, upper-class lifestyle and dreams of Olympic medals to her turmoil-filled youth. Full of hints of a dark oligarchy in Brazil, corruption, crime, and military interference, The Parrot’s Perch is a searing, sometimes shocking true tale of suffering, struggle—and survival.
Eagles Soar! Parrots Perch! asks readers to think of themselves as parrots repeating what they have always been taught. This self-help book will stimulate you to see how you can change from being a parrot to a soaring eagle.
Author: Paul Robinson White
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Eagles Soar Parrots Perch asks readers to think of themselves as parrots repeating what they have always been taught. This self-help book will stimulate you to see how you can change from being a parrot to a soaring eagle. The truth is that you will be changed if you read and apply this information to your lives. Instead of being a mindless follower, you will become a leader, once you learn the thoughts, phrases and concepts of the book. Finally, you are given the opportunity to understand the realities of life and how these can be used to achieve your destiny, motivating you to become an eagle, to leave the limb and soar. Originally from Detroit, Paul Robinson White now makes North Carolina his home. He says most people never comprehend they are just parroting others, and die without realizing their destiny, never fulfilling the purpose for which they were born. He has started on his next book. Publisher's website: http: //www.eloquentbooks.com/EaglesSoarParrotsPerch.htm
The artist's parrots perch on her shoulders and in her lap as if they were taking
their places on an inanimate object: a bush or a tree or an outcropping of rock.
Their bright colors make Kahlo seem deader than ever. The scene is only
Author: Bruce Thomas Boehrer
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
After completing his conquest of the Persian empire, Alexander the Great maneuvered his army across the Hindu Kush and into India. During his two years there, he traveled from dry frigid mountains to humid tropical lowlands and then back across one of the most punishing deserts on the planet. He fought a series of desperate battles against strange foes mounted on war-elephants, suffering wounds that nearly killed him. And when he eventually turned homeward, he brought with him specimens of a rare, magical species, a bird that could speak with a human voice. Introduced to Europe by Alexander, parrots were quickly embraced by Western culture as exotic and astonishing, full of marvelous powers, and close to the gods. Over the centuries they would become objects of veneration or figures of folly, creatures prized for their wit--or their place on the dinner table. Ultimately, they would become emblematic of the West's interaction with the world at large. Identifying a deeply rooted obsession with these beautiful and loquacious birds, Bruce Thomas Boehrer provides the first account of parrots and their impact on the Western world. Parrot Culture: Our 2500-Year-Long Fascination with the World's Most Talkative Bird traces the unusual history of parrots from their introduction in the Graeco-Roman world as items of oriental luxury, through the great age of New World exploration, to the contemporary ecological crisis of globalism. Boehrer identifies the poignant irony in the way parrots became ubiquitous as symbols and mascots, while suffering near extinction at the hands of those who desired them. Exploring their presence and meanings in the art, literature, and history of Western civilization, Parrot Culture also celebrates the beauty, intelligence, and personality of these birds, whose fate will say as much about us and the world we have created as it will about them.
The parrot also becomes a mercurial ontolexic cipher for the human double—and
thus (presto) the visual made audible, ... And the parrot's perch, his authorial
placement, a virtual sovereignty anchored by aerial suspension, makes these ...
Author: Kenneth King
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Kenneth King is one of America’s most inventive postmodern choreographers. His dancing has always reflected his interest in language and technology, combining movement with film, machines, lighting and words both spoken and written. King is also conversant in philosophy, and some of his most influential dances have been dedicated to and in dialogue with the work of such philosophers as Susanne K. Langer, Edmund Husserl and Friedrich Nietzsche. Since the 1960s, he has performed his dance to texts both spoken and prerecorded—texts intended to stand separately as literary works. Writing in Motion spans more than thirty years and is collected here for the first time. It includes essays, performance scripts of King’s own work, art criticism, philosophy and cultural commentary. Dense with movement, these writings explode and reconfigure the familiar, crack syntax open, and invent startling new words. Dancing, to King, is “writing in space," and writing is a dance of ideas. Whether referencing Aristotle, Langer, Simone de Beauvoir, MTV, Maurice Blanchot or Marshall McLuhan, King’s delightfully lavish prose is very much “in motion.”
