Lessons An Open Mind

Star Wars A New Hope
Star Wars A New Hope
Star Wars : A New Hope The dramatic war-like classic of a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it is Star Wars. The reason most people go to see it is because of the THX digitally mastered sound, the new visual effects, the superb acting, but most of all the all important theme, without which, Star Wars would not be half the film that it is. But now, it has launched Lucasfilm Ltd. into a new era and taken all the world with it. When Star Wars was first made in 1977, nobody expected it to be
The Boer War
The Boer War
The Boer War The Boer War of 1899 was a dirty little conflict. It started a result of cultural resentment between the Boers (Dutch settlers) and immigrating British. At first, the war was fought with the honor typically associated with the British, but, in the end, it turned nasty. South Africa's Cape of Good Hope was colonized in the 17th century by Dutch Boers (farmers). The Boers used African slaves on their farms. Britain occupied the Cape during the Napoleonic wars and took complete contro
C S Lewis
C S Lewis
C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis, a well-known author and apologist, is best known by people of all ages for his seven volume series entitled The Chronicles of Narnia. As Lewis wrote about the land of Narnia, an imaginary world visited by children of this world, he had two obvious purposes: to entertain the readers and to suggest analogies of the Christian faith. Although some feel that his stories are violent, Lewis is successful at using fiction to open peoples’ hearts to accepting Christ as their Savi
Stanley Renshons' High Hopes Clinton's Actions
Stanley Renshons' High Hopes Clinton's Actions
Stanley Renshons' High Hopes: Clinton's Actions Throughout Stanley Renshons' book, High Hopes: The Clinton Presidency and the Politics of Ambition, the president's ability to govern has to do with three main concepts: ambition, courage, and integrity. Proving this, Renshon believes that the presidents psychology explains everything. By examining the range of choices available to the president as well as those he selects, both within and across circumstances, one can begin to discern the underly
How to Have A
How to Have A
How to Have A Joyous Marriage! by Roderick C. Meredith Here are keys' to help make your marriage special! These insights and tested principles will help you build your marriage into a precious relationship of joy and beauty. HJM4 Edition 1.3, May 1996 This booklet is not to be sold! It has been provided as a free public educational service by the Global Church of God © 1993 GLOBAL CHURCH OF GOD All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Editor in Chief Roderick C. Meredith Executive Editor Ray
Japan has performed a miracle The country's economic performance follo
Japan has performed a miracle The country's economic performance follo
Japan has performed a miracle. The country's economic performance following its crushing defeat in World War II is nothing short of astounding. The economic expansion of Japan is second to none. All of the elements are in place for Japan to continue increasing its share of the world's wealth as America's gradually declines. The country is on track to becoming the world's largest economy. How did Japan do it? There are many theories and studies that have traced the Japanese miracle without succe
Japan 322
Japan 322
Japan 322 February 12, 1997 Prof. Janice Brown Grade:82% The Triumph of Gorsh the Cellist Miyazawa Kenji's children's story Gorsh the Cellist takes us on a journey of discovery about the human condition and overwhelms us with a tale of triumph. Each step is like a microcosm of the whole - as though each step were a journey in itself. Kenji's stories are set against the whole of the universe - a world replete with people, animals, and all the elements of nature. All hold discourse together.
