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Susan Isaacs's Critique of Ntozake Shange's Sassafrass, Cypress, and Indigo - Susan Isaacs's Critique of Ntozake Shange's Sassafrass, Cypress, and Indigo Susan Isaacs believes that Ntozake Shange's first novel, Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo, is mildly entertaining and enjoyable, but her writing, "sometimes loses a thread and makes a mess" (395). Isaacs praises Shange's style, while finding fault with some of the techniques she employs. The main character that is introduced to the readers in Post Modern American Fiction's excerpt from Shange's novel, Sassafrass Cypress, and Indigo, is Indigo, the youngest of three daughters in the story....   [tags: Sassafrass Cypress Indigo] 484 words
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The Bald Cypress - The bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) is an ancient and unique tree that is usually associated with the southern states because of its abundance in swampy regions. “Remains of prehistoric forests show that millions of years ago [bald cypress] grew in abundance within the Arctic Circle; because of changes in the climate, it was driven south. The bald cypress found its way to the eastern and southern coast lands” (Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, 2002). On May 26, 196, the bald cypress was officially proclaimed the Louisiana state tree....   [tags: environment, tree]
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Vincent Van Gogh's Wheat Fields With Cypress - Vincent Van Gogh has a reputation for creating beautiful works of art under abnormal circumstances. On May 8, 1889, Van Gogh voluntarily checked himself into Saint- Rémy mental asylum suffering from acute mania, which provoked hallucinations that caused him to cut his ear off. Fields of wheat and olive groves surrounded the asylum, which had a view of Alpilles Mountains , Van Gogh sent a letter to his brother Theo in which he wrote, “ Beyond the window with its iron bars I can see a walled-in field of wheat”....   [tags: famous impressionism paintings]
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Cypress Semiconductors - #1) Cypress’ strategy in 1993 was competition in high-volume memory chip markets through competitive cost structure, rapid introduction of new products and re-positioning the firm for ‘growth’. Based on this new strategy, Cypress was determined to ‘compete in any market, with any competitor, at any price, and still make a good profit.’ The overall company structure was mostly mechanistic rather than organic. It was extremely formalized, focusing on people and performance management. In terms of complexity, while the structure was lean, it appeared vertical, rather than flat....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1377 words
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Bee start up kits - This is our most popular start-up kit. You get everything listed in our Best-Quality kit, plus valuable extras that will allow your colony to grow and prosper. Here's what's in our super deluxe package: bee-commerce's best quality hivetop feeder so you can easily feed and medicate your bees; two best-quality clear pine deep hive bodies with metal frame rests (one super for brood, and one for the bees' food storage); 20 wooden deep frames; 20 sheets of deep foundation and metal support pins; cypress wood hive stand; our best-quality leather gloves; our how-to video, "An Introduction to Beekeeping"; reversible entrance reducer; cypress bottom board; all-wood tongue & groove inne...   [tags: essays research papers] 373 words
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Starry Night a Paint by Vincent Van Gogh - An analysis on Starry Night (1889) of Vincent van Gogh Introduction The life span of 37 years saw Vincent Willem van Gogh (Vincent) in creating beautiful works he dearly loved. Painting was an avenue, which allowed him to express his inner thoughts or vent his struggles. My decision to research on Vincent’s painting, Starry Night (1889) came with the inspiration from Don Mclean’s Song, Starry Starry Night where his lyrics spoke about Vincent’s life that further intrigued me in writing this paper....   [tags: biography, moon, tone, oil paint]
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A Visit to Florence, Alabama - Whether you call it the Heart of the Shoals, the Renaissance City, the Bible Belt, or Flotown, about forty thousand people call it home. Florence, Alabama is located at the foot of Muscle Shoals on a hill overlooking the Tennessee River. Life is simply beautiful in Florence, from the beautiful University of North Alabama campus to the historic downtown area to the view of the Tennessee River. Florence is one of the oldest cities in Alabama being established in the early 18th century. But how did this historic city begin and grow into what it is today....   [tags: US historical tourist spots]
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A Summary of Othello - Written by William Shakespeare, “Othello” is a twisted tale of deceit and betrayal that turned a beautiful love into a murderous plot due to outside jealousy. The play begins in with Iago and Rodrigo arguing in Venice. Iago is a soldier who is under Othello’s command and Rodrigo has been paying him to spy on Othello because he wishes to be with Desdemona, Othello’s lover. Rodrigo believes that Iago is loyal to Othello and has not been keeping up his end of the bargain due to his lack of information ....   [tags: Othello Summary Essays] 1532 words
