My parents met through a way that was very unusual
in terms of meeting the right person. My moms best friend was going out
with my dads best friend and when their friends would go out they would
sometimes bring my mom and dad along with them. So as time went on my mom
and dad started to see more of each other without their best friends
around. At this time they were just real good friends that liked to have
fun. Soon my mom and dad started a relationship together.
They started going out and everything was fine. Then soon they came
to find out that their families were very close to each other. In fact
their aunts even went to bingo with each other. Also my moms brother used
to hang out with my dads brother a lot. My mom and dad had no idea their
families were so close. It was only normal that they went out with each
other. It was almost like it was meant to be. Unfortunately my moms best
friend and my dads best friend broke up but were still real close because
now they went along with my mom and dad as they did before.
My mom and dad went out for quite some time. As time went on
something very huge in their life came about. “I was born”. This was a
great challenge for my mom and dad because they were so young.
Unfortunately they broke up later on, but still talk because they
have a kid together. Sometimes I think it is for the best and sometimes I
wish they were still together. But to make things short I am grateful for
the loving parents I have and the way they have raised me well.
I have lived in the city my entire life. As a child
growing up in Roxbury, a relatively crowded part of the city. There are
still places to visit that were natural environments. There me and my
friends would play, throw frisbees and just hang out. Nowadays my
involvement in these places is less frequent. As I grow older and more
mature these surroundings seem of no use to me. Even though I don’t have
much use for this place anymore I still go there to do some thinking.
One place I still go is very complete. It is filled with swings ,slides
and other fun stuff for kids to play with. It is now winter so this area
is rarely used seeing as how it can get so cold. As I walk through the
park it is very barren as to say there is no life but the plants and
trees. On occasion you might see a squirrel sprawling up a tree or a
pigeon looking for food. When I sit down on the swings I see people walk
by as if they don’t even see the park. Thoreau said “The light which puts
out our eyes is darkness to us”. You cannot always see and treasure what
is so close to you.
The park seems very new these days. As a child growing up the park seemed
very old and torn apart. Now it has a new playground with lots of green
grass all around it. To the side there is open field where a lot of the
time the older kids of the neighborhood play football on Sundays. Many of
the younger kids sit around and watch their older brothers play, wishing
they could be doing the same thing. Many trees and plants now surround
this park all over. At the entrance in the summer there are rose bushes.
Then close the field there are tulips. Now that its winter these plants
have died and won’t sprout again till the spring. Overall it is an “A OK”
This place is very much so an American one. It is just like the Americans
back then not knowing we had land out west. Peopled acted like there
wasn’t even a park in the neighborhood sometimes. As though it didn’t
exist or something. American people passed this place and dint even look
at it or in the same vacinity of it. The Americans only knew the land in
which they lived in. We as Americans believe in owning land and are
protective of it. This is a great thing in the way that people treasure
their land and have pride for it. Though bad in the way they are not
exposed to new things.
Rancho Kukamunger was a small and relaxing town.
Everyone knew eachother. Including the animals because the whole town was
basically farmland. There was one high school which everyone in Rancho
went to even a few kids in neighboring towns. Two kids that really stuck
out in the town were Fidel and Stogie. Everyone knew these too. Fidel was
the best athlete in the town and Stogie was just a regular kid but known
because he was Fidels best friend. The two loved to play tricks on
everyone one. They didn’t care who it was as long as they themselves got a
kick out of it. No one dared tried get them back because they knew
eventually Fidel and Stogie would definitley get the best of them.
Fidel and stogie had been planning a huge prank. One that would go
down as the best in school and Rancho Kukamunger history. The prank was to
be played on their
spanish teahcer Mr.Osaama. He was the meanest and ugliest teacher in the
whole state Africa. No one liked him. He was also about 415 pounds and
that was freshmen year before he found out about the all you can eat at a
resteraunt a few miles out of Rancho. The two prankster couldn’t wait to
pull it off. They didn’t tell anyone about the prank. So they thought...
Fidel and Stogie had another thing coming. They thought no one knew
about the prank but to no surprise everyone in the school knew about the
whole thing. So the whole school had a meeting to play a prank on Fidel
and Stoges the same time they planned on playing their prank on Mr.Osaama.
Which was at the basketball Pep Rally. This prank
was sure to make Fidel and Stogie.
It was the day of the Pep Rally and Fidel and Stogie were ready for
the prank of the millenium. The football team was beeing called and that
was their que to play the prank on Mr.Osaama but it was also the que for
the school to trick them. So when Fidel and Stogie got up to get closer to
Mr.Ugly a voice from above said “stop right there” and then the whole gym
went pitch black. Whe the lights turned on both were covered in tar an
chiken feathers. The whole gym erupted in laughter. Stoges and Fidel got
beat at thir own game.
