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School Crossing Guard Safety

- Introduction Within the public safety field, adult school crossing guards are among the least acknowledged and recognized of all. They are constantly battling harsh weather conditions and the all-too-common road rage from daily commuters while tending for our children’s safety. Unfortunately, these school zone guardians are at constant risk from the many inherent hazards of their job. Among those are the harsh weather conditions they encounter without shelter, the oncoming traffic they signal to stop, and the ever-increasing violence of daily commuters....   [tags: Public Safet Field, Crossing guards, Schools]

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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry by Walt Whitman

- Through the use of simple diction, Whitman is able to traverse both time and distance and connect with his readers as so few other poets can. His mastery of verbiage draws readers into the poem, as few other poets can. In “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” Whitman creates a vignette into the Brooklyn of the past, and he connects it to the present, though in surprising ways. The omnipresence of Whitman allows the reader to envision themselves into the settings he created- and to interpret them into modern language....   [tags: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Walt Whitman ]

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Nihilism and Existentialism in Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing

- Nihilism and Existentialism in Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing Cormac McCarthy's second book in The Border Trilogy offers an impressive array of worldviews all competing together in the larger narrative framework of the novel. These are not only expressed through the life of the protagonist Billy Parham and his brother Boyd, but also in the narratives of the many people they encounter on their horseback journeys through the hot desert sands of Mexico. Critic Robert L. Jarrett, associate professor of English at the University of Houston-Downtown, suggests the same in Cormac McCarthy, noting that "Despite the claims of the ex-priest [in The Crossing] that all men's tales are one, such visions...   [tags: Cormac McCarthy Crossing Essays]

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Repetition, Diction, and Simile in Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing

- Repetition, Diction, and Simile in Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing                      In Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Crossing, there is a dramatic sequence described by the narrator.  The author uses many different techniques to convey the impact of the experience on the narrator.  Some of these such techniques are: repetition, diction, and simile.      Of the aforementioned techniques, the most obvious is repetition.  The author uses the word “and” a total of thirty-three times.  However, the simple usage of the word is not what is to be noticed.  It is the placement of the word that is interesting.  In sentences in which there is mention of the wolf, the word “and” is used twen...   [tags: Cormac McCarthy Crossing Essays]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Crossing The Bar '

- Since its original publication in 1889, Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar” consistently appears as the final poem in all collections of his work. Written late in Tennyson’s life, the poem seems to serve as a reflection on the inevitability of death while being simultaneously inviting, as the poem asks for the audience not to mourn in a traditional sense. Unlike many of Tennyson’s other works, this poem does not fully envelop the audience in a sense of melancholy; instead, “Crossing the Bar” invites a stronger, more final contemplation on the cyclical nature of life and death....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Poetic form, Iamb]

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Crossing For Safety By Wallace Stegner

- When inditing, authors incline to tell their own personal story through their literature work, sometimes done unknowingly or deliberately. Albeit some components of the author’s work are fabricated and do not connect with their own personal lives whatsoever, this is sometimes what causes a reader to do their own research about the author and their background of the story. Upon researching Wallace Stegner’s novel Crossing to Safety, one may discover that he did indeed, reveal bits and pieces of his own experiences in his novel....   [tags: Grammatical person, Fiction, The Reader]

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The Middle Passage Is The Crossing Of The Ocean

- What would you do if you were forced to be on a ship with limited food, water and or space. The Middle Passage is the crossing of the Ocean from Africa to America of African people, who passed from the state of liberty to the state of slavery, and took place between the XVI and XIX centuries. They were captured from the tribes situated on Africa 's West Coast: Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Senegal, etc. and they were shipped in the southern area of North America (Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida)....   [tags: Atlantic slave trade, Slavery, Left-wing politics]

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The Movement in Crossing and Dwelling

- Religion is sometimes looked at from one aspect and is often challenging to describe when one is asked to. In Crossing and Dwelling by Thomas Tweed, he describes religion not only from one aspect but from multiple viewpoints. He also does so in terms of movement, relation, and position through which he uses gets across some of the main ideas of his novel. His definition of religions which are “confluences of organic-cultural flows that intensify joy and confront suffering by drawing on human and suprahuman forces to make homes and cross boundaries” was constituted from his encounter with the Cubans in Miami....   [tags: religion, thomas tweed, cuba]

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The Moral Dilemma Of Double Crossing

- Everyone will at some point in their lives face a dilemma which they cannot figure out. They find that the situation is unfair, even that there may be no real outcomes which are good. Others come across these situations and look to people for answers. “How do I solve this problem?” or “would this be O.K?” are common questions a lot of people don’t want to answer themselves. These situations are very complicated and have a lot of different elements which need to be considered. The topic that is going to be given a try to be solved is a predicament on whether you should “double-cross a swindler”....   [tags: Ethics, Utilitarianism, Morality, American films]

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Crossing Paths With A Mountain Lion

- Triston Thompson Crossing paths with a mountain lion really changed my perception of how dangerous the wilderness was. I was wearing my black and red striped sweater that had a little hole under my left armpit with my charcoal black sweats that barely covered my ankles due to the shortness in length and wearing my favorite black and white sketchers which were ripped by the toes so, I was able to stick my big toe out of my show. I was walking around the edge of my grandparents ten acre property at around noon because the world around me was really bright, with every step I took crunched due to the deepness of the pale white ice which covered the floor about four inches deep....   [tags: Grandparent, Family, Foot, Inch]

