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Education in America Education, You’d think it’d be a right in America, But lack of resources plagues students, From urban to rural schools, They don’t have the books, They don’t have the money, They don’t have the resources To give these kids what they deserve, A quality education. How can... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at Lando
Boston Celtics Sonnet My friend and I sit and write for English, We discuss the Celtics loss to the Bucks, The rising Celtics flame is extinguished, The Milwaukee Bucks are living in lux. The Celtics championship dream is crushed, At least there’re not as bad as the Lakers, Nevertheless, even... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2019 at Lando
Mother’s Day Sonnet This weekend, I am thankful for my mom, She does anything, everything for me, She follows what they say in the church psalms, My mom makes me feel infinite great glee. My Mom makes me food when I am hungry, And is extremely sweet and kind-hearted, Though... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at Lando
Posted May 16, 2019 at Lando
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Thoreau’s take on Philanthropy There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted. -Henry David Thoreau Many consider philanthropy a great thing. In the chapter “Economy” from Walden, Henry David Thoreau believes giving to those in need is important, but when people actually participate in philanthropy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at Lando
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My Place of Peace You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. -George Michael Everyone needs a place of peace. As I sit in the back corner of the Fenn School library, the sound of silence engulfs me. Relative silence in the library is all I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at Lando
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My Experience Outside Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. -Albert Einstein I shield my eyes from the blinding light of the sun. I don’t come out in the backyard a lot; I have become unfamiliar with it. The green grass, the oak trees, the dirt-covered... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Lando
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Michael Lando Economy Literary Reflection Mr. Fitzsimmons’s Class 4-11-19 Questioning Life Decisions Needs are imposed by nature. Wants are sold by society. - Mokokoma Mohonoana Sometimes the truth hurts. In the chapter “Economy” in the book Walden, Henry David Thoreau explores what many feel uncomfortable going near. Thoreau knows many... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Lando
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My Second Immpression of Walden Consider first how slight a shelter is absolutely necessary. -Henry David Thoreau “Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.” This quote from Henry David Thoreau in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Lando
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Fall Poems I grab the rake and step outside, The oranges and reds blind me, I need cider. Twenty apples, Filling the bag to brim, Ready to be devoured. Give thanks, We are so fortunate, Something that needs to be remembered. I see the target, I jump, Leaves go everywhere.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Lando
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My First Impression of Walden Michael Lando The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation - Henry David Thoreau As my head rested on my arm, laid out towards the center of the table, words from Economy, the first chapter of Walden by Henry David Thoreau came in through... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Lando
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School Morning Destroying the robust sense of peace Screams and shrieks Running through the halls Desperate to hand in missing assignments on time. Loud greetings erupting, Awaking those still engaged in an ongoing slumber, Students being scolded By a grumpy teacher. The cycle continues, Day by day, Week by week,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at Lando
First Poem: I Wish Life was Simple I connected with this piece because sometimes I wish life didn’t have to be so complicated, even if the things I am doing aren’t that hard. Second Poem: Too Damn Tired I connected with this piece in that I could see myself writing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at Lando
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My Personal Reflection There is wisdom that is woe but there is a woe that is madness -Herman Melville Moby Dick, a true example of a literary classic, requires a concrete vocabulary as well as the patience and will power to read to the best degree possible. When I read... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Lando
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Invictus Out of the night that covers me... - Invictus by William Ernest Henley “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” This excerpt from the poem, Invictus, shows resilience and unconquerable spirit, and it resonates with me in that I never let anything... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Lando
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My Imitation of Melville’s Style Call me Ishmael -Herman Melville Call me Michael. Alas, as my wont, I arrived back at Fenn with a few minutes to spare before the dull customs of an orthodox school day. As I mentioned before, I had some time, so I decided to make... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Lando
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How I Live My Life As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for remote things. Herman Melville, Moby Dick How one responds in new situations shows character. For me, I generally fail to react positively when introduced to a new climate of people and backgrounds. I usually... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at Lando
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Wisdom Results in Eternal Happiness Ignorance is a poison that kills love, friendship, and all of the good feelings. -Anonymous Given the choice between being happy and ignorant or wise, I would choose wisdom. To first determine this answer, one must identify the definitions of ignorance and wisdom. They are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at Lando
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A pleasent story about a Child’s Christmas Experience “Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at Lando
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The Joy Christmas Brings From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas brings us closer to eachother. Emily Matthews Christmas brings joy. Every Christmas morning my family celebrates with smiles on their faces, exchanging hugs and drinking eggnog, filled... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at Lando
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Time is Precious Short as life is, we still make it shorter by the careless waste of time Victor Hugo Nothing is more pointless then working hard to do something and have the result only last a short period of time. In the summer of 8th grade, I spent hours... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at Lando
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What I am Thankful For I sit at the table, mouth watering, ready for the food. I take a massive bite, satisfying my hunger. I breath in the beautiful aroma of the cranberry sauce. The sounds of laughter fill my ears, prompting smiles and reminiscing of the past. I know... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Lando
I love this narrative. You used a great amount of detail, and your reflection really resonates with me. Excellent piece.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2018 on The Power of Hardship at MacClean
Awesome narrative Harry. I can totally relate as I’ve gotten some pretty bad grades too. Awesome narrative and I love the opening.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2018 on The Power Of Hardship at Bertos
I love the opening and I completely agree with it. Also I love the parellel structures in your reflection. Nice Rylan!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2018 on The Power of Place at Chandler