I have always loved photography, but am not very experienced in the field. However I love to take pictures of people in different settings. I want the person to stand out in the picture, but I also want your eye to be drawn to the background and what interesting setting that person is in. One of my favorite photos that I have taken so far in this class is this photo of my friend Charissa. We went to a reservoir where Charissa knew there were tons and tons of wild flowers. We say they're sunflowers, even though they aren't really.
Today while researching my research question "What is magic nowadays and where can we find it?" I came across some very interesting articles on EBSCO. The first one referenced the article "Magic, Sorcery, and Witchcraft in Warfare" and it discusses how among modern states it is common to use weapons like guns and bombs in warfare but how in traditional Africa it is even more common for weapons of warfare to be magic and sorcery. It is believed that spiritual involvement in warfare is “far more potent” than human made weapons.
After twenty years of silence, Pink Floyd is back with their 'new' album 'Endless River'. David Gilmour and Nick Masons, the only original members still operating under the band's name, have announced that their new album is intended to be a tribute to their recently deceased keyboardist Rick Wright; according to the band, Wright's keyboard skills are "the heart of the Pink Floyd sound" so it seems only fitting that the band pays tribute to Wright in a significant way.The album is based on several sessions produced by the band that preceded their last album, 'The Division Bell'.
A new touring theatre in the UK has begun performing Henrik Ibsens "A Doll's House," using a new English translation for the script. It is directed by Michael Woodwood, and premiers October first. Admission is £12.50, and begins this fall.
The new, Argentinian, Pope was by far one of the most memorable stories of 2013 for myself, my family, and catholics everywhere. At first, the election of a new pope didn't really seem very interesting considering that all other elected popes have been European, and have gone through the same inaugural process of being named pope. But the reasons why the newly elected pope story caught so much fire was first, he was non-European.
Joshua- changes name to Lamar
Frank and Merrick are in the office and are working when Joshua who changes his name to Lamar, walks in and says that he is new and needs help.
[Frank and Merrick enter stage, right.]
[Both come to the middle of the stage and they see each other and they start talking]
Frank: Hey Merrick! How’s everything?
My New Year's resolution is to be more daring to try new things. Often, opportunities are lost due to the fear of trying something new. This is a conflict i often face when given the opportunity to do something unfamiliar. Such things like joining a new club, meeting new people, and traveling to foreign places are all worth to at least try before judging. All hobbies and accomplishments all start from the decision to try. If you keep denying to try something, it will be hard to move forward for your future. It also gives a sense of excitement when trying something new.
A New Year's resolution is a goal that a person proposes during the beginning of a new year. They will spend the year trying to achieve that goal such as getting better grades, losing weight and you get the idea. They are usually to create a good habit or to prevent a bad habit such as etting up early to take a walk or stop biting on nails when nervous.
My New Years resolution is to stop procrastinating. Procrastinating causes me to worry about tasks that I have to do until I do them. If I stop procrastinating then I can spend time doing that tasks and wouldn't have to worry about if for the rest of the day. In addition, if an unexpected problem occurs I'd have more time to find a solution. As a result of this I hope I will have more time to focus on tasks such as homework which would help my grades improve. In addition I hope to be able to spend time thinking about other things besides an incomplete task.
The photo I edited in PhotoShop CS6 was a picture from my grandparents wedding. At first I cropped the picture so the awkward whitespace border was erased for good. I then zoomed in on the picture and used the spot healing tool brush to eliminate the dirty and tiny imperfect particles that were found in the original image. The color provides warmth and life to the photo, but I wanted to see what it would look like in black and white so I changed the contrast, color, and changed the hue to black and white.
"Brave New World" is quite understandably a classic. Aldous Huxley, the author of the book, not only explores the importance of productivity through a clever, metaphoric plot, but uses a unique style of writing to convey his intentions. The novel itself is structured and stylistically square, matching the dystopian society of Huxley's bizarre "Brave New World".
