On one snowy tuesday, during a very cold winter day, I
had no school. My entire family stayed in this day. My parents didn't want
to risk goin into workand getting stuck there. My brother and sister were
home from school also. My mother has always been big on story telling, and
she felt very dedicated to tell the family the story of how her and my
father came to be. She went on with her story.
When my mother ws
about twenty years old, she was engaged to my father's best friend. My
father's best friend, and my mother's fiance was named Wally Cummings.
Wally drove a truck, and got into a fatal accident, and was killed. My
father and mother necer liked each other before, and seeing each other at
the wake was not a very easy thing for either of them.
talked, and my father said he would call her. Eventually, my father called
my mother, and they became more friendly. Later on, a while after, my
father invited my mother to a co-ed baby shower, and she went with him,
knowing he had only invited her out of pitty. My mother said it was almost
like love at first dance. They had a great time, and the next day my
mother, father, and a bunch of friends went sailing. They had another
great time. When my mother was about twenty four, they got married, and
eventually had three children. My mother loves to tell this story, and it
teaches me basically one thing; Be ready for anything, because you never
know what will happen. Unfortunetly, my mother tells this story much too
often, and I think it has become repetative.
The story is great,
but heard too many times had made me sick of it. I believe that a good
story is usually told once, and everyone keeps the meaning withing
themselves. There is no point to spoil it by telling it all the time.
lovely site of houses in the neighborhood, hidden from the human eyes,
lies a place, where there is peace. This area is ever changing, and
almost like a world of its own. The area consists of a flowing pipe
shooting out of a stone wall. The pipe runs under a hill, into the
neighborhood, so all the water, when it rains, won't flood the area. Emmerson
said, "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit." This spot changed
in color all the time, does this mean the spirit of nature is sad?
The color of the area changes all the time. The mood of the day, or
the weather, or one would think. It could be the spirit of the nature.
The everchanging area is in constant motion with God. Trash will
develope, and flowq on down into the swamp. Leaves will fall, and water
will be frozen over eventually, but it is in a battle with winter and God.
This area is horribly losing to both of these.
The area represents a lot of America. There are a lot of ways in
which it is like America. The first reason would be because the area is
un-noticed, and not important to the everyday life of people. This area
is not noticed by the people, just like most smaller things aren't noticed
by the nation as a whole. The nation doesn't realize all the little
things that are occuring within itself. The second reason that this area
is Americanized is because it everything seems to become dull in the
winter. People usually slow down during the winter, just as America
usually does. The people slowly become quiet, and come and go un-noticed.
The people just continue on with their lives, almost as if they didn't
have a conscience. This area is like that, it is just another stage in
its life. The area slows down and becomes dull, and dark, and always goes
on without being noticed. This is a sign that the area is not really
awake, but in a deep slumber, which happens to most people in winter;
sleep in winter.
This area is everchanging and represents the American ways of life.
The absolute peace in this area shows how America is at peace with its
smaller, less noticed problems, only because the fail to see them. People
walk by little problems not even noticing, which has become only too
common in this day.
You hear it on the street, or even in your homes.
There is no way of escaping it, it's everywhere. Some think it's funny,
and some think it is annoying, but everyone knows that it's hard to
understand. It is common to us, but the Boston accent is a laugh
A friend, Kevin, said in a thick Boston accent, "You've got spaakles
in your hair," to a good friend Christina, while they were at breakfast
with their friend Joe. Christina looked back with an odd look on her
face, and said, "what in the world is a spaakle?" Then, an odd look came
over kevin, the only thing in his mind was; is this girl retarded, or
retaaded? Joe shook his head and said, "Bostonians."
Bostonians usually never realize their accents until they are around
someone from another area. If you meet a person and they aren't from
around Boston, they know right away, that you are. Teasing a Bostonian,
and asking him or her to say, "park" or, "car," is not as funny as it
seems. IT is only funny to others. People go crazy, and laugh
hysterically when Bostonians say, "I parked the car in Harvard Yard."
Emily Dickinson writes some great poems in her day.
She has a very unique way of
writing, and it makes it very easy to remember, or identify as her work
when seen. Emily
Dickinson has written many poems, that are usually un-named, so therefore,
the first line, is
pulled from the poem to name it. One of these great poems is called “The
Brain- is wider than
the Sky-.” Almost everyone of Emily Dickinson’s poems are easy to
remember, but there are a
few reasons that this one is very easy to remember. Some of the reasons
people can remember a
poem written by Emily Dickinson is because; they use the quatrain, the
dash, and they describe
the main topic in multiple ways. Emily Dickinson creates a great method,
to make the reader
remember the poem.
The first way this is done, is through the quatrain.