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Crossing The Line : Border Stories

- Many of the topics discussed in the film, “Crossing the Line: Border Stories,” were ones that the everyday media deals with, and challenges many politicians to comment on. Many of the topics that were brought into light by the film were politically charged and would be fueled by the strong opinions of certain political party extremist. Topics such as the economy, healthcare, job security, illegal immigration, and the ability to grant citizenship were discussed in the film. Illegal immigrants come into the country for many reasons....   [tags: Immigration to the United States]

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The Crossing By Ruben Martinez

- There are millions of people who attempt to cross the border every day. These people cross the border from different countries to the United States to live a better life, to provide for their loved ones, and to live the American Dream. The American Dream is to be able to spend time with family while paying the house bills and the car bill all while having a job. People migrating to the United States could be an advantage and a disadvantage in the United States. In “The Crossing” by Ruben Martinez the social issue is immigration....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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The Act Of Crossing Cultures

- The act of crossing cultures can be as simple as being the new kid in school just across town or as complex as belonging to a family who has recently moved half-way around the world. Each of these examples will invariably hold familiarities as well as polar opposite situations. Having the ability to adapt to new environments, people, and their culture will give a person a unique skill set that many people do not have undoubtedly making them invaluable as friends and ambassador’s. So the question is, “Where does this cultural proficiency originate and is it possible for anyone to become an expert at intercultural competence?” Although the title of Craig Storti’s book begins with the phrase “...   [tags: Culture, Cross-cultural communication, Sociology]

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Conde's Crossing the Mangrove

- The Root of It: Deconstructing Creole Identity in Crossing the Mangrove “I like to repeat that I write neither in French nor in Creole. I write in Maryse Conde,”1 (“Liaison dangereuse,” 2007) is a statement that could not be less accurate for the Guadeloupean writer. Writing in French is especially problematic for post-colonialist Francophone authors; using the language of the colonizer while attempting to dismantle cultural and linguistic hierarchy seems to be an act of futility. To be sure, Conde, the author of Crossing the Mangrove, apparently writes in the French language but she capably deconstructs the notion that a language must be necessarily tied to the culture and history it tr...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Creole Identity]

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Crossing The Line Ceremony

- I was steaming across the Pacific Ocean onboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-61). The sky was as dark blue as the ocean and it was hard to tell where the ocean stopped and the sky began. The captain announced over the 1MC that we would be crossing the Equator and the International Date Line in 3 days and we would be having a Crossing the Line Ceremony which is a very old maritime tradition dating back to the 19th century. It is very rare for a ship to cross the Equator and the International Date Line, a ship normally only gets to cross the Equator....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Trans-nationalism and Border Crossing

- From the time of childhood, the world becomes full of imaginary lines. From property borders to adult spaces, people quickly learn that certain spaces denote special uses. This extends to the idea of nationalism in which people who exist in certain spaces are loyal to that space and believe they possess qualities unique from people in other spaces. Nationalism is especially important in post-partition India in which citizens attempted to draw cultural lines between themselves and the West. This can be seen in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines in which the Grandma represents cultural nationalism which conflicts with Tridib’s representation of border crossing....   [tags: Cultural Nationalism, Gandhi]

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Crossing the Red Sea

- “God’s presence in the trial is much better than exemption from the trial.”- C.H. Mackintosh James 1 commands Christians to count the trials we face as joy. The Lord uses these trials to test our faith and to strengthen our hope in him. Through the story of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt, the Old Testament provides an example of how God intends to be glorified through trials. The crossing of the Red Sea provides “a unique display of God’s power,” (Epp 50). The act in itself was a divine miracle that cannot be explained by any other force outside of God’s power....   [tags: faith, lord, promise, glory]

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Crossing by Gary Paulsen

- ... What is freedom. Nobody can define the word “ freedom.” But the basic definition of freedom is when you’re free from fear, free from slavery, and injury. Do the monkey and Manny have them. No, they don’t have anything above. Manny, is always in fear of getting caught by the hawks, who we would know throughout this essay, while the monkey must be feared to be tied up. The monkey was owned and was not treated well at all while Manny are slaved by this world. Manny was beaten almost everyday when he begged like an animal while the monkey, I believe, was beaten too....   [tags: animal comparisons ]

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Railway Level Crossing

- A level crossing is the point at which the railway crosses over either a public or private road on the same level. There are many different types of level crossings including road level crossings for vehicles, and pedestrian level crossings for people. All crossings have a form of protection, and the users has a responsibility to contribute to the safety of a level crossing. The users should aware the dangerous may occurs at level crossing area. Users are respondsible to keep themselve or others safe during use a level crossing area....   [tags: protection, safety, dangers]

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Mud Crossing

- First The 267,000 square miles east of Los Fresnos, Chihuahua, stretching 770 miles, both east to west and north to south, lies an area known in modern times as Texas, tejas, the Hasini Indian’s word for friendly. Its neighbor to the northwest, New Mexico, can throw another 121,600 square miles into the mix, an area on its own that is larger than New England, with the state of New York thrown in as well. Humans are not native to this land of the southwest. Every race that came here arrived as visitors, invaders, wanderers, crossing a narrow land bridge from Asia....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Railroads Crossing Dangers

