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It was a beautiful Saturday October 20, 2012. The sun was out the air was fresh and the wind blew around 5-10 mph. I rode the train downtown to check on a celebrity grooming job and when I got there the place was nice. I sat down to talk and have tea with the stylists and owner at the salon to get me prepared for the job. After everything was explained and I got to know everyone I received a call from Vanessa. Vanessa has been my best friend for 8 years. She wanted to meet up with me and have a talk. I gave Vanessa directions on how to ride the train to where I was and she came. I was so happy to see her and very happy she came because Vanessa really don’t like riding Marta so I didn’t think...
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The Worst Day of My Life
It was the worst day of my life. I really had no attention of getting caught but unfortunately it was one of my unlucky days.
The morning of July 16th was sunny and clear in New Delhi, the sun was glowing on his full height; the school ground was full of grade seven kids running around and playing soccer. Me and my other grade eight friends were there too sitting by the soccer ground on a shiny green grass and enjoying the hot sunny day of July 16th.
“You know we are suppose to be in English class right now”, said the guy with the blond hair name Sunil.
He was one of the boys who like to stay out of troubles because of his cruel parents who...
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I stepped through the door to my grandmother and grandfather's home without even a knock. My grandpa looked up from the television he was watching, from his cozy comer chair.He had a head of snowy white hair gleaming in the room. Over his broad body, hung a navy blue dress shirt and a fuzzy cardigan sweater. He wore slacks, held up awkwardly by a belt, allowing his small potbelly to hang over it. His face showed the years of worry and stress, and his white bushy eyebrows and growing second chin showed his old age. His smile greeted me. As I drew close to him, his aging arms reached out and wrapped around my body and pulled me into a warm loving hug. As he released me from the hug, I said,...
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There were hundreds of them. Crawling over me, spreading bacteria, germs, diseases, laying their filthy eggs under my pale skin. I scratch, I scrape, I claw at them, but they just multiply before my eyes. Countless dirty great cockroaches, scuttling over, under, through my clothes, repulsive fat maggots, obviously well fed, come oozing out from under my skin. The pain is overwhelming me. No matter how hard I try, to free myself of these foul creatures that I have only seen in my most sinister dreams, they won't disappear. They are on my skin, in my clothes, they are in me. My dark hair is now infested with deplorable, despicable, detestable, disgusting, bugs. It won't ever be clean again, it...
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Culture and society of the present day is best revealed through the reading of books. There are so many types of books that are available to everyone no matter their race, income or religion. The only way that books may not reach someone is if they are illiterate but there are books on tape that are also available. Some types of books are self-help, religious, biographical, autobiographical, non-fiction and fiction. One of the best examples of a single book that represents the culture and society of the day is Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.This particular book exposes society's need to follow the norms and to conform to the popular rituals. In Skipping Christmas the main characters, Mr....
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Around six years ago I remember my parents encouraging me to play ice hockey. It was my first time on the ice and I had a bit of trouble getting started, but as I played more I began to love the sport and I just couldn't get enough of it, now it has become a significant part of my life. In this essay I will reflect upon a very important and exciting ice-hockey game that took place a while ago, and in which I took part.Every single chair in the arena had been filled. From the changing-room it was difficult to describe the noise; fans cheering wildly for their team, coaches drilling the game-plan into our heads, the booming music intended to entertain the fans before the game...all adding to...
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The Worst Day of My Life...With Sprinkles on TopEven though it is the correct texture, believe me when I say that caramel sauce makes a terrible hair gel! The time I spent working at my uncle's ice cream stand was the worst six hours of my life. If I had had any idea how work would effect my sanity, I would have kept my mouth shut and never asked for a carWorking part-time to pay half the car's cost, and letting my parents cover the remainder, seemed like a splendid compromise. My job seemed easy. I had to stand behind the counter, greet customers and scoop cones.I wanted to look professional for my first day on the job. I wore my new boot cut blue jeans, a crisp, starched, white Gap shirt,...