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Florida Panther - As the deer fed at the marsh's edge, it's tail flickering as it nibbled tender and ripe green growth. Then the nervous animal pauses in it's feeding and lifted its head to listen. Whatever hint of danger the deer had sensed was ignored once the threat could not be located. It stamped a forefoot, lowered its head and began to eat once more, this deer had failed to detect a Florida panther that was downwind (going into the wind) crouched low in the underbrush. Amber eyes however, estimated the distance between himself and the deer....   [tags: Florida Panther Restoration]
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Raskolnikov's Desire for Isolation in Crime and Punishment - From the very first page of Crime and Punishment, there is an air of isolation. The novel opens to Raskolnikov leaving his apartment. While on his way out, he is in hopes of not meeting his landlady, who may demand payment for his long overdue rent. From here, it becomes evident early on that Raskolnikov does not truly wish to be in the company of others. He isolates himself from society. This is shown in Part II, Chapter II when Raskolnikov seeks out his friend, Razumikin. He goes to Razumikin’s apartment for no clear, apparent reason....   [tags: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Literary Analysis] 1345 words
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The Everglades: Florida's Unique Landscape of Change - ... 2014.) Consequently, the behavior of the Everglades ecosystem and climate has also been modified by human innovation and urbanization. The creation of drainage ditches, levees, and increased agricultural land are all instances of rearrangement of the natural environments surrounding the tree islands in the swamplands of the Everglades and have resulted in changes of the tree island biota (Willard et al. 580-581). The main influence of these changes became evident in 1910 to 1930 as urbanization increased and agricultural land use demanded dryer land for farming....   [tags: Southern Florida diverse ecosystem]
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10 Eco-Friendly Tips for Sustainable Gardening - In today's grim economy and moving forward into an uncertain future, an increasing number of people have started using organic gardening as a means to grow some of their own food. While this was once a common practice during the Victorian era, organic gardening has made quite the come back in the past couple of years. In fact, Americans all across the country are taking advantage of everything from vacant lots to their own backyards. Sustainable gardening is a perfect method of supplying your household with healthy, organic fruits, vegetables and eggs too....   [tags: Environmentalism, Agriculture] 1025 words
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Plantation Ruins in The American South - Plantations represent a very particular, traditional time in the south. Ironically they design a sense of both pride and shame for the prestigious southern families that owned and ran them. This is a focus on ruins of plantations that have been lost through time but just enough remains to give us a sense of wonder. Such plantations as the Rosewell, Millwood, Forks of Cypress, Bulow, Windsor.. Most of what remains are just columns and walls but it’s the story of what those columns used to hold up and what those walls held in that will be in the spotlight....   [tags: Southern heritage]
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The Stars in Van Gogh's World - ... Some believe that this painting could be a representation of religion, while others see it as the expression of what haunted him . “Loevgren too saw the Starry Night as a visionary image reflecting the artist's need for religion, especially in the face of loneliness and death .” As his emotional status deteriorated, van Gogh struggle to make one final painting to express everything he felt inside before it was too late and he could no longer paint. Jirat-Wasiutyński stated that Soth believed that Vincent was just trying to illustrate his loss of faith within the painting, not actual Christianity of belief in Christianity....   [tags: impressionist painters]
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Habitats, Environment, Zoos and Adaptation - ... At the zoo, the habitat was wet, and had a marshy, watery, muddy setting. There were the remains of a boat and cypress trees were all around. In the wild, swamps are located in the southern parts of the United States, for example, in Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida. The environment of the swamps is usually humid, and temperatures may vary. Some of the vegetation there include lots of trees and grasses, including cypress trees, cattails, alder twigs, and poison ivy. Some animals found there are the Black Neon Tetra, The Green Fire Tetra, The Blue Reed Fish, Boat Billed Heron, the Snowy Egret, and the Orinoco Crocodile....   [tags: natural selection, plants or animals] 1103 words
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Starry Night, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island, Still Life with Basket of Apples - Impressionism is very pretty and complicated. It was from 1860 to 1910. Monet is the perfect Impressionist. Impressionism had its basic tenants. Their subject matter was the middle upper class, the city, and leisurely activities. They painted on en plein air which means they painted outdoors. They painted in snow, rain, storm, just in order to record directly the effects of light and atmosphere. They painted with strokes and touches of pure color by using a great deal of white and rarely black. They recorded the shifting play of light on the surface of objects and the effect light has on the eye without concern for the physicality of the object being painted....   [tags: post impressionism, painting analysis] 559 words
