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Theodore Roethke and The Waking - Theodore Roethke and The Waking In describing the way he receives life's lessons and learned experiences, Theodore Roethke uses repetition of two different sentences and a simple rhyme scheme to help the reader understand his outlook on how to endure life. The two sentences repeated throughout the poem are "I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow" and "I learn by going where I have to go" [with slight variation in the latter]. "I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow" shows up in stanzas 1, 2, 4, and 6 and figuratively means that Roethke awakens in the morning and learns from the day's experiences....   [tags: Waking Essays] 494 words
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Reality in Richard Linklater's Film "Waking Life" - Richard Linklaters film Waking Life gives a new meaning and view to Hollywood films. As one of the first of its kind the film forces the viewer to distinguish between appearance and reality. Linklater brought to his film an extreme amount of uniqueness not only with the complexity of the film but with the interesting influence of animation in the work. In the film there is a constant reference to “dreams” that leaves in question: can dreams in a sense be considered reality. The term reality in the media world is very flexible as far as what can and cannot be considered reality....   [tags: Richard Linklater, Waking Life, Hollywood,] 2245 words
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Waking in the Middle of the Night - It happens more often than not- waking in the middle of the night. As I become conscious of my surroundings, I am filled with a sense of foreboding. The soft hisses and puffs escaping my loved ones lips while deep in the throes of sleep provide the only distraction from the all-encompassing silence. As I strain to hear the sounds of life surrounding me the ominous sensation of being alone, abandoned, is ignited within me. It feels as if my loved one have left and gone to somewhere that I am no longer welcomed and I must stay behind, long forgotten....   [tags: night,] 729 words
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Paradoxical: Theodore Roethke's The Waking - In Theodore Roethke’s self-reflexive poem, “The Waking,” the speaker considers the brevity of life experienced within the constraints of time, while contemplating the uncertainties encountered by an individual, who realizes an earthly and a spiritual nature, in the face of the unknown realm of what lies beyond what the human eye can see. The speaker employs unique imagination and figurative language, and the rhyming patterns and refrains of the poem’s outer form enact the speaker’s feelings about the cycle of life, as the plot of the “The Waking” transcends both time and space....   [tags: Literary Techniques, Introspective]
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Waking Up Dead - He hated waking up dead. The shock was bad enough. The feel of it -- the sensation of a thousand bugs burrowing up through his flesh -- was worse. But worst of all was the loss of memory. There was a period, every time he died, where he knew neither who he was nor what had killed him. As such, each time was as bad as the first. He woke up gasping, clasping and clawing at his skin in a vain effort to dig out the worms and biters he could almost see writhing beneath the surface. The horrible impression passed momentarily....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1764 words
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Waking up with Norma - ... – that she melted into a smile despite herself. “Go see what’s taking your father so long. I don’t want his food to get cold.” Little Norrie toddled happily off, and Norma kept her eyes fondly glued to him until he turned the corner. It had been quite the shock, five years ago, learning that she was pregnant again after so many years, but now here they were, exactly the sort of family she had always envisioned for herself. Her mind flashed back to earlier that morning, when Norman whispered “Mother” into her ear as he… Perhaps not exactly the sort of family she had always envisioned....   [tags: personal narrative] 789 words
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Waking Life - Most (i didnt really even know what to make of it. its the kid from that movie dazed and confused basically trying to find out the meaning of life and his identity and shit.. and hes like constantly in this dreamworld.. that he cant seem to wake up of.. he cant differentiate his dreams from reality. so one of the points is that there is no waking life...there is life and nothing else....each experience is an experience, nothing more or nothing less, each has the same value...the things you experience in your dreams are life itself......   [tags: essays research papers] 1102 words
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Waking up too early is unhealthy - BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. You’re familiar with that sound, it’s the sound of you’re alarm clock. It’s really hard for kids to wake up to the sound isn’t it. It’s not even good for them either. Yet, kids, whose appetites for sleep are the biggest, have to wake up as early as 6:00 a.m.. It’s crazy how they, the school boards, set the system up. And bus drivers, who also have to wake up quite early, might be having problems waking up. Even if they don’t, someone behind them might be and that puts the whole bus at risk....   [tags: Expository Essays] 713 words
