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"My room tells the truth about me"
It can be very obstinate to imagine that material things reveal a person's personality, after all a bedrooms just were you sleep isn't it? But to me that's not the case.
Firstly I can control it, but more importantly it is a place of refuge from day to day bustle. My room contains all of my worldly possessions and is the only place in life that is completely and utterly left to me to do as I wish with. It is an exhibit of my inner secrets and habits.
As you enter my room you will be struck by the obvious untidiness. This is because of the day-by-day build-up of unorganised medley, spread from corner to corner of this humble abode like...
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After looking into the results of my personality tests, I found out many things that I did not know about myself, which would affect my future career choices greatly: I found out that I was even tempered, which would be a two sided blade for me in the future. I found out that I am very adaptable, which will aide me when tough changes occur; I found that I am confident enough to step up to any challenges yet I dislike pressures and deadlines; And last but not least, I am creative and logical, but never really inspiring and motivating.I am very even keeled normally, which means I rarely get too...
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In the past four years of my life, voluteer work has left an indelible mark on my heart and mind. When I became a voluteer, I had a very vague notion of leadership. As my high school days come to an end, I am left with the feeling that I have finally come into my own shoes, discovering the things that are important to me and those that are not. I have found my personal leadership style, and I now pay attention to the leaders I come across each day. For this reason, voluteering has been both an enlightening and inspiring experience, for I am surrounded by peers, mentors, and the voluteer program director, all of whom are leaders with creative visions of their own.
At the beginning of the...
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My Puerto RicoAnyone who has ever been on vacation knows how special it can be. Spending time with family, relaxing worry-free, and just getting away from a normal schedule can be very rewarding, and make for some great memories. The first time I traveled to Puerto Rico, I was nine months old. I don't remember much about that trip, but there were many more to come in following years. I can recall vividly my most recent trip; After hours of sitting in an airplane's cramped cabin, snacking on a miniscule serving of extremely salty pretzels, it was a...
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Trees down every where, houses crushed, roofs gone, thousands of people without power, cars damaged, people dieing. Hurricane Charley was perhaps one of most devastating events that I have ever experienced, in my entire life. The next morning after hurricane Charley hit, we drove outside and saw the devastating remains that Charley left. The roads were full of chaos, with no traffic lights, and the gas lines were insanely long. I was very fortunate to only loose my power and cable, in comparison to some people loosing a loved one. This hurricane caused approximately $20 billion in...
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My grandfather is a schmuck. Yet to him, that insult is doubly offensive, because he is also anti-Semitic. He tried to stop my father, who was raised Catholic, from marrying my mother, who was raised Jewish. He recently divorced my grandmother, after 58 years of marriage. My grandfather has told me many stories, most of which were either exaggerations for the more boring ones or altogether facetious, but always mind-numbingly dull. In fact, I have fallen asleep on the telephone with him before, only to wake up to his snarling, growling voice reprimanding my ear. He also repeats stories many times, because his memory is equivalent to that of a mosquito. I have to thank him three times for...
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The Little Prince is my life time favorite book. Personally, I think The Little Prince is the epitome of book for both children and adults. Although this book is only one hundred pages long, I think the book has more meanings than any other books I have read thus far. My grandmother recommended me to read this book when I was only five years old. But when I was five, I could not understand why she made me read this particular...
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The Catcher in The Rye Many people find that their dreams are unreachable. Holden Caulfield realizes this in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. As Holden tells his story, he recounts the events since leaving the Pencey School to his psychiatrist. At first, Holden sounds like a typical, misguided teenager, rebellious towards his parents, angry with his teachers, and flunking out of school. However, as his story progresses, it becomes clear that Holden is indeed motivated, just not academically. He has a purpose: to protect the young and innocent minds of young children from the "horrors" of adult...
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INTIMACY/SEX AND AGGRESSION -OR- THE PERFECT ORGASM.
by Irving Bronsky M.D.
Boff Brugelbagel: medical doctor, psychiatrist, sexologist. Professor Brugelbagel is the world's leading expert on
emotional and sexual problems.
Boff is a six foot two inches tall, two hundred and twenty pounds. He is bald, wears thick-lensed, horn-rimmed,
glasses. His piercing eyes are hazel, but almost no one has ever seen him without his glasses. He wears them when he
showers and takes them off only to sleep. His nose is straight, his lips full; his mustache and beard not always trimmed.
His clothes are rumpled, usually looking like he slept...
