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On the Natural: Human Tendency for the Eradication of Dirt

- Staub, as referenced in Ordinary Men, proposes that “ordinary psychological processes and normal, common human motivations and certain basic tendencies in human thought and feeling are the primary sources of the human capacity for mass destruction of human life” (167). This idea is indeed exemplified by the actions of the Nazi party towards Jews during the Holocaust. Though this statement raises controversy, in that most people dislike the notion that they, too, possess the capacity for such atrocious actions against other human beings, Staub’s claim is given merit by several authors in their own works regarding the events of the Holocaust and the nature and actions of human beings; specific...   [tags: Psychology]

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Eating Dirt and Other Non- Food Items

- Pica is a disease which has the main trait of eating non-food products. Gerald Callahan (2013) wrote an article called “Eating Dirt” which discusses the immunological effects of the pica of eating dirt. There are various types of non-food items people consume that show abnormal behaviour. There are numerous health risks and issues with people eating food not intended to being eaten and in contrast there are also benefits to people from eating certain picas. There are multiple possibilities as to why people eat non-food items....   [tags: pica disease, abnormal behavior, culture]

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There’s A Hair In My Dirt

- Man Like Harriet in There’s A Hair In My Dirt, Larson depicts man in his egotistical essence as he struts through nature thinking he knows it all. When in actuality we have just begun. As a “higher” species, in the sense that we are capable able of verbal communication and intellectual thought, we dominate those species that cannot: the entire diverse world. Striving for this perfection, we have affected the environment and its organisms in many ways, whether beneficial or harmful. Considering ourselves as “higher” beings we tend to ignore the vastness of the world around us; We are blind to the biodiversity of all life and how very small and insignificant we truly are....   [tags: Biology Biodiversity Essays]

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Abusive Relationships : A Boy Threw Dirt On Me

- When I was in 5th grade, a boy threw dirt on me. When I complained to my teacher, she simply said, “Boys will be boys.” When I was in 7th grade, a neighborhood boy repeatedly tackled me to the ground. I let him continue hurting me because I thought this was a sign that he liked me. From a young age, small things like that instilled it into my mind that abuse was a part of love. It was implied to me that it was normal for boys to be aggressive towards others; that it was ‘cute’. Thankfully, I realized this way of thinking was wrong....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Dirt bike # 10

- 1. Two possible fuel tank suppliers for Dirt Bike are J&P Cycles and Hot Rods USA. Both companies supply numerous designs of fuel tanks that can be used for motorcycles. J & P Cycles is a US company that ships within the US and their prices for a listed below for ground transportation: SHIPPING RATES WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. & TO APO/FPO ADDRESSES GROUND SHIPPING RATES Invoice Total Rate 0-$49.99 $6.99 $50-$99.99 $7.99 $100-$149.99 $12.99 $150-$199.99 $16.99 $200-$299.99 $18.99 Over $299.99 FREE Bike Lifts $25.00 Extra Wide Bike Ramp $50.00 Complete Motors $100.00 Rolling Chassis Kits $175.00 Trailers...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dirt Bikes

- DIRT BIKES There are two basic types of motorcycles. One type is made for riding on smooth surfaces like roads or paved race tracks. These motorcycles are called road bikes. They are heavier, faster, and more powerful than off-road bikes. Off-road motorcycles, or dirt bikes, are lighter than road bikes. Dirt bikes are built to handle rough terrain like dirt, mud, and rocks. Not all people use dirt bikes for sport. Some people need their dirt bikes for work. “Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police ride Honda, Kawasaki, and Suzuki dirt bikes instead of horses.';(Motocross, 128) Forest rangers take dirt bikes out on patrol....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ghost Story of Dirt Biker Ghosts

- Dirt Biker Ghosts in Maryland This story was heard from a friend of mine; a 20 year old, Caucasian, Irish-American male. He discovered this story when he first moved into his house. He heard this story from his newly acquired friends who were neighborhood children that had lived in the area since before he arrived, although he did not mention any specifics about the sources, such as names, how many there were, or how old they were, but just that they were friends. The teller, however, did remember where he heard this story, which was told while sitting right outside of his house, within eyesight of the woods mentioned in the story....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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The On The Dirt Road

- ... He likes me as much as I like him, he’ll be okay. While standing in the middle of the kitchen, Justin had second thoughts about going into the basement. What will I do if he tries to capture me. I’m sure everybody is wrong about him. I’ll be fine. He thought about trusting the old man and went over where Ernest was leaning against the wall. “Let’s meet your friends,” Justin said and watched him go down the rickety steps. “Are you coming or not?” Ernest asked when he was half way down the stairwell....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2002 albums, 2004 singles]

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An Investigation Into the Financial Performance of Dickie Dirt Ltd.

