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  • I think its amazing how the gorilla was able to use sign language its amazing to hear about that. I wonder if gorillas are evolving or if koko is just smarter than other gorillas. Interesting

  • Hey Matthew I found a couple of these articles very interesting. Its been over 70 years since the bombs were dropped and japan still feels its effect. Some survivors are still bitter about the attack but some knew it had to happen.

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    I really enjoyed this piece! I sometimes notice that same voice. You can’t explain it or tell what it says but its there. Sometimes not always a voice, its then a feeling or a smell that helps me.

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    February 13, 2017

     

     

    Dear: Ryan (Lil B)

     

    Well look at you. Starting your first year on high school. Single and ready to mingle. Ready to get your swag on. Big man on campus, already friends with se

    Letter To My Younger Self

    February 13, 2017     Dear: Ryan (Lil B)   Well look at you. Starting your first year on high school. Single and ready to mingle. Ready to get your swag on. Big man on campus, already friends with seniors, already one...

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    • Ryan- this was pretty funny and I feel like you’re being genuine in your letter to yourself. I like that you said that “time can’t be beaten, but it can be tamed). I don’t think you should change anything about this piece because I feel that that would make it real. Thanks for the lightheartedness, Lil B

    • Dear Ryan,
      I loved how you used all of the “slang” that a high schooler would use like when you said ,”Ready to get your swag on. Big man on campus, already friends with seniors, already one of the “cool kids.” and I imagine that since this is a letter to your younger self, that you don’t talk a lot with words like “swag” anymore, so it amused me. You also gave yourself advice about troubles that many high schoolers have to deal with and that can be a hardship in their life like,”Also do yourself a favor and manage your time well and get some sleep. Time management will be one of your toughest battles. Time can’t be beaten, but it can be tamed.” Sleep is something that many people are deprived of in any grade so this was very important to me int his letter. I know all of this will probably happen to me and this letter is advice to me too.
      Thank you for posting. This was very wise and it actually taught me what I would say to my self when I am older and I can change this now because of this letter.

    • Dear Ryan:
      I am very surprised and pleased with your post because of its truthfulness and dead accuracy.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: ‘Time management will be one of your toughest battles. Time can’t be beaten, but it can be tamed.’ This stands out to because I am really, really bad at managing my time because I can get distracted easily, and just accepting the fact that nothing can beat time but one can tame it is inspirational in its own way.

      Another sentence that I really enjoyed was: ‘Don’t burn bridges that aren’t even built.’ This stands out because of the simple message that I interpret: don’t kill a potential friendship that hasn’t even began.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was really stressed out because of my work load, but I told myself I would get it done no matter what and just try to create a normal schedule for myself so I could enjoy myself more often and just have fun.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because what you have written has inspired me in a way to just enjoy school while it lasts.

    • Ryan,
      I liked reading this letter. If you had had this advice when you were a freshman, would you have done things differently, or do you truly have “no regrets” as you mentioned? Why or why not? Overall, this was a very intriguing piece of writing that I enjoyed reading.

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