- The railroad crossing at the block of 900 Eureka Street continually has an issue of overgrown vegetation posing a consequential danger. This specific crossing has proven to be a perilous crossing. June 5, 2008 a catastrophic fatality transpired. In 2008, the crossing had no gates or lights yet displayed only cross buck signs with a stop sign. The track possesses a hazardous curve upon approaching the crossing. Proper vegetation maintenance is vital for the safety of City employees crossing this track to arrive at the water wastewater plant....   [tags: vegetation, accidents, hike and bike]

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The Effects of Temperature on Crossing Over Frequency

- According to the results obtained in the laboratory exercise, it appears that the gene to centromere distance tends to vary at different temperatures, as well as with different environmental conditions. At different environmental conditions, variations in recombination frequencies are found in Sordaria . Recombination generates new combinations of existing genetic variation and therefore may be important in adaptation and evolution ( Saleem2001). Throughout the years it has been observe how different species have adapt to different environmental conditions, and because of the new spices have evolve....   [tags: Genetics]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Crossing Brooklyn Ferry '

- It has been said many a times how New York is a magical, wondrous, fantastical land of dreams. Many believe this statement and it is one of the main reasons why New York City is one of the most visited places in America. Countless events have happened in New York that aided its reputation as a great place to be. And New York is a great place to be, come and visit the sights and feel the pullulating streets, however, it does not seem to be a great place to stay. According to Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” New York is a wonderful place to be, and according to Joan Didion’s “Goodbye To All That” New York is a bad place to stay....   [tags: New York City, New Jersey, Brooklyn, Walt Whitman]

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The Price Of Crossing Borders By Eduardo Porter

- The Cost of illegal Immigrants The Story “The Price of Crossing Borders” was written by Eduardo Porter. The story, “The Price of Crossing Borders” is Eduardo putting his opinion into words about the illegal Immigrants. He explains in many different ways how they help but, he also explains how many natives don 't consider their “help” as help. Eduardo believes the illegal immigrants can help the business industry, but that means the middle class actually working man and women has a chance of losing their job, or job opportunities to a person who shouldn’t even be in this country....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Women Crossing Traditional Lines in the Workplace

- In 1941, the United States of America was hurled into the morass of the second World War as the war machine began to expand with the needs of manpower, weapons, equipment, ships, tanks, airplanes, and personnel carriers. Trying to meet the demand of a two front war, a great deficit of capable workers became evident; the former housewives and others occupying the ‘pink collar’ jobs in the American workplace stepped up and filled the occupations left vacant by men reporting to the call of patriotism volunteering for positions in the Armed Forces of their beleaguered country....   [tags: American Women's Movement]

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Analysis Of ' Double Crossing The Double Crossers '

- Double-Crossing the Double-Crossers. In every play there is a relationship between the audience members, the actors, and characters on stage. The audience is not always involved directly; however, numerous characters find solace in sharing their plans and inner feelings to the audience rather than their surrounding characters. At times, these interactions are hidden from the rest of the characters on stage in order to make the audience seem as more of a close friend rather than an acquaintance....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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The Article, Crossing Boarders : Multicultural Literature

- The article, Crossing Boarders: Multicultural Literature in the Classroom (Dietrich & Ralph) offered a very thoughtful argument as to why a multicultural literature rich education is essential. The article challenged teachers to become aware of their culture as well as helping their students become aware of their own culture. The author’s, Deborah Dietrich and Kathleen S. Ralph recommended teachers to fill their classrooms with multicultural literature. Finally, the article, Crossing Boarder s: Multicultural Literature in the Classroom challenged teachers to help students engage in conversation about differing cultures....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Chinese calendar, Japan]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Crossing Brooklyn Ferry '

- Walt Whitman’s poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” gives a light euphonious feel and reveals all the passion Whitman receives from being in such a grand city overflowing with expectations. The third part of the poem talks about the unity of the people of New York, how they all experience the same experiences. The piece is filled with a lot of positive words that impact the view of the person reading the poem. The start of the excerpt from the poem, “It avails not, time nor place” speaks of how neither time nor place can aid in the separation of New Yorkers....   [tags: New York City, New Jersey, Brooklyn, United States]

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Mexican Migrant Students Crossing The Border

- In conclusion, we have serious problem along the border that needs to be address indefinitely. Mexican migrant students crossing the border to and forth daily are not getting the education they deserve. Some states such as Texas and New Mexico do better than other border states like California and Arizona, but there are still many problems that need to be addressed. I understand that education is mostly regulated at the state level of government however, there must be a Federal standard needed to not only oversee border states, but also create some consistency between them....   [tags: Education, United States, High school]

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Teaching Is Like Crossing New Borders

- “Teaching is like crossing new borders; you should approach it like you have something to learn and something to offer. “(Bob Cole, 2008) This metaphor applies to both the students and instructors. Instructors are not solely responsible for providing the classroom with all of the necessitates to succeed. Instructors do need to come prepared daily with a detailed plan of what they are going to teach; but, students need to come ready to participate and be open to learning as well. Both attendees of the classroom should come ready to interact with each other, providing a collaborative and stimulating learning environment....   [tags: Education, Learning, Classroom, Student]

