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  • Face
    400 words
    Village of the dammedHaweswaterby Sarah Hall 256 pp, Faber First impression: here is a new writer of show-stopping genius; everyone should buy this novel. Second impression: unremitting melancholy. No contradiction or criticism intended - there are many brilliant books that leave one face down, weeping on the bed. Hawes water, set in the 1930's, describes the calculated dispossession of a community of Cumbrian tenant hill-farmers, making way for a reservoir that will swallow their ancient rural ...
  • Jim The Clown
    426 words
    All people know a circus clown when they see one. Jim the clown was not your typical circus clown, with gigantic fire engine red shoes on his tiny feet. He was very different in various ways. His ears where so colossal, that they hung off the side of his head, like ears on an ancient elephant born deep in a lush tropical subterranean rain forest of South East Africa. Standing about nine feet in the air, swaying from side to side, like a redwood timber tree in the cold snow drifts Alps of Washing...
  • Fuel To The Street Fires
    772 words
    WHAT THE THUNDER SAID: A FIRE SERMON Where are the roots that clutch, what branches grow Out of this stony rubbish-T.S. Eliot A Cinematic Poem The Communard's, they are storming heaven! A damp gust of March wind swirls and scatters papers. And the hot, critical July days! - tense wireless bristling with flashes, stammering, stuttering, awaiting what code, what code to translate Capital, Famine, Predatory War, into what dialectic odyssey the machine gun's riveting shall inscribe- the Leatherjacke...
  • Structure On The Chacma Baboon
    396 words
    The chacma baboon, like all living things, has a scientific classification. It is in the family Cercopithecidae. It's scientific name is Papio ur sinus, which means that Papio is it's genus and ur sinus is the species. The chacma baboon is in the Chordata phylum. The kingdom of it is Animal. The chacma baboon is also a Mammal for the class. The order of the chacma baboon is carnivore because it eats other animals. The chacma baboon also has a structure to it. For instance, it has strong limbs. A...
  • Chip Shop Times
    573 words
    A bit too much of the old 'opiate music " The Mariner's Star by Candida Clark 244 pp, #163; 10 The narrator-heroine of Candida Clark's new novel is the wife of a fisherman who has been drowned at sea. Setting out alone in his old boat, grief-stricken and contemplating suicide, she reflects on their passionate love and life together. She remembers how, when they first met, she felt his face "shining Phoebus-bright above me, certain to dazzle me or be Medusa-ish, perhaps, and set my heart in stone...
  • Phil Whitaker's Third Novel
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    Gone for a Burton The Face by Phil Whitaker 246 pp, Atlantic Books The Face is Phil Whitaker's third novel. When he's not writing, he works as a GP and forensic medical examiner. It shows. The book is appalling in its detail, steady in its gaze, and deeply penetrating in its insight into flesh and blood. Whitaker's first novel, Eclipse of the Sun (1997), was well crafted and intriguing. His second, Triangulation (1999), was well crafted and charming. The Face is a major advance on these two: it'...
  • Cream And The End Of The Road
    316 words
    I took the train down to Ellisville Tennesee for a chance at a real shot. Can you see the train" Rema said. I think she was thinking of the time when the rats flowed in from the yellow river and fell into the great Jelly Island Cave. That is where the I took China from all of the mi gets. Back in dick ity six, you could call it anything else because then the tall orders became rather short. Short not like that of a midget but that of a dwarf. Along the red line of the blue square there was a gre...
  • Pick Out The Best Pumpkin
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    Topic How to carve a Jackerlatern SPECIFIC GOAL: I want my audience to know how to carve a Jackerlatern INTRODUCTION I. (Attention getter): Hoe are you today? II. (Credibility statement): I have made many Jackerlatern over the past years.. THESIS: Today I am going to show you how to carve a jackerlatern. I. (The first step is): Pick out the best pumpkin to carve. A. First you need to look for a round, but stable staying up. B. Second you need to make sure that it is solid and doesn't have any so...
  • Class With Many Test Papers
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    When I barely graduated out of my middle school, I was fourteen. one stupid mistake has changed myself around. The mistake I made was the most common thing that students would make in high schools -Cheating- Luckily, this mistake didn't affect me in a bad way for my future; It made me realize how good to be a honest, hard-working student. It all happened in the third quarter of the year, when the finals for all the subjects were coming. My World History teacher told us that we were going to have...
  • My Telephone Counseling Clients
    367 words
    Six years ago I began to extend my face-to-face counseling practice to include people who are beyond my geographic location. I have done this by making my practice known throughout the Internet and by using the telephone as the medium for my counseling, teaching, and mentoring. Over this length of time, I have had the opportunity and privilege of counseling people not only within my own state of California, but also from Australia, England, Ireland, Japan, Pakistan, Mexico, Africa, Afghanistan, ...
  • Warning Signs
    460 words
    In life, everything comes with a price tag. It does not have to necessarily be of monetary value, but it may cost time, energy, or unnecessary frustration and stress. I learned it the hard way... when I encountered one of those famous", starting your day off on the wrong foot", days. To say the least, I learned a lot about myself that day. Martin Luther King once said", The strength of a man's character is not in the quiet times of rest, but character comes from the heated trials of adversity". ...
  • Neutral Face Amongst Emotional Distractors
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    VISUAL SEARCH IN A CROWD: The Impact of facial emotion Introduction: The aims of this research study are to determine whether an emotional facial expression is more rapidly located in an array of neutral faces, than the location of a neutral face amongst emotional faces. It endeavours to discover which kind of facial expression in particular is most readily located in an array of neutral faces, as well as determining the influence of the overall number of distractor faces present on the efficien...
  • Your Face Causes Aggravation To The Skin
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    Have you Acne Teenage Terror Have you ever looked into the mirror and recoiled with horror at what appeared to be the worst pus-filled abomination imaginable? Did you then react with murderous intentions to kill the intruder? You think, ? Be gone, you damnable spot. I will rid myself of you immediately. I will attack you and kill you, even if it kills me.? And kill you it may, if you dare to pick it, for you are not a surgeon. To pick at that thing on your face might set the wheels of disaster i...

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