Mirror Dance Mirror Dance There are some paintings that simply capture the essence of life within their still frames such as the painting of the Mirror Dance in R.A. Salvatore’s novel Crystal Shard. The painting depicts two characters set in a darkened background. The faint light of the moon casts shadows down upon the grassy floor on which the sylvan warrior and human assassin battle. The glimmer of the moon reflects upon a small, nearby pool of water. A silver sparkle in the distance marks the
Mitchell V. Wisconsin On June 11, 1993, the United State Supreme Court upheld Wisconsins penalty enhancement law, which imposes harsher sentences on criminals who intentionally select the person against whom the crime...is committed..because of the race, religion, color, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry of that person. Chief Justice Rehnquist deliverd the opinion of the unanimous Court. This paper argues against the decision, and will attempt to prove the unconstitutio
Modernism Vs. Neo-traditionalism Modernism vs Neo-Traditionalism: A debate on the merits and failures of two major competing paradigms in architecture and urban planning. Beyond the term modernism underlies one of the greatest ideas in architectural development. Modernism was meant to provide more green areas, cheaper housing and more efficient use of space. This was to be accomplished by creating vertically dense spaces with the use of the new inventions of the nineteenth century, such as steel
Modernization of Health Practices in East Central The colonization of the western world brought on many changes for the indigenous people of Africa in every way of life. The Christian missionaries accomplished much more than just introducing their religion. They also exposed and converted Africans to western values and social beliefs. Health care practices were one of the things greatly influenced by the colonization. In my paper, I am focusing on the practices of the east central region of Afri
Most Important Of Henry VIII\'s Children Queen Elizabeth I In the 15th century, Elizabeth Tudor was born. Child of Henry Tudor and Anne Boleyn she was mistreated, uncared for, and forgotten about by Henry. Though she was the last of the three children to take the throne, she was the most successful. The first heir to take the throne was Edward I. He succeeded in 1547. Edward\'s rule was primarily unsuccessful, he did accomplish some things in the spiritual realm. First he published the English p
Mothers & Daughters Mothers and daughters have been written about, criticized, publicized, condemned, and praised for a long time. As more and more material becomes available on mother-daughter relationships, it becomes apparent that being a mother and being a daughter means different things to different people depending on race, economics, social status and blood type. This paper will explore the meaning of being a mother and being a daughter by combining all of these independent variables. A d
Motorcycle Araby Anyone still capable of wondering aloud whether the last word on Joyce has not already been published demonstrates an ignorance of the scope of the problem comparable to assuming that the Model T Ford is the last word in locomotive possibilities (Benstock 1). This quote of Bernard Benstock serves as evidence to the complexity and the brilliance of James Joyce\'s works. In fact, some would say that his works were too brilliant and complex, as it took ten years for his collection
Multiculturalism In Canada Is multiculturalism a disruptive or an integrative force in Canadian society? In terms of education, multiculturalism is becoming increasingly disruptive in Canadian society. It seems that there is a new issue in the media focus regarding education on a weekly basis. It\'s becoming increasingly apparent that most, if not all issues in recent years stem from the debate of whether to centralize or decentralize our current system of education. Proponents of centralization
My Alarming Dream My Alarming Dream My little old copper alarm clock rests on my desk tick - tocking away each inevitable second of the day, only to shake, rattle, and ring me to wake every morning. As I lay there in bed, half dead, sometimes wishing maybe that I was, achy and tired stretching and scratching like a jungle cat, I feel the morning crawl into my house. The smell of fresh coffee creeps under my door my sister\'s radio blares the newest teen sensation and drowns out the morning news
My Favorite Room My Den is a great place to hang out, play some pool, or just get away from the stress of every day life. My Den offers superior sound and entertainment. It has no stress related items such as a telephone, computer, desk, and no pagers are allowed. This room represents fun and relaxation for all that enter the room. My entertainment center offers a wood grain big screen TV. Complete with surround sound and multi-function remote. The picture within picture offers dual sport viewin
