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    Kathleen Norris' Dakota

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    Kathleen Norris' Dakota Kathleen Norris uses small town society to illustrate a much larger phenomenon that occurs in America: The obstruction of truth in the name of progress and patriotism. Norris makes an example of a small Dakota town, the old families ingrained in local society who act as somewhat of a censorship committee, silently fixing the past's blunders and bad dreams so not to discourage themselves or the younger generation: A good story is one that isn't demanding, that proceeds

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    In her online article entitled Celibate Passion, Kathleen Norris makes the claim that celibacy can allow people to "incarnate hospitality in the deepest sense" and lead a happier lifestyle dedicated to helping others. The author presented her thoughts on celibate practice through the telling of her own personal experience with the subject as well as the impact that a life of celibacy has had on her. Norris shares what she believes celibacy means and how she came to believe that. She also makes it

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    approach is utilized. No matter how we solve these problems, re-energizing and directing our focus to the big-picture is always the goal. Accomplishing this daunting task however, is much easier said than done. Elements of acedia, as addressed by Kathleen Norris’ Cloister Walk and Thomas Merton’s The Intimate

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    John Locke

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    John Locke's, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690), was first criticized by the philosopher and theologian, John Norris of Bemerton, in his "Cursory Reflections upon a Book Call'd, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding," and appended to his Christian Blessedness or Discourses upon the Beatitudes (1690). Norris's criticisms of Locke prompted three replies, which were only posthumously published. Locke has been viewed, historically, as the winner of this debate; however, new evidence has

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    Chris Tucker

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    cutting-edge comic who made it to stardom with his fast talking wise cracks. The sleek and slender 6’1” young African American was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 31, 1972. Chris was the youngest of six children in his family; his parents were Norris and Mary Tucker. Norris Tucker owned his own family business, a carpet cleaning business. Chris used to work for his dad at the carpet cleaning shop so he could have some extra money to spend. The one thing that was very unusual about Chris was his loud and annoying

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    Lum and Abner

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    something of them selves. They became two of the most famous people from Polk and Montgomery counties: Chet Lauck- Lum, Norris Goff- Abner, and the history of Lum and Abner. Chester Lauck was born in Alleene, Arkansas, February 2, 1902. (Alleene, Arkansas)(www.mu.net/stemple/page1.htm) His parents were W.J. and Cora Lauck. (Cate, Micheal, 190) Chet moved to Mena in 1911, where he met Norris Goff. They became very good friends. Chet lived on Port Arthur Avenue in Mena. His father owned the sawmill and was

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    Aquila by Andrew Norris

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    Aquila by Andrew Norris is a novel in which the main characters have a wonderful adventure. “Aquila” by Andrew Norris is a novel in which the main characters have a wonderful adventure. This essay will examine how the author portrays the theme of adventure through his clever use of characterisation and key incidents. In this novel a pair of best friends is on a school trip and they find a flying machine. However because it is a school trip they cannot take the flying machine home so they

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    Natural Law

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    Natural Law The School of Natural Law Philosophy was an intellectual group of philosophers. They developed new ways of thinking about religion and government. Natural law was based on moral principles, but the overall outlook changed with the times. John Locke was a great philosopher from the middle of the 17th century. He was a primary contributor to the new ideas concerning natural law of that time. He argued that humans in the state of nature are free and equal, yet insecure in their freedom

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    Fanny Price is moved from Portsmouth to Mansfield and then back to Portsmouth and back to Mansfield. She occupies several houses, Mansfield, Thornton Lacey, the parsonage, and almost Mrs. Norris' house.  Julia and Maria Bertram, the Crawfords, the Grants, Susan Price, even Mrs. Norris experience a move.  The only constant is Mansfield Park itself with its immovable Lady Bertram and pug.  More positively, Mansfield becomes a visual representation of family.  The novel's title

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    Adult Learning in Cohort Groups

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    sometimes referred to as lock step (e.g., Chairs et al. 2002; Reynolds and Hebert 1998). A cohort is much more than a structure, however (Norris and Barnett 1994). It is "a tight-knit, reliable, common-purpose group" (Drago-Severson et al. 2001, p. 15) that has foundations in group dynamics, adult development, and adult learning theory (ibid.; Nesbit 2001; Norris and Barnett 1994). This Brief highlights findings from research and theory on adult learning cohorts to examine how cohorts are structured

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