Using humor, reason, case studies, and numerous examples, law professor Sherry Colb offers this defense of veganism, showing how vegans and non-vegans can engage in a mutually beneficial conversation and work together to create a more ...
Author: Sherry F. Colb
What about plants? Don't animals eat other animals? There are no perfect vegans, so why bother? If you're vegan, how many times have you been asked these, and other similarly challenging, questions from non-vegans? Using humor and reason, Sherry F. Colb takes these questions at face value and also delves deeply into the motivations behind them, coming up with answers that are not only intelligent but insightful about human nature. Through examples, case studies, and clear-eyed logic, she provides arguments for everything from why veganism is compatible with the world's major religions to why vegetarianism is not enough. In the end, she shows how it is possible for vegans and non-vegans to engage in a mutually beneficial conversation without descending into counterproductive name-calling, and to work together to create a more hospitable world for human animals and non-human animals alike.
The authors of Beating Hearts aim to reconcile this apparent conflict and examine the surprisingly similar strategic and tactical questions faced by activists in the pro-life and animal rights movements.
Author: Sherry F. Colb
Publisher: Columbia University Press
How can someone who condemns hunting, animal farming, and animal experimentation also favor legal abortion, which is the deliberate destruction of a human fetus? The authors of Beating Hearts aim to reconcile this apparent conflict and examine the surprisingly similar strategic and tactical questions faced by activists in the pro-life and animal rights movements. Beating Hearts maintains that sentience, or the ability to have subjective experiences, grounds a being's entitlement to moral concern. The authors argue that nearly all human exploitation of animals is unjustified. Early abortions do not contradict the sentience principle because they precede fetal sentience, and Beating Hearts explains why the mere potential for sentience does not create moral entitlements. Late abortions do raise serious moral questions, but forcing a woman to carry a child to term is problematic as a form of gender-based exploitation. These ethical explorations lead to a wider discussion of the strategies deployed by the pro-life and animal rights movements. Should legal reforms precede or follow attitudinal changes? Do gory images win over or alienate supporters? Is violence ever principled? By probing the connections between debates about abortion and animal rights, Beating Hearts uses each highly contested set of questions to shed light on the other.
“But I think I'm gonna have to have one of the burgers that I ordered for your uncle
.” “He'll live,” said Brian. ... shy around food. “Well, at Brian's suggestion, I
originally ordered you three burgers, but, if you don't mind, I'd like to have one of
Author: Paul Kirk, 3rd
Publisher: Paul R. Kirk
Brian Hawk grows up too fast in the blue-collar steel town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Surprisingly resilient, he withstands numerous traumatic events in the formative years of his life. Alert and analytical, young Brian responds as a jagged path of emotional and intellectual survival unfolds when a seventeen-year-old becomes suddenly bent on his destruction. Caught in a relentless struggle after witnessing a bizarre and wicked incident at an abandoned house, Brian must quickly adapt to stay one step ahead of danger. Fortunately, he has established a powerful friend who offers unique assistance. PIZZA BONES begins with young Brian Hawk nearly asleep in his comfy crib. The Mickey Mouse nightlight casts elongated shadows on the far wall, his last taste of innocence. From there, we track his fiercely developing intellect in response to the environmental stressors placed upon him. Trained to fight by his ex-military father as soon as he could walk, a foundation is provided to face adversity with aggression and composure well beyond his years. A stark coming of age novel, there is a clear descent into hell before finding redemption. PIZZA BONES is a literary effort that takes a comprehensive and thoughtful look at the darker side of human nature and how one extraordinary boy seeks his place in society. To Brian Hawk, the world is a very different place. PIZZA BONES is a full and complete novel of over 90,000 words and is the first in a two-part series. The story is targeted for mainstream readers who enjoy psychological intrigue with intense character development and erotic exploration of the developing human psyche. Aficionados in psychological assessment and counseling or those interested in early childhood development will fully enjoy reading this. Put simply, this is an exploration of nature vs. nurture and what it might take for a very bright boy to effectively survive within a brutal environment thrust upon him.
... pitcher of water. The family promptly traveled back from Greece to Jack in the
Box for double cheeseburgers, which weren't as festive but were at least dry. Billy
had come home from school that day very tired after attending baseball practice.
Author: Henry Winkler
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Billy and Hoover are back in the hilarious new series from bestselling authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver! It's time for Moorepark Middle School's annual Speak Out Challenge, and Billy Broccoli thinks he's got it made. With his best friend Hoover Porterhouse--the ghost with the most--by his side, Billy's got the competition in the bag. Who wouldn't vote for a demonstration on mind reading? But when Billy lands a spot on the sixth grade team, he starts spending more time with his new teammates than he does with Hoover. And the Hoove plays second fiddle to no one! If Billy's not careful, his secret weapon might just vanish into thin air, leaving Billy to pick up the pieces of a demonstration day disaster!