English 101
English 101
English 101 Throughout the many unique and individual experiences I went through, the friendships that I made were one in a million. These friends shaped me and formed me in so many ways. I have learned an unfathomable amount through friendships as well as accumulating a lot of personal growth. The significance of friendships in my own American experience has taught me unique lessons, an open mind, respect, growth, and has given me a strong feeling for who I am. During my life I have been expos
Moby Dick
Moby Dick
Moby Dick by Herman Melville by Cazi Brasga Honors English III 9/04/96 I. Biographical Insights A. The culture this great author was a part of was the time in American history where inspiring works of literature began to emerge. It was also a time when American writers had not completely separated its literary heritage from Europe, partly because there were successful literary genius’ flourishing there. B. Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819, he was the son of Allan and Maria Melville. Du
Hey Joe hand me the 316 socket I mumbled into the underside of my car
Hey Joe hand me the 316 socket I mumbled into the underside of my car
“Hey Joe, hand me the 3/16” socket,” I mumbled into the underside of my car. I felt a nudge in my ribs as my friend, Joe, handed me the socket I asked for. Matching the ends of the hexagonal shaped socket with the stub on my wrench, I pushed the two together. A loud click signaled the two ends of the socket and wrench fit perfectly. Reluctantly, I went to work tightening the chassis of my car. I felt overwhelmed by the number of lugs I would have to check and tighten. It took me almost a half a
In the novel The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison written in 1952 a youn
In the novel The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison written in 1952 a youn
In the novel, The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, written in 1952, a young black man's struggle to find an identity in a harsh and very manipulative society is exemplified. The narrator's experience and struggles are often expressed through the memory of his grandfather's words, the people he has come in contact with, and the places ha has been. During the course of his life, he has learned many valuable lessons, both about society and himself. This is demonstrated by elements of the plot, cha
The Bush Administration's Relation With Iraq Prior to Iraq's Invasion
The Bush Administration's Relation With Iraq Prior to Iraq's Invasion
The Bush Administration's Relation With Iraq Prior to Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait: Credibility and Misperception Prior to the August 2, 1990 invasion of Kuwait on the part of Iraq, the United States had questionable relations with Iraq dictator, Saddam Hussein, to say the least. In retrospect, which is inherently advantageous as a 20/20 perspective, questions remain unanswered as to whether or not the United States was too appeasing to Saddam Hussein in the years, months, and days leading up to t
Though this be madness yet there is method int
Though this be madness yet there is method int
Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t. An essay on Shakespeare’s use of madness The Tragedies Of Shakespeare 20 December, 1996 Page 1 Your noble son is mad — ‘Mad’ call I it, for to define true madness, What is’t but to be nothing else but mad? (Wells and Taylor, 665) In Act two, scene two of William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Polonius uses these words to inform Hamlet’s parents of their son’s insanity. He then continues on, telling Gertrude and Claudius that the cause of this madn
Since I'm at work now I'll try to type this out with a minimum of tear
Since I'm at work now I'll try to type this out with a minimum of tear
Since I'm at work now, I'll try to type this out with a minimum of tears, although my heart is still aching. This morning I learned that Jerry Garcia passed away. Why should I care about a rock star who I don't even know? Why should I feel any pain? Why should I even take the time to write this? I have asked myself these questions. But I feel compelled, and the answer will lie in this letter. The unfortunate first words I heard about his death were from a jerk at work who was callously telling
Chinese American Fortune Cookie
Chinese American Fortune Cookie
Chinese – American Fortune Cookie Crack! The shell of the fortune cookie drops to the floor of the restaruant and the white scrap of paper is being read repeatidly until it to is carelessly lost to the floor. Floating through the air, trying to hold on to the last bit of life before it reaches the trenches of the restaruant floor, wishing the ink upon it spelled out a sentence that the owner would have liked to have heard. Instead, it was brushed away because the cultural and symbolic traits th
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston The novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston tells the inspiring story of Janie Crawford. Janie is an African-American woman raised in rural west Florida by her ex-slave grandmother. Throughout the novel, Zora Hurston transforms the reader into a participant in Janie’s life. She brings the harsh realities and joys that Janie experiences to life by telling the stories of Janie’s three marriages, and then the ultimate realization
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), the second-oldest child of the court musician and tenor singer Johann van Beethoven, was born in Bonn. Ludwig's father drilled him thoroughly with the ambition of showcasing him as a child prodigy. Ludwig gave his first public performance as a pianist when he was eight years old. At the age of eleven he received the necessary systematic training in piano performance and composition from Christian Gottlob Neefe, organist and court musician in
Motivation
Motivation