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The Deer Crossing HOA: Conducting a Needs Assessment

- Community elected home owners association officials are constantly involved in complex decisions regarding the state, safety, and welfare of the property of our small community and solving community problems. Effective ways to solve problems faced by Deer Crossing Homeowners’ is to conduct a needs assessment of the community in an effort to provide feedback for the community elected officials. Typically, the Deer Crossing Homeowners’ Association board will meet once a quarter to solve community problems and disputes that arose during the past few months, but has never organized a separate council to conduct surveys to gain a better insight on other homeowner’s....   [tags: Municipal Issues]

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Crossing Over With John Edwards

- Crossing Over With John Edwards The article that I have picked is from Entertainment Weekly. This article goes into detail about skeptics whose websites debunk all things paranormal. The skeptics focus on John Edwards, a medium, also known as a cold reader (http://skeptics.com.au). In the article, John Edwards is described as having a show named "Crossing Over With John Edwards," a Sci Fi Channel seance that has recently been reincarnated as a nationwide syndicated series. During this hour long show, John Edwards surrounds himself with an audience and picks out people at random....   [tags: Media Television Paranormal Essays]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Crossing Of A Bird ' By Larry Morgan

- Henry Adams states “chaos was the law of nature; order was the dream of man”. This statement is clearly used in the novel Crossing to Safety by Larry Morgan, and how this was his belief. However, the novel of Crossing to Safety is filled with chaotic times that happen in Larry Morgan and his wife’s life. This same chaos also affects his close friends who had their own struggles in their lives. This paper will look at how order would not have better for these couples, and how this chaos caused the couples to lose their dream of order....   [tags: Marriage, Husband]

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Skrzynecki's Crossing the Red Sea

- Skrzynecki's Crossing the Red Sea This poem captures the immigrant experience between the two worlds, leaving the homeland and towards the new world. The poet has deliberately structured the poem in five sections each with a number of stanzas to divide the different stages of the physical voyage. Section one describes the refugees, two briefly deals with their reason for the exodus, three emphasises their former oppression, fourth section is about the healing effect of the voyage and the concluding section deals with the awakening of hope....   [tags: Poem Poetry Skrzynecki Immigration]

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Travelers in Emigrants Crossing the Plains by Albert Bierstadt

- I can’t believe it. We’re moving at a rate faster than ever before – almost 10 miles were covered since daybreak and it isn’t even the evening yet. We’ve been moving since 4 in the morning. Some pesky Indians came in the way when we were herding up our cattle but I know dad and his friends took care of the issue. I made my own breakfast today too, we call it Johnnycake. You mix some cornmeal with salt and water; I’ve heard they’ve been eating this stuff since the 1730s. I finished eating real quick to go with my father to the front....   [tags: manifest destiny, transcendentalism]

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Relation Between Boundary Crossing And Boundary Violations

- Ferdern (1961) states that individuals separate their internal experience from the external world through psychological boundaries. In addition, these boundaries allow an individual to maintain the distinction between oneself and others (Mahler, Pine, & Bergman, 1975). In the context of therapy boundaries between the therapist and client provide an environment that fosters safety and trust enabling exploration. This dynamic places mental health professionals in a position of power over the client (Simon, 1992)....   [tags: Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mental health]

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Caleb 's Crossing And Lose Your Mother

- Caleb’s Crossing and Lose Your Mother are two different stories that take place at different points in history but have many of the same issues. Both books deal with the oppression and differences Natives in the New World and African Americas apart of the transatlantic slave trade face when it comes to outsiders trying to understand their cultural ways. In Caleb’s Crossing Bethia makes an effort to build relationships with the Natives around the Massachusetts Bay Colony leading her to her friendship with Caleb, her success of acceptance but the failure of equality....   [tags: Slavery, History of slavery, Atlantic slave trade]

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Symbolism and Crossing the Rubicon in Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.”

- The masterful use of symbolism is delightfully ubiquitous in Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.” He uses a collection of dim, dark and shadowy symbols that constantly remind the audience of the lost opportunity each of these three characters continually experience. This symbolism is not only use to enlighten the audience to their neglected opportunities to shine, but it is also repeatedly utilized to reinforce the ways in which the characters try in vain to cross over turbulent waters into a world of light and clarity....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Crossing Over : How Science Is Redefining Life And Death

- Crossing Over: How Science is Redefining Life and Death Article Summary This article discusses the idea of death being reversible and what scientists are learning about the gray zone between life and death. Research and experiments are being completed to seek out explanations for near death experiences, how is it happening, why is it happening to only some people in similar instances, and what is it that we can do to reproduce this effect. According to biologist Mark Roth of Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, oxygen is plays an inconsistent role along border between life and death....   [tags: Death, Afterlife, Near death experience]

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How The Crossing National Boundaries Is Essential For Gaining Competitiveness