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Athens Should be Admired According to Funeral Oration Speech - Pericles, the leader of the Athenians had presented this oration about those people, who had first fallen in battle. It is part of their law and show the respect of honor to those who had lost friends and families. The purpose of Pericles’s speech was for the ancestors the supervisors, who died for their country and lands. This famous oration was from the early days of Peloponnesian war. The speech was for every Athenian and any others who wished to attend. Athens was one of the oldest first city states and still known as one of the most famous cities in the world....   [tags: customs, democratic, pride] 554 words
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The Poetry of Mari Evans - ... 1968. The poems in the volume cover all aspects of personal love affairs. Evan's academic career began in 1969. She did not finish her degree at University of Toledo, but he received an honorary degree from Marion College in 1975. She's had teaching appointments at Washington University, Cornell University, Miami University, and Spelman College. She was also an instructor in African American literature and writer in residence at Indiana University-Purdue. While working at these schools, she was also a producer, director, and writer for the television show, "The Black Experience"....   [tags: African American literature] 541 words
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Bass Fishing 101 - Tight Lines The fog drifts lazily above the murky swamp water as I slowly ease my boat toward an ancient, moss covered cypress tree. A bullfrog croaks its early morning greeting and somewhere off in the distance an unknown creature screeches as the hair on the back of my neck stands on end. The old tree was the site of a recent battle between a monstrous black bass and me. A battle in which the big bass taught me a valuable lesson in humility. I have a lot more respect for her and her kind. She never gave up the fight at any time during our encounter....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Iago is the Most Sinister Character in Shakespeare's Works - Iago is the Most Sinister Character in Shakespeare's Works Of all the characters presented in Shakespeare's literature the most sinister one is without a doubt Iago. He is a ruthless sociopath. No other character can even come close to his evil. Most of the antagonists present in Shakespeare's plays have valid reasons for the troubles they cause. Iago doesn't for the most part; he just has a burning hatred for the world, especially Othello. Iago is the only reason there is any conflict in Othello....   [tags: Papers] 642 words
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Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night at St. Rémy - Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night at St. Rémy Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night at St. Rémy of June 1889, expresses the comforting power and spirituality of the infinite night sky over the humbler, earthly brand of nature through a synthesis of exceptional visual power, elements of religious allegory, and of modern spiritualism. This work is the product of van Gogh's refusal to depict the purely imaginary, but willful manipulation of what is real in order to achieve a more powerful work, both visually and through symbolism and allegory....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art Van Gogh Starry Night]
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Impact of Global Warming on Coastal Wetlands - Impact of Global Warming on Coastal Wetlands Professor’s comment: Jane wrote this research paper for my Advanced Composition course. The assignment asks the students to read and understand six to ten articles within a research area of their choice, then synthesize the information so that a reader can quickly understand the present state of research in that area. Jane chose to look at how increased flooding and salinity might affect coastal wetland soils and species, and she organized the material clearly and effectively....   [tags: Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases] 1606 words
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Iago of Shakespeare's Othello - Iago of Othello Of all the characters presented in Shakespeare's literature the most sinister one is without a doubt Iago. He is a ruthless sociopath. No other character can even come close to his evil. Most of the antagonists present in Shakespeare's plays have valid reasons for the troubles the cause. Iago doesn't for the most part he just has a burning hatred for the world especially Othello. Iago is the whole reason there is any conflict in Othello . If he never had entered the play Othello would have married Desdimonia and they would have lived happily ever after....   [tags: free essay writer] 960 words
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My Walk with Nature - My Walk with Nature In Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie noticed while living in the Everglades that some of the Indians started leaving the town and heading east. She also noticed that the animals started to scatter as well. Janie asked one of the Indians why they were leaving and he said that there was a hurricane approaching. The park ranger that guided us on the slough slog informed the class that this is a fact. The animals as well as the sawgrass know when hurricanes are approaching....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1301 words
