When I was ten years old my grandfather took me
out for lunch. My grandfather told me about how he got to America. The
thing I remember the most from what he told me was how he spent his first
day in America. I found this to be the most interesting because he was ten
years old and I was ten years old at the time he told me. At age ten my
grandfather was all on his own on the trip to America. He came to live
with his uncle who sent for him. When my grandfather got off the crowded
boat his uncle was suppose to be there to meet him. After the dock area
emptied out my grandfather noticed no one was coming to get him. He told
me he was so excited to be in America that he didn’t care at the time.
My Grandfather just wanted to walk around the whole city and explore
so he did. He said he got off the boat at like 6 in the morning and
probably walked through the whole city until 10 at night not knowing what
direction he was going. When he started to get tired he became worried
that he had no place to go. I thought of myself being ten years old and
how nervous I would be thinking I was on my own with no place to go. He
found a park and he fell asleep on a bench. After only a few hours of
sleeping this old looking guy with an Irish accent asked him if he was all
right and asked for his name was.
My grandfather told him his name and the guy said come with me. Not
knowing any better he went with him. When they enter the house everyone
starts cheering welcome Matthew and my grandfather recognized his
grandmother. He realized that was his uncle who just found him and how
lucky he was.
On earth there are many places that are
undiscovered or not noticed by people. These are special places with
special features. Next to my house is a place were only the animals roam.
After almost two weeks I discovered this more than just a side yard.
For thirteen days I watched and analyzed this piece of land. On
certain days I noticed I noticed big changed and on other days i noticed
little change. But on everyday there was a change you would only noticed
if you watched it like I did. Changes varied from a new group of leaves,
animals, or trash.
The first week the changes started off minor. Leaves were falling with
grass dying and color of leaves changing. The end of the week a major
change took place a tree was leaning towards my house and had to be cut
down from this area.
Second week was different it started getting very cold. Everything
seemed so bare. there was many more animals than usual. They were
preparing for the long winter ahead of them. they were gathering food and
looking for a place to hybrinate.
This was a learning experience analyzing this piece of land. This land
is important maybe not to humans but for animals. this is my piece of land
in America that I discovered.
John and Timmy were best friends they did
everything together. John was a real trickster always playing tricks on
Timmy. Timmy was gullible and usually fell for his tricks. This is the
time when Timmy got it real bad.
I'll get the drinks you put the movie in, john said. OK, I want a Pepsi,
Tim said. A minute later John came in with a smile on his face with the
What did u do to my drink, John I don't trust you. John replies, I did
nothing to it I swear if you don't trust me don't drink it. After a few
minutes Timmy drank the drink. Then suspiciously John got up and
disappeared for a few minutes.
John Where are you! Tim yelled. Going the bathroom, yelled back John. John
once again comes back with that sneaky smile on his face. Then all of
sudden Timmy's face turned purple.
You all right Tim, you look like your about to explode, implied john. Tim
got up and took off to the bathroom. John sat in his chair laughing
because he knew what was about to happen.
Tim yelled out to John I never felt like this before! John answered, it
must be the Pepsi. Timmy laughed and said you got me good. John says in a
low voice, you don't even know how good I got you.
Then after about five minutes. Tim yelled, I got a big problem! What is
the problem? asked John.
You really got me good this time, said Tim. I'm stuck to the seat!!
Many people have a fear towards death but there are
a handful of people that don’t show fear towards it, Emily Dickinson is an
example of this kind of person. The poem written by Emily Dickinson is a
poem deep about her view on death. Throughout this poem you see examples
of how she sees death and how it surrounds her in everyday life. I will be
showing how Emily Dickinson views death on her last day.
Emily Dickinson shows no fear towards death and describes death as
being a person. Throughout this poem she refers to death as a he or his.
We slowly drove-He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For his civility
This shows that Emily Dickinson doesn’t show a fear towards death but
almost as a normal part of her day. She doesn’t show fear by avoiding
death so instead she goes along with death throughout her day. In this
quote from Emily its showing that she knows it is her last day but doesn’t
want to change her day because its her last. She lives everyday like its
Emily Dickinson treats fear of death differently than other people would
view it. Emily describes her last day like any other day in her life.
“Because I could not stop for death-
He kindly stopped for me-
The carriage held but just ourselves
Emily sees how death is always surrounding her and it is always with her.
She describes death as being kind not as being scary or evil. This shows
how she accepts death because its normal to die.
Emily Dickinson’s view of death is a brave way of looking at life.
She tries to show people how death is nothing to be scared of because no
matter what we do it is
always around us. Death is a part of life and we should all learn to
accept it like Emily Dickinson shows us too.
“Or rather -He passed us “ she shows us in this poem that you should live
everyday like your last day because you never know when death will take
this poem Emily made me think about how death is always with me and will
never know when it will take me. This poem made me not fear death as much
and see it as a normal way of life.
Sports have been a major part of everyday life for
Americans for years and years to come. The people of America are very
competitive this is the reason why sports are so important to us. Sports
are a way to bring people together if you are an athlete or a spectator it
brings us to like something together especially in America. Training is
important in many types of sports especially in track and field events.
Running is an event in track and field that I decided to research because
of all the training and competitiveness that is required by this sport.
Track and Field in all events takes large amounts of training to
become the best. Running seemed to take the most training and most
competitive out of all the events in Track and Field. Running takes long
amounts of training to become faster and build endurance. Types of
training techniques is required for different events, long distance
running or short distance running. Short distance runners’ require a large
amount of speed and long distance runners’ must have a high stamina.
I interviewed a former track runner from Catholic Memorial, L.V.
Whentworth. I asked L.V. what running event he took place in and the
training that was nesscary to complete the event. “ I ran the 50 which is
considered short distance. Training consisted of running everyday to build
speed and endurance which I did not enjoy but was necessary for this
As a professional athlete you have to show dedication and consistency
.Larry Eder a coach and trainer of professional runner states, ‘The key in
any training program is consistency. From 1990-1996, I was lucky enough to
coach a fine group of road runners, from a 2:19 marathoner to fine sub
masters and masters runners, who ran 30-32 minutes for 10k and sub 3 hours
for the marathon. What was like about everyone was that all were
professionals, many were married, some with kids and most had about an
hour a day for running. We focused on three workouts per week. The
cameraderie, and the support that each gave to the others, no matter what
their level of racing, was what kept me out there every Tuesday night for
six years. As a coach, I was honored and lucky to work with such a
wonderful group of people. Here is their simple, yet effective training
schedule.” ( Larry Eder, California track and running news) This shows how
much goes into becoming a professional and being the best at this event of
running by large amounts of training.
Running is an American sport because of the respect you have for the
people who train everyday to be there best. Matt Mcgowan shows a good
example of how competitive running is no matter age.
“As a high school teacher and former college coach, I realize youth is
really only a state of mind. Sure, many of us have put on a few pounds
since college and we run a little slower. However, I know individuals like
Jim O'Neil who at the age of 62 still amazes us as he outruns 98 percent
of the runners half his age.” (Matt Mcgowan) Respect is what makes this an
American sport and that’s all there is to say about Jim O’Neil and L.V.
Whentworth who train hard to be there best everyday.