- Crossing national boundaries is essential for gaining competitiveness in the present era. So companies are expanding and for this purpose, joint ventures are increasingly becoming common these days. The concept is also called internationalization (Beamish and Lupton, 2009) which is the result of the shift to more customized demands, core competency focus and desire to achieve economies of scale. There are many underlying reasons and benefits for such joint ventures. In some countries, this is the only way to engross in foreign business, for example, Maxico has requirement that all foreign investments in the country must undergo joint venture with Maxican firms....   [tags: Corporation, Multinational corporation]

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The Double-crossing Characters in Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

- The story line of Red Harvest is riddled with double-crossing characters, bootleggers and crooked authority figures that obviously challenge universal moral codes of conduct. More importantly, some characters remain more morally ambivalent then others. Although, this is a troupe of hardboiled detective novels from the time, and the Film Noir genre where nothing is as it seems, there are particular characters and events that stand out. The language and situations are so double sided that the reader is forced to question the weave of their own moral fabric....   [tags: murder, culprit, moral]

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Comparison Of Caleb 's Crossing And Lose Your Mother

- In reading both Caleb’s Crossing and Lose Your Mother you learn about two very education-driven and motivated women who want to show their families what they can do. Bethia was the daughter of a very influential minister in their Native American community who wanted nothing more than an education and acceptance. From a young age, she challenged her father incredibly and made him question what women should know as far as working and education. As Bethia gets older she realizes that she needs to work hard to get the opportunity to work on the campus of Harvard, where Caleb and her brother attend....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Africa]

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United States Immigrants

- ... They try their best to obtain a job and work for the rest of their life while living in the United States. “Bernard Anderson stated: “We have to recognize that the huge numbers [of undocumented works in the Unites States] are not here to receive welfare; they are here to work. If there were no employment opportunities for them, they wouldn’t be coming”” (Karen Kenney 67-68). Bernard Anderson was saying the most typical answer immigrants give when they’re ask for the reason why they’re in the United States but that is the reality....   [tags: crossing the border]

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Calvary Crossing A Ford

- A Yankee Journey from the South In merely one sitting, a reader of Walt Whitman’s piece Calvary Crossing a Ford might have the inclination to interpret the work as a simple depiction of some unknown band of horseman and the aesthetic scenery they encounter on their travels. With an eye that is more attentive to detail, literary elements such as the speaker’s tone and Whitman’s presentation of detail bring to light a deeper revelation; the Yankees are coming home. The speaker’s diction is not only sensory but also aesthetically so....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cormac McCarthy The Crossing

- Cormac McCarthy The Crossing This story contains an almost equal balance of good and evil, though it also raises questions of what is truly good. It blurs the line between good and selfish or thoughtless. Characters’ actions sometimes appear impure, but in the long run, are good. In this story Billy is faced with a wide range of undeserved punishments, but shows good through all of them with his strong will and determination. He accepts the things that happen to him in a levelheaded manner, which works to keep the story from becoming a tragedy....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Reflexivity: Crossing That Line

- Reflexivity: Crossing That Line Traditionally, ethnographic works had always been about objective studies of the “other.” The discipline attempts to use non-biased methods to research of our subjects to qualify anthropology into the category of science. However, an increasing number of anthropologists begin to question the existence of objectivity in fieldwork. More recently, some anthropologists advocate the incorporation of the self, or the use of reflexivity, in the research to acknowledge our biases; at the same time, enhance the quality of our ethnographies....   [tags: Ethnography Anthropology Essays]

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Crossing Borders

- Crossing Borders The beat-up Arab minivan slowed tentatively under the scrutinizing gaze of the Israeli soldier on duty. The routine was simple. About halfway between Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem and Ramallah, the West Bank commercial center, the driver, blaring Arabic music on his radio, maneuvered around the dusty slabs of concrete that composed the Beit Haninah Checkpoint. He waited for a once-over by the Hebrew-speaking 18-year-old and permission to continue. Checkpoints-usually just small tin huts with a prominent white and blue Israeli flag-have become an integral and accepted part of Palestinian existence under Israeli occupation....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example]

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Crossing Border Street

- Crossing Border Street, by Peter Jan Honigberg, is his own accounts of his of roles in the Civil Rights Movement, starting in the summer of 1966. Peter was a law student from New York University School of Law (NYU). Before he entered law school Peter was enrolled in City College of New York (CCNY). This book takes us on a journey of a young man who truly understood and wanted equality for everyone. The book is a description of this journey. It starts off as Peter being a young and naive college student from New York City....   [tags: Peter Jan Honigberg]

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Illegal Immigrants: The Bad, The Ugly, and The Worst

- ... “Hielera is Spanish for “icebox”. It's also a nickname for heavily air-conditioned holding cells near the U.S.-Mexico border, where U.S. Border Patrol processes apprehended migrants. The cells are created to hold people for several hours before they are moved along, usually deported or put in long-term detention under the control of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, a federal law enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security.” Here they make them sleep on the cold floors, and they do not turn off the lights....   [tags: crossing the US border]

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"Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" by Walt Whitman

- "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" by Walt Whitman Recurring Images and Motifs in "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" In the poem "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" by Walt Whitman, there are many recurring images and motifs that can be seen. Whitman develops these images throughout the course of the poem. The most dominant of these are the linear notion of time, playing roles, and nature. By examining these motifs and tracing their development, ones understanding of the poem becomes highly deepened. Whitman challenges the linear notion of time by connecting past with future....   [tags: Poem Poet Whitman Brooklyn Ferry Essays]