There he was stripped, placed naked on a pau de arara (parrot's perch, a beam
from which the victim was hung upside down), beaten and given electric shocks.
Brandt testified that “the shocks were applied all over the body, especially the ...
Author: Anthony W. Pereira
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Through a thorough examination of political repression in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, Anthony Pereira illuminates the ways in which the long-term relationship of a country’s military and judiciary can explain a regime’s overall approach to the law.
Brightly colored parrots perch in the branches like ornaments on a Christmas tree
. There must be dozens of them, in different sizes and different colors. Some
perch where we can see them, as if showing off how beautiful they are. Others
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
There's a flock of parrots in Zoe's backyard! No one knows where they came from, but they aren't as big a surprise as the sight of Zoe's mother, who has just arrived from California. She wants Zoe to move back home with her - something Zoe has been waiting to hear for months. But why does leaving Ambler and Dr. Mac's place seem so much harder than she expected?
Simple suspending platform is more universal than the beating means slapping
on less sensitive and less " Parrots perch ' , a type of hanging that is more
delicate parts of the body which does not cause frequent in Brazil and Ethiopia ...
Publisher: Elsevier India
The book is a comprehensive and authoritative exposition of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. It provides precise and useful information on relevant legal provisions and forensic anatomy, and promotes interdisciplinary understanding of issues where law an medicine converge. The text is oriented towards the practical problems ncountered during day-to-day medicollegal work. About the Author : - Krishnan Vij, MD, L.L.B. is Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India.
She was a beautiful green parrot with a love for children and most adults,
especially Sister Marie Rene Azar from the order of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.
This cute little bird ... over to the parrot's perch from which the bird had been
Author: Susi Pittman
It is always hard to say good-bye. As Catholics, we know that our human loved ones are called by Christ to join Him in eternity, dwelling in heavenly bliss before God, enlightened by the light of glory, sharing in the fullness of the eternal life Christ has prepared for us. But what about our pets, and the animals that fill the earth and our lives with such special beauty? Does God have a place for them? Where do animals go when they die? Are they just dust? What is the destiny of creation? Does God really care about any of creation besides man? Would God, the Author of all life, cast the non-human creation He called good into nothingness? Isn't it illogical to believe that God would find worthless that which is "hard-wired" to give Him praise? Is it so hard to understand that animals created by God with a particular good would not also have knowledge of their Creator? It is a universal concern for stewards of creation who, in their humanness, consider such questions in their hearts. I write this book as a way to explore tenets of the Catholic faith that address creation; of bringng insight and spiritual truths to animal lovers and lovers of creation; and as evidential support of the truth that all creation was given its order, time, place, and purpose from its Creator, who sustains and preserves it at all times, always!
Top birds are always higher upthan the subdominant; therefore,the parrot'scage
should never be placed sothatthe birdpercheshigher up than its owner's shoulder
. Neverlet parrots perch on your shoulderasthis also allows them to feel ...
Author: Simon J. Girling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets is the definitive reference book on the principles and practice of nursing exotic species. From rabbits and chinchillas to budgies and iguanas, it not only covers husbandry, nutrition and handling, but provides an overview of diseases and treatments, and explores anatomy and chemical restraint. The redesigned layout and full colour artwork make it quicker and easier to find exactly what you’re looking for. New coverage for this revised and enlarged second edition includes: emergency and critical care, radiography, and small marsupials such as sugargliders. In addition to the thorough explanations of appropriate home-care which will enable you to confidently advise clients, the book now also covers the care of hospitalised exotics. Key features: Provides an understanding of the basics of diseases, husbandry, anatomy and physiology of exotic pets as outlined by the RCVS examinations Gives veterinary nurses the confidence to discuss exotic pets with clients by providing a solid knowledge base in these species. This book acts as a companion to the City and Guilds NVQ level 4 equivalent qualification 'Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species'. Suitable for veterinary nurses, veterinary technicians and veterinary students.