My first visit to Nigeria In this essay I will reconstruct my first visit to Nigeria. The journey took place when I was seventeen in early 1993, during which time Nigeria was under the military rule of General Sanni Abacha. For the most part of my trip I stayed in Lagos, former capital state and still highly recognised as the commercial capital of Nigeria, although I did visit other parts of the country including Ondo State and Jos. Between this time and the time I left, in early 1994, I experie
My Grandfather My grandfather’s death was the first to hit our family in my generation. He suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease, so I never had a close relationship with him. This doesn’t mean I didn’t love the man; everyone in our family did. But as we went through the phone calls from friends, the wake, and the funeral, I really learned a lot about him, and in turn, about life. During my period of mourning, I was the most upset not because we had lost a loving, caring man; I was much more upset b
My Life To be given the chance to play little league was one of the greatest times of my life. I played little league for four years, and every year I made the all-star team. My best friend and I played on every regular season team and every all-star team together. The final game of our career was unforgettable. It had been 4 years of great enjoyment with my best friend, Cody Smith. We always clowned around in practice, but when the game would start we had a high intensity. Cody would pitch, and
My Personal Support Group (Cheerleading) Katie Manley My Personal Support Group Honors English 11 August 31, 1999 I am often sorry that my parents did not take it upon themselves to enroll me in any recreational activities in my preadolescent years. I believe that sports are an integral part of growing up. They provide an opportunity to meet and interact with peers. Numerous occasions I can recall feeling excluded from the group because of my lack of involvement. Although I have to admit, I am n
Myth I see great things in baseball. It\'s our game-- the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism, tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set, repair these losses, and be a blessing to us. -- Walt Whitman If you\'re not having fun in baseball, you miss the point of everything. -- Chris Chambliss Our country is the only one in the world with a national anthem that the last two words are Play Ball! -- anonymous Th
Needless Warfare The thought of a child being sent off to war is very upsetting. The first excerpt of this week’s collection of letters clearly shows that the 15-year old writer was not ready for the responsibilities of being a United States soldier. He existed for only 18 years on earth, dying at the age equivalency of a high school senior, such as I. I believe people shouldn’t be sent away to war, unless their age permits them to do so as well as their own free will. One compliments the other.
alcoholism “We Should Retain The Disease Concept Of Alcoholism Analysis Essay” In “We Should Retain the Disease Concept of Alcoholism,” George E. Vaillant asserts that alcoholism should be treated as a disease. I think the author has done an effective job in proving his case by using his own personal experience that gives him authority to make an argument in this issue and his use of rhetoric. In his argument essay, he sets himself up as the authority by discrediting most academics and scholars
Nike Campaign nike campaign When I learned that I had to write this research paper, instead of procrastinating, I convinced myself to JUST DO IT. This phrase also happens to be one of the signature phrases of the leading athletic apparel company, Nike. The JUST DO IT campaign has been very successful for Nike, but it is not he sole reason for their success. Nike’s campaign has definitely persuaded me to go out and buy a few Nike products. So what exactly does Nike’s persuasive campaign consist o
Njoyable Workouts Nicole Sharac Health Fitness 2-10-00 Enjoyable Fitness Workouts In a recent article found in Women’s Sports Fitness, there was a lengthy display of outdoor and indoor fitness exercises nation wide that were actually enjoyable. The first of these energizing activities is called Bikram Yoga. Bikram Yoga uses the technique of heat to maximize its effects. Taking place in a 107-degree studio the participants work on their yoga postures (the tree to name one), along with trying out
Northern States Power A leader in today\'s economic world, Northern States Power (NSP) is recognized for its outstanding performance in both regulated and nonregulated operations. Its regulated operation serves over two million electric and gas customers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arizona, and Michigan (NSP - Investor\'s Overview 1). Its head offices are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is Mr. James J. Howa