- An investigation into the financial performance of Dickie Dirt Ltd. The report also includes accounting ratio analysis of the company over the past three years. 1. Terms of Reference Exodus Venture Capital Ltd has requested this report to disseminate information with the aid of accounting ratio analysis Dickie Dirt's financial performance over the past three years. The author was requested to ascertain the company's financial state identifying any limitations and assumptions made. The submission date is for the fifteenth of December 2003....   [tags: Management]

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Teen Wolf: A Love Story

- His hands. He couldn’t steady his hands. Wring, wring, wringing them between each other, trying to massage the blood from his skin, from the caked up red in every nail bed. Every fidget, every shuffle felt like he was exacerbating the situation. Inhale, exhale. This wasn’t a lacrosse game. This wasn’t Scott crawling home embarrassed and bloody from his fledgling lycanthropy’s accidental rabbit massacre. This was serious, and he couldn’t focus. Stiles willed himself to pick up his feet to tread in the direction of the window in his dormitory room, only to circle back and wear down the floor one more invisible increment into the track he’d been pacing for the latter part of an hour....   [tags: hands, blood, dirt, rabbit]

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Ida Tarbell the Muckraker: Digging up the Dirt

- Ida Tarbell the Muckraker: Digging up the Dirt During the late 1800's and early 1900's, change in American society was very evident in the economy. An extraordinary expansion of the industrial economy was taking place, presenting new forms of business organization and bringing trusts and holding companies into the national picture. The turn of the century is known as the "Great Merger Movement:" over two thousand corporations were "swallowed up" by one hundred and fifty giant holding companies.1 This powerful change in industry brought about controversy and was a source of social anxiety....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The NDRA and NASCAR

- The green flag drops on the first race in The National Dirt Racing Association(NDRA). It doesn’t matter where people go, on some little road in a small town, people will find a small dirt track. The speedways are mostly always located in city areas where a large amount of people live. After a weekend of racing the teams head to the shop to fix the car up again. Despite the fact, that racing had been around since before 1978; whenever Mr. Robert Smawley introduced NDRA, and later Mr. Bill France introduced NASCAR, more people paid attention to the sport of racing....   [tags: National Dirt Racing Association]

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Spying Is Necesary for the Survival of the United States

- It is a common occurrence for rival groups to dig up dirt on each other or to send in allies to infiltrate the enemy, so intelligence can be found of conspiring plans. However, this is not limited to foes, but to friends as well. In one’s life, it is common for a person to try to find out the secrets of close friends, family, and allies or maybe information to keep the upper hand. Our government is no different from the children seen every day, hiding behind an object, trying sneak in a listen to some juicy gossip or secret....   [tags: digging up dirt on each other]

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Environmental Studies and Forestry Response Essays

- The Scoop on Dirt Jones (2006) finds microbes found in the soil to be critical in maintaining the soil. These microbes have multiple functions in the soil. Jones notes that soil microbes are critical in recycling carbon. Apparently, the soil contains twice as much carbon as that which is found in the atmosphere. These microbes help in binding the carbon in the soil, which in return helps maintain the soil structure. Without carbon, the soil would crumble making it almost impossible for plants to thrive, microbes and other living organisms in the soil to exist in such an environment....   [tags: Dirt, Soil, Microbes, Soil Maintenance]

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It's Not All Dirt: Soil Contamination

- As a kid, I made the mistake of playing in the sandbox at my school. I was not aware that there were other chemicals inside the sandbox besides sand. I found out that there were chemicals in the sand only after I got a large, painful rash. Unlike pollution in rivers and the air, soil contamination is not easily detected. A person cannot detect this with the naked eye. And because of this, many people worldwide have suffered complications due to the contamination of soil. Soil contamination is a serious and often overlooked environmental concern that threatens the safety of the environment and those affected by it....   [tags: complications, environmental, chemicals, safety]

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ASI Hits Dirt After Following a Seer's Dream of Gold in India

- Just 23 days after the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) began digging to locate the much-hyped 1,000 tonnes of gold buried inside Raja Rao Ram Baksh Singh fort in Daundia Khera in Unnao district, Uttar Pradesh, India, ended on Monday, November 11. The ASI started the excavation to find gold after a local seer claimed that the Raja had appeared in his dream and told him that 1,000 tonnes of gold lay buried under the ruins of the fort. Myths and legends abound in the nondescript hamlet of Daundia Khera in Unnao district, Uttar Pradesh, India, about a hypothetical hoard of gold, buried beneath the ruins of a 19th century fort - the treasure hidden by a local landlord Raja Rao Ram Baksh...   [tags: gold, buried, excavation]

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The Food And Eating Practices

- Food and eating practices are so diverse across different cultures, that often some are perceived as being maladaptive or pathological. Many animals, including humans, have been known to practice geophagy. It is more common for homo sapiens to consume dirt or dirt particles unintentionally, rather than consciously eating it. This is because according to western biomedicine, it is not socially acceptable, and has therefore the act of intentionally eating dirt is pathological. When comparing the average nutritional value of a North American diet, to the nutrients in dirt, process foods do not compare to the nutritional value found in dirt (Callahan, 2003)....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Psychology, Human]

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How to Wax and Polish a Car

- Keeping a car clean and washing it on a regular basis is important, but to keep a car looking show case nice, you need to wax and polish it every few months. Sure everyone can have a clean car, but what really makes it stand out will be the shine it will have after a good touch up and giving it that new-car look back to it. There is a saying that goes like this “a car is only as clean as the owner”, so why not make a good first impression pulling up to a scene and showing off that hard earned money invested into a luxury ride....   [tags: wax, polish, clean car]

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Problem-Based Learning in the Construction Field

- Problem-Based Learning Problem-based learning is a student centered approach to learning (Evans, 2006). This learning style is trying to get the student to apply knowledge to a situation in which is new to them (Learning-Theories, 2013). The teacher takes more of a facilitator approach, this is to basically guide the student and help the student stay on track and to suggest resources that the students may use to help them through the problem-solving (Evans, 2006). To simplify this approach is to help students learn through experiencing the problem and solving the problem....   [tags: excavation, settlement, quality]