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Waking a Sleeping Giant: Pearl Harbor - In an effort to attain control of the Pacific Ocean, Japan launched an unprecedented attack against the United States Naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Despite the isolationist attitude of America prior to joining World War II, an embargo against Japan in part prompted the terrible offence. Hideki Tōjō, a radical conservative, had recently been elected Prime Minister of Japan, under his leadership; a plan to expand the Empire of Japan was developed. The attack planned by the Japanese Admiral Isoruko Yamamoto who had been educated in America, and had served two tours of duty in the United States was strategically quite brilliant (Japan)....   [tags: Isolationist Attitude, Catalyst]
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Natalie Goldberg’s Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America - Natalie Goldberg’s Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America “I don’t think fate is a creature, or a lady, like some people say. It’s a tide of events sweeping us along. But I’m not a Fatalist, because I believe you can swim against it, and sometimes grasp the hands of the clock face and steal a few precious minutes. If you don’t you’re just cartwheeled along. Before you know it, the magic opportunity is lost, and for the rest of your life it lingers on in that part of your mind which dreams the very best dreams—taunting and tantalizing you with what might have been.” (from the film Flirting, 1990) “Every moment is enormous, and it is all we have” (Goldberg xii)....   [tags: Long Quiet Highway]
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Waking Dreams - Ever have a dream that is just so realistic that you would swear it was real. Once you start to recall it, it seems more like a memory than fantasy. You can remember tiny little details, such as what everyone was wearing and what time of day it was. You can name everyone you came into contact with. Most of all, you remember what you were thinking and how you felt. How would you feel if someone told you that this dream was not a dream at all. That it actually happened. Would you believe them. Would you be surprised....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1945 words
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Waking Up in a Hospital Room: A Short Story - I woke up to the pungent smell of hospital disinfect, invading my nostrils. The room was silent apart from my heavy breathing and the beep beep sound you often hear in hospitals that indicates you're alive. I slowly opened my eyes, squinting in attempt to sharpen the blurred images before me. I glanced around and took in the deserted, blue and white colour schemed hospital bedroom. How long have I been here. I shut my eyes, trying to remember what had exactly happened. Then it all hits me with a bang....   [tags: New York, Young Man, Aunt] 929 words
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Short Story About Waking Up in a Tree - ... I looked behind me; there were a line of terrace houses painted light orange with the back of the houses facing me. They all looked too familiar, I thought. The sound of a motorcycle zooming behind me awakened me from my blurry thoughts so I turned back round. By the tree, there was a road stretched wide on the ground. Few other cars and motorcycles zipped through it. Standing few yards away from the tree I was on was a flat electronic billboard with ‘Katakan Tidak Kepada Rasuah’ written on it and followed by ......   [tags: Dizzy, Headache, Dream] 1039 words
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Waking Up from the American Dream - Throughout history there has been a quest for a better life. Bill Clinton himself said, "We are a nation of immigrants", and one of the first things an American learns as a schoolchild is the phrase written on the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." People will journey far and wide, traverse the entire continent, suffer all manner of pain and suffering, if they believe that, in the end, they will be rewarded, and there is nothing quite like survival to motivate people....   [tags: World Literature] 854 words
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Waking Up America: The Guise of Coffee Culture and its Harmful Effects - Coffee, the bean we love. To many it is known as the magic elixir, brain juice, or nectar of the gods, while others see it as the devil in a cup. America is a country that is obsessed with its coffee, now more than ever before. Although coffee has spanned generations, the craze did not exist like it does today. According to anthropologist William Roseberry of UBC, coffee was on the decline in the 1960’s and hit an all time low in the 90’s with only half the country drinking about a cup a day (D’Costa)....   [tags: brain juice, magic elixir]