The little Smokeys were in a fight immediately, and Theresa had to threaten to
return the toys if the kids didn't behave. The four of them walked across the street
to a ... The kids order cheeseburgers and Cokes. Theresa and Dale order the
Author: John Dufresne
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Reissue of a favorite novel by “a generous and lyric storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) known for his tragicomic voice and unforgettable characters. Ever since Lafayette Proulx quit his day job, left his wife, hauled his dog and his Royal portable across town to Judi Dubey’s house, and set out at last to be a fiction writer, his life has been a sordid mess. Judi’s exotically dysfunctional family isn’t all to blame. Sure, the murders are disconcerting. And, yes, Judi’s father’s gone off the deep end. Worse are the vicious rejection letters Laf gets from editors. To top it off, Laf’s falling for Judi at the same time he’s nettled with guilt, is in marriage counseling with his wife, and is writing his long-hoped-for novel. When Judi is diagnosed with stage IV cancer, they both struggle to find the memory that will comfort, the truth that will redeem in a world where everyone suffers some kind of love disorder. John Dufresne, called “a highly readable Faulkner,” will once again take the literary world by storm with this new tragicomic tale.
So you can relax and let us do what needs to be done. Would you mind if I ask
you a few questions?” “Thank you sir. You can ask anything you want.” “Where
are you guys heading?” “We are on our way to Daleville for a cheeseburger.
Author: Dick Erwin
Demetrius wakes up one morning and has a craving for a mouth watering cheeseburger. He decides to call in sick from work and go on an adventure that is 415 miles long. The drive starts out just like any other road trip, but after stopping for gas, this all changes. Just over 190 miles into his adventure, he makes a decision that will forever change his life. Demetrius stops to help someone who is stranded on the side of the road on a very cold morning. The person in need turns out to be a beautiful young woman who is having car issues, while running away from her own problems at home. From this moment on, their lives will be changed dramatically. Demetrius tries to convince the young lady, that he has fallen for, to join him on his adventure. Since her car will be in the shop for the next few days for repairs, she agrees to join him. Their adventure encounters many twists and turns. They must battle the weather, muggers, dragons, a wild polar bear, and participate in a battle to save a kingdom under attack.
As I left , the chief proctor said to me , “ Do you mind if I ask you a question ? ” I
thought she was going to ... That was sort of depressing to me - - being two
hundred points dumber in math than when I was seventeen years old . I kept it to
Author: Bob Greene
A harvest of articles about life in America in the eighties, including stories about the onset of middle age, about a chance reunion of high school friends, and flying on the Eastern Shuttle
“Mind if I join you?” he asked, then took a chair without waiting for a response. “
Not at all. ... know what the hell was wrong, why she'd changed from one
weekend to the next. The waitress came to take his order. “Cheeseburger with
Author: Laurie Paige
Hope Baxter had teethed on stories of Kincaid family corruption. So when her ruthless father demanded his lawyer daughter wrench prime land from the Kincaids' grasp…she went in for the kill. But Hope underestimated her opponent—a dust-on-his-leather-chaps cowboy, Collin Kincaid. His weapon was his searing kiss, and Hope was defenseless against it. Collin unearthed Hope's vulnerability—her secret desire for a family. But following her dream would mean the ultimate defection. Could they forget their families' feuds and love simply as man and woman…husband and wife?
Maggie pulled out an order pad—I'd never seen her use one before—and waited
for our order as if she didn't know I would want a big ... “Can we get a couple of cheeseburgers and fries? ... I didn't care. Another lie. I did care. I don't know why
the woman got under my skin, but she did. From the second I'd met her in the ...
Author: Carsen Taite
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
Bounty Hunter Luca Bennett's in a bind, which is nothing new, but this time it's her feelings, not a jumper, that's got her tangled in knots. She's finally decided she wants to be more than a friend with benefits to cop Jessica Chance, but when hot and dangerous attorney Ronnie Moreno returns to town, a new case and an old flame threaten to interfere. When the case puts her at odds with the entire police department, Jess included, Luca is forced to make a hard choice that could change her entire world. As the lines between right and wrong blur, she faces the biggest risks of her life. Luca loves to gamble, but the stakes have never been higher. Will she win big or will she lose everything?
I'm sure she did read my mind, but it didn't seem to bother her. As she looked at
me, ... “Okay, Russ, do you want to order something?” “Yes ma'—I mean Sally ... “I
'll have a cheeseburger with everything on it, and a strawberry shake, not too
thick” “Coming right up.” She disappeared ... Matter of fact, one reason I came in
here was to find out if there's any jobs around Rugby in the harvest.” “You came
to the ...