Motivation MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES I believe that every person is motivated about something; the challenge is to find out how to create a work environment that enables people to express that motivation at work. So how do you motivate employees? The answer to this question seems like is would be simple but it is actually quite complex. In order for employees to become and remain self-motivated, they need to have a reason. In fact, the word motivation means having a motive or reason. In my research I
Richard Branson
Richard Branson
Richard Branson Principles of Management BCD1H07 “Select a successful entrepreneur, and outline his management styles and leadership characteristics. Consider how these have contributed to success, and how they may contribute to failure.” Richard Branson: “An entrepreneur is somebody who is willing to go where others are not. Who doesn't often listen to accountants. Who if somebody says [something is] impossible, is determined to prove them wrong”. Pick up any newspaper or magazine and there’s a
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society DPS Summary Dead Poets Society explores the conflict between realism and romanticism as these contrasting ideals are presented to the students at an all boys preparatory school. Welton Academy is founded on tradition and excellence and is bent on providing strict structured lessons prescribed by the realist, anti-youth administration. With the dawning of each new semester, hundreds of parents abandon their sons, leaving them in the tried hands of Welton staff in hopes that the
Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage Stories
Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage Stories
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories In Wild Swans a girl on a train, fondled by a minister, feels disgusted but also hugely curious. Munro describes — as I've never seen anyone else do — how people put erotic memories, not always pleasant ones, to use over and over in their lives. 1. This paper reports that Rose is sitting on a train ride during which a self-described minister gropes her throughout the ride. She cannot take a stand against him, because she knows that the
Out Of Mind
Out Of Mind
Out Of Mind March 6th, 2004 English 12 Research Paper Imagine a world where one has a familiar, or a daemon, running alongside them at all times. Or a world where dragons impede one’s movement from place to place. These are the worlds that young adult writers try to place inside of the minds of children and adolescents. These fantastical creatures and places in young adult literature are used mainly for allegorical purposes. An allegory is a symbolic representation, or using something to teach a
Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five Chapter 1 Summary It is so short and jumbled and jangled … because there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre. Vonnegut writes in his own voice, introducing his experience of the firebombing of Dresden, in eastern Germany, during World War II while he was a prisoner of war and his attempt for many years to complete a book on the subject. He begins with the claim that most of what follows is true, particularly the parts about war. With funding from the Guggenheim Fou
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need? How Much Land Does A Man Need?, by Leo Tolstoy was influenced by his life and times. Leo Tolstoy encountered many things throughout his life that influenced his works. His life itself influenced him, along with poverty, greed and peasant days in 19th century Russia. Tolstoy's eventful life impacted his works. Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born into a family of aristocratic landowners in 1828 at the family estate at Yasnaya Polyan
Constitutionalism
Constitutionalism
Constitutionalism 1. Constitutionalism: a Minimal and a Rich Sense In some minimal sense of the term, a constitution consists of a set of rules or norms creating, structuring and defining the limits of, government power or authority. Understood in this way, all states have constitutions and all states are constitutional states. Anything recognisable as a state must have some acknowledged means of constituting and specifying the limits (or lack thereof) placed upon the three basic forms of govern
Language Acquisition
Language Acquisition
Language Acquisition Essay One How to Teach Past and passive forms of gerunds and infinitives October 10, 2002 While teaching a language there are factors we take for granted. Sometimes we present a certain theme/structure to our ESL students without putting ourselves in their shoes, and assume that they have understood everything just because they did not have any questions. We tend to forget that sometimes confusion can be the barrier to curiosity that results in lack of questions from studen
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. This is how The Lord of the Rings is introduced. The Lord of the Rings is a book about adventures, heroic deeds
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley is a novel that was written during the age of Romanticism. It contains many typical themes of a common gothic novel such as dark laboratories, the moon, and a monster; however, Frankenstein is anything but a common novel. Many lessons are included into this novel, including how society acts towards the abnormal. The monster was a victim of the system that commonly characterizes a person by only his or her appearance. Whether people like it or not, socie
Franz Liszt Johannes Brahms
Franz Liszt Johannes Brahms
Franz Liszt Johannes Brahms Many composers have achieved greatness in the music world, but two in particular are very unique. Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms have stood the test of time as outstanding composers in many similar and different ways, in both their music and their lives. In each musician’s life, the music is not the only important aspect of his or her creation. Many composers and performers create music that is inspired by their lifestyles or past events, even the regions in which th