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The observation of a child is a very wonderful and tiring experience. I chose to observe my son Erick who is a little over a year old. From the moment he woke up in the morning, he was very active. First, he expressed to me that he was hungry and thirsty. I put him in his chair and watched him eat. Using his fork very slowly and carefully he stabbed each piece of scrambled egg and then put the fork into his mouth. Chewing his food, he smiled through every bite. When it was time to drink Erick put his fork down and with both hands, he picked up his sippy cup and drank. The whole time he peered over the top of his cup, watching me watch him. Breakfast was over with as Erick began to wash...
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Everyone by nature has good and bad qualities. A Boss is no exception to this, therefore, the best boss I've ever had is also in some ways the worst.I currently work alone with my boss and the owner of Heath Sign Company in Athens, Pennsylvania making vinyl and painted signs and graphics. One thing that makes a good boss is respect. My boss has many of the same values and ambitions as myself which makes it very easy for me to respect and admire him. One day during the first week I worked with my boss I was feeling frustrated with my progress in learning the job. In order to break the tension my boss got up and as he left the room he announced "Time to go poop!" As time went on, once in a...
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A Day in My Life
It's 7am and once again the annoying repetitive sound of the alarm on
my phone rings again. As I still have my eyes closed, I feel around
the floor for my phone to stop the alarm. After ten seconds I find the
cancel button, the alarm is still ringing in my ears. Eventually I
open my eyes to find nothing but darkness. I feel as dead as Kurt
Cobain. I stumble to the door and pull down the cold handle. As I open
the door, I hear the sound of the T.V downstairs. I sit on the top
step of the steep stairs knowing if I were to try and walk I would
most probably fall.
When I reach the bottom I see my Dad lying on the sofa looking
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I am a stay-at-home mom. When I used to hear the words stay-at-home mom, I would picture; a mom eating bon-bons, lounging on the sofa watching soap shows all day. This is a common stereotype for stay-at-home moms, who have choose to let their careers go out the window to stay home with the children; however, I have chosen to be a stay-at-home mom while being a full time college student, as well as being a full time mom. In order to dispel some of the stereotypes of a stay-at-home mom, allow me to share a typical day in my life as a stay-at-home mom of my nine month old daughter. My day usually starts at seven in the morning. If my daughter has not woken up yet, I usually get up to do a...
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The Most Embarrassing Day in My Life When I was in Form four, my school held an English elocution contest. I was really horrified when I was chosen as one of the participants.For the next few days, I searched model essay books for a suitable topic to speak on for I could never had written my own speech even if my life depended on it. Eventually, I chose a topic on pollution because at that time, everyone from the man in the street to the top ministers were talking about it. After that, I memorized the speech until I was word-perfect.Having done that, I practised delivering the speech in front of a full-length mirror. At the beginning, I stumbled over some tongue-twisting words. Later, I was...
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Everyone has a favorite day, my favorite day happens to be at the end of the week. Monday to Saturday I work to what seem to be never ending shifts and go to school. Working all day just go to school at night. The week consist of hard work and hours of studying. When Sunday comes along all of that changes. Sundays are my favorite day of the week. Early in the morning I wake up cold, feeling my partners warm body across the bed. I snuggle up to him for warmth. The movement of my body awakens him. He smiles, he has such a wonderful smile that seems to be brighter then the sun to me. Just like any normal teenage boy would do early in the morning he falls back to sleep. I lay snuggled up to him,...
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In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle discusses happiness to be the 'ultimate goal' for living a virtuous life. With this in mind, he came up with the theory of there being two types of good: The instrumental good; when one choosing something for the sake of another and intrinsic good; when one chooses something for its own sake. Chief good is another theory developed by Aristotle that shares similarities with intrinsic good. Furthermore an example of a chief good would be the concept of happiness. One who believes that happiness is the "ultimate goal" has to realize that whatever one does in life, or chooses how to live their life, is doing so for one thing, which happens to be happiness; thus...