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Crossing the Line in Faulkner's Barn Burning

- Crossing the Line in Faulkner's Barn Burning     The American author Joyce Carol Oats, in her Master Race, wrote that "our enemy is by tradition our savior" (Oats 28).  Oats recognized that we often learn more from our enemy than from ourselves.  Whether the enemy is another warring nation, a more prolific writer, or even the person next door, we often can ascertain a tremendous amount of knowledge by studying that opposite party.  In the same way, literature has always striven to provide an insight into human nature through a study of opposing forces.  Often, simply by looking at the binary operations found in any given text, the texts meanings, both hidden and apparent, can become surpri...   [tags: Barn Burning Essays]

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Crossing Border Street by Peter Honigsberg

- Crossing Border Street by Peter Honigsberg Typical stories of civil rights demonstrations by African Americans and civil rights workers in the south tell accounts of passive resistance and nonviolent protest. They tell accounts of African Americans being neglected and ignored in restaurants, verbally abused for being out of “their neighborhoods”, and beaten and arrested for speaking up or acting out against such grave injustices. They were further repressed by the fact that the police, prosecutors, judges, mayors, and even governors of southern areas not only turned a blind eye to newly enacted civil rights legislation but also actively participated in ensuring the continued suppression of...   [tags: Civil Rights US History]

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The Problem of Illegal Immigration

- Illegal immigration is a violation of the immigration laws of the country by illegally crossing the national borders (Taylor, 2007). Migrants should move to another country according to official rules and others, who cannot follow laws, do it illegally. Some people prefer to call them "undocumented immigrant" instead of "illegal immigrant", but, essence remains the same. Like any social phenomenon, illegal immigration is not taken out of nowhere. Continuous influx of illegal immigrants has its causes which affect different mechanisms of particular society....   [tags: crossing international borders undocumented]

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To An Athlete Dying Young, by A.E. Houseman and Crossing The Bar, by Lord Alfred Tennyson

- “To An Athlete Dying Young” by A.E. Houseman and “Crossing The Bar” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson are poems that very similar to each other yet so different. “To An Athlete Dying Young” is about an athlete who dies young and Houseman congratulates him because people will remember him forever. “Crossing the Bar” is about Tennyson realizing that he is about to die and he accepts his fate. Both poems have a similar theme of death. Both authors make clever uses of symbols such as, in “To An Athlete Dying Young,” Tennyson uses a laurel plant, and a rose plant to symbolize the athlete’s accomplishments....   [tags: Themes, Compare and Contrast]

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Developers Create a Secluded Community, Prairie Crossing in Grayslake, Illinois

- The community of Prairie Crossing in Grayslake, Illinois, began when land slated for a typical modern suburban development was purchased by a group of neighbors who shared a vision to create a community that was focused on preserving land and building a community of healthy living choices. They created the Prairie Holdings Corporation to oversee the development of the 677 acre area and turned to the idea of New Urbanism by which to create this community. George and Victoria Ranney have guided this development since its inception (Prairie Crossing, 2009)....   [tags: preservation, environment, self-sustaining]

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Napoleon Crossing the Alps: Historical Meaning Behind the Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte

- Napoleon crossing the Alps is also is the title given to the five versions of oil on canvas equestrian portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte painted by the French artist Jacques-Louis David between 1801 and 1805. Initially commissioned by the Spanish Ambassador to France, the composition shows a strongly idealized view of the real crossing that Napoleon and his army made across the Alps through the Great St. Bernard Pass in May 1800. Napoleon comes across to me as a leader in many different of ways. Jacques- Louis David is the creator of this painting....   [tags: art, painting, european history]

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Crossing Boundaries Involves Triumphs and Failures in Sally’s Story by Sally Morgan

- The idea of crossing boundaries and its failures and triumphs is explored in the autobiography, Sally’s Story by Sally Morgan, which tells you about the life of a young Aborigine who overcame many boundaries in order to develop and change her life and the lives of others. Comparably, the poem, “Refugee blues” by Wystan Hugh Auden discusses about migrants who crossed a geographical boundary and experienced difficulty fitting in. These two texts discuss the experience of prejudice and segregation the personas have lived through....   [tags: refugee, discriminiation, culture]

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Crossing The Heart Of Afric The Odyssey Of Love And Adventure By Julian Smith

- Love can make anybody do the unthinkable whether good or bad. It can make any man or woman realize their potential, successes and even failures. That is particularly true when looking at the novel Crossing the Heart of Africa: The Odyssey of Love and Adventure written by Julian Smith. In this novel, Smith tells the stories of two men, Ewart Grogan and Julian himself who embarked on a journey to cross Africa each with a mission they wanted to accomplish. Amazingly, these true stories of these two men have been intertwined and bring out a brilliant documentation of the happenings in their lives during the adventure....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Great Rift Valley, Debut albums]

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What Type Of Action Should We Take And When Are We Crossing The Line?