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Acceptance of Death in Yeats’s ‘An Irish Airman Foresees his Death’ and Shakespeare’s ‘Come Away, Come Away, Death’ - ... The speaker beseeches death to allow him to be laid to rest. Similarly in Yeats’s poem, the awareness of death is expressed in the opening lines of the poem ‘I know that I shall meet my fate | Somewhere among the clouds above;’ (1,2). However, as opposed to Shakespeare’s poem, Yeats’s speaker is accepting death at the hands of war. ‘Somewhere among the clouds above’ (2) is a metaphor for death in battle in the sky. This idyllic description is in contrast to what it is referencing, which is a brutal death in war....   [tags: lament, thrilling, rhythm]
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Elbow Health Risks: Treatments of Injuries with the Upper Arm, Elbow and Lower Arm - ... However, some of the wrist guards seen are also supportive reducing the risk to not only the wrist, but the hand, fingers and thumb. Injuries, and disorders include: sprains, thumb sprains, wrist sprains, bone injuries such as fractures, dislocation of the pip joint, soft and closed tendon injuries such as DeQuervain's Syndrome, ECU Tendonitis, carpel tunnel and Boutonnière Deformity (Beth Israel Deaconess, Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital. March 2011). Another health concern for a percussionist would be focal hand dystonia, sometimes referred to as occupational cramps (Dystonia Medical Research Foundation....   [tags: wrist, repetion of movement] 930 words
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Desdemona - Virtuous Woman or Modern Woman Challenging Oppressive Societal Values? - The polysemic nature of Shakespeare’s Othello means that throughout time, different cultures have found certain readings of particular characters more relevant than others. For example, there are many possible readings of Desdemona, but two of the more dominant interpretations include seeing her as the ideal wife who falls victim to an abusive husband and viewing Desdemona as a progressive woman who contributed to her downfall by being outspoken and challenging the position of women in her time....   [tags: Character Analysis] 978 words
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The Everglades of Southern Florida Continues to Be an Environmental Oasis - Surrounded to the East by Limestone walls and stretching its arm northward to pad at Lake Okeechobee the Everglades cover nearly 4,000 miles of the southern Florida peninsula. Primarily consisting of marshes and sloughs the area is home to a range of environments as well as a rich biodiversity. The true wonder of the everglades however is its age. Only 5,000 years ago the area was vastly different and timidly arid. The unpredictable climate and geologic change has been creating this once in a lifetime oasis that could soon be gone....   [tags: miami limestone, visitors, flood]
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Excavation of King Tut's Tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon - a) The site: 1) 2) The site of Tutankhamun's tomb was found in 1922 by Howard Carter and his sponsor Lord Carnarvon which was funding the search. When Carter and his crew were excavating they went back to a line of builders huts carter had previously searched a few seasons earlier. It was there where carter and his crew found a step stone they slowly uncovered more steps leading to the tomb. Once they had discovered a possible tomb Carter immediately sent a telegram to Lord Carnarvon which said, “At last have made wonderful discovery in valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact; re-covered same for your arrival; congratulations.” within a week Carnarvon came with his crew and they...   [tags: buriel, pharoahs, afterlife] 989 words
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Nature Methaphors in The Battle of Issus and Starry Night - Since the beginning, nature has been one of mans many inspirations. It is used to convey emotions and bring meaning in many ways in art. During the Northern Renaissance Albrecht Altdorfer was one of the most distinguished painters known for his expressively detailed landscapes. The Battle of Issus done by Altdorfer focused on nature to further amplify Alexander’s victorious battle. Three hundred and sixty years later, the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh creates a work that also showed how nature can bring emotion and significance to his painting Starry Night....   [tags: Art]
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The Extraordinary Men in Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Dostoevsky’s theme of ordinary and extraordinary people is the basis of his work of literature, Crime and Punishment, which derives from his own life experiences. Crime and Punishment, is the story of a Russian man named Rodion Raskolnikov. Raskolnikov is an impoverished St. Petersburg habitant student who, “determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammeled individual will commit two acts of murder and theft” (Dostoevsky). To try to amend his actions, he uses the money he steals from the murdered to perform good deeds....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essays]
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The Flood of Noah and the Flood of Gilgamesh - Myths, some parts speculated to be true and many not, have always been part of our lives. However, as one glances across the different myths of different cultures, one can find that some portion of two different myths can be eerily similar to each other, causing one to speculate whether they have made contact with one another long time ago in history. This led to the question that people constantly try to prove: do myths that have overlapping ideas verify actual historical truths and similar culture between origins of myths....   [tags: Bible, Epic of Gilgamesh]