Nursing Ethics And Malpractice INTRODUCTION In every nurse\'s career, the nurse is faced with many legal or ethical dilemmas. One of the professional competencies for nursing states that nurses should integrate knowledge of ethical and legal aspects of health care and professional values into nursing practice . It is important to know what types of dilemmas nurses may face during their careers and how they may have been dealt with in the past. It is also important for nurses to understand what m
Observing Infomercials Observing Infomercials While watching late night infomercials on television I asked myself, do the operators treat everyone the same? How much do they know about the product they are selling and are they concerned with your well being? To answer these questions I preformed a few tests for two nights in a row. First I acted like an elderly lady and then a regular middle aged person. The first number I called was selling an ionizer, or air purifier. They hung up right away w
Oedipus Rex - Bliss In Ignorance One of the most memorable and meaningful Socratic quotes applies well when in context of Sophocles\' Theban Trilogy. The unexamined life is not worth living, proclaims Socrates. He could have meant many things by this statement, and in relation to the play, the meaning is found to be even more complex. Indeed, the situation of Oedipus, king of Thebes, the truth of this statement is in question. Would Oedipus have been better off if he was blind to the knowledge o
Ohio Policy Test Ohio Policy Test When most people think of their childhood, they think of happy times, when they had no cares, no responsibilities. Most people would never think of putting unneeded pressures on little kids. However, I feel that this has happened. Today children are put under a large amount of pressure in school, to pass the Ohio Proficiency Test (O.P.T). In 1995 the fourth grade O.P.T was administered for the first time, then in 1996 the science portion was added, and the sixth
"On The Pulse Of Morning" Page 1 of 2 “On the Pulse of Morning” By: Maya Angelou On the Pulse of Morning, is a poem written by Maya Angelou. In this poem, Angelou depicts personification. Personification is an element of literature in which an object or an animal is given human characteristics. Angelou uses personification to give the rock, the river, and the tree the ability to speak to the reader. In On the Pulse of Morning , Angelou writes But today, the rock cries out to us, clearly, forcefu
Opening Day The sun shines radiantly upon the towering stadium at the corners of Michigan and Trumball. Spring has arrived and erased the dreary, grey weather of winter. The old dilapidated stadium will come to life in a couple of hours to mark the beginning of an anticipated season. Brringg! The bell signals the end of class and I anxiously wait for my mother to arrive. I find myself impatiently glancing at the clock every two minutes; finally the car pulls up. I jump into the back seat and thr
Oprah Winfrey OPRAH GAIL WINFREY Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 on a farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. Her parents originally planned to name her Orpah, but the midwife made a mistake on the birth certificate. Up until the age of 6 Oprah lived with her grandmother. After this Oprah went to live with her mother and two half brothers in Milwaukee. Instead of living on a farm she now lived in the ghetto. While Oprah was living with her mother who gav
Oral Language Developement Children develop oral language at a very early age. Almost every sound a human being makes can be considered communication. As children grow up, they are constantly observing and practicing communication and oral language. What they know about oral language has an effect on the development of their literacy skills. “Students who had difficulty with early speech communication skills were believed to be at risk for reading…and consequently writing” (Montgomery, 1998). Th
Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin King Vidor’s 1934 film Our Daily Bread is aptly named, for the film is of a prayer than an actual solution to the Great Depression. Like other Socio-political films of the era, it tries to offer a solution to the problems faced by so many Americans. However, Vidor’s message gets lost somewhere between the poor production, the bad acting, and the inconsistent ideology of the film. For those reasons what comes out at the end is an almost silly climax with little realism
Pacific Explorers Andrew Sharp claims in his Ancient Voyagers in the Pacific published in 1956 that the Pacific Islanders did not possess the necessary navigational and sailing technology to deliberately navigate the distances between islands of the Pacific when colonizing these islands. He claims colonization was random and accidental. However, more recent studies from 1972 on of Pacific navigation suggest deliberate navigation and colonization was possible and did take place. These studies hav