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The Pearl And Of Mice And Men

- A strong theme in literature evokes an emotion from the reader. It pulls the reader into the work and sets a certain tone. It is the link between the reader and the work. In John Steinbeck 's The Pearl and Of Mice and Men the theme of poverty is the most prevalent throughout. This theme is strongly demonstrated through the settings, characters and symbols in both works. One way the theme of poverty is depicted in The Pearl and Of Mice and Men is through the settings in both works. In The Pearl Kino and his family live in a small brush house near the water....   [tags: John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, Novella]

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Personal Narrative : A Good Sign

- ... It was soft, barely audible, but definitely a whimper. This time it registered in her brain who her visitor was. Dear God No!. Not Chad. Felicity knew every sound that child made by heart. There were some things a mother would recognize. What had Mathias done?. She rolled onto her belly and began clawing at the dirt trying to pull herself closer to her son. Her fingernails snapping as she dug into the dirt. Tears began to fall down her cheeks. If he ... Felicity could not bring herself to finish the thought....   [tags: 2007 singles, English-language films]

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How I Wash A Car

- There are many ways to wash a car, but which way is the way to insure that a car gets properly clean. I’m going to share three steps on how I wash a car. Starting off with gathering the material needed, the car washing process, and the drying process. By using these steps I will always know that my car will be properly clean. First, I would gather the materials needed such as; a bucket, car soap, car sponge, dry rags, tire brush, Windex, and paper towels. After I gather my materials I would park my car in a safe location such as a drive way or somewhere with little sunlight....   [tags: sponge, soap, soak]

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The Road to Recovery

- Coming up to a jump about to go airborne but then smash. He crashes into the dirt breaking his leg and part of his knee, but he has no support. This is where you would go to Road 2 Recovery(R2R) for help. There are many foundations out there to help people with sport problems, but there are only a few to help with dirt biking. This is why The Road 2 Recovery foundation is a dedicated program to help AMA professional motocross and supercross members with financial and emotional assistance if they have a career ending or very critical injury (“Welcome to the Road 2 Recovery foundation” 1)....   [tags: Sports, Motocross]

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The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum Cleaner

- The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser vacuum cleaner comes in three styles--upright, canister and hand-vac. According to the Vacuum Cleaner Advisor, the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser "appears to be another in the line of “love it or hate it” vacuum cleaners," with some consumers saying "it does a great job, has fantastic suction and is good value for the money," and other people finding problems with aspects of the vacuum cleaner's effectiveness, structure and features. (reference 1 http://vacuum-cleaner-advisor.com/Bissell-Vacuums/Bissell-Pet-Hair-Eraser-Review.html) Bissell 3920 Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum Review Suction The Bissell Upright Pet Hair Eraser's suction is criticized by some users who say this v...   [tags: Product Review ]

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Aldous Huxley’s Hyperion to a Satyr

- We’ve probably all seen a poor, homeless man on the streets. How do we know that he is poor. Is it his personality. I think we all know that the reason we assume that this man is poor is because of his appearance. If we see a man whose clothes are old, torn or dirty, we assume that theman is poor, and because of this, many people view himas a lower form oflife, and not as an equal. Throughout the historyofhuman civilization,dirt has been a very common symbol that humans havecometo associate withthe poor or lower classes in our society....   [tags: Aldous Huxley Hyperion to a Satyr]

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Children 's Influence On Children

- There were many activities provided for the children that they could succeed most of the time in and some that were more challenging. When the children began showing up, they were given many options to start playing and learning. As I was observing I was searching for all the activities that were provided for the children. They had sand, puzzles, materials for painting, a kitchen play-set, a garden where children could play in the dirt and plant seeds, plastic fruits they could sort by color, plastic animals of all sorts, real animals in cages that could look at, wooden building blocks, small puppet gloves that were the size of the children’s hands, a wooden play set they could climb and ex...   [tags: Learning, Play, Toy, The Child]

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The Dust Bowl

- The Dust Bowl was a treacherous storm, which occurred in the years of the 1930’s, which affected the Midwestern people, an example the farmers, which taught us new technologies and methods of farming. John Steinbeck wrote in his novel from 1939 The Grapes of Wrath: "And then the dispossessed were drawn west- from Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas; from Nevada and Arkansas, families, tribes, dusted out, Caravans, carloads, and homeless. Totals of 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, and 200,000 people. They streamed over the mountains, hungry and restless....   [tags: storm, 1930´s, midwestern people]

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How to safely ride

- How To Safely Ride A Dirt Motorcycle 1 Racing, hill climbing, jumping, and performing dangerous tricks on a dirt bike sounds like fun, however it can get very dangerous. A. I will inform you how to be a safe dirt biker. B. I have experience in this field from dealing with many aspects on this sport, negative and positive. I have realized that safety is the most important factor. C.When dirt bike riding, it is very important to be in touch with your personal gear, familiar with bike trails, and biking behaviors....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Personal Narrative- Pitching at my Softball Game and Contemplating Life

- This feeling in my nose tickles throughout. I let out a loud sneeze. I would be lying to you if I did not tell you it was a clean dry sneeze. The dirt from the ground tingled in my nose again and I let out another sneeze. The air was warm but dry the kind of weather that did not know if it wanted to be a warm winter day or a cold spring afternoon. When the wind blew, even just a little bit, it was like an orange dirt tornado out of the movie, The Wizard of Oz going everywhere. I closed my eyelids so tight I start to see textures in neon colours in the inside of my lids....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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The Average Cow Produces Eight Gallons Of Milk Per Day