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Lies my teacher told meAt some point during the lengthy, drug-induced coma that I sometimes refer to as "my high school years," I briefly regained consciousness and found myself eye-to-eye with what appeared to be a three-headed, English teaching dwarf. Before I could fall back into my customary stupor I realized that this evil shrieking dwarf would say anything to trick me into wasting what was left of my mind with books and reading and other school related stuff. Although I...
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Chapter 1Odd beginningsAs a mildly skinny but strong man with a dark-age sword stood on the peak of a hill next to the calm clyan, or town, looking over it as he watched the sun set. It was the most beautiful and peaceful thing Calithar Harlen had ever seen. That is because Calithar is a treyener, or city person. "Well, hopefully war will not find me here." Then he got on his hover bike and sped down the hill. 50MPH...100MPH...150MPH...200MPH...STOP!!! The brakes went on but didn't go on in time. He hit the front end of a truck, then hit his right arm on a street post, and went thru a glass window and hit the wall inside that practically broke the rest of his bones in his...
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The Truth Set Me FreeI shook severely. Every nerve in my body tingled, but not a good tingle, not an orgasmic tingle, but a heavy, sandy tingle. It ran deep through my veins, my body stiffened like a drying cement walk way. I felt nauseous; like my insides no longer safely rested in me, but started making there way up my throat. I tried to take a deep breath, but my lips would not open, they felt sewn shut. The only other feeling I had besides the unbearable pain could only be described as a horrid fear. I did not even know what I feared. That did not seem to stop the incessant thoughts brought on by this fear though. I thought, "What the hell just happened? Where am I? Why is...
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Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya was published in 1972 in America. This book is of a young Mexican boy who is caught between internal and external conflicts. Antonio, the main character, changes as a results of inner conflicts, one is which is he a vaquero like his father the Marez or a farmer like his mother's brothers the Luna, and which god should he believe in the Golden Carp, the pagan god, or the
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Mom with a tissue on her hand begins to wipe up her tears. She sits impatiently on a rusty old mud color mocking chair "trrr-trrr" the noise it makes every time she moves. It is a weekday, and the weather forecast for today is cloudy skies and thunderstorms; as well, a crying face, an enormous empty space in my mother's heart, a frustration on my family, and thoughts of them on me being lost. These are the effects after my childish decision.My early morning routine of 4th grade begins with an aroma of hot chocolate and warm bread that drives me over the counter and to the dining table, along with my mothers complains,...
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After reading Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, I immediately found that I had connection with it. It was much more than the fact that I love Shakespeare's works. It also had a lot to do with the storyline, especially pertaining to Helena's character. Throughout much of the beginning of the play, Helena declares her love for
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Someone once said, Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will. Have you ever been with someone that you loved so much, only to see them being pulled away not because they want to, but because they had too? I did and I regret ever experiencing it. My purpose for this essay is to inform you on that heart wrenching day when I lost the love of my life.My love life in the past was pretty average for a teenage girl. Had a few boyfriends, most of them did not last that long. But of course there is always that one guy that takes your breath away. His name is Manuel. He...
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My best friend, a descriptive essay
When I first met Josh I wasn't overly impressed. I had walked into a Hooters restaurant to dine with friends, and sitting at the table that greeted me was Josh. I didn't notice his rugged good looks. I didn't pause to gaze down upon his broad shoulders, and thick chest. I hardly noticed the caramel color of his eyes, nor his nicely manicured goatee.
What I saw, was a broken tooth. A very tiny, short, yellowing, broken upper lateral tooth. Nice tooth, I remember thinking. Who could have known that tiny insignificant...
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My Community 1Race and My Community: HispanicSandra PerezAxia Collage University of PhoenixMy Community 2Race and My Community: HispanicI am Sandra J Perez born American and rise in Puerto Rico making me part of the Hispanic minority. We, Hispanic are the second large groups in the population in Kissimmee, FL. All troughs founding some information about my ethnic (Hispanic) minority have not been easy I was able to come across with some good information. (We)Hispanics have tried to hold many political positions. However, we have not been able to achieve many political positions. We have gone through some type of...
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FoodThe blackfeet tribe was always grateful for the food and other materials the buffalo provided. Since the buffalo was plentiful in the plains, it was the main food source. Wherever the buffalo went, the blackfeet went. They would only hunt buffalo is they needed too, and if they killed buffalo they tried not to waste any part of it. Its meat was eaten fresh, smoked, roasted meat, even the tongue, intestines, liver, brains, marrow, nose were eaten. A very good way of preserving the meat is to make it into pemmican. Pemmican was dried buffalo meat pounded, mixed with buffalo fat and dried, crushed berries. Sausages were made from strips of meat and fat seasoned with mild onions...