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A Day in the Life of Christopher ColumbusLogbook of the Santa MariaCaptain's Entry August 3, 1492I cannot believe it! After being turned down repeatedly by King John II of Portugal, the Spanish monarchs, and the King of England, my hard work and persistence has finally paid off. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain have agreed to finance my expedition after I spent eight years trying to convince someone that it is possible to find a direct sea route to the Far East by sailing west. I do not know if King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella agreed because their recent victory in Granada has made them more willing to take the risk or because they cannot take any more of my pleading. I do not...
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This explains the beginning of my life all the way to the end of my life. My life from the beginning was very fun as I grew up living with my mom’s friend and my friend. But there were a lot of fights and I was very hyper back then. I have ADHD so back then when I was little; I was very hyper and wouldn't stop moving around the place. I always was annoying back then and never seemed to get my homework done at school.
I was born at Kaiser Hospital during the year 1996. The first place I lived was on the street Via Harriet and was right next to a train. It was always noisy when the train passed by because it shook the house and scared all the animals. It wasn’t the best place to live, but we...
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Even I didn't recognize myself. I don't know why I gothrough those periods of time... but every once in a whileI do. I haven't now in a while though... I haven't feltsexually deviant or angry. I have been a bit distant, andsomewhat depressed, but by now I am used to that. I neededto write today, because... yet AGAIN, I am thinking aboutmy ex. It has been almost eight years since I have seenhim, and in the time since I have met, dated, & married myhusband; but I still can't get HIM out of my head.Does anyone out there know if there is such a thing astrue love? I mean from the day I met Jim, I have nevergone a day without loving him. Oh, I love my husband also,butthe feeling is still...
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The life I now have and the life I am glad I do not have are different in terms of the things I have. I am very thankful that I get to choose the things I want just like someone less fortunate they get to pick through donated items. Despite the fact that most of their items are used they still get what they need. If there is ever anything I need I know there is help out there in the same way as to someone less fortunate.
The shelter I have now compared to someone less fortunate is that they both provide safety and privacy in the living environment. I live in a house that I know I am safe in. I have privacy in my home which makes me feel very safe. Someone less fortunate may live in a...
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I usually wake up at around 7:00 am. My actual alarm time is at 6:30 am but I always snooze it. In the holidays, I wake up around 12 o’ clock. My friends say that I am the laziest person in the world. The first thing I hear from my mum is, “You are late”. I will then stream downstairs for breakfast. My parents always say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So I try my level best not to miss it. My mum really loves cooking, so I can have different varieties of breakfast everyday. But my favourite breakfast is cereals. It will always put me in a good mood to be in school. When breakfast is finished, everything is a rollercoaster for everyone in the family including me. My...
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The Internet "Technology" is the word derived from Greek word "teknologia" from early 17th century, which literally means "science of craft". One can say technology is the wave to future. While it may be easy to think how technology benefits society, we must understand that it is a double edged sword, one that can harm its users just as quickly as it can help them. However; Internet has played vital role in my life and I cannot envision my life without it, because it serves as a time and money saving tool, and it serves as a bridge for faster and hassle free communication with my family and friends. Time and money only seem to matter when they are running out; this statement is true for most...
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Prior to the 2008-2009 school year, the technology resource teacher (TRT) community knowledge-base was distributed across a variety of electronic resources, including Blackboard, server shares, district web pages, email, computer hard drives, and a performance database. The information remained in isolation, and the existing resources did not reflect the massive collection of knowledge and expertise within the TRT community.
After only 6 months as a TRT in the spring of 2005, I proposed the use of wiki technology to collect and consolidate our diverse resources. This proposal evolved into The Grove, our TRT community knowledge-base. Even though I consider The Grove to be my personal...