- ... Before you let the cattle into the parlor, you turn on the milking machines. The milking machine is easy to turn on all you do is flip the switch on the control box from off or wash to milk. Once the machine is on you may let the cattle into the parlor. Make sure the cattle are pushed up all the way to front parlor gate. There should be six or eight cows on each side depending on the parlor size. Once you have enough cows in the parlor, lock the back gates and you are ready to begin milking....   [tags: Milk, Cattle, Dairy farming, Dairy cattle]

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The Effects Of Rain And Rain On Our Lives

- Snow and rain can provide many benefits, but at the same time hinder and burden our lives and environment. Rain is precipitation that falls down as a liquid from clouds, which can be beneficial to our environment, however, it can be of an annoyance in urban areas. Snow is also a form of precipitation and can provide benefits to the environment, but like rain, it is a concern to those in urban areas. Rain is a part of the water cycle, which provides us with fresh water and can act as a cleanser in nature....   [tags: Precipitation, Water, Rain, Water cycle]

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The Great Depression in the United States

- ... Carlson. They had defined it as a “dark blizzard”. The black blizzards turned days to night. According to the people who witnessed the dust storms, you wouldn't be able to see more than 5 feet in front of you at some points. Dead animals that were found in fields were covered in two inches of dirt. One storm even left 12 million pounds of dust in Chicago. Residence thought they could even determine where the dust came from. They said grey dust was from Colorado and Mexico, red dust was from Oklahoma, and black dust was from Kansas....   [tags: Dust Bowl, Migration, Poverty]

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The Invention of the Vacuum Cleaner

- ... This first machine that was operated manually was created by Ives W. Mcgaffey in 1869. This device was made very difficult, society did not adore it because it was really hard for them to operate. Later on, the first powered cleaner was developed by Hubert Cecile Booth. This device was very large, it was driven by an oil engine and had to be drawn by horses because of its size. The vacuum cleaner is a household appliance that cleans by suctioning dirt and dust. According to “how stuff works” they explained that “ Vacuum cleaners put suction to work when cleaning up the dust and wastes in your house.” The suction is created by an air pump, the vacuum creates a pressure between the inside...   [tags: idea, device, dust, impact]

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Maya Angelou And Still I Rise

- ... In the third stanza, she says, Just like the moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I rise. (9-12) She uses this stanza as a metaphor for her resilience. As the moon and sun always show, every day and night, she will always rise. How the tides pull water in and out every hour, she will still rise, and how hopes always stay high every second, she will rise. In the following stanza, she talks about being physically beaten by the white men. In this case, it can also be related back to how slaves were being treated poorly and were beaten at the drop of a hat....   [tags: African American, Black people, White people]

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Process Essay - How to Wash and Polish a Car

- Process Essay - How to Wash and Polish a Car You should only wash your car with 100% Cotton towels (white only) that are made in the U.S.A. Only these towels will not scratch or leave swirl marks on your paint. The knap in the cotton will absorb a fair amount of dirt and keep it from coming in contact with your paint. When drying your car you should use 100% Cotton towels (white only) that are made in the U.S.A. or the Absorber. The absorber is made from Surgical Silicone and will not leave swirl marks on your car....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All the King's Men: History's Importance

- All the King's Men: History's Importance Throughout All the King's Men, history plays an important role in the motivations and lives of all the characters. History's importance is most noticeable, not surprisingly, in the story main characters - Willie Stark and Jack Burden - whose lives focus on and, in some cases, depend upon history and how they relate themselves to it. While Willie Stark views history as a tool with which to manipulate people for his own ends, an attitude resulting in his own destruction, Jack Burden's view of history changes over time and eventually allows him to accept his relationship to the past and, therefore, present....   [tags: All the King's Men Essays]

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Dialogue Essays: Skylights

- Iyra I have looked down at the Earth my entire life, watching through the glass walls of the Skyway, believing that I didn’t belong there. My Guardian Ezamerele tells me that I would not survive on Earth, and the Skyway is the best place for me. I think that Ezamerele is wrong, despite the fact that she wasn’t born on the Skyway, that she was brought here from Earth. Eza is only my Guardian, she is not who I am, she only knows what I show to her. I know-have known-that I belong on Earth, and I need to find out how to get there....   [tags: Earth, leaving, gardening]

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Proper Maintenance of Garden Sheds

- Sheds are very useful for storage. The most common shed in domestic use are garden sheds. They are not only useful, but having a garden shed is an added attraction to your lawn as well. Having a shed does not end there; it requires proper building and maintenance. It is important that you keep the garden shed from prolonged sun and water exposure. Keeping it clean is also an assurance that it will be of use for a long time. The most common type of garden shed is wooden sheds because they match right to a garden environment....   [tags: Home Maintenance ]

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Descriptive Essay - The Old Root Cellar

- The Old Root Cellar Our summer trips to Colorado seemed to take forever. I was an eager four year old child who couldn't wait to get to my secret place. Every child has a special place: it might be a fort made out of sheets and couple of chairs, or maybe it's an easy chair that serves as a stage coach or a fighter plane. Maybe its a bed that becomes a ship protecting you from sharks. My special place was at my grandparents farm. My childhood was spent on military bases or in suburban neighborhoods....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Aldous Huxley's Hyperion To A Satyr

