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  • Balder's Blind Brother
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    Frigg loved Balder. She loved him so much that she tried to protect him from everything. Balder was the light of this world and everyone loved him. Frigg went around to everyone in the world and asked for their promise that they would never hurt Balder; she asked the beasts and the elements, she asked mother nature and all the other gods. They had all pledged that they would not hurt Balder, but she missed one little plant since she thought that it was too small and young to do any harm. The mis...
  • Feeling Of Being Part
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    All throughout my life, I've always regarded sports as one of the most important things in my life. They " ve always been there, to a point where I've taken my skills for granted. However, in light of a changing world, I have come to realize that taking anything, much less your gifts, for granted is a titanic error. The thing is in this world, you tend not to notice something, till its gone. I have learned that many times. I'll use the example of my parents: Like most families, I grew up with bo...
  • Epictetus The Enchiridion
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    The Rules of Life: Epictetus' View As rational beings, we can become conscious of the law that guides all things. Virtue consists in conscious agreement with the inevitable order of things. According to Epictetus' The Enchiridion, one acts with the virtues of Stoicism: human imperfection, prudence, temperance, and courage. We can relate what Epictetus is saying to our own lives. It appears that some comfort comes in knowing that one has no control over the predetermined. Epictetus represents a m...
  • One Thing
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    One day five years ago I meet a boy. This boy was special in every way possible, except with himself. He had always held back his feelings never sharing his thoughts with anyone. After a while this boy had grow close to me and we had started dating. The boy and I decided one day to call it off and just be good friends, but for the boy and I we didn't realize it but we had already grown to close. During a past years of being together we had dated on and off. Finding that ever time we split apart ...
  • Little Things
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    this is a short story if you don't understand what i'm telling you, the point that i'm making is at the bottom. i know that many of you know me, some of you don't, but you all got an email from me before, or at least i think you have. one thing that i've learned in life that's been practically shoved down my throat (in a loving way) for the last 5 years or so has been the importance of friends. i even tell other people about it, and to a certain extent, i've lived it. unfortunately, there's a sm...
  • Our Thinking Patterns And Logic
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    Logic and perception 1 One of the amazing yet perplexing things about thinking logically and critically is that all of us perceive issues differently and all of us have a unique thinking pattern. The things that we experience also play an important role in how we perceive issues and also our thinking patterns. One believes the nature of logic is how we each deal with a situation and how we decide what the right thing to do is and how we come to certain conclusions about a situation. We all have ...
  • One Thing
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    Cassie, Do you honestly think I have no right to be angry or frustrated? For the past 3 frickin' years, I've stayed up all nights some nights thinking about you and us; and, working my ass off to show you that, though there's distance between us, that you can bet your life that my love is there and strong for you. I know what you feel when you say that you need someone and something to touch. I've finally gotten in touch with you in a way that I can hear your voice. Just as I was saying in my la...
  • Nick Holtum
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    Interview with Nick Holtum When thinking of people I could possibly interview, and then deciding that most of them wouldn't be very interesting, I decided to interview a friend of mine. Nick Holtum. At first glance he seems like any other 15 year old but once you get to know him, you " ll soon realize that, that isn't the case. Firstly he's moved around and experienced more things then most people his age, even most people in general, and has developed a unique personality because of this. Nick ...
  • Fourth Verse
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    In the first verse the writer talks about a lady who is buying him a present. If she gets the right thing than he will be happy and it would be heaven. If she doesn't get the right gift, than all she has to say is one thing and he will forgive her. The second verse says that he wasn't clear about what he wants for the gift so she gos to a store by a brook. The store sells sculptures of the forest and she finds a singing bird clock, (cook oo clock). In the third verse he writes about his neighbou...
  • Last Sacrifice
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    When I chose to attend any university I knew I wanted to live in a good Christian environment where the word of God was believed and practiced through the classroom. My entire family had gone to major public universities, but I knew that I needed a good sound environment without all the distractions one would see at a public institution. Now that I'm here, I know it is going to take hard work on my part to accomplish my degree in whatever field I choose. In order to survive here at a higher lear...
