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  • My Best And The Only Friend
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    "2', long brown hair, and big blue eyes. It's hard to place exactly when and where it all happened. So let me just fill you in on how I got where I am today. I met her in the seventh grade for the first time through a mutual friend. From that moment on I had a big crush. We talked on occasion throughout eighth grade up until high school. We hung out a few times and then junior year rolled around and I was asked for a favor. It was my chance to finally get my foot in the door. She asked me to tak...
  • Only Cars On The Road
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    It was a sunny Sunday morning; the spring breeze was evident all around, the kind that says summer in on the way. My best friend called and offered to take me rock climbing up at Indian Hills, I was thrilled but timid. Waiting with anticipation I could hear the sound of his car coming, it was distinct in its own way because the muffler was on its last leg. He arrived in style, no not really. The paint of his car was peeling off and the smell of the exhaust filled the air with a horrible aroma. E...
  • Ben Jonson
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    Born in London, England around June 11, 1572, Ben Jonson would learn the true meaning of tragedy at a tender young age (The Life of Ben Jonson). Jonson's father was Protestant and sentenced to prison and deprived of his estate during the reign of Mary Tudor, who was Catholic. With only a month left till Ben Jonson's birth his Mother was left a penniless widow when his father suddenly past away. Seeking financial stability, Jonson's Mother hastily married a bricklayer shortly following Ben's birt...
  • 20 Feet To My Neighbor's House
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    Growing up in a town of less than 1500 citizens offered little or no diversity at all. I grew up around others that belittled people for their beliefs, color of skin, or sexuality. When I moved to downtown Grand Rapids one of the first people I naturally ran into was my neighbor in the house next door. Right away when I met David I automatically knew that he was gay. Months went by without anyone in my household or me talking to our neighbors. After this long period of time I noticed one night t...
  • Point Of Jake's Life
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    The Sun Also Rises In Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, Jake Barnes is a lost man who wastes his life on drinking. Towards the beginning of the book Robert Cohn asks Jake, 'Don't you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you " re not taking advantage of it? Do you realize that you " ve lived nearly half the time you have to live already?' ; Jake weakly answers, 'Yes, every once in a while. ' ; They book focuses on the dissolution of the post-war generation and how they can...
  • Charlie Flowers For Algernon
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    Algernon is a mouse. He's a special mouse, Charlie Gordon is told, and it must be true, because whenever Charlie and Algernon run a race (Algernon is in a real maze; Charlie has a pencil-and-paper version), Algernon wins. How did that mouse get to be so special, Charlie wonders? The answer is that Algernon's IQ has been tripled by an experimental surgical procedure. The scientists who performed the experiment now need a human subject to test, and Charlie has been recommended to them by his night...
  • Samuel's Friend
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    Surviving Treblinka The book, Surviving Treblinka, describes a miraculous story of one man's struggle to remain alive through each coming day and his escape from Germany's killing machine. Samuel Willenberg is one of a very small group of people, who have lived to tell about their horrific experiences in the concentration camps, but what made these people so different from all the others who never saw liberty again Perhaps some individuals survived the Holocaust while others didn t because they ...
  • Kelley And Samantha
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    Here On Earth and Where The Heart Is Here On Earth is my favorite movie. One reason is that the events and the characters are so much like my life and friends when I was in high school. In the movie, Samantha falls in love with Kelley who is a very rich boy enrolled in a private school a few miles outside of the small town she lives in. She meets him on her graduation night when Kelley along with a couple of his friends decides to take his new Mercedes that his dad sent him as a graduation gift ...
  • White Milk My Skin
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    HOW WOULD YOU FEEL A wound becomes a scar that goes away or stays forever; of course, this depends on how deep the wound is. Scars that are permanent are usually unpleasant to see and cause embarrassment. Though scars usually occur on the skin they can also make their mark on the heart. Scars to the heart are not made physically but emotionally. It is said that these types of scars are permanent if not deadly due to their cause. I found that out one day while I was taking full advantage of reces...
  • Izzy's Whole Life
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    Izzy Willy Nilly is about teenage girl whose life is totally changed after she is involved in a car accident with a drunk driver. The main character of the story is 15 year-old, high school sophomore Isobel, or Izzy. She has lots of friends and a loving caring family. Izzy makes the worst mistake of her life by going out on a date with Marco, the first senior to ever ask her out. Against her better judgment, Izzy accepts a ride after a party from Marco, who has been drinking. Marco crashes into ...
  • My Best Friend
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    Many people have good friends. I have many. I hate to call anyone my "best friend" because I don't want anyone left out. But when anyone asks who my best friend was in school, I have to say, without pausing, Neal. In the Northern Virginia area, home of the Transient Job Phenomena, having a friend that lasts more than a few years is rare. While your family may stay put, others move in and out ever few years with the lobbying tides of the Washington DC area. This is due to either military reasons ...
  • Selfish Friends And Best Friends
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    When I was a child, I often wondered what friendship was. Now I think friendship is a relationship between two people. It is a necessary aspect of every human's life and the most wonderful relationship that everyone wants have. A friendship does not come frequently or quickly. It takes a long time for the friendship to develop. However, a real friendship is difficult to find because there are many kinds of people with different thought, feeling, and hobby. Despite these differences, in my opinio...
  • Friends
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    Journal Response Two on Walter Gretzky On Family, Hockey and Healing (Pg. 69-242) When we look back on his sixty-three years Walter has been on this planet; I can honestly say that I feels like he's lived a thousand lifetimes. Not one, a thousand. All the different places he has been and things that have happened throughout his life. Here there all over the world. It's wonderful to travel so much, have adventures with his good friends and meet such a wide variety of people-heads of state, native...
  • Use Of The Drink Mr Flood
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    A Triumphant Withdrawal I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain-and back in rain. I have out walked the furthest city light. Acquainted with the night, by Robert Frost Anthology of American Literature (1010) Edward A. Robinson was the first most important poet of the Twentieth Century. He is a "peoples poet' his poems' characters often provide "physiological portraits' of fictional and historical characters suffering an isolation of some sort (990). Robinson is consi...

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