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Many factors contributed to the success of Coalbrookdale. The Darbys' were one of the biggest influences on the success of Coalbrookdale; however, there were other factors and individuals, which contributed to the development of Coalbrookdale. I will discuss these in the essay below.Abraham Darby 1 was born in 1678 as a son of a Quaker locksmith near Dudley. At the age of twenty-one he moved to Bristol and later became a partner in a brassworks. The pots that were made in the...
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Ten Years Later My older sister was always late in the mornings, and every day I waited on the couch next to the door, counting the hundreds of seconds until she was ready. I waited, dressed, with my bright pink backpack secured, my shoes tied, and my coat zipped. I watched her run around the house, looking for a last minute snack, or sometimes finishing her homework. It puzzled me that no matter how early she woke up, she was still always late. Finally, she would open the door, and together we would sprint down the street to the bus...
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From 1682 to his death in 1725 Peter I, or Peter the Great, ruled over Russia as Tsar. Peter was different from most Tsars in his beliefs and way of life. He enjoyed the west and many of the things that came from there. He liked all types of technology, and liked to learn about everything around him, from the human body to warfare. He felt that Russian must modernize and westernize. He also thought that it was necessary for them to adopt the culture and technology that Europe used. Some of this technology was used in warfare, which was one of Peter's interests. Yet, historians still wonder, did he deserve...
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He gazed up at me with the clear bright eyes of a child who was clearly experiencing a rare moment of happiness, and I knew instantly the sacrifice had been worth it. The sacrifice I am speaking of was awaking at five o'clock on a gloomy Saturday morning to take poverty-stricken children in our area shopping at a local department store before it opened. I can't help but to notice life is full of these little decisions. I have longed been plagued by the eternal question of whether to deny myself for the hope future gain or to enjoy the lesser fruits of the present. Of course most people...
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it is done in standered text u can change if desired."We know there will be problems in environmental terms, manySerious problems, but it is a matter of economics. There won't be anyComplete disaster, and what we cannot solve, well, that's the price we haveTo pay. There is a constant war that is being fought in the rainforestsSouth America. The death toll is one that far surpasses any other war inHistory. Vietnam and World War II had minimal loss of life compared to thisnever ending battle. It is predicted that by the year 2020, the casualties willreach 150 per day. This total does not even include the loss of human lifedue to the...
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Some scientists have proclaimed that the human race is slowly depleting the layer of ozone which protects us from ultra violet light. In reality, humans have very little control of the world in which we live. Scientific evidence has shown that there is very little depletion in the ozone layer and the contributions the human race makes towards this depletion is and always will be insignificant compared to nature. The theories of the depletion and what it would cause are flawed and contradictory. Where and when did this global killing threat begin? It all began in the mid 1960's when the United States government began pursuing super sonic transports. These would be planes which would travel...
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Some of the most significant moments in my life were when I left Vietnam, entered high school, and fell in love. Each of these three events has had significant impact on me personally and developmentally, and in a way, each is a phase building up to my present persona. And yes, persona is the correct term because "life is but a play", and (at present and probably for the future) I am the entertainer, the comedian, the analyzer.One would consider that perhaps reallocating oneself to another country would be the most difficult transition in one's childhood years. But really, to a three year old it wasn't all that harsh. Taking into consideration that I knew nothing and accepted...
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My Biography Jonathan Hammond English11 11/8/00 One afternoon on October 3 1984 I was born to purify the world and rid it of evil"¦wait wrong story"¦ I was infact born October 3 1984 but not to rid the world of evil but to add a little to it. When I was born my father was out to see on West pack (6 months out the year the subs travel the seas) which I thought was kind of bummer but you cant always get what you want. My father and I didn't really have a strong relationship like the whole son and father throwing the baseball not because, he was at sea all the time but lets face it he sucked bad at sports. We moved from Hampton, Virginia to Honolulu, Hawaii because my father...
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I generally regard myself as a disorganized person. I believe this is an innate trait for me. As far as I can remember, I've always been disorganized. But throughout my life, I developed some ways to cope with it, especially after having some negative experiences. So what was the main factor that made me disorganized person? I strongly believe that it was a combination of both nature and nurture, but if I had to choose one, I would have to say that the genes that came from my father have a big impact on this trait.
My father is also a disorganized person. I am very similar to him in this regard. On the other hand, my mother is extremely organized. She's someone who tries to keep...