I think that the book light by Michael Grant was a really good book. It had what everybody wants in a book, action, love, and powers. It was the final book of the gone series and it was epic. The part that made it epic was the Darkness vs. Little Pete round 2. The first round Little Pete lost because he was not strong enough and killed him again. “Take me Little Pete,”(236) said by Cain. This would probably make the readers be stunned, because he is sacrificing himself and he just got his girl friend back and she begged him not to do it.
The sword is justified when it is needed and right. Like when they were escaping from the pharaoh. When they escaped the pharaoh sent people to get them to kill them. It was just for god to draw the sword and kill the Egyptians. If he did not do that Moses and the hebrews would have died or been captured. I think that was a good reason to draw the sword. I think that When Moses drew the sword to kill people who did not follow him was not right.
In Andrew Rosenthal's opinion piece, "New York's Gun Bill," from The New York Times, the author discusses several things on the topic of the recently passed gun bill in New York. He talks about the pros and cons of New York's gun bill and what he finds strange about it. He seems to be leaning more toward how the gun control bill shouldn't have been passed because it was a rushed decision, and how certain provisions within the bill were messy and confusing.
Recently I read an opinion piece titled "The End of Courtship?" By Alex Williams on the New York Times online website that caught my attention. The author describes how today's dates are started with meek text messages and Facebook posts and social media outlets rather than how it was several years ago when men actually had to make an effort to ask a girl out. He states that nowadays relationships have turned into casual hook ups and have lost their importance in today's young society. Williams uses pathos to support his claim in paragraph 4 when he says "Dinner at a romantic new bistro?
The Chinese have always dominated in the sport of Table Tennis, winning the most medals and also having the most players in the top rankings. But at the 2010 World Table Tennis Team Championship. . . SINGAPORE took home the GOLD. Not China!
China got a first round win allowing this to go straight into the quarter finals. There they beat the Netherlands moving into the semifinals against Japan, and then to the finals against Singapore for the last epic match. China's team consist of Ding Ning, Guo Yan, and Liu Shiwen and alternates Guo Yue and Li Xiaoxia.
In this video Anthony Johnson and I talk about our experience before and after the storm, "Hurricane Sandy." We talk about how it affected us, how we were able to manage without power, and how we ended up going back to the basics.
Previously I talked about how students, especially high school students are worried about student loans when trying to plan on where to attend college next year. Not only is this a stressful time for high school seniors, but also for recently graduated college students who have to begin to pay these loans. Recently a new student loan repayment option has gone into effect. This new option is called the Pay As You Earn plan, and was issued by the Department of Education last Thursday. This new income-driven payment option gives hope to many of those that have federal loans.
People have talked different for centuries, we no longer speak the way Shakespeare did because language has evolved, and will mostly likely keep evolving over time. The words we use today may not be used by our grandchildren, or even our kids. Is it different this time though? In today's world we are bombarded with all different types of technology, from cell phones to laptops and all the things in the middle. We are constantly trying to find the fastest way to get from one piece of information to the next whether it be from the weather or a text to a friend.
Are you interested in looking forward to a new generation of soda logos? well then here's a brand new logo for Mountain Dew!
enjoy a cold beverage with a new snazzy new look as the letters actually spell "Mountain Dew"
and have a neon green and dark green banner around the lettering form mountain silhouettes!!!
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said,“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” What this quote means to me is whatever you chose to do in life there is always that one person who comes in your way and discourages you; and yes there will be times you believe their right because what you’re doing is tough, but you need to have faith in yourself and take down the unpossible.
Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a ending.” This quote means different things to a lot of people. But for me I know that his quote is saying how someone can always evolve and change their lives. The way you start your life and how you acted are already in the past. But you can always change the your future. Start to act a different way and change the things that you don’t like. This can change who you come out to be in the future. This quote can relate a lot to my life.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been the existence of aliens in other planets or in the universe. I remember a scientist talking about it on The History Channel about 2 weeks ago, but I didn't learn much because I couldn't comprehend what he was saying. Lately, the issue has caught my eye again. I know that many people feel that this is a silly topic. From what I have heard, there are many hints that give out the mystery of extraterrestrial life. For example, I heard that there are other planets that humans can live in.