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I awoke to the smell of an old house, the lights were off and the house was cold and damp. Doug was nudging me saying 'Wake-up! I got us a wake-up . . . get out of bed!' He was wide awake and holding a sixteenth of cocaine in his hand. My stomach started churring as I got up and ran to the restroom. He had woken me up many days like this but today Doug really had the dope. He enjoyed waking me up and making me think he had some cocaine, but most days he did not.After I threw up, I washed my face leaving the water running, and searched for the needles hidden under the cabinet. I gave Doug the spoon and I tried to pull thirty units of water into the syringe. Doug hit me on the side of my head...
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A Day in the Life of- Personal Narrative
Being shaken awake by my mum I turn over annoyed, thrown my pillow
over my head and groan in miserable agony at the thought of having
another early morning. That dreaded feeling, the kind that makes you
feel like your heart’s in the pit of your stomach, overcomes me as I
know that at any moment my mum is going to put on the light, open the
curtains and threaten me with a jug of cold water or being dragged by
my feet out of bed, and promptly down the very bumpy staircase. I
begrudgingly pull myself off the bed and half walk, half fall into my
bathroom. Even with all my misery it gets ten times worse with the
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This assignment is based on Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. Through a creative approach, I will be demonstrating some of the aspects of Solzhenistsyn’s text. I will be inserting a scene in which Shukhov, the protagonist, is sitting outside, adjusting his boots. This text is full of a plethora of literary techniques and symbols but the aim of my piece is to specifically demonstrate the stylistic feature of time, two of the three narrative styles and certain symbols via the above scenario.
First published in 1962, this work depicts Stalin’s forced-work camps through labour-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich, Shukhov, and his struggle to maintain his dignity in the...
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A Life in the Day of Oliver Reed The late Oliver Reed, born on February 13th 1938 in Wimbledon, London, was sent to boarding school at the age of four. Oliver Reed who married his sixteen year-old wife, Josephine Burge at the ripe old age of forty-two was renowned for his interests in "wine and young women'. Reed's highly paid acting career was overshadowed by the drunken binges and bar brawls. His only regret being: "That I haven't drunk every pub dry and slept with every woman on earth." Reed starred in "London Calling', "Women in Love', "The 3 Musketeers' and many more.Josephine's voice is usually the first thing I hear in the morning; which to be honest is a bit...
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My day started out just like any other with the exception of going to see my bother in law. I commenced to make my way to his precinct in Inglewood. He works for the Narcotics Division as a detective. He has been doing this for 5 years and has slowly worked his way up the ladder of success. He was gracious enough for letting me tag along for the day to see how he works. "Not every day is the same, each day brings a new adventure," he stated. Luckily for me today he was not going to be going on any big bust or raid. I was to spend my day watching and listening tohim inside a federal building. He is on the hunt for a major player for a gang called the Crenshaw Bloods Gangster Mafia, today he...
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It is a privilege to interview veteran therapists who are exiting the counseling arena after a long career in the profession. I was honored to shadow Lea Keylon, a seasoned counselor, who on the eve of retirement set aside time for a student interview. The enlightening interview opened my understanding to the importance of proper diagnostic coding for insurance reimbursements, the financial struggles of private practice, and the poignant effect of forensic counseling on therapist (L. Keylon, personal communication, March 26, 2010). Lea was eager to share her counseling accounts; however, the excitement of retirement planning could be seen in her demeanor. Private practice requires...
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Dr. Susan Sabatier casually walks into work Saturday evening immediately being informed of what would soon arrive in the emergency room. She had no more than a few minutes to prepare herself for a suicidal drug-hungry crack head; a motorcyclist with a mangled leg and many serious wounds; and a hunter with a crushed skull. The three victims are raced into the ER with only minutes between each arrival. Luckily the other ER doctor that Dr. Susan was relieving stuck around for "the excitement", that they strangely called it. Dr. Susan and Dr. StAmant exchange glances with words that must have been in a foreign language. They split off each rushing toward the life-threatened patients. In the...