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My whole life I used to be the tall, lanky scrawny kid around town. The push-over, the semi-popular rebel who everyone used to make fun of and use for laughs or favors. "No more!" This is what I told myself after visiting a big school in a little town, when I decided that I'm done being everyone's bitch. I flunked out in 7th grade and I guess that's where you could say all my problems and troubles in life started. I was shipped off to an all male military academy in Delafield, Wisconsin called St. John's Northwestern Military...
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Everyone receives guidance from the many people they encounter throughout life. Probably most people have also been a guide for someone else somewhere along the way. The concept of the guide in Richard Wagamese's Keeper'n Me is more than just someone who gives guidance, its someone who also uses storytelling and the teaching of traditions to help guide.Passing on traditions or a certain way of life is a very important aspect of guiding someone of the...
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Michael Moore, who is an esteemed low budget producer, made an extravagant film back in 1989 entitled "Roger & Me." I recall seeing this film during my freshman year for English class and after seeing it again, the documentary that depicts corporate greed in the real world, still strikes me.Moore brings us to Flint, Michigan which I believe he stated was his hometown. He shows us the General...
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The movie ‘Catch Me If You Can’ is based on the true-life story of Frank Abagnale. He was the youngest person to ever be put onto the FBI’s most wanted list. The movie tells his story. Frank Abagnale impersonated many people and forged many documents (many to include paychecks) over the period of 5 years. He was said to be the world’s greatest liar. Some of the documents that he forged included, but were not limited to, false identification cards, birth certificates, and of course paychecks. He got into the forgery business by learning from his ‘conman’ father. Frank traveled around the world impersonating doctors, airline pilots, and even the assistant attorney general. The FBI was always...
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Bryan HuangMs. NgEnglish 3, Per. 4October 2 2014Liberty or DeathIn the 18th Century, the British colonies in America began a rebellion from the mother country of Great Britain to pursue. There were many influential people throughout the American Revolution, including attorney Patrick Henry. His speech "Give Me Liberty or Give me Death" is considered one of the greatest speeches of all time and seemed to be the turning point for the ideals of colonial leaders in Richmond,...
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Trevor OlsonPeriod 7Comp. 1Mrs. WheelerMusic is the Cure for EverythingMusic, I believe, is the cure for everything because I was lost at one point…and music saved me. Music made me who I am today. If it weren't for music, I wouldn't be as funny (only funny on good days), handsome (also only on good days), social (yet again...only on good days), and so friendly. It sucks because I care so much about people. I can't even care for myself. They say music has magical powers, and I truly believe that. In my eighteen years of life, I had to go through...
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You Loved Me? Have you ever been in love and nobody, even the person that you were in love with, knew about it or took it seriously? Well, I did, and this is my story. People said that I was gay, but what did they know about me? I just moved to Perry Central High from Tell City and was already the new "target" for the bullies of PC. People thought that they would scare me away by pushing me into lockers and making me drop my books in the hallway. They don't understand what is like to be the new kid. Most of them grew up with the people here and knew some other type of me, but they were one of them, so it...
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Growing up I was an abused child who wanted nothing more than to break free of the horrible torture that was imposed on me every day of my childhood. My mother hated me, and she was not shy in saying so. She would belittle me as if it gave her some kind of sick pleasure in destroying my fragile, developing ego. Naturally, I would grow up to be a person who didn’t have any ambition or goals for the future. This was because I focused all of my energy on the thought of getting away. I just wanted to be free, somewhere, anywhere; it didn’t matter to me.
I am not sure exactly when my mother decided that she hated me, but it was definitely apparent in all of her...
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What makes a person mature? Is it the way people interact with each other in a way that politeness is the highest priority? Does it have something to do with the growth of the body? Well, whatever it is I have heard it a thousand times over and over again from different people and I never really understood it. Some people just come up to me and say “You have to grow up you know because the world is no place for sophomoric children!” When I hear these words I often ask myself what ‘world’ they are talking about. Is it the graceful world from story books and fairytales that everyone wishes to live in? Maybe it is the world of old battles and conflicts that mark the world with a bitter taste of...
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Many people throughout their whole lives go without some type of guidance. We go on living and making our own decisions, not really knowing if they are the correct choices. We continue roaming this earth not having the slightest idea of what our purpose actually is. When I accepted the Lord into my life I was no longer one of those people. I was no longer questioning. I was no longer wondering. My life's purpose was no longer unanswered.
It was the month of November in the year 2000, in the cafeteria of, Burton Middle School, where my friends LaKeisha Webb and Alexus Terry formally told me about God and his free gift. They called it witnessing. They started off by saying that God...