Author: Russ Hofvendahl
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Recounts the author's travels by freight trains and gondolas through America, and discusses the people he encountered and the events he experienced during his journey
At first I told him to fuck off and mind his own business but I got home and thought
to myself it wasn't such a bad idea if I lied to myself and said it was my idea. So it
was my idea. Forget what I said about coworker. By “coworker,” I meant I was ...
Author: Michael A. AdashefskiPublish On: 2013-12-15
You can order whatever you'd like, even doubles if you want 'em.” “Th...thank you
officer” said ... After turning this thought over in his mind for an hour or so, he
picked up the menu and looked over his choices for dinner. The Last Meal Menu
Author: Michael A. Adashefski
Publisher: Michael A. Adashefski
We've all heard the old song The Midnight Special at least once in our lives, the great story about a lucky prisoner who is miraculously set free from jail if the light from a train passing at midnight shines on them as it passes. But where do they go if the light does shine on them and what happens next? This is the tale of one such incident that happened to a fortunate prisoner one Halloween night.
Wearing a simple pair of slacks with a white blouse, I could remain incognito, and
tonight that was exactly what I wanted. I looked over the menu, wondering what I
should order. As if reading my mind, the waitress said, “Cheeseburger's good.
Author: Marie Bostwick
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Marie Bostwick delivers a captivating novel of soul mates discovering each other as the country faces its greatest challenge. . . Morgan Glennon's destiny points straight up into Oklahoma's clear, blue sky. It's been that way since he was four years old, imagining the famous flier father he's never met. Morgan leaves college to enlist as a Navy pilot, and his whole world suddenly changes when America goes to war. Watching his friends fall in battle, robs Morgan of the joy he always felt in the air. It will take one very unusual woman to help him get it back. . . Georgia Jean Carter learned early never to rely on a man for anything but trouble. Airplanes are different: they take a girl places most boyfriends can't. Remarkably, the war makes it possible for Georgia to do her part as a pilot. Flying with the WASPs brings a special sense of belonging--yet there's something missing that Georgia doesn't recognize until a brief encounter sets her dreaming about a young flyboy she barely knows. . . Praise for Marie Bostwick and Fields of Gold "A touching story." --Patricia Gaffney "Captivating and hauntingly beautiful. . .a true gem." --Romantic Times, 4 1⁄2 stars "A gripping, heartwarming story." --Dorothy Garlock on Fields of Gold
cheeseburgers is what she was put on Earth to do.” “She wouldn't have to if you
could ever get a burger without them,” Shawn said. “Even if you ask ... “To start
with, you can put those discs back in the right order,” Gus said. “And then you can
Author: William Rabkin
Based on the hit USA NETWORK television series A tie-in readers will be totally "psyched" about... Shawn Spencer has convinced everyone he's psychic. Now, he has to either clean up or be found out. After the PSYCH detective agency gets some top-notch publicity, Shawn's high-school nemesis, Dallas Steele, hires him to help choose his investments. Naturally, their predictions turn out to be total busts. And the deceptive Dallas is thrilled that he has completely discredited and humiliated Shawn once and for all, until he's found murdered. But the police have a suspec found at the scene with a smoking gun. And she says Shawn took control of her mind and forced her to do it. After all, he is a psychic?
The last time we had gone to Boogie Burger, a dancing cheeseburger had
knocked over a real milkshake onto my father, who, caught completely off guard,
reacted like it was hot lava ... Do you mind if I just pop into Nancy's Fabric for
Author: Jim Kokoris
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Teddy Pappas is an eleven-year-old boy forced into maturity before his time. He lives with his younger brother and their eccentric Civil War historian father, a man more comfortable with discussing Confederate footwear than what kind of day his sons had. Their lives have been quiet for a year since the real lifeblood of their household, Teddy's mother, died in a tragic car accident. On the one-year anniversary of her death, Teddy's stoic father plays his wife's favorite lottery numbers in a tender, uncharacteristic act. When it turns out that the family holds the $190 million winning ticket, their world is instantly transformed. Seemingly overnight, a host of colorful characters demands their attention, including Teddy's hilarious aunt and uncle, a beautiful divorcée, a desperate former soap opera star, and a menacing stranger who threatens the very core of the family. As events spiral out of control, the family struggles to discover what "the rich part of life" really is. Featuring a unique father-child bond, Jim Kokoris's moving first novel is flavored with the rich characterizations and poignant charm of early John Irving. Creating the perfect balance of humor and pathos, Kokoris takes us on an unforgettable journey through the ups and downs of this revelation of unexpected wealth.