The Brain- is wider than the Sky-
For- put them side by side-
The one the other will contain
with ease- and You- beside-
Note the short stanza, with eight syllables in lines one and three, and
six syllables in lines two
and four. The reader can look at this, and remember a number of things
because of its use of the
quatrain. The stanza is short in length, so there aren’t many words to
remember. It uses a pattern
of syllables, so therefore it is not easy to mix up lines. This poem
should not be very hard for the
reader to remember.
The second way this poem is easy to remember is because it uses the
dash. The dash is
something only used by Emily Dickinson. “For- hold them- Blue to Blue-, “
is just one example
of the dash “in action.” It makes the reader stop. How? By drawing them
away from the next
word, and keeping the previous one in their train of thought for just a
second longer, to think.
The dash leaves a great image in your head of Emily Dickinson, because it
is unique, and is
extremely well used in a thoughtful poem.
The final reason that the poem is easy to remember, is how it
explains the main top; The
Brain, in more than one perspective.
The Brain- is wider than the Sky-
The Brain is deeper than the Sea-
The Brain is just the weight of God.
If you notice, each stanza starts with, “The Brain is,” whether there is a
dash in between or not, it
is describing to the reader different aspects of the main topic. The poem
describes the different
aspects of the brain, in three different ways. Describing the brain in
multiple ways, always
makes the reader know, that the topic is very important. Emily Dickinson
shows that the brain is
very important and powerful.
Emily Dickinson shows great qualities of a great poet, and so do her
quatrain, the dash, and the multiple aspects of the main topic, are great
ways to leave the reader
with an image of Emily Dickinson in their heads. The poems use a great
technique to make the
reader remember the poem. Once you read this poem, your brain will never
forget it, because it
has much too great form to be forgotten. It is in my mind, that Emily
uses this technique for the
simple reason, that she wanted to be remembered.
Kick Boxing is a sport that in the recent years, has
grown to be very popular. Before,
when Kick Boxing was all about competition, it was not as popular. Now,
men and women can
strap on those gloves, have some fun, and get into shape doing it. When
speaking of a sport, we
must define what a sport actually is, and then go on even further and tell
how your sport of
choice fits this criteria. Many other people have opinions about this
sport, so therefore, we must
venture on and see how they feel.
When speaking of a sport, the definition is very foggy. A sport has
many criteria. Some
of the least important things in defining a sport, is how they work your
body. Most sports put a
physical strain on your body, but not all. A sport also must be
competitive. Every sport is
competitive, from rugby to water polo. Kick Boxing fits into this
criteria very well. This sport
can get you into extremely good shape, and also be one of the most
competitive sports in this
A professional is one source that can be considered in trying to find
out the true aspects of
the sport. Joseph Signorile is a professional kick boxer, and has a few
things to say about the
sport. Joseph says, “Boxing and Kick Boxing are excellent tools for
and muscular-skeletal fitness–as well as speed, agility, and
coordination–but instructors must
learn the proper use of this exercise. To coin a phrase, a power saw is a
great way to cut a board,
but it can also take off your finger.” Joseph also believes that exercise
in general is disruptive to
skeletal muscle and, therefore, must be limited in intensity. (Signorile
43) Notice how Joseph is
not as interested on giving his opinion on how he likes the sport, as he
is concerned with the
amateur Kick Boxers.
A second opinion about the sport is held by the journalist, because
they have watched the
sport enough to realize the rules, and competitive edge that the sport
has. Sheila Globus is a
journalist for the Current Health 2. Sheila say, “Kick Boxing can make
you more fit, more
focused, and more flexible. It’s also the hottest new trend in fitness
since bicycle shorts.”
(Globus 30) Sheila is more interested in the popularity aspect of the
sport, and who can blame
her when this is her job? It is a known fact that whether you’re a
beginner or seasoned fitness
freak, Kick Boxing whips your into shape fast.
The final source will be taking from the amateur. The recreational
Kick Boxer is
someone that everyone wants to hear from, because they are like all the
people reading their
opinions. A few amateur Kick Boxing girls sat in on a class, and their
results and opinions were
as stands. “I don’t understand how one fat cell can survive in that
class,” says first-timer Jennifer
Patterson, 26. “I felt like I was going to pass out.” In Boston,
18-year-old Beck Wittenberg is
equally effusive. “It’s addictive because you see results,” she says.
(Health Aspects - Bensko)
The basic interest of the amateur is the results that you see in your
body. Many men and women
are trying to trim down the waist line, and what better way to do it than
This could be considered an American sport simply because of its
numbers. It has a great
American population of participants. American people love this sport, and
have fun doing it.
This is being adopted into the American culture, just like many other
sports, and many other
features of this culture. This sport is part of the American culture and
will most likely stay
within it forever.