Posts by Aneliese

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Bill Nye: the Mad Scientist Archetype

Discussion by: aneliesebaker on Tue, 2016-06-07 06:59 with 0 comments

There's no denying that Bill Nye had a huge influence on children and teen's of today. Just ask any American child of his name, and you will get an immediate recollection, perhaps even the chorus of his show's theme song. Bill Nye incorporated the essence of many of our childhoods. His videos feature an eccentric scientist that uses goofiness to relate to young children and teach them aspects of science. In many ways, he portrays the archetype of the "mad scientist", not through ways of insanity, but more through offbeat and "wacky" behavior.

The Warmth of Other Suns Blog Post

Discussion by: aneliesebaker on Fri, 2016-03-25 07:05 with 0 comments

“The Great Migration: The African American Exodus from The South” by Dan Kopf tells factual details about the mass migration of blacks to Northern America during the 19th and 20th centuries. With quotes from Isabel Wilkerson’s Warmth of Other Suns, the reason and method behind this migration-- its push and pull factors are explained. Long before the numbers greatly peaked, slaves of the 1700’s and 1800’s had fled to the north to claim their freedom, marking the paths that thousands would travel along centuries later.


Discussion by: aneliesebaker on Tue, 2016-03-15 06:47 with 0 comments

The Exploration of Atticus Finch

Discussion by: aneliesebaker on Fri, 2016-02-19 07:37 with 0 comments

The Exploration of Atticus Finch

Life of Pi Author Letter

Discussion by: aneliesebaker on Fri, 2016-01-08 12:49 with 0 comments

Bailey Walker: A Eulogy (Independent Reading Project for The Sky is Everywhere)

Discussion by: aneliesebaker on Fri, 2015-11-13 13:13 with 0 comments

Context: Lennie helped write her sister Bailey’s eulogy for her funeral, but found little interest in sharing in it her true feelings about the death of her sister. Given her tendency to write poems to Bailey and throw them in random places, I expect Lennie would have written a real eulogy; thoughts to be shared with her dead sister only. This is what I imagine Lennie would write, perhaps found in a bottle floating in a river or stuck on a branch and titling it Bailey Walker: A Eulogy, Revised.

Bailey Walker: A Eulogy, Revised


Discussion by: aneliesebaker on Thu, 2015-10-15 12:11 with 3 comments

Aneliese, the misspelling of a misspelling, a “can you repeat that?”, a mistake as a first impression. Aneliese, the product of two names; the first of its kind, she lives up to no one but her own intuition. She digs her path with only shadows of future footsteps to guide her. Aneliese is humming to music but wanting to burst into song on the inside. Aneliese is a wandering spirit roaming the realms of oblivion; the detective trying to solve the mystery that is the world.

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