- Aldous Huxley's Hyperion To A Satyr Ever since the beginning of mankind’s intellectual evolution, we have felt the need to segregate ourselves from others who we deem pathetic, smelly, and filthy. This separation resultsin two different social groups, the upper class and the lower class. Between these two groups is the great gulf that separates us, the gulf that, according to Huxley’s "Hyperion To A Satyr", prevents humans from achieving the brotherlylove that we need to find our ‘Hyperion’, or place of perfection....   [tags: Aldous Huxley Hyperion Satyr Essays]

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Jonathan Swift’s “The Lady’s Dressing Room” and Lady Montagu’s “The Reasons that Induced Dr. Swift to Wr

- Published in the year 1732, Jonathan Swift’s “The Lady’s Dressing Room” generally talks about a woman’s filthiness that is surveyed by an intrusive man who enters the woman’s room when she is not present. Two years later, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu published “The Reasons that Induced Dr. Swift to Write a Poem Call’d “The Lady’s Dressing Room””, a fist fighting response to Jonathan Swift’s poem. Both of the poets use a satirical style of writing in their poems to criticize each other. In Jonathan Swift’s poem, the tone seems to be awfully sarcastic as well as disgusted....   [tags: Novel Anlysis, COmparisons]

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Boys Like to Get Dirty

- Why do boys like to get dirty. It's a mystery to so many people. Sisters and mothers and neighborhood girls scoff at the immaturity and Neanderthal nature of the activity in which boys partake in immersing themselves in filth. Growing up there is some kind of fascination with grime and dust and sweat and most of all mud. Almost every boy grew up with a sand box where he could at least get somewhat dirty. In our youth, we boys would spend hours digging holes in the backyard, building forts in the woods, riding dirt bikes, building dams in the rain, only to return home to the frowns upon our mom's faces at the state of our clothes and bodies....   [tags: First Person Narrative Examples]

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How a Differential Works and Types of Differentials

- Without a differential an automobile is very dangerous and ineffective, it is likely that your automobile will last about half its intended lifespan and will also create huge difficulties in turning. The differential is a key part of an automobile’s drivetrain, it allows the vehicle to effectively maneuver turns and cornering. Different differentials approach the goal of increasing a vehicles maneuverability around corners and in sticky situations with different mechanical approaches; there is an ideal differential for snow and ice, dirt and offroading, and for street driving....   [tags: automechanics, physics, ]

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Under the Red Flag, by Ha Jin

- In Ha Jin’s Under the Red Flag, the author interweaves different stories to showcase the individuals’ struggle to go against their natural instincts, as a means to comply with New China’s standards. These standards have been dictated by the political enforcers, and have established a new underlying moral basis that is expected of everyone to comply with. Although the stories are quite different, the connection they share is clearly explicated—they all combat the societal pressures to change themselves or face the consequences of being different....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Ha Jin's Under the Red Flag

- In Ha Jin’s Under the Red Flag, the author interweaves different stories to showcase the individuals’ struggle to go against their natural instincts, as a means to comply with New China’s standards. These standards have been dictated by the political enforcers, establishing a new underlying moral basis that is expected of everyone to comply with. Although the stories are quite different, the connection the characters share is clearly depicted—they all combat the societal pressures to change themselves or face the consequences of being different....   [tags: story analysis]

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The Meadow Pond

- A short walk to Meadow Pond: following the stone wall up the dirt road, FOR SALE sign next to an empty house with a clear-cut yard. Struggling to escape the perpetual thoughts that always seem to pull me in – where do we go from here. – a golden smile in the afternoon sunlight – branded to my mind like a red hot iron, trying to dismiss them. Looking up at the road ahead of me, I smile – only thoughts. The cold air hits the skin of my face and I stick my hands in my pockets. Pete, our neighbor, pops out of the bend in the road, walking his old black lab....   [tags: Descriptive Writing, Descriptive Essay]

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Memorable Childhood Weekend

- Father and Daughter weekend became my favorite weekends, as a child. My father made sure that it was never boring when FDW (father/daughter weekend) came around. Every weekend, my father had just one goal to accomplish and that goal was to teach me something no matter what. Well, at the age of eight, my father took me fishing for the first time. When my father and I arrived to our destination, at five o’clock that morning, the smell of freshly cut grass slaps me in the face, almost taking my breath away....   [tags: personal anecdote and reflection]

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The Events of 1922

- The book begins with Jack Burden narrating the story of the events of the summer of 1936 from his vantage point in 1939. Sugar-Boy, a stuttering negro man who has a stunning lack of word choice and mercy, is driving Willie Stark, his wife Lucy and son Tom, Jack Burden, Tiny Duffy, and Sadie Burke to Willie’s father’s old farm outside Mason City, which we infer to be the County Seat of Mason County. They make a stop in Mason City for some drinks, and people start crowding around Willie, begging him for a speech....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Forts, Gold, and Plans

- Since I've been here at Ft Knox several friends and family have asked me about the gold locked up in the famous reserve vault. No I have not seen it, no they do not give tours, and no mom I will not at least take a picture of the outside for you (those rooftop snipers have beady all seeing eyes). I do drive by the vault nearly everyday and for such an important task of protecting the nations wealth the building is frankly disappointing. It's roughly the size of a golf club house, with snipers on the roof of course....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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Anne Sexton’s Cinderella Story

