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The End of School I’m not sure when I entered the waiting room. A waiting room that wreaked of death. I feel like I’m just sitting waiting for the end of the year, A month left but no energy left, I was worked real hard like sled dog, Sometimes I... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Nicholas
Thoreau’s View on Money and Work Money isn't everything. Do you get married because of money? Do you have kids because of money? - Walter Payton Money isn’t everything. Henry David Thoreau believed that life was to precious to work all the time. He wanted only wanted to work as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Nicholas
Making Baskets and Connections “It is good people who make good places.” ― Anna Sewell It’s where the morning starts and connection happens. The community at Fenn means a lot to me and other than Ward Hall the New Gym is the hub of our community. Community is central to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at Nicholas
You opening sentence is amazing and shows so much detail. Throughout your whole piece you use great detail and show what you are seeing. Good Job.
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2019 on Nature Reflection at Clark
Nature in the Middle of the City “Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” - John Muir People as far as the eye can see. The grass covered with people... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Nicholas
Clothes and Shelter Old Clothes Are Better Than New Ones I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. - Thoreau Life isn’t about the “stuff” it’s about the experience. In the book, Walden, the first chapter “Economy” by Thoreau he... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at Nicholas
A Set of 16 Haikus Winter: The leaves slowly falling Hitting the ground Signs of winter are appearing Breath is visible The white snow is cold and fluffy Winter is hear The bare trees Shaking in the cold air Wanting leaves to cover themselves Long sharpe ice Hanging from the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Nicholas
Necessities Is Survival Really Living? “This idea of shared humanity and the connections that we make with one another - that's what, in fact, makes life worth living.” - Clint Smith Thoreau and I agree on the true necessities. He and I believe that necessities are things like food, water... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Nicholas
Reflecting on Walden A Teenagers Guide to Conformity “Why should they begin digging their graves as soon as they are born?” -Walden This is the first essay that I get to write with total freedom to do whatever I want. I am really being forced but school is like that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at Nicholas
Waves Hitting the Beach My feet sinking into the sand, Water washing over my feat, And the rocky surface I’m walking on, The searing sun hitting my skin, My head sinking under the salty ocean, The sandy bottom that I feel weightless on, And the muffled sound of people talking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at Nicholas
Who is This Kid in the Mirror... Who is this person starring at me in the mirror? Is this the product of mother and my father? Is this the product of the environment that I live in? Is this the product of my school? Is this the product of good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at Nicholas
I found three poems that “worked” for me. The first was It is a Beach Day at Camp. I think this poem worked for me because I was able to relate to it in some aspects. I love surfing and always have so when I saw the word surfing I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at Nicholas
Picking the Perfect Piece Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. -Robert Frost Picking a piece is difficult and important. If you don’t pick a good and meaningful piece you will just memorize it and forget it. The piece also has to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Nicholas
A Frosty Morning “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” -Herman Melville The world is truly beautiful, especially covered with snow. When I walk into school on a cold and snowy day I love looking at the scenery and enjoy the fresh... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2019 at Nicholas
Meeting New People “His story being ended with his pipe's last dying puff, Queequeg embraced me, pressed his forehead against mine, and blowing out the light, we rolled over from each other.” - Herman Melville It doesn’t matter if you look different, sound different or come from different upbringings, it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at Nicholas
Wisdom Leads to Happiness “Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.” - Sophocles I would rather be wise than happy and ignorant. I think that wisdom can lead to happiness in many ways. Also I think being ignorant would be hard and I wouldn’t like being oblivious to certain... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Nicholas
With Tradition Comes Connection “Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.” - Winston Churchill Tradition is a critical part of connecting family and community. My Christmas Eve with my extended family is a great example of connecting family. We have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at Nicholas
The Power of Human Imagination. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” - John Muir “‘A fine Christmas!’ and smacking at the smoke with a slipper...‘Call the fire brigade,’ cried Mrs. Prothero as she beat the gong...‘Let's call the police as well,’" Jim said. "’And the ambulance.’" "’And Ernie Jenkins,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at Nicholas
Lost Luggage, Found Heart “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” - Michael J. Fox What matters in life is who you are with and not the things you have. I realized how much I value the time I get to spend with my family. It isn’t cool electronics... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Nicholas
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Harbors are truly beautiful. A sea of boats and sailboats on the glimmering water. Nice job!
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2018 on Power of Place at Hibben
I agree that some people cannot understand how one persons hobby would be fun or interesting. However, you proved that you care about canoeing. Nice job.
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2018 on Power of Place at Patton
Injuries are horrible especially if you miss sports and other activities that you care about. Nice job!
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2018 on Power of Hardship at Patton
You describe your porch so accurately. Nothing sounds better than reading the book in the fresh air. Nice job!
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2018 on Power of Place at First