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My Observations Upon Waking Each Morning - A small crack in the egg-smooth walls of sleep, and I can sense a day circulating around me. Thin air holds images: a man sweeping trodden debris of dream off city sidewalk one hour before any pedestrian footfall. Shy birds made of confusion and tissue paper. Dissipating, those intent silent seconds when one listens in vain to pull full sentences from the soft dinner-party murmur of dreams and reality. To sort the sounds of the real bedroom from the mingling sounds of the Protean. The world opens up between my eyelids, and my eyelids open onto white ceiling or white wall....   [tags: Descriptive Essays] 1840 words
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Not Waving but Drowning, by Stevie Smith - “Nobody heard him, the dead man, / but still he lay moaning:” This is how many people go on through life. Many are dying inside but you would never know. It is possible for people to create masks to hide their emotions. Sometimes these masks are so deceptive that even close friends or family members cannot see through then until it is too late. In Stevie Smith’s poem, “Not Waving but Drowning” the writer effectively highlights how someone’s cry for help can be mistaken for joy. It is important for people to at least have someone who cares about them and knows them well enough to see when something is going wrong in their lives....   [tags: Not Waving but Drowning] 713 words
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Robert R. Bowie, and Richard H. Immerman's "Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy" - The history of the Cold War was one of suspense and countermoves by the U.S. and the USSR to prevent the domination of spheres of influence. Although it was not a war in the scientific sense, the clash over ideologies (Marxism and Capitalistic Democracy), placed the balance of power in limbo, and the prospect of an unintentional third World War. Waging Peace by Robert Bowie and Richard Immerman, offers a superb account on the true events behind the development, and implementation of the strategy of containment of the USSR....   [tags: Robert R. Bowie, Richard H. Immerman, Waging Peace] 1854 words
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Walking Across Egypt - Walking Across Egypt Mattie Rigsbee is the main character in Clyde Edgerton's southern style novel, Walking Across Egypt. Mattie is a seventy-eight year old widow with two middle-aged children. Living alone in a small house, she makes sure that everything is taken care of. Although begins to display some signs of aging, and her family is trying to convince her to slow down her lifestyle, Mattie's character and mind setting prohibits her from becoming the stereotypical elder. She must make a decision in which direction to turn....   [tags: Walking Across Egypt Essays] 651 words
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Minority Trope Representation in AMC’s The Walking Dead - The Walking Dead is a television show produced by AMC based off the black and white comic books by Robert Kirkman. The show and comic book center around main character Rick Grimes as he learns to cope with life after waking up from a deadly wound into an outbreak of virus wielding undead creatures known as “walkers.” Over the course of season two and season three, the show starts to center around how Rick is able to command the group of survivors and the challenges they face trying to settle down in a safe area....   [tags: token minority, magical negro, racism]
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Waxing A Snowboard - How to wax a snowboard There several ways to go about waxing a snowboard. Firs you have to determine what conditions you will be riding in. Then you will have to choose a wax. Say you are going to Vail and the snow condition are.... well lets just say the temp.. of the snow is about 20*. Well the thing you need to do is find a low temp. wax. The way you determine a low temp. wax from a high temp. wax is by the rating.. Low temp. waxes will be in a range from -20* to about 25*. A high temp....   [tags: essays research papers] 393 words
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William Wordsworth Walking: Art, Work, Leisure, and a Curious Form of Consumption - William Wordsworth Walking: Art, Work, Leisure, and a Curious Form of Consumption William Wordsworth spent a good portion of his life on foot, walking. Consider a sequence of Dorothy's journal entries: Monday the 14th, "Wm & Mary walked to Ambleside in the morning to buy mousetraps" (about 5 miles round trip); Tuesday the 15th, "Wm & I walked to Rydale for letters" (about 3 miles round trip); Wednesday the 16th, "After dinner Wm & I walked twice up to the Swan & back again" (3 miles), met Miss Simpson and walked with her to the Oliffs and then back to her house (another 3 miles); Thursday the 17th, "we had a delightful walk" (a couple of miles); Friday the 18th, "Mary & Wm walk...   [tags: William Wordswroth Walking Essays]
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The Waging of War - The Waging of War “Wars are no longer waged in the name of a sovereign who must be defended; they are waged on behalf of the existence of everyone; entire populations are mobilized for the purpose of wholesale slaughter in the name of life necessity: massacres have become vital.”[1] In Foucault’s pithy explanation of a new form of warfare, in its justification, causes, and even execution, several units of logic enter a rationality of massacre. In the context of the sentence, amid a discussion of bio-politics as a population-level version of bio-power, the facet he takes issue with seems primarily to be this justification for war....   [tags: War Violence History of Sexuality Essays]