It was a horrible ride home. Fidel said to Stogie “ I told you
everyone in our school seemed too nice to us, I knew something fishy was
going on”. Stogie said “ you never said anything, your such a loser”,
“dude don’t call me a loser, I will end u”.So So Stoges says “ do it then
or are you chicken”. Then they both start laughing feathers flying all
the place and all.
This is a poem of true and infinite meaning. A
poem that one can relate to in everyday life. This poem illustrates how
the brain is seemed to be often underachieved. To understand this poem you
must read between the lines and take out the true meaning instead of just
words. Self understanding is a term this poem can ralate to very much.The
Brain is Wider Than the Sky is not taught but but rather self learned or
The mind is the gateway to the future and more. [The Brain is wider
than the sky]. These are more than just words or some sort of phrase or
saying. To some they are
words to live by. It means your mind always has room for more. Your mind
can expand to the limits and beyond. Your mind is you and no one else can
take care of it like no other.
Fill it with as much knowledge as possible. Knowledge is key to the
succses in life.
Your mind is where it feels. Sometimes it is free sometimes trapped
with no where to go.[The Brain is deeper than the sea]. Your mind
progresses as you go along. If not on land nor sky then where else better
than water. Use the brain wisely and see where it takes you. No matter
where the setting your mind should always be free to learn and exhbit
The mind itself is a gracious gift from God and should be taken care
of graciously. Dickinson says [The brain is just the weight of God]. It is
to be used to to the best of your
ability in the image and likeness of God. In a sense it has a tremendous
amout to do with Gods divinity and power. We are gifts of God and your
brain is apart of you there for the
brain is also a gift from God.
The poem is short in length but full in depth in meaning and action.
Words can go a long way if the writer or poet applies themselves to it. In
this such peom it can help alot of people in there everyday life. The peom
is sort of like words of wisdom to follow. Dickinson really told a
story and let the reader go out and figure it out like a
The word sport generally means doing a physical
activity that is governed by a
set of rules or customs and done competitively. Bobsledding has been
around for a very
longtime. It all started in Davos, Switzerland in 1877 which during that
time it was just a
steering mechanism attached to a toboggan. The first racing sleds were
made of wood but
soon evolved into steel sleds. The word bobsled came to be known because
of the way
the crews bobbed back and forth to increase their speed on the
staightaways. In 1923 the
Federation Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT) was
founded and then,
the following year a four man race took place at the first Winter Olympics
France. Many years after a two man event was added at the 1932 Olympics in
Placid, New York. Up to about the 1950's the Americans dominated the sport
Europeans came up with more advanced sleds. To this day by far the most
nations in the bobsledding event are Switzerland and Germany.
Bobsledding is very much unlike any other high school sport. Except
that it is
men only sport. Tow or four man teams fly down a mile long, ice covered
course in an
aerodynamic sled that can reach speeds of up to 90 mph. Its simple the
determined by the sled that has the fastest combined time after tow runs.
In a two-man
sled, the crewman in the front steers and is called the driver, while the
second man is the
brakeman. In a four man sled it's the same except for the other two men in
the middle are
called side push men. Everyone must work together even harder seeing as
it's not eleven
people or even five in the sportssuch as football and basketball.
The sport of bobsledding is very complicated and critical. Unlike
sports such as aforementioned football and basketball, bobsledding is one
you need the be almost perfect to win. Finding the perfect racing line in
the ice is key to
the crew. They must find the path or lines that give them the fastest time
down the run.
Another important factor to bobsledding is that the driver must keep the
sled high enough
to maintain speed but low enough to avoid going extra distance. A lot of
goes along with bobsledding because one wrong move can cost the crew their
lives. A lot
of the critical thinking falls into the hands of the driver because he is
the frontman and in
The United States seems to have fallen asleep in the event of
bobsledding in the Olympics. The U.S hasn't won a medal, never mind gold
in 41 years.
"The U.S team is the real eye opener in this years U.S Olympic bobsledding
by critic Bob Fuller of theWashington Post). This U.S team is looking to
drought with a young and talented team. The U.S team consists of Chip
Shimmer, Randy Jones andGarret Hines. They look to turn the tables to when
dominated the event before the 1950's where now the Swiss and Germans
Alot of the professional bobsledders put their blood and sweat into
the Olympics. "Going Into the World Cup season we have assembled the best
in team history of U.S bobsledding"(said by U.S Olympic coach Steve
"There's no doubt in my mind that we have the best athletes, the best
drivers and the best
equipment in the world" (said by U.S bobsledder Randy Jones p..
From this we can see
that team U.S is determined to win the gold for our country like done
before, so long
ago. Bobsledding is an interesting up and coming sport. "Every winter I
just can't wait to
get out there on the course and feel the rush you get from reaching speeds
of up to almost
85-90 mph"(said by 18 year old, amateur bobsledder Robert Chenowitz). Even
youngsters are starting to catch on to this fast pace cold weathered
sport. The sport of
bobsledding is one sport where u must be absolutly perfect to win.