  • Director Of Bakery Cooperative My Buddy
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    Director of Bakery Cooperative My buddy is a baker out in DowningTown J$G Bagel ry so I thought reading about a baker would be nice start to see what he does after he leaves home at one two in the morning to not return until midday. I know a few things about what by buddy does one is that you can't stay in the same bakery for more than 8 hours in a row or you get kind of sick I know he has to manage a bunch of people at two different bakeries. It seems like a job that could be fun but bad hours ...
  • Cycle Causes Effects
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    The Cycle of Never Ending Cause and Effect There is no such thing as first or second, or as cause and effect. Humanity has constantly searched for the beginning of things asking questions such as 'Which came first, the chicken or the egg?'. They search for answers which are simply entangled in a never ending cycle of events. Belief before evidence or evidence before belief, it doesn't matter. Both compound a cycle where before belief there's evidence and before evidence there is belief and soon....
  • Problems In Their Relationship
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    My first interview was with, Jennifer she is a married 29 year old, with one child. They have been married for five years. The relationship she is in seems to fall right into place with the five stages of interpersonal relationships that are in the book: Contact, involvement, intimacy, deterioration, and repair. The relationship seems to be built on a solid foundation of trust. The relationship started when the two met in college. The attraction theory was in effect when she saw his muscular bod...
  • Arabs
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    The Thirteenth Warrior Essay The middle east and western Europe have always been different. This is true now and was true back in the 10th century as this movie shows. One thing this movie shows that is not seen very often is what the two cultures are like when they met together peacefully. This movie displays the vivid differences of the nomadic Vikings and the intellectual Muslims. First there were the Arabs who were far more civilized than the Vikings. They wore layers of elaborate garments a...
  • One Part
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    My life came to the brink of extinction, It was meaningless and had no distinction, Every door locked, every turn a dead end, Every road crossed, nothing left to pretend, I needed hope, and I needed a destiny, I needed her, and she was there for me, She who saw me when I was at my lowest, She who helped me when I needed her most, She who brings me joy every time she does speak, She who answers to the name Monique, Everything I say now, Ive probably already said before, But that doesnt bother me,...
  • Shopping
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    What motivates women to shop I attempted to answer the age old question by surveying five ladies who are self-proclaimed experts at the "art" of shopping. These five ladies, Joanne, Kim, Marie, Shirley, and Kimmie sat down with me individually and this is what I basically gathered from the discussion sessions. Shopping is an addiction of sorts. Women get thrills from purchasing styles du jour. Joanne stated that she had to buy at least one thing every time she went shopping just so she doesnt fe...
  • Newton's Mind
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    Describe Social and Economical conditions of this time. During the time period of 1643-1727 there were many things happening. One thing, which was happening, was the plague. 1/3 of the world died in that terrible time. Newton was very lucky that he was sent to his aunts to live. The people were no longer excepting the theories of Plato and Aristotle. The scientists of that day such as Galileo had a new approach to science: make observations, carry out experiments, test ideas, analyze results, an...
  • Asparagus In Large Voluptuous Mouthfuls The Author
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    LUNCHEON- A REVIEW W S Maugham was young and nave, and was living in Paris, some twenty years from the time of writing this striking short story with a twist of irony. His first literary works were just published. Like any young writer, he craved for admiration. And that's what he got when he received a fan mail from a lady, lavishly praising one of his just published works. He was elated and wrote back thanking her. Then he receives a letter from the same admirer stating that she was passing th...
  • Link Between Borges And Nietzsche
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    "Catatonia, convulsion, cannibalism, and cruelty are stupid. Kindness is smart. Forget love. Be kind". Amber Nickel, The Art of Making, 2001. The Sun of Nietzsche and the Black Hole of Borges: An Affirmation and Negation of Life Nothing cures great loss. Everything vanishes. Past, present, future, everything is connected to the infinity of things. Everything must go. Everything is this one thing, this invisible abstraction, this nothing. This one thing is nothing. Jorge Luis Borges looks for a t...
  • Example For A Physical Addiction
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    Physical and psychological addictions are very alike and very different at the same time. Addiction means that the person addicted thrives on the substance or action. Physical addictions like alcoholism and heroin are sometimes very noticeable yet, psychological addictions like gambling are very hard to diagnose. A similarity between the two types of addictions are the stages that lead up to a full blown addiction. Addictions go through many stages before reaching the pinnacle of an addiction. F...

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