- It starts with a fairy tale story, where all magical things happen and ends happily. The goodness is rewarded but the evil ones are punish. The closing of the story always ends with “and they live happily ever after,” and the main character becomes unhappy but eventually gains happiness at the end. The traditional Cinderella story figure is from “rags to riches.” It begins with a poor maid girl named Cinderella whose stepmother and stepsisters treated her unkindly, but because of the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella found her Prince Charming....   [tags: changes, original story]

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The Study of Culture

- 1. Discuss the idea of Mary Douglas, including how the idea of clean versus dirty is paramount in her theoretical perspective. According to Mary Douglas, purity or clean versus dirty or impure represent the boundaries of a society, and is a manifestation of the society’s fears. Douglas examined the use of blood as a means of purification and as a source of contamination that must then be purified in the Judeo-Christian tradition, as well as in a variety of African groups. Douglas emphasizes the symbolic meaning of purification rituals, and how they are manifested through ritual and daily practice....   [tags: Cultural Anthropology Essays]

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How To Detail Your Car

- How to successfully detail your car. When you buy a new car it comes to you spotless, washed, polished, and dressed. After a while the bright shine of amorall begins to fade and that showroom shine is no longer at show room condition. French fries begin to gather, straw wrappers appear, the ever-present coffee stain on the carpeting and even animal hair collects all which demolishes the clean appearance of your prized automobile. When owning a new car you need to know how to reestablish that beautiful finish....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dust Bowl Essay

- The Dust Bowl was a treacherous storm, which occurred in the 1930's, that affected the midwestern people, for example the farmers, and which taught us new technologies and methods of farming. As John Steinbeck wrote in his 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath: "And then the dispossessed were drawn west- from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico; from Nevada and Arkansas, families, tribes, dusted out. Carloads, caravans, homeless and hungry; twenty thousand and fifty thousand and a hundred thousand and two hundred thousand....   [tags: American History]

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An Afternoon Walk

- An afternoon walk There was a dirt alley not too far from our house. One afternoon, aunt Sung took brother Vinh and me for a walk in that alley. We had to walk by the Japanese soldiers who occupied the only villa and some of the houses in the neighborhood. The soldiers looked serious with stern faces, long rifles and swords. They talked but like they were yelling to each other. Two Japanese women in their colorful kimonos walked by them hastily into the villa. I didn’t know to whom that villa and those houses belonged before the Japanese soldiers moved in....   [tags: Historical Fiction, narrative, descriptive essay]

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Analysis of How a Single Match Can Ignite a Revolution by Melissa Lane

- Life is game of tradeoffs in which every action has a distinct cost. Cost, in the context of the previous sentence and the rest of this essay, is the price or expenditure that must be paid in order to obtain a particular object or goal. The most basic cost associated with all things is time. In order to attain all the material and immaterial things that we currently possess we had to use up a respectable amount of our time here on earth. Thus, it stands to reason that time defines who we are. If someone were to strip away a human being’s time on earth, they would be ultimately stripping away his or her identity....   [tags: social justice, revolutionaries]

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`` Goodbye Columbus `` : The Presence Of Greed And Selfishness Within Brenda

- ... With this in mind, Brenda cleverly obuses Neil’s open mindedness in formulating a scenario to enable a source of faith and new level of relation to develope among themselves. Once brought into action, she uncovers the other side to her integrity. Respectively, Neil shows benevolence to that part of her that seems to understand him deep inside, “There among the disarrangement and dirt I had the strange experience of seeing us, both of us, placed among disarrangement and dirt: we looked like a young couple who just had moved into a new apartment; we had suddenly taken stock of our furniture, finances, and future [...] ” (68) However since she has grown accustomed into a new rank of social...   [tags: Love, Romance, Lust, Interpersonal relationship]

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From Bits to Booms; the Backbone of the Oil Industry

- On a bright sunny, but breezy afternoon my fiancé Adam and I made our way out towards Cade 21, an oil rig that he works on. On this day its location is close to the town of Eaton, near the intersection of county roads 74 and 29. You can see the derrick of the rig in the middle of a field, standing tall and white, like the Eiffel Tower, surrounded by large blue, yellow, or white containers. You turn onto a dirt path, where there is a small sign, letting you know that this is the entrance of Cade 21....   [tags: environmentalism, economics]

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Anaylsis of Mouse Tales: A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland

- "Don't call Disneyland an amusement park, call it a theme park" The first line in the book: Mouse tales: A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland, quickly explains how Disneyland is not just an amusement park but a theme park. Walt Disney didn't want his park to be another run of the mill amusement park, he wanted to create a new and different world. A life where you can't see your own world and the troubles it has. In fact, he wanted this so bad, he made twenty foot walls around the park, so no matter where you are in the park, it is imposable to see the outside world....   [tags: park, cast, rides, world, disneyland]

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Criminal Justice System And Its Effects On The Civilian Population

- The community heavily relies upon the criminal justice system to safeguard the well-being of its members and to procure justice when their rights are transgressed upon. Thus, the criminal justice system holds a high position of authority and responsibility over those individuals in which it serves. Therefore, the failure of this system to adequately perform its duties can have a detrimental impact on the civilian population and more specifically the victims of crimes. For example, committing an act of prosecutorial misconduct by knowingly introducing a coerced confession during a trial proceeding can severely damage the integrity of a case, even in spite of the existence of other evidence in...   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Victim, Police]

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The Story Of Poppy Had Always Been A Unique Character