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In the modern sense, the fire departments advanced trucks, equipment and tactics are a comparatively recent development. Their personnel are either volunteer (non-salaried) or career (salaried). Typically, career fire fighters are in larger cities, and volunteer fire fighters are found when firefighters are training to become a ful time employee, and in smaller communities. During the past few months, I have learned a vast amount of information which has clarified what it is exactly that firefighters do on a daily basis and has helped influence my decision to work my hardest to gain the title of a firefighter. I have learned about the fire departments interview process, fire tactics,...
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The entire world does not exist; everything people knew was not real, and humans are nothing but an electromagnetic pulse. In other words, we might be living in a mind of another superior, and practically do not necessarily exist. It is metaphysics, a branch of philosophy that people ponder upon. As obscure it might seem, philosophy does apply to everyday practical life and it does not only deal with existential queries. Philosophies’ relevance to life can be seen in many aspects, from our general everyday knowledge, to the questions of right and wrong, and even stemming to the whole structure of society itself.
Humans are naturally curious; for thousands of years, people ponder over...
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"Witty, wryly humorous and fast-paced, "The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender" is a thriller with a twist which brilliantly evokes the sleaze below the surface of the city's glittering façade". Is this what the novel is about?Marele Day's novel, "The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender" explores a large scope of issues related to crime and mystery writing. The use of simple language, symbolism, clever wit and a certain sense of satirical mockery all contribute to composing this witty, wryly humorous and fast paced novel. Through the way in which Day portrays the protagonist, Claudia Valentine, she challenges the stereotypes and ideas set in the readers' minds, in relation to gender...
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alexsander Solzhenitsyn's novel sander Solzhenitsyn's novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich chronicles one man's struggle for survival in a harsh Siberian labor camp. After World War II, many Russian men were put into Siberian prison camps under false charges. Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, imprisoned for alleged treason against the Soviet government, is one of these men. He is a strong man, determined to live out his sentence and to be free. The primary theme in this novel is the endurance of humanity and fight for survival. This theme is known throughout the world and touches many people close to heart; survival is a fight every human must take part in, although ones fight is much...
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Once upon a time there was a gnome named Knob, who livedthe far off land of Gnomania. Gnomania is a huge undergroundlair with only one entrance. The only entrance to this lair is byswimming down to the bottom of the ocean floor and knocking ona large clam. On the other side of this clam is an old grouchygnome named Stubby whose only job was to keep the clam clean,and listen for the knock of incoming visitors. To assist Stubby inguarding the clam, he had a pet snark. A snark is an animal or petthat can be used as a watchdog.One day Knob went to visit his grandmother in the land ofGnollie which is about a guzillion centimeters away fromGnomania. On his way to his grandmother's house he ran...
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Russia, has a lowest ever temperature of –44ºC, and an average of 104 days a year above 0ºC and a yearly average of 261 days below 0 ºC. It is the second coldest continent in the world only behind Antarctica, it snows on average 111 days of the year. It is dark, gloomy, freezing and miserable in the winter, and in the summer, cold, dark, and gloomy. Camps for political prisoners seemed even colder, especially with no real heating and limited clothes to wear on these wintriness days.
The camp which was the bases of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s novel A Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich was initiated by Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union from 1953 until 1956. Stalin, which means “man of steel”,...
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"What d'you want your freedom for? What faith you have left will be choked in thorns. Rejoice that you are in prison. Here you can think of your soul." (198) Amongst the characters in the novel "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich", Alyoshka has the most enduring faith. The author, Solzhenitsyn, portrays the Baptist as a dedicated and extraordinarily persevering character. In a novel about a Russian forced labor camp, Alyoshka represents the strength of the human spirit conquering the hardships by focusing on the health of the soul rather than secular issues. Alyoshka has a few traits that make him seem above the effects of camp life, they include, overwhelming inner peace,...
