I too am a big fan of discovery, and it saddens me that I don’t have much time to do it I love traveling, and wandering in the places I travel to. I don’t ever feel that I need a tour guide, because I love to just walk and wander, discovering new places along the way. Part of my love of dis cover is my lover for climbing, and all the new…[Read more]
While I agree with the general statement that we control our own happiness, I also agree with Matt’s position that there are some uncontrolably saddening moments in life. However, I’ve found that it isn’t about making yourself see everything as good, but rather about your outlook on life as a whole. This topic is something that more people…[Read more]
I highly agree that persistence is essential if one wants to succeed, and I have experienced it as well. However, I experienced it in a different sport, which was swimming. I went from barely being able to swim in 6th grade, to 19th in the state for D2, all because I was willing to put in the work. I have seen this true among many of my…[Read more]
I really enjoyed your writing, and I have found that it is very true. I am not necessarily frightened by change, but I have certainly been apprehensive towards it many times. Fear is something that does nothing but hold us back, no matter what we are afraid of, and I really see fear as something to overcome. Your perspective was…[Read more]
My school used to have a Chief as it’s mascot, and while I understand that it can be offensive, I think that ik some cases it can actually be paying respect to the history if the area. I don’t know if I would be offended by being a mascot, but I have to believe I wouldn’t really care. However, I completely understand where they are coming…[Read more]
Your post is very relevant, and I agree that women are not treated equally and need to stand up for themselves. I don’t have much experience with women putting each other down instead of up, but I do know that it happens and I agree that they should work together and not against each other. Thank you for sharing
I really enjoyed your work with this poem, and I really like the idea of writing from the perspective of a leaf. You did a great job following the rhyme patterns of Coatsworth’s poem and did great work with the imagery and language to make this piece really seem like a conversation. Great job!
I think Baldwin makes a very strong argument, and you seem to have put a lot of thought into the topic as well. In today’s society, this is especially relevant, as blacks are still feeling the effects of this racism and trying to overcome it. Thank you for sharing your analysis of Baldwin’s work.
Olivia,I really enjoyed your post. Coaches are often very important people in communities, as they influence the development of their athletes in so many different ways. I enjoyed reading about why you chose Coach Cordova as your subject, and why you photographed him where you did. Thank you for sharing your picture with us.
I follow a strict schedule in the mornings as well, but I actually wake up early to eat breakfast and shower so I can be fresh and ready to take on the day. I have found that the easiest way to keep up on sleep is simply go to bed earlier to get more sleep. If you tried that, you may be able to wake up earlier and be able to eat breakfast…[Read more]
While I have certainly dealt with stress from school, I certainly believe that the major cause of my stress comes from me pushing myself. I relate with the desire to keep good grades, and sometimes I push so hard, I can’t focus on anything else. I have found that sometimes you just need to accept doing poorly on an assignment or two to…[Read more]
This photo is beautiful, and I too believe that sometime thing turn out better if you don’t plan every aspect of them. You did a great job of making your teacher the main focus, and I really enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing.
I was very interested in this topic when I saw the title, and I agree that confidence affects our entire outlook on life. I have believed for a while that confidence is arguably the most important aspect of ourselves, as it can change everything in our lives. I also agree on the point that our childhood affects our confidence, because my…[Read more]
I commented on your earlier post, and now I see, that my wishes were answered and you did write more on this topic. I am very happy to see that dogs are, in fact, capable of complex emotions and that is something I see every day, so there was no doubt in my mind that they could. Thank you for your post!
I too am interested in this topic, and I also want my dogs to love me. I’d like to see where your research leads you and hopefully we see another post on what you find out, because I also think that dogs are capable of complex emotions.
I very much enjoyed your post, especially because Moore’s photos are going to become very relevant as time progresses. I think I’m going to look into his photographs, as they seem very interesting and I would like to get a better grasp of what is happening around the world.
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