- As I look down at this slumbering man, his closed eyes meet mine with a nonexistent gaze. I take a step forward. His lips are closed tightly, my lips unable to let words escape. I take a step back. His mountain of a nose, with two small caves at the base, air circulating at a snail’s pace. As i put my head back up, i turn away from him, walking towards my relatives, my eyes averted from the open casket, my grandfather laying there, getting a good night’s rest. Black is the first thing I see next, everywhere, death trickling over each and every one of my family’s garments....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Walking, 2007 singles]

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Soil Permeability: How Much Water Certain Soils can Hold

- You may never think about the issues that could occur from a little factor such as soil permeability. Soil permeability is the amount of water or air the soil can take in. People who work in the agriculture field have to pay attention to this kind of issue when finding the right place to plant and grow their products. Soil Permeability can also play a role when making a baseball or football field. The soil has to be able to drain the water, so players can play after storms. Infiltration rates are how much water the soil can take up in an amount of time....   [tags: rocks, pores, floodings]

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What It Was Like Growing Up a Tomboy

- Final Essay We live in a world that runs off the idea of gender constructions. Every aspect of our lives is affected in some way by the roles society believes that a certain sex should behave. Growing up, I did not fit into the “normal” gender categories that women are believed they should be in. I did not realize that many of the things I did and the ways I dressed were not associated with the “feminine” gender of a young girl. Ever since I can remember I have been a tomboy, who loved sports and dirt bikes a lot more than barbies and princesses, but at such a young age it seemed normal to me....   [tags: gender constructions reflection essay]

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A Multitude of Tools and Techniques for Hackers

- Hackers have a multitude of tools and techniques to accomplish their goals, and as old tools and techniques become obsolete, new ones are created. Three questions regarding hacker tools and techniques are addressed here. What are the common tools used to conduct a denial of service attack (DoS). What is a buffer overflow attack, and how does a SQL injection attack take place. Tools for a DoS Attack Unlike many other attack types used by hackers, DoS attacks do not seek to steal information, break into systems or escalate privileges....   [tags: internet, viruses, victims]

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The Creation Story Of The Hopi Native Americans

- ... “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (The King James Bible, Gen. 1:26). The superiority of the humans over all other creations is established in this verse. In a similar manner, the Qur’an states that everything on the Earth, such as plants and animals, have been made for humans....   [tags: Universe, Creation myth, Earth, Judaism]

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The Benefits of Using Kitchen Floor Mats

- Kitchen is a composition of many things. Kitchen appliances, furniture and utensils are the significant and major components which make the function and its task possible in the kitchen. However, there are other minor components that aids in the work while preparing the food as well as cleaning in the kitchen. Similarly, there are mats in the kitchen that helps us in many ways as they save the floor from oil, grease, dirt and liquid which is redundant in the kitchen. Kitchen floor mats play an important role in saving the floor from the damages as well as your feet....   [tags: Interior design, interior decorating]

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The Aromatherapy 101 Textbook: Aromatherapy Relaxing Bath

- I was giddy with excitement when I found out that my assignment for this module would be to make and use an aromatherapy formula. Play a guided version of mad scientist to create a concoction with essential oils, pamper myself with the results, and call it school “work”. Yes, please. After much deliberation I decided the bath blend for relaxation provided on page 102 of the Aromatherapy 101 textbook might be just what I need to sooth the knots of stress from my shoulders, and melt away the weeks anxiety....   [tags: intoxicating, essential oils]

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Bridal Beauty on Your Most Specail Day

- Introduction to Bridal Beauty It is the most special day of your life, about you and the beginning of the rest of your life with someone you love and dream of spending forever with. You want to look and feel your most spectacular. You will be among the most beautiful women, not because you are a model or celebrity, but you radiate a glow of love and excitement about the future you are about to have. True beauty is about self-confidence and loving who you are. It comes from the expressions in your eyes and characters in your face....   [tags: wedding, skin, moisturizing]

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The Night Of Cancer - Original Writing

- I walked downstairs to the basement of my grandpa Jack’s. His house was in boxes. his memories, life, and possessions neatly sorted into cardboard boxes. I slowly walked to the closest portion of his life. It was labeled Keegan. My mom walks over with tears in her eyes. “Grandpa Jack left this for you”. I slowly ripped back the brown packing tape sealing the box. I reached inside the box and pulled out the first object I touched. It was his pocket knife. His lucky pocket knife. No note. No sentimental letter informing me of his grand-parental love for me....   [tags: Family, Debut albums, Sun, Road]

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Analysis Of The Novel ' Rebeca '

- ... This affirms that Rebeca does not eat the ground for its taste, but out of instinct. She associates normal habits and food and dancing with Pietro, and when he leaves and is no longer able to provide these comforts for Rebeca, she reverts back to partaking what comforted her originally, the habits of her past. The less hopeful Pietro 's return seems, the more dirt she eats in an attempt to mask the pain. But he eventually does return, this time as Rebeca 's fiancé, and Rebeca abandons her old customs once more....   [tags: Love, Romance, Life, Earth]

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Paved Surfaces Of The Construction Of Cities

- ... The Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Research & Education Foundation defines porous concrete as, “a concrete with a high percentage of interconnected voids that, when functioning correctly, permit the rapid percolation of water through the concrete.” They continue to say, “Unlike conventional concrete, which has a void ratio anywhere from 3-5%, pervious concrete can have void ratios from 15-40% depending on its application” (RMC Research & Education Foundation, 2015). RMC was founded in 1991 for the purpose of starting education programs about concrete....   [tags: Road, Concrete, Water pollution, Hydrology]