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Survival in ?One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich? The main theme of the novel, ?One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich? by Alexander Solzhenitsyn is that of basic human survival. As early as the second page of the novel, Solzhenitsyn already writes the following statement: ?Here, lads, we live by the law of the taiga. But even here people manage to live. D?you know who are the ones the camps finish off? Those who lick other men?s leftovers, those who set store by the doctors, and those who peach on their mates.? This statement is of great significance and is reiterated several times during the course of the novel. I think writing about survival is a way in which Solzhenitsyn expresses his...
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Welcome to Athens, the marvel of Greece! The city which is the fountainhead of beauty, wisdom and knowledge. Even as your ship approaches the Athenian harbor Piraeus, you can see the marble monuments of the Acropolis and the shining golden edge of the spear, which belongs to the gigantic statue of the goddess Pallas Athene. This is one of the greatest works of the sculptor Phidias, and symbolizes both the power and justice of the "violet city" as it was called by his contemporaries.Athenian women had virtually no political rights of any kind and were controlled by men at nearly every stage of their lives. The most important duties for a city dwelling woman were to bear children preferably...
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I remember one of my BFFEL (best friends for eternal life), I think she was the closest to me because we had so much in common. We were both from countries that weren’t the U.S., we had both left our regular lives far away, and we had both been crazy enough to be each other’s best friend. Even though she was from Canada and me from Argentina, and we only had one year together, you could swear that we were friends from a really long time. KayLe was the coolest person to be my friend, not only because she came from a cold place, but because she was always there for me, the whole school year we had together we had fights or I would fight with our friend and she would always be in the middle,...
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Day in the Life: IntelBy Faustina Li, MBA1Published: Monday, April 7, 2003I had high hopes on my visit at Intel - As a senior auditor focusing on hi-tech before business school, I was excited to experience the life in a hi-tech leader as an insider. The Day In the Life visit exceeded my high expectations in many ways.After the matching process, I was the only student selected to visit Intel although there were 4 open slots available. Mr. Larry Walz, Director of Global Employee Services, was the UMBS alumnus that organized the visit. The original DITL was set at Riverton, Utah. But to accommodate my trip to the West Coast Forum, Larry kindly offered a visit to the Folsom office near...
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For many people the most meaningful experience of their lives is well defined, clear and concise. One given occurrence, at a given time and in a clear setting can change the meaning of life for a person.One late night I sat down in a quiet room in my house to think about my personal experiences, the only sound in the house came from an old mantel clock, which I like to keep wound and on time. I very much enjoy listening to the rhythmic tic-tock, and I regard it as a remainder of our time here on earth. The lights were dimmed down as low as they could be dimmed. So with the perfect setting, I began a journey back through time, my time, my life. As I tried to pinpoint that exact moment in my...
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The Toughest Decision of My Life
People are often asked the question, “If I could go back in time, what would I
change?” But have you ever really thought about the answer to that question? What
would you change or what would you keep the same? Accius, a character from Medea,
said, “Change rules all things.” (II 118) I never realized how true this would be. When I
look back in life, there are many things that I would change, but there is one decision that
I am very thankful that I made. That was the decision to continue living with my
grandparents and not to move in with my mother.
It was a normal afternoon after school when I returned to my house after a busy
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It was one of the sweetest memories of my life. To begin with, a perfect day was dusking in my new compound. Biking alone, I sighed of boredom and pedaled without energy. Suddenly, a puppy came scuttling out of the bushes. His ginger ale colored fur was like a coat, gleaming under the warm sunlight, the fur on his chest were white. Moving closer, I could see that he was focusing on me with his big eyes that were the color of caramel. He had white eyebrows, and looked as if he was wearing thick eyeliner. The two floppy ears were shaped like triangles that were upside down. He was absolutely adorable. I hopped off my bike and wandered a little bit closer. I could sense from his eyes, he was...