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS Red-hot superstar Colin Farrell ( Daredevil, The Recruit ) toplines the thriller PHONE BOOTH, from director Joel Schumacher. A phone call can change your life, but for one man it can also end it. Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, PHONE BOOTH follows Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell), a low-rent media consultant who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he'll be shot dead if he hangs up. What d
The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried 1 CP English 6-7 11-25-03 In Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, the protagonist, Tim O’Brien is drafted into the Vietnam War. O’Brien, being young and naïve about the lifestyle of war, is scared and doesn’t know what to do. After battling with his conscience about fleeing the country and dodging the draft, O’Brien reluctantly decides to go to the Vietnam War because he doesn’t want his parents to think less of him. Throughout his time in the war O’Brien’s behavior sug
The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried In Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, the protagonist, Tim O’Brien is drafted into the Vietnam War. O’Brien, being young and naïve about the lifestyle of war, is scared and doesn’t know what to do. After battling with his conscience about fleeing the country and dodging the draft, O’Brien reluctantly decides to go to the Vietnam War because he doesn’t want his parents to think less of him. Throughout his time in the war O’Brien’s behavior suggests that the mental and
The Gap
The Gap
The Gap English Comp 123, M/W at 3 20 January 2004 When I was twelve years old, I started going to a new school called Taylor Road Middle School. It was freshly built in the quickly growing, upper class, Atlanta neighborhood that my family had moved to the year before. Taylor Road gave parents the opportunity to keep their fragile children away from the riff-raff of the middle class kids who went to the “old” school. Unfortunately for me, all of my friends went to the old school, and I did not k
You Must be Born Again
You Must be Born Again
“You Must be Born Again” BIBL 2013 NA-BS 1205 Term Paper (Final Draft) 7 September 2003 “You Must be Born Again” In John, chapter 3, Jesus explains to Nicodemus “ye must be born again.” It is interesting that Jesus uses the birth analogy to make a point. The birth of a child is one of the most fascinating experiences of human life. Every culture understands what it is for a baby to be physically born, and every person has had a first hand experience with a child being born. Jesus told one of the
Teaching
Teaching
Teaching Background and Setting My teaching practice is being carried out in Blackrock College. This is a large, fee paying all boys secondary school with roughly 1000 pupils from second to sixth year, with first years attending the feeder school Willow Park. My assignment relates to my experiences with second year classes. There are eight streamed classes, roughly 24 pupils per class, ranging highest to lowest from 2.8 to 2.2. The junior syllabus has been divided up, with a different teacher re
Teaching Mathematics
Teaching Mathematics
Teaching Mathematics An introduction to Formulas, concepts and ideas in Math education. Practical theoretical concepts visualized at 6th – 7th grade level (DNS 2001) Index I. Introduction The importance of math education lies in the simple fact that all we see around us can be explained or understood with the help of math, mathematical formula’s and mathematical models. Relating the abstract concepts of mathematical formulas and models to real life represents a bigger challenge then the aforemen
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle A Critical Postmodern The
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle A Critical Postmodern The
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Critical Postmodern Theory of Public Administration April 12, 2001; Revised April 30, 2001 Pre-publication draft of article published in: Administrative Theory Praxis, Vol 23 (3): 431-458. Abstract I propose a critical postmodern application of Debord’s Spectacle and the carnivalesque of Bakhtin to the theatrics I see happening in city streets, on college campuses, and Internet resisting the new globalized economy. In the past decade pubic administ
PRO-GAY MARRIAGE IN AMERICA
PRO-GAY MARRIAGE IN AMERICA
PRO-GAY MARRIAGE IN AMERICA America is the land of liberty where everyone has freedom of choice of lifestyle, religion etc. America has always believed in equality with a few exceptions from history which were resolved. Segregation is one of those exceptions. African-Americans until 1965 were passionately hated by whites. Even after the legislation was passed saying that all men are equal, America still struggled to adapt to this change. Today America would not do such a thing as discriminating
Three Universal Deadly Sins
Three Universal Deadly Sins
Three Universal Deadly Sins Throughout history, mankind has looked back to the past, to seek the truth about morals, religion, and how they both impact and define civilization. Stories and myths from ancient Greece show overbearing resemblance to our own Bible as both shun the many temptations of our soul either by teaching the value of a characteristic or warning of the ill fruits reaped. Dante Alighieri revealed in his Divine Comedy that Pride, Envy, and Avarice are the three sparks, [the t
Two Short Stories Of Awareness Beyond Oneself
Two Short Stories Of Awareness Beyond Oneself
Two Short Stories Of Awareness Beyond Oneself: Araby And A Sunrise On The Veld Araby by James Joyce and A Sunrise On The Veld by Doris Lessing are both short stories in which the protagonists gained a consciousness that was beyond themselves. The main characters are both initiated into new realities and truths of which they were not previously aware. Both short stories will be examined with reflections according to the type of initiation that was experienced, the nature of the narrators
Transcendentalism a philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual