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Are There Visions and Ghosts in Van Gogh Paintings? - ... This led to his first hospitalization where his psychotic state grew deeper into hallucinations, delusions, and more insanity. While hospitalized in Saint-Rémy, Van Gogh continued his work and created 150 paintings to ease the discouragement of being there. One of his first paintings, which he created during his hospitalization called, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear (displayed in Musée d’Orsay), displayed his act followed by the recovery. Painted circa 1889, with oil on a 60 x 49 cm. canvas, Van Gogh displayed himself in his own portrait in a three-quarter profile view wearing a buttoned coat and a fur cap....   [tags: artwork approach, mental illness] 1129 words
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Maritime Insurance for the Import-Export Process Part 2 - The appeal was not very successful especially to the insurers. The court of appeal agreed with the first ruling. Nothing in the Act required an election that would precede the notice of abandonment. It was argued that the idea of the owner’s choice of making an irrevocable choice of abandoning was highly misleading. Under section 62, the service of a valid notice can only be irrevocable if the insurer. It is only then that the notice can be withdrawn. Even when the notice is accepted, the right of the insurer to take over the interest of the insured in the subject matter arises only when the insurer has paid out as stipulated in the policy....   [tags: coverning the loss or damage]
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A Brief History of the State of Louisiana - Since 1541, Louisiana has been ruled under ten different flags, starting with Hernando de Soto’s flag, a man who claimed the region for Spain (“About Louisiana”). For six weeks after the Civil War had first started, Louisiana had become an independent commonwealth before finally joining the Confederacy. The Louisiana Purchase was negotiated by President Thomas Jefferson, in 1803, in order to get a part of Louisiana in American hands, which was considered essential (“About Louisiana”). Louisiana was a center for trading and finances during most of its early history and it was one of the most prosperous regions in America due to the act that its land was very abundant....   [tags: American history, territory of Orleans]
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Studying Technology at the University of Texas - Today, as Integrated Circuit has become core of all electronics products, merely able to design an IC is a not sufficient but main challenges lies in high performance & low power design optimization, Robustness with PVT variation tolerance and yield improvement. I know these mysteries can be only be unraveled by design innovation, developing new ideas & algorithms to increase performance of EDA tools. I believe ICS Research Group @ University of Texas, Austin is an ideal choice which can assist me in evolving my ideas to work on these challenges and overcome them , through a well structured curriculum, excellent research faculty and facilities....   [tags: Design Innovation, Integrated Circuit] 1404 words
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The Beauty and the Blood of Kashmir - Kashmir: Beauty And The Blood There are many beautiful places on the earth and every place is unique and has its own specialty. Some places are famous for their natural beauty and some for their architectural beauty. In addition, each person differs in choices, likings and tastes. Many people enjoy natural beauty and some are pulled towards historical and architectural beauty. There are few people who notice a different type of beauty which is cultural and traditional beauty. Kashmir is known for its natural beauty....   [tags: himalayas, urdu, karam sag, kashmir]
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Comparing the Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis - The Epic of Gilgamesh has many similarities to the Bible, especially in Genesis and it’s not just that the both begin with the letter “g”’. One major similarity being the flood story that is told in both works. The two stories are very similar but also very different. Another being the use of serpents in both works and how they represent the same thing. A third similarity being the power of God or gods and the influence they have on the people of the stories. Within these similarities there are also differences that need to be pointed out as well....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Purpose of the Biblical Flood narrative - The Old Testament can be described as “an anthology of the literature of ancient Israel and early Judaism” (Coogen 2008) that contains many forms of writings and stories which address not only myth, main historical events and laws, but also those that follow the Israelites unique relationship with God. The first book of the Old Testament is known as Genesis, which is highly concerned with the world’s creation and its initial stages. It is also the origin of the biblical Flood Narrative concerning Noah and the Ark....   [tags: Theology, Religion]
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Musical Ride - All of the moves are in harmony and in perfect time with the music. “*A single horse and rider in motion is a wonderful sight,” but it becomes even more impressive when you realize that it's a unit of horses and riders moving as one. Between the black horses, red tunics, and the awe of the crowd, it can only mean one thing: the horses and riders must be the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Musical Ride. The Musical Ride has evolved over so many years and it stands for so much that we, as Canadians, value....   [tags: Canadian moments]