He took it from me, and he said, “I'll take a double cheeseburger and an order of
fries.” Then Tank ... The bartender was there taking down Mr. Dick H.'s order and
Tank's. ... Tank spoke up, “If you don't mind, I'll take an order of mushrooms also.
Such language-limitation may hold true on every holistic level of the cosmos that
we may ever care to explore, outside of the mechanistic ... humans evolved to
use for handling our common macroscopic tasks, such as ordering a cheeseburger or asking for a raise, fail to work at ... Similarly, if the over-arching
consciousness constitutes a kind of meta-universe, it too might well wiNdmiLLs of
THe miNd 1 3 9.
Author: Bob Berman
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the world—a US News & World Report cover story called him a “genius” and a “renegade thinker,” even likening him to Einstein. Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman, the most widely read astronomer in the world, to produce Biocentrism, a revolutionary new view of the universe. Every now and then a simple yet radical idea shakes the very foundations of knowledge. The startling discovery that the world was not flat challenged and ultimately changed the way people perceived themselves and their relationship with the world. For most humans of the 15th century, the notion of Earth as ball of rock was nonsense. The whole of Western, natural philosophy is undergoing a sea change again, increasingly being forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory, and at the same time, towards doubt and uncertainty in the physical explanations of the universe’s genesis and structure. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet upside down again with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around. In this paradigm, life is not an accidental byproduct of the laws of physics. Biocentrism takes the reader on a seemingly improbable but ultimately inescapable journey through a foreign universe—our own—from the viewpoints of an acclaimed biologist and a leading astronomer. Switching perspective from physics to biology unlocks the cages in which Western science has unwittingly managed to confine itself. Biocentrism will shatter the reader’s ideas of life—time and space, and even death. At the same time it will release us from the dull worldview of life being merely the activity of an admixture of carbon and a few other elements; it suggests the exhilarating possibility that life is fundamentally immortal. The 21st century is predicted to be the Century of Biology, a shift from the previous century dominated by physics. It seems fitting, then, to begin the century by turning the universe outside-in and unifying the foundations of science with a simple idea discovered by one of the leading life-scientists of our age. Biocentrism awakens in readers a new sense of possibility, and is full of so many shocking new perspectives that the reader will never see reality the same way again.
They had a little laugh together, but they were still anxious to know what was
happening with Al, what sort of operation they were performing, and on what.
Sally said, “I ... I'm sure they won't mind if we eat it here in this waiting area.” The
bakery and walk a block to a friendly café where I order a cappuccino and eat my
treat. Most people don't mind. If you do it ... If you call ahead, it is perfectly
acceptable to hand your bread to a waiter and ask that it be returned to you in the
form of French toast, eggs Benedict, Reuben sandwich, or a double cheeseburger as long as you make sure the grill is clean and there is no other
gluten involved in the ...
Author: Jax Peters Lowell
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Category: Health & Fitness
An expanded, revised, and exhaustively updated 20th anniversary edition of the book that fired the first shot—a comprehensive and entertaining guide to living gluten-free Way ahead of its time, the original edition of this book, Against the Grain, was the first book of its kind: a funny, supportive, and absolutely essential handbook for gluten-free living. With two successful editions and countless devoted fans, this book has helped thousands of gluten-free readers follow their diets with creativity, resourcefulness, and, always, good humor. The Gluten-Free Revolution is fully revised and updated with the newest resources and information, and is packed with authoritative, practical advice for every aspect of living without gluten. With her signature wit and style, Lowell guides readers through the intricacies of shopping; understanding labels, from cosmetics to prescription drugs; strategies for eating out happily and preparing food safely at home; advice about combining gluten-free eating with any other diet, like gluten-free-paleo and gluten-free-dairy-free; negotiating complicated emotional and interpersonal reactions to your new diet; and includes fabulous gluten-free recipes from the best chefs in the world, including Thomas Keller, Rick Bayless, Alice Waters, Bobby Flay, and Nigella Lawson, among many others. The Gluten-Free Revolution remains the ultimate and indispensable resource for navigating your gluten-free life.
13: Q This Is What Matters Most A Healthy Mind and Body n order for you to keep
that tight leash on your existence manager, you must stay as healthy as ... You can do it. And it's easier than you've been led to believe. To what degree do you
make your health a priority? ... For example, when you are about to order a
double cheeseburger at the fast-food restaurant, it whispers, "Forget about the fat
Author: Barbara Morris
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
Little old ladies don't just happen--they are created by default. The road to little old lady-hood starts early in mid-life but if a well-thought-out plan of prevention is in place, mid-life women can keep and improve their current level of youthful attributes for at least another 25 years. Morris explains how to do just that.