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Idea on NaNoWriMo

Idea on NaNoWriMo

I remember it like it was yesterday. We had been out in the yard, tending to the garden. The sun was just about to set as we packed up the tools into a basket, I got to carry the watering can. That was my responsibility. My other hand was wrapped in hers. Her hands were covered in dirt, but it was warm and comforting. The simple act of holding onto even a small piece of her always gave me the…

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Career Choice? (IHS)

Career Choice? (IHS)

I remember when I was little: my family, best friend, and myself were on vacation. We went out to get ice cream, there was a huge line that seemed to take forever. The wait dragged on, us kids took turns going to the bathroom while my mom waited off to the side for us to return, really she just wanted to sit. My father got the pleasure of standing in line. That was about the time that it happened. A…

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A Tree of Maine (Bio)

A Tree of Maine (Bio)

The Carya ovata is of the Plantae kingdom. Its family is the Juglandaceae which is where all walnut type trees are joined (Mill). This native tree is better known by its common name, the shagbark hickory.  It is a medium to large tree as records show it can reach to 40 meters tall and over a meter in diameter. The average is found to be only 20 meters high, and only 51 centimeters in diameter (Tirmenstein, 1991). It depends on…

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Specie of Maine (Bio)

Specie of Maine (Bio)

The Malacosoma americana is of the Animalia kingdom. It comes from the family Lasiocampidae. It is better known as the Eastern Tent Caterpillar. Not to be confused with the similar Forest Tent Caterpillar. This small insect is a marvel though. It starts out as one of hundred or so eggs in a small almost black bundle; when the eggs hatch, the small larvae or caterpillars climb up trees and start the process of making their home. The caterpillars typically prefer…

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Picking Pieces

Picking Pieces

This is a collection of other pieces of writing from various classes that  I’ve done over the year. I’ll admit now that when not in English, my writing takes a turn for the worse. My motivation to create a masterpiece, is significantly not even there. So judge gently on these guys. Especially the bio ones. Those guys were unfortunate at best. But oh well, too late now. Just wanted to give out samples of other classes. Afterall, it was on…

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This I Believe (IHS)

This I Believe (IHS)

This was written in response to a book that was cover in the IHS class. A sample of writing for the world beyond English 122. In the end this essay was left as open ended as it could have been and the results were messy at best.   The Wax Belief There is a lot that I believe in. So much so that asking for just one thing above all else is cruel. But if I had to choose just…

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