Paintball Paintball is a fast and furious sport. It is played on both a social and serious level by over 16 million people around the world (Cooke,11). It is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. Paintball\'s history, games, guns, and safety are all part of the fun. In 1970, James Hale, an engineer, invented and patented the first commercially successful paintball gun. Paintball guns were first used by the National Forest Association to mark trees that would be cut down. Then, it was
Panama Canal as a Chokepoint Truly one of the great engineering feats of all time, the Canal is an absolute must. 80 kilometers in length, with some of it hewn from solid rock, the Canal gives passage to all types of vessels, from huge tankers to the Queen Elizabeth II. Designed at the turn of the century and operating since 1914. Even by today\'s standards it is awesome to see a container ship gliding through massive locks and past a rain forest. The French started a canal in 1880 under De Less
Pantomime This paper is about pantomime, about it’s origin, it’s people, how it has evolved, and how wonderful it is. Pantomime is a dramatic performance in which a story is told or a theme developed through expressive bodily or facial movement. The origin of pantomime can be traced back to classical farce and the Italian Commedia Dell’arte. Not all pantomime is silent. The completely silent performance of pantomime was invented in Rome. Pantomime is sometimes used to worship. Mime is a short wa
Paper About Life The Longman dictionary of American English defines life as, the force that enables us to continue. Life in my eyes is the interval of time between birth and death. Throughout life you will be placed in situations, and put to the test of time. There will be times when you are joyous, and times when you are sorrowful. This is the period of trial and tribulation. Face the fact life is hard. Being an adolescent, a person is premature to the world. The value of an inexperienced adole
Paraguay La historia del país The first inhabitants of the Paraguay‘s land were the Indians. Guaranies conquered the land. The Guaranies were a Spanish-speaking nation. La Geografía Paraguay is located in Southern South America. Argentina is Southwest, Brazil on the east, and Bolivia on the Northwest surrounds the country. Paraguay has no mountain ranges, except the Andean foothills lie beyond the border of Paraguay. Paraguay has no coastal lines because it is inland. The country has many rivers
Parental Rights Thoughts on the Parental Responsibility Act Eighteen cases, in 1990, resulted in a parent serving time in jail for crimes committed by his or her child. In my opinion, I feel that parents should not be held responsible if his or her child commits a crime. There are a couple of reasons why I feel this is not a good law. First, I believe no parent can keep track of their son or daughter 24 hours a day. In a real world parents have far more to do than to monitor their child every mi
Parents Pay For Crimes Gene Baratta Sue Plachta Comp 111 Jan 30, 00 Where Will I End Up? Where will I end up? That was the question that ran through my head as a high school student athlete at least a hundred times a day. I knew and was told that I had the natural talent and the work ethic to get to the college level, to play football. It all started my freshmen year, my first year organized football at my high school Grosse Pointe North. Where I was just messing around one day before practice k
Pateman On Locke For years social contract theorists had monopolized the explanation of modern society. John Locke was among those who advocated this theory of a collectively chosen set of circumstances. Carole Pateman, on the other hand rejects many of the pillars of the social contract and specifically attacks certain aspects of Locke\'s argument regarding paternalism and patriarchy. Pateman defends her idea that the individual about which Locke writes is masculine, instead of the gender-encom
Peace Corps 1. Introduction Abundant Rewards. This is the title of an essay that was written by a Peace Corps volunteer, Laura Stedman, on her reflections of her work in Swaziland, serving as a science teacher. The essay discusses her students and what turned out to be her most important accomplishment, to give the children confidence in themselves. In this way she opened the door for them to learn on their own, and to feel that their opinions were important. Once the children began to share the