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Analysis of Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton - Analysis of Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton Mattie Rigsbee is the main character in Clyde Edgerton's southern style novel, Walking Across Egypt. Mattie is a seventy-eight year old widow with two middle-aged children. Living alone in a small house, she makes sure that everything is taken care of. She cooks, cleans, mows the lawn, and takes up numerous responsibilities with the church. She is a very caring person with many friends and a family that loves her dearly. At the time this novel takes place, Mattie is at a turning point in her life....   [tags: Clyde Edgerton Walking Across Egypt Essays] 944 words
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Waging a Revolution - Waging a Revolution A poor, twenty eight year old shoemaker named Ebenezer Macintosh led the Hundreds of people. Many people where mad about the Stamp Act and stormed the street in protest. They attacked Andrew Oliver a wealthy Boston merchant who had recently been made the Stamp officer for Massachusetts. I. Paying for Security Britain’s leaders celebrated the end of the war in Europe and North America as heartily as did the Colonists. The British victory ended more than 70 years of fighting with France in North America....   [tags: essays research papers] 874 words
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Physics of Ski Waxing - Skiing is one of the things to do during the winter, here in Canada. It is also cheap and easy to start, since there are ski-tracks almost everywhere and it is possible to find used skis for less then $50. Skis are pretty simple in design. Originally they were designed just as the snow shoes, though today they are much more advanced. (Wikipedia) Skis can be used just after you bought them, without doing anything to them. However, if you want your skis to perform to their best, simple maintenance needs to be performed....   [tags: physics sport sports ski skiing wax] 1023 words
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The Walking Feminist: An Analysis of The Walking Dead - ... She wants to terminate the pregnancy because she is unsure of bringing a child in to such a hostile world; at the same time she is conflicted because she doesn’t want to lose it. Glen and Maggie, another group member, go to the pharmacy on a supply run, however, Glen is the only one who knows about what Lori asked for until they are attacked by walkers; only then, Maggie is able to see what’s inside the bag. After they return, Maggie throws the pills at Lori saying, “Here’s your abortion pills!”(Kirkman) Rick yells at Lori for even thinking of using the pills to terminate the pregnancy....   [tags: retro gender, behavior, abusive] 1319 words
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Walking Into the GuidingLight - ... For example, I saw two men passed out from drinking too much wine that is what I guessed when I saw one of them still clutching a wine bottle. It was only mid-afternoon and they were unconscious lying in the entry of an abandoned building. I also saw people milling about and smoking during normal working hours. However, instead of working, they were gossiping, commiserating about lack of work, or making drug deals. In Guiding Light, I saw young men whose lives were a mess due to addiction. I saw older men who had struggled with addiction all their lives....   [tags: personal narrative] 2009 words
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Walking the 5K - Abstract When I read this assignment, my first thought was choosing walking as my exercise. Why. Because my sister has been running for a few years and as convinced me that I could walk at a 5K race. So I have been walking since the beginning of the summer and my first race is in a month. This is also a chance for me to find ways that I could incorporate nutrition into my diet without my immediate family rioting. The benefits of walking will actually help me greatly because my family seems to have a history of everything....   [tags: Excersie]
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Blood Pressure - Distance Other studies have attempted to measure the effect of distance on blood pressure response in order to find if there is any correlation between distance and a significant blood pressure reduction. One of these studies (see Moreau et al, 2001) involved 24 sedentary post-menopausal American women (15 in the intervention group ) with high blood pressure. The results found that, after a 2-year walking programme, that there was a statistically significant drop of 13 mmHg in the systolic blood pressure of those participants who were taking anti-hypertensive drugs and of 11 mmHg in those not receiving medication, whereas there was no difference found in their diastolic blood pressure and in...   [tags: Health, Diseases, Walking] 899 words
