Reb Anderson

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  • New Road Bikes On Friday Morning

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    Doris and I ride our new road bikes on Friday morning. For ten minutes we warm up, and then, pedal in the direction to Malibu. The air is cool with early morning fog. Doris leads and I follow. Her pace is faster than usual. No problem. I ride my bike to ride my bike. I have a low-keyed Friday. I’ve scheduled a pitch meeting at eleven with a new writer. The agent I met recently said his client “Thinks out of the box.” I would rather that and am keen to meet him. There’s an hour before, so I

  • A Biological Allegory By Sherwood Anderson

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    his mother’s death, Sherwood Anderson writes, “I have seen my own mother stand all day over a washtub, washing the dirty linen of the pretentious middle-class women not fit to tie her shoelaces, this just to get her sons enough food to keep them alive, and I presume I shall never in my life see a working woman without identifying her with my mother (Letters)” (Colquitt 19). Sherwood Anderson was born in 1876, but wrote this short story in the 1930s (“Sherwood Anderson” Dictionary 1). He grew up in

  • Science Fiction : The Twilight Zone

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    Science fiction has had many notable cult television shows. Two of the most influential and popular shows were the timely Twilight Zone (1959-1964) and the cult favorite The X-Files (1994-2002). Both have been staples in popular culture by reflecting on social structure and politics through the use of science fiction. (Booker). By comparing the two shows, I will showcase how science fiction became the most influential genre in television history. Science fiction was a genre not very popularized

  • Parable Of Despair By Octavia Butler

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    Thomas Sweeny-Wong Period 5 Parable of Despair The world is dying. There is too much injustice. We need to fix it. --Thomas Sweeny-Wong The future is tough to predict. Parable of the Sower is a very well-written science fiction novel by Octavia Butler. The setting is California in the year 2025. The world is not prosperous anymore and has turned into a poverty stricken place. There are countless homeless people, jobs are scarce, and there are very few communities of homes. The few

  • Informative Speech Summary

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    In January 2016, Dr. Peter Weinstock who is an Intensive Care Unit physician and Director of the Pediatric Simulator Program at the Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School delivered a speech at the TED conference. The topic of his speech was “Lifelike simulations that make real-life surgery safer”, in which he presented how important in difficult surgeries can be the use of current computer special effects and 3D prints. In his speech, he in an amazing way underlines how important it

  • Personal Narrative Essay : My Personal Experience In My Life

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    I never chose to live in Newark, New Jersey. After I was born, my dad left us, and my mom fell off the wagon we just kinda ended up here. I swear my mom has vodka coursing through her veins instead of blood. With a mom who can’t keep her lips off a bottle, and a dad that has been gone for over sixteen years, life has been pretty lonely. I don't have many friends. Honestly, i only have one friend. She is named after the great Lawrence Taylor. Lets just say her dad was hoping for a boy. Everyone just

  • Reflection Paper On Perseverance

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    Research Reflection Before I began researching I was really passionate about the ability to persevere and I knew I wanted to talk about perseverance and explain why it was such an essential characteristic to have. I especially wanted to find examples of many others that had to persevere to get through their own tough times. But when I originally started researching my topic I did not exactly have anything in mind about what I was exactly looking for. This was mainly due to that I had the ideas in

  • Descriptive Essay About Corn Maze

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    In the Declaration of Independence it states, “mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable,...” and on October 8th, 2016 this became true. This day was not only the start of my suffering, but tons of other people’s too. It was around 7 o 'clock p.m. when a group of my friends and I decided that we needed to come together and go out, and what better is there to do in early October than visit a corn maze. After nearly an hour of planning around all ten people 's schedules, we

  • Theme Of Personal Resilience In The Parable Of The Sower

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    The theoretical notion of personal resilience has been long explored. Charles Darwin a famous philosopher proclaims “It is not the strongest that survives, but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself” (Megginson). Essentially, people are able to survive, if they adapt to the world around them. Octavia E. Butler creates this notion in her dystopian novel. In the year of 1993, Octavia E. Butler wrote the novel Parable

  • Melania Trump Case Study

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    interview of Melania Trump that was hosted by Anderson Cooper; which aired on CNN “Anderson Cooper 360” October 17, 2016, was thought-provoking. One reason being her husband, Donald Trump has been openly critical of CNN’s coverage, referring to it as “Clinton News Network”. Many viewers were surprised that Melania decided to give CNN this interview so quickly after her husband recorded tapes of him sexualizing women were leaked. The host and interviewer Anderson Cooper is a television host, author and