- If we are aware of this gene, what type of action should we take and when are we crossing the line. An option suggested by geneticist and biologist, Jennifer Doudna, is to alter our DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Along with her colleagues she has developed a program that can redesign DNA in any way we desire. This program is called CRISPR-Cas9. CRISPR is the acronym for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (Stone). In other words, it means, repetitions of base sequences in our DNA....   [tags: Crime, DNA, Genetics, Violence]

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Crossing The Quality Chasm : A New Health System For The 21st Century

- Working as nursing professionals, we specialize in providing care to individuals, families, and loved ones, so that they may recover and maintain optimal health for a long period of time. Even though there are different means of care, not everything is 100% percent effective. This can be due to issues such as lack of health care, medical errors, and even shortage of care in the medical facility. Over time, the health care system continues to improve, as it still has a long way to go. Nursing and the Six Aims of Improvement In March of 2001, the National Academy of Medicine (2001) created ideas on how the health care system can be improved....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Medicine]

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Teaching Writing : More Than Dotting I 's And Crossing T 's.

- Teaching Writing: More Than Dotting I’s and Crossing T’s Teaching writing to students is one of the most difficult tasks an english teacher may have to do in his/her career. Something that seems basic and so formative is taught to children every day, from kindergarten through college and beyond. Whether a person is writing a to-do list, an essay, a novel or a text message, they are writing. Teaching writing arises a great amount of difficulty because there is controversy surrounding how and which elements should be taught when writing a document....   [tags: Education, Teacher, High school, School]

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Illegal Immigration in the United States

- It has been an on-going battle that seems to lead merely to failure. The southwestern states in particular have been struggling with the illegal crossing of the American border by its counter parts to the south. When main stream media broadcasts television shows on a daily basis of hundreds if not thousands of illegal aliens crossing the border every day, it is hard not to believe we are fighting a losing battle. With the technology that America has available today, the majority of Americans ask how we continue to struggle with this conflict....   [tags: unfair deportation, southwestern border crossing]

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Comparing Gender-Crossing in Girlfight and Billy Elliot

- Comparing Gender-Crossing in Girlfight and Billy Elliot It seems that the year 2000 was one full of gender-bending films, including Girlfight, starring Michelle Rodriguez. This movie was about Diana, a troubled teenage girl from the projects of New York City. Sent on an errand for her father one day, Diana discovers the secret world of boxing at a gym in Brooklyn. She watches her brother unenthusiastically box in the ring, and then tries to convince the coach to work with her. With time, she starts competing with other lightweights - both male and female....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison Essays]

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An Inside Look at Modern Seaports

- ... Additionally, the seaports provide for fast unloading of cargo, which is later transported via a complex maze of railroad tracks, airways and roads. A modern seaport performs a lot of functions, it is a place where not only goods are in transit but they are also sorted, manufactured and distributed. It is a multi-dimensional system; therefore it needs to be integrated within logistic chains to perform effectively (Hall, Peter, Robert and Claude 2011). An efficient seaport requires good infrastructure, superstructures and equipment....   [tags: several modes of transportation crossing point]

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Witman's Calvalry Crossing the Ford and Crane's War Is Kind

- US Clergyman Henry Emerson once said, “The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst." And I agree with him. What is it about the human race and war anyway. Well, Carl von Clausewitz also said that, "To secure peace is to prepare for war." I also agree with that. War is an ironic subject at times. And war can also be a way of life for some people. Walt Whitman and Stephen Crane’s poems have no similarities and they both have different ways in writing about war. In Whitman’s poem, “Cavalry Crossing a Ford” he writes about a Cavalry marching off to war....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Crossing of Old and New: Riddle 55 of the Exeter Book

- A Crossing of Old and New: Riddle 55 of the Exeter Book I saw in the hall, where heroes drank, carried onto the floor a wondrous woodtree of four kinds and wound gold, cunningly fastened treasure, and part of silver 5 and the sign of the cross, which He raised the ladder for us to heaven before He stormed the city of the inhabitants of hell. I can easily tell before noblemen the origin of this tree: there was maple and oak and the hard yew 10 and the dark holly: All together [they] were useful to the L(l)ord; All have one name, gallows; that often warded off (received) a weapon for its liege lord, a treasure in the hall, a gold-hilted sword....   [tags: Riddle 55 Exeter Book Papers]

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Crossing the Line

- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, preoccupied drivers are responsible for nearly 80% of all crashes in the United States (Teen). The majority of driver distractions can be blamed on cell phones. Despite laws banning the act of cellular use while behind the wheel and commercials advising against it, young drivers addicted to sending text messages are often unfazed by these attempts and continue to put lives at risk. In response to this rising trend, the Gwent Police Department in Wales met with filmmaker Peter Watkins-Hughes in 2009 to produce a shocking short film, COW (Gwent)....   [tags: Driving Safety]

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Crossing the bridge

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Business Ethics - Case Study og Global Crossing and Its Owner Gary Winnick

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Charles Dickens ' The Prisoner 's Van And Henry Mayhew 's Boy Crossing Sweepers And Tumblers