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Social Inequality Between Men and Women

- There are many forms of social inequality that can be analyzed in the study of anthropology. One of these is the social inequality between men and women. Though gender is studied relatively commonly in the field of anthropology, it is not often looked at through the lens of social inequality. The observations of Sarah Lamb and Deborah Tannen in their articles, "The Politics of Dirt and Gender: Body Techniques in Bengali India," and "Who's Interrupting?: Issues of Dominance and Control," respectively, lend a great deal of information to the topic at hand, as does my general observations of the conversations and traditions that occur in the sociocultural setting of the family dinner table....   [tags: Gender]

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The Drought: Surviving the Dust Bowl

- ... They did not quite feel the effects until they tried to sell their wheat. Wheat that had been in high demand and selling a high price was now only getting pennies on the bushel. As a result, there was so much wheat they could not sell it. They were at risk of losing everything they had worked so hard for. Hard Times Surviving: Living with dust became more than a mere inconvenience; it was a lifestyle. Dust always found its way into their homes. Many housewives would do everything possible to keep their homes clean, but it was a daily uphill battle....   [tags: Dirty Thirties, severe wind storms]

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Short Story: CJ and King Williams

- I woke up after my first night on the road and for a moment couldn’t remember where I was. The air was crisp and there was an autumn breeze blowing through the trees. I was in a ten foot wide clearing surrounded by deciduous trees, their leaves turning yellow, orange, and red. Just out of sight of where I had slept was a dirt road leading to the castle, my home. My father, King William built the castle 35 years previously when he was made king of the small kingdom he resided over. The population has decreased staggering amounts due to disease, and hunger in the past years....   [tags: castle, kindom]

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South Africa: Crops, Rainfall and Agriculture

- 1. INTRODUCTION Topographically South Africa has four zones, the Plateau, the Escarpment, the creased Massifs and the Coastal Plain. The Plateau is an incredible plain, interjected here and there by tiny mountains (www.gov.za) .The escarpment varies in emergence according to the elevation and erosion. The most remarkable portion is on the western frontier of KwaZulu-Natal, chiefly on the Lesotho and Free State borders. The Plateau, that embodies the main portion of South Africa, is elevated concerning 1 200 m above marine level, rising to 1 800 m at the tear amid the main drainage systems....   [tags: Irrigation, Grazing]

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My Vacation For The Emergency Room

- Growing up, I would be spoiled with a vacation with my mom, and a vacation with my dad every summer. This was one of the few perks that came with being from a broken family. With my mom we would travel to different states and experience new things, and with my dad we would go camping and do outdoor activities. Unfortunately, one particular vacation granted me a one way ticket to the emergency room. From that experience, I learned to be careful and not fall into peer pressure. One scorching, June afternoon when I was 13 years old, I was sitting in the living room at my dad’s house while everyone else was outside....   [tags: Family, Father, Learning, Mother]

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Death Is A Symbol Of Bravery

- ... Antigone justifies her act by the fact that she could never have another brother. Both of her parents are dead, therefore making it impossible to have another brother. Out of the love for her brother, Antigone bravely faces death and would have made the same choices despite the consequences if given a second chance. Throughout the play, Ismene changes her stance on death. In the beginning, Ismene acts as a compromise. She understands Antigone’s frustration, and why she would want to give Polyneices the proper burial....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Creon, Oedipus at Colonus]

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Human Nature in Penn Warren's All the King's Men

- Princes rescue princesses, they fall in love, conquer all evil and live happily ever after. While perhaps this is the sort of story the literary public likes to read, according to Robert Penn Warren it is not reality. Penn Warren wrote his 1946 novel, All the King’s Men as a realistic and satiric play on the life of the real historical politician, Huey Long. Among his other achievements of being an author, poet, and scholar, Penn Warren can also be considered something of a political philosopher....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free Personal Narratives: Silent Tears for Grandmother

- Silent Tears for Grandmother We wind along the country roads that are flanked by pine trees and freshly planted cornfields. Finally, we rumble up the long dirt driveway to the muted-red house, needing to be repainted and repaired. As the tires roll to a stop, I spring from the car and happily run into Nana’s outstretched arms, where a shower of kisses falls upon my blond-streaked braids. I hug Grampa around his knees, and he pats my head. After Mom and Dad have said their hellos, I hurry to the door that I proudly open on my own....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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Personal Narrative - Learn The Hard Way

- Learn The Hard Way Learn it the hard way. That is the way I learned the old adage “no pain, no gain”. It was my first dirt bike race. My heart had been pounding like a drum in a high school band for three days before the race. The race was in the middle of nowhere in Tucson, Az. I arrived on a Friday, my race was on Saturday. It was sunny out, but there was a slight breeze blowing the tent around, making it hard to set up. Friday evening was the practice run, where all the riders got the chance to pre-run the course for the race the next day....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Preparing your Horse to Ride

- Any good horseman should know that there are three very important steps to take into consideration when preparing to ride your horse. The following three steps; grooming, tacking up, and warming up, if done properly should lead to a trouble free enjoyable ride. Making sure your horse is thoroughly groomed is the first step to making him comfortable. Assuring the feet are picked and free of pebbles or stones are imperative to prevent any injuries to your horse’s feet. Next, comb out any tangles or debris from the forelock, (the horses bangs) mane, and tail....   [tags: Horse Riding]

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