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I stood there, cold as ice, freezing. I could not believe what had just happened. I was alone; completely and utterly alone. As the black of night slowly enveloped me, I began to cry. Tears flowed down my face like a hurricane. Uncontrollable rage took a stranglehold of my emotions, and I started shaking. Unintelligible mumbling was all that came out when I tried to talk. I looked for anyone or anything to help me, but no one was there. Just yesterday I had felt so loved and warm, but now, all I felt were the frozen tears dripping down my face. She had broken my heart.
All that had been was gone. All my hopes and dreams had been shattered; I was left with a feeling of emptiness and...
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The Angel Above MeNo one ever realizes what they have until they lose it. Whether it's a deeply loved person, or a an inanimate object that sits in the same place everyday. No one ever worries about it until one day when it's gone. The place doesn't feel the same afterwards no matter what. When I was sixteen my journey had just began. My life decided to turn, and I wasn't holding on.I'm a child who grew up in the typical home. I have two older sisters and a younger brother. When I was eleven my family moved to a small town called Stockbridge, Michigan and it really became the place I called home....
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I am an eight year old boy growing up in a Christian family; my father is a pastor, and my mother, a Sunday school teacher. I have an older sister called by her middle name Kemi and a younger sister Bola. Kemi is ten years old while bola is only six years old. My parents are pretty hard working and are never at home. My father also works as an engineer for a petroleum industry and tries his best to make time for his family and his church activities. My mum on the other hand is an elementary school teacher. She tries to come home in good time to take care of i and my sisters and at the same time, prepare for the...
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"Here she comes to wreck the day!!!" It was a cold, windy Autumn day in Mongolia when it happened. The Icly family was huddling in their cave next to a fire. They were cavemen, and it was 50,000 B.C. , the Ice Age. Darco Icly recognized the dreadful sound first, and knew danger was coming. Being the "intelligent" Neanderthal he was, he made a dim-witted motion attempting to signal the family towards the back of the cave, but...it was too late. "Hello fellow Icly's! Auntie Sisqo's back! Come give me a kissy kissy kids!". Aunt...
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Throughout "Bless Me, Ultima" there are numerous allusions to Antonio being, or becoming Christ. Such as in one of his dreams from the first half of the book, "It is neither! I shouted. I swung the dark robe of the priest over my shoulders then lifted my hands in the air. The mist swirled around me and sparks flew when I spoke. It is the presence of the river. Save us, my brothers cried and cowered at my words. I spoke to the presence of the river and it allowed my brothers to cross with their carpenter tools to build our castle on the hill." (Pg. 26) This symbolism of Antonio allowing his brothers to cross the...
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Pablo the piranha gazed at me from behind a piece of seaweed. Although my eyesight is very poor, I could still tell it was he because of his bright red stomach. Pablo was very well known around our community, and had never showed an interest towards my friends and I.Pablo began to swim over towards me. I began to panic; one of the popular piranhas had never wanted to talk to me before, nor be associated with me."Hey Earl, are you joining the annual hunting competition?" He questioned me.I knew I wouldn't the most suitable sport for the competition, as I can barely see a foot in front of my face. There was no way I would be able to see the prey I...
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Have you ever been motivated to really want to do something? I am sure that anyone have had that kind of experience before. Even right now I am pursuing my own goals and recording it on a piece of paper. To begin with I am excited about going to university in the next two years. I am grateful that I am finally able to pull myself back together after failing some courses in grade nine. The most important things in my life right now are my families and school. My purpose in life is to pursue everything I desire. I want to have a successful career that I am not sure of yet. I want to become a person that contributes lots for his career. as i am spending time in careers class to make the ( be...
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Speech 1 Myself Speech On April 16, 1986 the girl who will make a difference was born. She now has become a teenager with dreams and goals. My name is Denise. I'm from El Paso. I've lived here all my life. I live with my brother and our parents. I'm not really common. I think its because my friends, the music I like, and my personal goals. I have all different kinds of friends. They hang in different cliques. Rockers with rockers. Gothics with gothics. Preps with preps. Mexicans with Mexicans. Blacks with...
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I have never considered that a book about a dog could be so appealing and full of deep thoughts. But I changed my viewpoint after reading the autobiographical novel “Marley & Me” written by John Grogan which depicts an astonishing story about the neurotic and loyal, clumsy and loving dog named Marley. In fact, as the author mentioned in some interviews, he intended to write the “dog story”, but soon after he realized that it was impossible to do so without including the family life . That is why the title “Marley & Me” encapsulates the main topic of the book such as the relationship between a human and a pet. To start with let me introduce main characters: John, Jenny, and Marley.