- Poverty the Product of Child Labour and Juvenile Crime as seen in Charles Dickens’ “The Prisoner’s Van” and Henry Mayhew’s “Boy Crossing-Sweepers and Tumblers” The Industrial Revolution in Britain during the 18th Century required a higher demand for labourers which ultimately forced children part of the poor and working class to work in order to provide for themselves, or for their families in order to escape poverty. Further, “the economic and social difficulties associated with industrialization made the 1830s and 1840s a “Time of Troubles,” characterized by unemployment, desperate poverty, and rioting” (“The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Victorian Age: Review: Summary”)....   [tags: Victorian era, Charles Dickens, Poverty]

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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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Comparing Characters in the Coen Brothers' Miller’s Crossing and William Kennedy's Legs

- Comparing Characters in the Coen Brothers' Miller’s Crossing and William Kennedy's Legs The movie Miller’s Crossing and the novel Legs by William Kennedy have two characters that have a special quality, which adds dramatically to their characterization. The main character of Miller’s Crossing, Tom Reagan, and the main character from Legs; Jack Diamond shares many similar traits and symbolic equivalence. In particular they had an item that they wore or carried, and this item had the ability to show what is going on inside the character’s mind....   [tags: essays papers]

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Crossing the Line for Attention

- How far is too far. What would you do to get the attention of one person or a group of people. Many people push themselves in a positive or negative way to get someone to notice them. Whether it is for love, popularity, or just wanting to get seen by the world, we all have our limits of how far we would go. In the book Sickened, we see a daughter named Julie Gregory made sick by her mom for the attention of medical professionals. Her mom would feed her “suckers” which were actually matches (Gregory, 21)....   [tags: sickness, plastic surgery, anorexia]

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Crossing the Border in Search of the American Dream

- ... The issue of immigrants getting deported especially Hispanic immigrants has become a big issue in Alabama. Ever since Alabama “passed H.B. 56 on June 2,2011” (Galloway, 1094).Alabama passed this law to “discourage illegal immigration within the state And maximize enforcement of federal immigration laws through cooperation with federal authorities”(Galloway,1094) because of how “immigration is causing economic hardship and lawlessness in [Alabama]”(Galloway,1094).H.B 56 also known as the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act has discriminated against illegal immigrations especially Hispanic immigrants by imposing requirements on aliens, denying self-help opportunit...   [tags: discrimination of Hispanic immigrants]

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Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain! and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar

- Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain. My Captain. and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar The theme of a journey is a common metaphor used in poetry. This is no exception in two poems by famous poets of the 19th century: Walt Whitman and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. In Whitman’s poem “O Captain. My Captain!” from his collection Leaves of Grass, he writes of the sorrow over a fallen ship captain coming into the home harbor. Lord Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar” expresses the hopes on the departure of a journey....   [tags: Captain! My Captain! Essays]

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Dealing with Death in Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain! and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar

- Dealing with Death in Whitman’s O Captain. My Captain. and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar Life and death are recurring topics in literature; they are not often referred to directly, but are inferred from figurative language. In Walt Whitman’s poem entitled “O Captain. My Captain” from his anthology of poems, Leaves of Grass, he describes the passing of Abraham Lincoln through the use of an extended metaphor. Similarly, “Crossing the Bar,” by Lord Alfred Tennyson, from his collection of poetry, Demeter and Other Poems, alludes to one’s preparation for his or her own death....   [tags: Captain! My Captain! Essays]

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Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain! and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar

- Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain. My Captain. and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar A man’s journey at sea has always been romanticized as an individualistic struggle against the backdrop of the cruel elements of nature. Paradoxically, though, within that same journey, the sea possesses an innate sense of timelessness that can become a man’s quest for God. In “O Captain. My Captain!” Walt Whitman describes the narrator’s sense of aimlessness at sea after his beloved Captain dies. In Lord Alfred Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar,” the speaker is beckoned by the sea and its soundlessness even though he senses foredoom there....   [tags: Captain! My Captain! Essays]

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Danica Patrick Crossing the Line of Women In NASCAR

- Danica Patrick, is a name commonly heard when talking about women competing in sports. Danica Patrick became famous by trying to be the fastest driver in NASCAR. Even before Danica there has been a total of 18 women that have competed in NASCAR (yahoosports). Many of these women are never really talked about, but now there is a new one on the track, and she’s making history with each lap on her race called life. With every race there has to be a starting line which is one true statement for Danica Patrick....   [tags: driver, race, passion]

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Like Birds, People Follow Their Own Migration Patterns

- All birds follow different migration patterns. Some fly north and south, some fly east and west, and very few fly overseas. Depending on the destination and the weather conditions, some birds fly up to 600 miles a day. Most people complain they have to drive the fifteen miles to work. Birds make the world around us seem small. However, once we leave home, we are forced to open our eyes to the new world in front of us. A world we may have chosen to move to or may not have. In the end, some people chose to move to pursue a better life and some leave home and migrate because of the ones they love, but no matter the circumstance, we all remember the place we once called home....   [tags: immigration, crossing borders]

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The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea

- Six Deadly Sins Under what circumstances would you go through to better and provide for your family. Would you embark on these six deadly sins above to just get a simple loaf of bread on the table. There is no solid blame or black and white definite answer throughout this novel, The Devil’s Highway. The author Luis Alberto Urrea takes his readers to different perspectives and offers different points of view whether you appear to be a walker, coyote, or the border control on the topic of illegal immigration....   [tags: crossing the border, coyotes]

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