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The Effect of Walking on Blood Pressure - The Effect of Walking on Blood Pressure Walking is one of the oldest means of transport known to mankind as well as a more physical activity undertaken by the majority of people in their lives. Walking has become an interest field for researchers, where there is evidence to show how walking can help in the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, renal diseases, hypertension, breast cancer, colon cancer, depression, stress and obesity. It has also become a major recommendation of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Center of Disease Control (CDC)....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1644 words
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Walking for the Spirit and Soul - In a society where many people are commonly overwhelmed with worries and issues concerning home and work life, the idea of walking is often an afterthought for most people. In fact, several people try to avoid any extra, unnecessary walking or when they do walk, it is on a treadmill in his or her gym or basement. In 1862, Henry Thoreau wrote an article about the importance of walking; this article, or as it is commonly referred to as essay, holds the title of “Walking”. “Walking” is not just simply a lecture that people should walk for their health; this essay is mainly based on the idea of walking as a form of meditation....   [tags: treadmill, buddhism, torah, meditation]
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Taking a Look at the Walking Dead - ... While camping in the woods, the large group gets attacked by zombies which leads to Amy, Carol’s husband and others to get bit by the zombies. The group has to fend off the walkers and kill their bitten loved ones. After the attack, some of the group splits off to search for their family, while the majority packs up and travels to the CDC to try to see why this outbreak happened and see if they can stay there as a safe haven. The group reaches the CDC to find out shocking news, the massive building is empty and not resourceful....   [tags: zombie tv shows] 1119 words
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Walking in the Trails of God's World - ... Let’s begin by starting our walk from the parking lot of the New Testament. As we walk across the asphalt we start to see the various trails leading through the main encampment area known as the Gospels of Jesus Christ. If you stop and take a moment to look around you will notice the plaques and pictures of God’s family lining the entrance to the Matthew and Lucian trails. Hovering above the vast forest sit’s glorious figure on a throne that appears to be made of glass, encircled by what appears to be spirits whose figures are not quite discernable....   [tags: bible, journey, complexity] 655 words
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Overview of the Tenessee Walking Horse - Index "Number 278 Your Honor!!!” This is what I hear as I ride my horse, Ranger, along the perimeter of the huge ring that holds all my fears, worries, hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. As the announcer yells into the loud speaker “Riders the judges say ride on at a Running Walk!” I pick up speed flying past my competition, so many World Champions and World Grand Champions on one fair ground, it can be over whelming at times. As the riders sit in the ring patiently anticipating the results all I can think is how lucky I am to be part of such an amazing breed of horse, and to feel blessed that the Tennessee Walking Horse Association was so great....   [tags: Breed, Abuse] 2222 words
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Walking Dead and Game of Thrones - The two TV shows which I have chosen for this topic are The Walking dead and Game of thrones. The Walking Dead: The main protagonist in the film is the deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes who has been shot and when he wakes up he finds himself in a post apocalyptic world in which zombies are everywhere. He gets out on a search for his wife and son and reunites with them later. He finds out that there are many survivors just like him who must fight each other and the zombies in order to survive. It is a TV series and most of the locations shows in this series are out in the environment and everything looks like a ruin....   [tags: TY shows]
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The Walking Dead: An Analysis - The Walking Dead, a television show about surviving in the zombie world, is based on the comic book with the same name created by Robert Kirkman. In this show Rick Grimes, a sheriff's deputy, awakes from his coma and finds himself in a hospital. He soon discovers that while he was in a coma the world had become infected, turning humans into flesh-eating zombies later called Walkers by the characters. As Rick sets out to find his family he encounters many other survivors such as Glenn, Daryl, Carl, Maggie, Carol, Sasha, Hershel, Beth, and Michonne, among many others who have died along the way....   [tags: television shows about zombies] 1065 words