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Artistic Shifts During the The Kamakura Period - ... Unkei was the son of the successful sculptor Kokei. His style strove to be more realistic than sculptors of previous eras. He was commissioned, along with fellow sculptor Kaikei, by the shogunate to produce statues of the Heavenly Kings for the Tōdaiji Temple. These statues showcased his realistic and dramatic style and stood nearly 28 ft tall. In 2008, a statue of the buddha Dainichi Nyorai attributed to Unkei, sold at auction for a record $14.37 million dollars. Another prominent Kei artist was Kaikei....   [tags: japan, sculpture, buddhism] 690 words
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Invasive Species Managment: The Greater Everglades Ecosystem - ... Recently the park has started to serve another purpose. Due to the heavy encroachment of humans on the everglades, scientists now use it as a human impact gauge on the natural world (National Park Service 2013). Since the Everglades is so closely monitored the changes caused by human projects such as rerouting water can now be fully understood. This knowledge can then be applied to other projects all over the U.S. Importance of the Everglades What is left of the everglades includes nine different habitats; hardwood hammock, pineland, mangrove, coastal lowlands, freshwater slough, freshwater marl prairie, cypress, marine and estuarine....   [tags: damages, ecosystems, alien] 2370 words
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The Colossus and Daddy by Sylvia Plath - ... She considers him a monument, a colossus, an ancient wonder of the world that holds power over her, but yet does not speak but only shrieks animal sounds worse than a pig’s squeal. He is a fallen colossus, on his side broken. He was at one point grand in size, likely polished and pristine, but fell and overtime became weathered. Jon Roseblatt writes more on this idea, saying, “The father's "ancient" power and size have been destroyed through time. The Colossus image embodies both the poet's fear of the stonelike, resistant force of the patriarch and her admiration for the colossal power that her father once possessed.” In reality, a monument or a colossus is meant to visit- to look at, a...   [tags: confessional poetry, figurative language] 817 words
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The New York City Subway System - The New York City Subway System, or the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), has become the “life line” of New York City (NYC) since people are reliant on the subway system for commuting to different places within the city. One such person, who buys this fact, is a person by the name of SunDo K, who runs and owns a restaurant business in Cypress, California. He claimed in his profile on Yelp that, “One of the best part about New York City is traveling via the subway.” Now there are also acid twists and turns into this....   [tags: Transportation] 1049 words
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To Live and Die in LA - Perhaps I connect emotionally too easily. I pity the discarded sweatshirt and the broken coffee mug. Perhaps I’ve always wanted a home. A place where I understood the rules and cared mildly for the sports teams, felt nostalgic for the cuisine. Maybe I just moved here at the right time. Whatever it is, I love my city, and it hurts my feelings when you complain about it pitilessly. That’s not to say you shouldn’t complain, of course. I am a complaint advocate of the highest order; that’s how things become great (or better), when you reconstruct them after they’ve been demolished....   [tags: Personal Experience] 840 words
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Having a Good Nutrition in School - While learning does not end when school is out, neither does the need for good nutrition (“Benefits”, n.d.). Good nutrition is very beneficial to children, especially school age children. Not only does it provide nutritional benefits to help with their growth process, it also enhances their learning process. Senate Bill 89 (SB 89), passed in the 83rd regular session, ensure that low income children acquire free meals in the summer when school is not in session. Although, SB 89 ensures nutritious meals for children in the summer, the bill does not go far enough....   [tags: nutritional meals, sb 89, nutrition educator]
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A Brief Biography of Tiger Woods - ... The entire family was always the target of attacks. Such as kids throwing rocks, or teenagers shooting BB guns at the woods household. This inspired Tiger to overcome stereotypes who started to hone his golf game at the age of about nine months. Most people of Tiger’s heritage would take up the game of football, basketball, or baseball. However Tiger was a natural for golf breaking fifty at the age of three at the navy golf course. This is where Tiger would develop his game in his youth. At the age of three he appeared on the Mike Douglas show and had a three hole putting contest against Bob Hope....   [tags: notorious golf players, African American athletes]
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No Child Left Behind Act Analysis - Since the induction of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the role of the principal has changed significantly. It has shifted from merely business managerial to maintaining academic growth and accountability for student success (Schoen & Fusarelli, 2008). The problem is there hasn't been much research to support the effectiveness of a principal's involvement in the classroom on the academic success of students. Despite the ever growing list of demands, principals must find a way to meet the national AYP (Acceptable Yearly Progress) federal standards....   [tags: student success, nclb, principal] 1552 words
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