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  • Time With Charles
    1,097 words
    The first time I read "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen, the emotions it provoked made a tight ball of fear and guild appear in my stomach, I broke out in a sweat and my heart began beating triple time. There were so many similarities between the mother's story and my memories of the last six years tat it amazed me. But after reading it a few more times, I didn't feel quite so bad. The mother (I will call her Tillie) and I both have done what we had to do to raise our children. One similari...
  • Laura
    400 words
    On Wednesday January 12th 1955 Dr. Bark well is going to deliver Janet Shane's baby. As soon as he hopped into his car he was held at gunpoint by a strong blond man and was told that he wouldn't be delivering the baby tonight. This incident allowed Laura Shane to be born a healthy young girl. When Laura was born her mother died at birth, but it only mattered that she lived. Ever before Laura was born she had a guardian looking over her making sure that she lived a long and happy life. When she w...
  • Planet Mars
    526 words
    'PLANET MARS, POPULATION 13,000', says the sign at the entrance of Mars, a 'blink-and-you " ll-miss-it' dot on the map of the solar system. It's a perfect story book planet: only six sets of traffic lights for our hover cars, a main street where you can say hello to any of the friendly, talkative beings nearby, lots of blazing rocks and a beautiful big canyon with an over-looking red sky. One thing a person from the planet would notice instantly, aside from the abundance of red rock and my plane...
  • Record Of Eight Races From The Pole
    562 words
    If you want to see lightning and courage together watch Darrell Waltrip race a Nascar car. Darrell Waltrip was born on February 5, 1947, in Owensboro Kentucky, he is married to Stevie and they have 2 daughters 8 and 12. Darrell started racing in Winston Cup in 1972. He has been though many rough times during his career. Nascar has become the most watched spectator sport in America and Darrell is one of the fans favorites. When Darrell started racing he was not a popular driver, because of his ag...
  • Man
    226 words
    It is a common knowledge that, the emotional factor plays much important role in how women make decisions, comparing to man. Therefore, it quite naturally that the behaviour of representatives of two genders will be different, while reacting to the same set of circumstances. The reason why women exercised significantly less political power throughout the ages is purely biological. Men can mentally detach themselves from their penises. Women cant do the same, as their genitalia are the essential ...
  • Odysseus Ulysses
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    Here are the similarities that I found between the two... It's "based on Homer's Odyssey", but having only a very foggy memory of the Odyssey I only got a few references: the washer women who seduce Pete = Sirens, John Goodman = the Cyclops, the blind guy on the railway = Tiresias the blind seer. The "Lotus-Eaters" chapter in the Odyssey is re-invented as the baptism scene in 'O Brother'. Here, Odysseus' / Ulysses McGill's crew are seduced by these drugged and indulgent people whose "sweet fruit...
  • Future In The Present Moment
    357 words
    A moment exists in what we call time. Time in itself, is a figment of our imagination. The only part of time that actually exists is the present moment. All other moments become memory or expectation, leaving them to be non existent. In truth, the present moment is the only part of time that can be experienced by the six senses. By nature a person, likes to believe that time is a fully existent thing, and that parts of it can be visited. But time, such as time that has passed, can only be seen t...

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