There's a cage just beside us and, inside, two noisy parrots perch and flutter and
squawk. When we've counted just about everything we can, we watch their antics
. I haven't asked Sophy much about her time at the Nygaards' house this past ...
Author: Karen Halvorsen Schreck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When a good church girl starts singing in a jazz club and falls for the music—as well as a handsome, African-American man—she struggles to reconcile her childhood faith with her newfound passions. When a good church girl starts singing in a jazz club and falls for the music—as well as a handsome African American man—she struggles to reconcile her childhood faith with her newfound passions. Raised in the Danish Baptist Church, Rose Sorensen knows it’s wrong to sing worldly songs. But Rose still yearns for those she hears on the radio—“Cheek to Cheek,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”—and sings them when no one is around. One day, Rose’s cousin takes her to Calliope’s, a jazz club, where she discovers an exciting world she never knew existed. Here, blacks and whites mingle, brought together by their shared love of music. And though Rose worries it’s wrong—her parents already have a stable husband in mind for her—she can’t stop thinking about the African American pianist of the Chess Men, Theo Chastain. When Rose returns to the jazz club, she is offered the role of singer for the Chess Men. The job would provide money to care for her sister, Sophy, who has cerebral palsy—but at what cost? As Rose gets to know Theo, their fledgling relationship faces prejudices she never imagined. And as she struggles to balance the dream world of Calliope’s with her cold, hard reality, she also wrestles with God’s call for her life. Can she be a jazz singer? Or will her faith suffer because of her worldly ways? Set in Depression-era Chicago and rich in historical detail, Sing for Me is a beautiful, evocative story about finding real, unflinching love and embracing—at all costs—your calling.
Debbie Gallagher. Parrot aviaries should have trees . The trees should have
different types of branches for chewing , perching , and climbing . RE 00 Parrots
perch on branches to eat and rest . Zoo Food Parrots eat fruit , seeds , and nuts.
Author: Debbie Gallagher
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
"Discusses parrots, their natural habitat, behavior, and characteristics, and zoo life"--Provided by publisher.
But then I fell in love, and the parrot always on my shoulder, entrancing the
woman I loved with his romantic verse, entrancing her to the point where she
forgot about me, to the point where she considered my body merely a parrot-
Author: Kamila Shamsie
Publisher: A&C Black
Hasan is eleven years old. He loves cricket, pomegranates, the night sky, his clever, vibrant artistic mother and his etymologically obsessed lawyer father, and he adores his next-door neighbour Zehra. One early summer morning, while lazing happily on the roof, Hasan watches a young boy flying a yellow kite fall to his death. Soon after, Hasan's idyllic, sheltered family life is shattered when his beloved uncle Salman, a dissenting politician, is arrested and charged with treason... Set in a land ruled by an oppresive military regime, this eloquent, charming and quietly political novel vividly recreates the confusing world of a young boy on the edge of adulthood, and beautifully illustrates the transformative power of the imagination.
Do you get them used to breaking down resistance? Do you tell them what you
do to the prisoners at home? How you hang them on the parrot's perch, squeeze
out their eyes, pull the nails out of their fingers and toes, shove hot electric wires ...
Author: Dea Loher
Publisher: Oberon Books
The only way not to be a heroine, a martyr, a victim, is to make myself an accomplice, a collaborator. Communist. Jew. Revolutionary. Lover. Mother. Olga Benario's story is a searing tale of survival as alongside her fellow prisoners she struggles to hold onto her disintegrating sense of self. Based on real events of the 1930s-40s focusing on Benario's time in Brazil and Germany, this gripping play was the first work by one of Europe's foremost contemporary dramatists, Dea Loher, and was originally performed in 1992. After their highly successful run in Luxembourg City, Speaking in Tongues bring the English-language world premiere to London.