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The Walking Drum by Lous L'Amour - In The Walking Drum by Louis L’Amour the character Mathurin Kerbouchard is in search of his father. In the beginning Mathurin has an abundance of gold coins and tries to figure out where his father is. He goes on a boat and asks if they knew him. He didn’t have luck and is brought onto the boat as a slave. He convinces Walther, the captain, to let him be the pilot. He wants to go to Cadiz and finally persuades Walther to let him drive the boat there. In Cadiz he sells the boat while everyone is gone to a merchant named Ben Salom....   [tags: character analysis] 944 words
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My Input on Dog Walking - ... I had learned a really important lesson that day, and that lesson was that any job anyone has taken some seriousness out of that person in order for that job to be done right sometimes. This job has a lot of responsibility that needs to go into it, as well as the seriousness it takes in order to be a dog walker. I have learned from this job that I need to be alert while walking the dogs, I need to be able to clean up any messes or damages that the dogs might do, but most importantly I have learned that no matter what happens in this job, I need to take ownership, and responsibility to whatever may happen, because while I’m walking these dogs they are my responsibility, and my problem....   [tags: personal relfections] 751 words
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Walking As An Exercise Regimen - Walking is one of the least expensive forms of exercise, and the easiest to perform. It is a proven weight loss strategy that not only reduces weight, but also reduces stress and tones the body. Study conducted by Dr. James O. Hill in conjunction with the University of Colorado Health Science Center showed that moderate increase of 2000 additional steps daily hinder weight gain. Additional research showed that 10,000 steps is the break point to lose weight. Walking is not only vital to weight loss, but it is also effective in diminishing symptoms of hypertension and diabetes....   [tags: Exercise/Fitness] 425 words
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Walking on the Canopy Bridge - "People can accompany you to the bridge…But you walk that bridge alone” (-African Proverb) Reading this quote made me think about my Kakum National Park experience. I had different elements of my own bridge-crossing. One thing I learnt from this experience is that it doesn’t matter who comes with you or who helps you once you cross, in the long run, you will walk that bridge alone . Ghana on its own is a culturally diverse nation. For most of us, Accra is all we know about Ghana. We are clueless about what lies beyond the borders of Greater Accra Region and we are oddly incurious about it....   [tags: bridge-crossing, Kakum National Park, Ghana]
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Waving his Withering Pencil as if it were a Pirate's Cutlass - Waving his Withering Pencil as if it were a Pirate's Cutlass There have been precious few consistencies in my life, very few things I have been able to hold on to for stability. When people ask me where I’m from it is impossible to tell them with any degree of accuracy. My parents split up when I was four, and from that time I have never lived in the same place for more than two years. I attended over twenty different schools before I graduated high school. I’m thirty years old and I have lived with my ten-year-old dog for more consecutive years than any other creature on Earth....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 2947 words
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The Moon and Tides Observation - ... The line that separates the illuminated portion of the Moon from the unilluminated portion is called the lunar terminator. The Moon’s phases change in respect to the position of the Earth, Sun, and Moon. The lunar month, or the period it takes to cycle through each phase and back again, is 29.5 days (synodic month). The lunar phases are new moon, waxing crescent, first-quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third-quarter (or last-quarter), waning crescent, and new moon. The new moon is the first phase of the lunar cycle....   [tags: phase, waxing, shadow] 961 words
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The Old Man Walking - ... His eyes were dark and sunken, and his gaze never left a large pile of empty pop cans, which laid a few feet in front of him. His only movement were his perpetual shivering. A limp piece of cardboard reading “Will work for food” was leaned up against the dark red bricks of the wall that he was sitting against. Unfazed by the mice that ran around his feet, it was almost like he was a sack of potatoes, just sitting there, not paying attention to anything that was going on in the world around him....   [tags: personal narrative] 860 words
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Walking Away From Injustice - This fictional story attempts to contradict the narrative that grave inequality is a necessary condition for a prosperous and happy society to exist, and that the inequality is justified and that no one can do or does anything about it. The details of the story and very vague, which leave a lot up to the reader's imagination. For some undefined or nonexistent reason, a single child must remain in deplorable conditions. His misery is a required to ensure the happiness of the citizens of Omelas....   [tags: society, inequality, injusitce, rule] 530 words
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