Transcendentalism a philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual
“Transcendentalism: a philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual over the empirical”(Webster’s dictionary, 1993) The impact the transcendental movement had on American literature cannot be underestimated. “Reawakening an interest in the great problems of human nature and destiny,” authors such as Emerson, Alcott and Brownson, for example, forced the transcendental movement into the path of Henry David Thoreau. (Spiller, 346) As a self proclaimed “mystic, a transcendentalist, and a natur
Key Terms
Key Terms
Key Terms Pat Garrett- He was born in Alabama, and was a buffalo hunter, cowboy, horse rancher, Texas Ranger, and twice a sheriff. He was the Sheriff of New Mexico in 1880 and in 1897. He was the man who hunted, found, and shot William H. Bonney (a.k.a. Billy the Kid). How he died in 1908 is not certain. Wounded Knee Creek- The site of an Indian Reservation, Wounded Knee is in the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation, South Dakota. This was the location of the last major battle between federal troops
Every day invariably with no change in routine since I became his tena
Every day invariably with no change in routine since I became his tena
ÿEvery day, invariably, with no change in routine since I became his tenant, the landlord visited at 6 o' clock on the dot. Before the old cuckoo down the hall could finish its six chimes, the knock would come and the door open, and he would be there, in all his senile glory. Liver spots, crumpled skin, old, unwashed clothes and the stale smell that I imagine Egyptologists are used to when unearthing mummies; it would all be there. Or I visited him, which occurred quite frequently during my fir
Brave New World 1932 is one of the most insidious works of literature
Brave New World 1932 is one of the most insidious works of literature
Brave New World (1932) is one of the most insidious works of literature ever written. An exaggeration? Tragically, no. Brave New World has come to serve as the false symbol for any regime of universal happiness. So how does Huxley turn a future where we're all notionally happy into the archetypal dystopia? If it's technically feasible, what's wrong with using biotechnology to get rid of mental pain altogether? Brave New World is an unsettling, loveless and even sinister place. This is because H
BIOGRAPHY HELEN KELLER 1880-1968
BIOGRAPHY HELEN KELLER 1880-1968
BIOGRAPHY: HELEN KELLER (1880-1968) Early life Helen Adams Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, on June 27, 1880. She was the daughter of newspaper editor Captain Arthur Keller and his wife, Kate Adams Keller. At the age of 19 months, Helen was struck with a severe illness (called brain fever at the time, it may have been scarlet fever) which left her both blind and deaf. Her deafness made it difficult to learn to speak. She invented 60 of her own signs in order to communicate with her fami
After William McKinley was assassinated in 1901 Theodore Roosevelt bec
After William McKinley was assassinated in 1901 Theodore Roosevelt bec
After William McKinley was assassinated in 1901, Theodore Roosevelt became our 25th President. America¹s natural resources were threatened. Species like the bison and beaver were endangered; others were extinct. Soil fertility was low and about four-fifths of prime forests had been cut down. Roosevelt expressed concern: ³...the time has come to inquire seriously what will happen when our forests are gone, when the coal, the iron, the oil and the gas are exhausted, when the soils have been...was
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F Scott Fi
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F Scott Fi
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. If something in life hurts you, he said, you should use it in your writing. In A Farewell to Arms Hemingway followed his own advice. The painful experiences of his own life that, consciously and unconsciously, he placed in this novel help make it a major artistic achievement. The first of these experiences was a physical hurt that occurred on July 8, 1918. On this date, two weeks shy of his nineteenth birthday, H
One Tuesday afternoon I was carelessly riding through the woods on my
One Tuesday afternoon I was carelessly riding through the woods on my
One Tuesday afternoon, I was carelessly riding through the woods on my motorcycle. I had just gotten home from the races, and I had another 1st place trophy. Nobody could beat me. I was the perfect motorcrosser, I thought. As I was riding through the woods I came to a 60-foot long jump that I was always scared to hit. I hit it, and then my life flashed before my eyes. The next thing I knew I was lying beside a huge tree that I had just smashed into. I came too, realizing that I could not move.
The following is a narrative description on the life and times of one
The following is a narrative description on the life and times of one
The following is a narrative description on the life and times of one of the most powerful characters in the Old Testament. Abraham was indeed a man of God in a time where few men believed in the One true God. Through many triumphs and errors, he always returned to God to lead him back to his calling. His dedication resulted in great promises from God that were eventually fulfilled and affect each of our lives today. His story is our story. Abraham was a native of Chaldea, and a ninth generatio
Janis Joplin A Biography
Janis Joplin A Biography
Janis Joplin: A Biography “I gotta go on doin’ it the way I see it... I got no choice but to take it like I see it. I’m here to have a party while I’m on this earth... I’m gettin’ it now, today. I don’t even know where I’m gonna be twenty years from now, so I’m just gonna keep on rockin’, cause if I start saving up bits and pieces of me... man, there ain’t gonna be nothing left for Janis. -- Janis Joplin, 1967 (excerpt from David Dalton’s Janis) This is exactly how Janis lived her life - one bi