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The Life of my Dog Precious
Within the animal kingdom, few animals have the characteristics to co exist with humans. Dogs, however, are the exception. For centuries dogs have been known as man’s best friend. Throughout the test of time dogs have proven to be the most loyal and the truest friends. “Dogs are not just our proverbial best friends in the animal world but probably our oldest” (Phillips 12). With this in mind I understand the reason that my dog Precious is my most treasured and loyal friend.
On December 24, 1993 I opened my mom’s purse to get some Tylenol and out popped a little puppy. Its fur was soft and blonde, she had freckles on her nose, and she had...
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The Hardship of My Life- Personal Narrative
As I was on the PJC bus to an out of town game, I had some free time to think. Lately, I have had in the back of my mind several troubling areas, so I know that this moment was the time to take care of these situations. If I could overcome certain problems, I would be more successful in the future.
First, I have to get over the sudden death of my father. The day I found out my father was killed in an accident while he was on his job, I felt as if my life was over. I was devastated for weeks after hie funeral, but finally I was able to take control of my emotions. By using the defense mechanism apathy, I was able to overcome my intense grief...
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When times were bad in the nineteen hundreds people begin to immigrate to new parts of the world. Therefore they had to move away from there own country to survive. Many people moved to the north part of the world as many others move to the south part. My great grandparents decided to move to the south. They choose to immigrate to the city of Chihuahua the city was small at that time most part of it was land. People were traveling on horses. They had to travel on horses to go the near nest grocery store. Most of the time they had to produce there own food Chihuahua had good land people could cultivate many foods. Like tomatoes, onions cheese and many other items that were used to...
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The Story of My Life by Helen Keller Inspiration The potency and inspiration of the less-than fortunate never ceases to amaze me. Against physical conditions that would enslave even the strongest of women, Helen Keller challenged her multiple disabilities and became an educated young women in spite of them. Blind and deaf at two, Helen Keller's story of bravery and fortitude and her remarkable relationship with her beloved teacher Ann Sullivan, is a delicate lesson in the ability of the extraordinary few to triumph over adversity.As a young girl, Keller was powerless to express herself. Until at the age of 7, an event happened that she declares, "the most important day I remember in all my...
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Life can be like a puzzle when putting pieces of the history together: When times were bad in the nineteen hundreds people begin to immigrate to new parts of the world. My great grandparents immigrated from Italy in the early nineteen hundreds they had to move away from there own country to survive. Many people moved to the north part of the world as many others move to the south part. My great grandparents decided to move to the south. They choose to immigrate to the city of Chihuahua. The city was small at that time; most part of it was land. People were traveling on horses. They had to travel on horses to go the nearest general store. Most of the time they had to produce...
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According to the dictionary an education is “the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.” This essay will inform the audience of my opinion on what the value of an education means to me. I will expand on the value of an education not just by what’s attained by “formal education” but also by an “informal education” as well. I will also explain how much we gain just by going through life, which in itself is an education.
Based on the definition of education it’s very important that I attain the best possible method of education whether it’s formal...
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While most people would probably say something along the lines of a national scandal, natural disaster, or other national news as the most important event of their life time, mine would have to be moving 3 times. Moving really changes your perspective on things, especially after several times.The first time was the easiest. I was born in Louisville, Kentucky and I lived there for 6 years. It was the easiest move since I was so young and didn’t really understand what was going on.
I moved to Carmel, Indiana from Louisville. It wasn’t a far move. I was only moving 2 1/2 hours away. On top of that, one of my best friends from when I was that age also moved away. I didn’t really leave “friends”...
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It all started thirteen days ago, the craziest two weeks of my life. I was on the phone with a friend who just got done saying, "what a boring day this is." I said" things haven't been this bad since I moved to Pittsburgh." Just as I was done saying that I saw a bright light in the alley. When I looked outside my car was in my driveway in a ball of flames. "I've got to go," is all I said before hanging up on my friend and calling 911. "911," said the receptionist in a slow patient manner. I said, "My car is on fire and I need the fire department quick." "I need your name and address," said the woman still in a slow fashion coming from the emergency...