Peoples Lives Often in people’s lives an event can happen that is forever remembered as one of the most important. Be it a family story, or something that has absolutely nothing to do with the person, the event is deeply engraved in the individual’s mind and will always stay with him or her. This happened when I was twelve years old. I have been a car-racing fan since the age of nine and ever since I started getting into the world of the Formula 1 World Championship, one driver started capturing
Pequod In the novel Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, a microcosm lives in the Pequod. Throughout the story, the microcosm is apparent in the control and superiority of Captain Ahab, friendship, religion, and the struggles of good and evil. The Pequod symbolizes the views, actions, thoughts, and the various types of people in the world. Ahab’s power and authority show that he is the leader in this small world. He conjures allegiance and fear out of the crew. Dagoo, Tashtego, and Queequeg are the mi
Perserve And Enhance The American Future Preserve and Enhance the American Future To help young Americans become effective young productive adults in service to something that has been defined as a way of life. I propose a plan that will keep our military at full strength and provide direction and a skill to our future leaders of tomorrow. Most European countries require all young men after reaching a certain age to enlist in the military for a period of 2 years or more. After this time is compl
photography Capturing images on film has fascinated the human spirit for centuries… In the 16th century artists and scientists used light passing through a small hole in a dark room to project inverted images on the opposite wall. Later the hole was replaced with a lens and by the 18th century a portable box had replaced the room. In 1727, it was discovered that certain chemicals turned dark when exposed to light. The first attempt to use these chemicals to record the image of a camera was made
Piracy Piracy, Counterfeit, Copyrights, Patents Mean 100% tariffs on all China products imported into the Unites States. Also 2 billion in trade sanctions. This didn’t scare the minister of trade o He retaliated by imposing trade sanctions himself from beef to mini vans. Were they scared of the American influence? Or Were the Americans being too aggressive? Why Aggressive you might ask. Well I say aggressive because piracy has been growing and is virtually unstoppable.. China never set regulatio
Plato Plato. By Michael McDaniel Plato was the best known of all the great Greek philosophers. Plato’s original name was Aristocles, but in his school days he was nicknamed Platon (meaning “broad”) because of his broad shoulders. Born in Athens circa B.C. 427, Plato saught out political status. But during the Athenian democracy, he did not activly embrace it. Plato devoted his life to Socrates, and became his disciple in B.C. 409. Plato was outraged when Socarates was executed by the Athenian de
Poetry Difficulty Poetry Difficulty Poetry unlike fiction is solely based on the author’s personal take on a certain subject. The tone, diction, syntax, and mood of a poem are all determined by the author of the poem. For some readers, to interpret a poem or explain the plot can be a difficult task. Other forms of literature such, as fiction is much easier to understand and discuss. One reason fiction is easier to understand and discuss is that it has a plot, setting, a cast of characters, and a
Political Control Of The Military Political Control of the Military No new taxes. This is a quote that most all of us remember from the 1992 presidential election. Along with it we remember that there were new taxes during that presidents term in office. There are a myriad of promises made and things done in a presidential election year that have questionable motives as to whether they are done in the best interest of the people or in the interests of the presidential candidate. These hidden int
Politicians and Social Order A social order. A person’s beliefs and values that allow them to make the choices that to have the type of government they want. My social order- one of an African-American, 17-year-old, low middle-class female- will differ widely from my mother’s, or Shemair’s, or even your social order. For instance, I strongly value education. So does my mother, Shemair, and I am sure you do, too. My mother might value my education because it will help her later on in life. Shemai
Porno Suppose one accepts MacKinnon and Dworkin\'s suggested statutory definition of pornography. How does one who generally accepts MacKinnon and Dworkin\'s views on the pervasively harmful effect of pornography, and who accepts a need for legal redress of the harms perpetrated by pornography, deal with pornographic material? The ordinance proposed by MacKinnon and Dworkin would deal with such material by enacting legislation which gives people adversely affected by the works, which clearly fit
Pornography In The Media Pornography in the Media Pornography in the Media It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then,