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Making a Difference "One man’s fault is another man’s lesson." ~ Maltese proverb The interactions in your life shape who you are and how you act. More specifically, in my life one interaction with a teacher completely changed the way I think. One Friday afternoon, after walking through the sunny... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Winstanley
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Deep Down Inside “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”. ~ E.E. Cummings The drive to master something often represents an emotional milestone as much as a physical accomplishment. In Doris Lessing’s “Through the Tunnel”, what at first appears to be a young boy’s desire... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Winstanley
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A Sonnet “Give a damn”- John Fitzsimmons One day on a foggy morning in Maine I went to the dock, excited to fish I was determined, but then came the rain To catch a massive striped bass was my wish My father’s tackle box holds some fresh bait He reaches... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Winstanley
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Everyone be following the same path, The College Boards be releasing same wrath. I wonder, why we take standardized tests- If we are anything but standard. We students are the future, Told by adults to stretch and nurture. Each of our individual, unique ways- To be punished by a yardstick-like... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Winstanley
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Less is More Thoreau directly addresses his views on “Money and Work with his belief less is more when it comes working and spending. I appreciate that Thoreau believes that everyone must follow their own path and if you don’t agree, he respects the diversity of opinion. Thoreau doesn’t believe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at Winstanley
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Ward Hall “There are places I remember all my life”-The Beatles It’s often the case that memorable places are carved out of locations where one has spent meaningful time. While there are other places on the Fenn School campus where I have created great, and in many cases hilarious, memories... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at Winstanley
I agree, this assignment made us slow down and reflect. I think you picked the perfect quote. Nice post.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2019 on A Moment of Reflection at Chandler
Your post is full of a lot of details about the nature you are walking in with your dog. It's enough detail that the reader can really picture where you are. Nice post.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2019 on Out in The Woods at Lewis, Ryan
You mention twice that rowing is "irrelevant" but what I have learned about your experience on the river sounds very relevant. Nice post.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2019 on Journal Entry About A Place at Patton
This is really well written and flows well. You start out really powerfully with: "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."
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2019 on Journaling About Place at Lando
I like how even though you had been in this parade many years, this year you connected to how you were feeling, and had a slightly different perspective on the day.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2019 on A Reflection at Alpers
Interesting how you write about seeing your familiar bike path in a whole new way when you take out your earbuds. Nice reflection.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2019 on Nature at Kennealy
Its interesting how you compare the horses' lives to humans. The sentence "simplicity is not a gift, but a burden for me" is an original thought. Nice post.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2019 on A Quite Walk at Barton
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Round the Corner “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” -Frank Lloyd Wright In the front yard of my house life moves by fast - cars commuting to work or driving into town to do errands, people walking their dogs, and running for exercise.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Winstanley
You make some really good points in this essay.I thought both your opening quote and your closing question leave the reader with a lot to think about. Good post.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2019 on Clothes and Shelter at Smith
Nice post. I read one of your sentences a few times because I thought it was a really original thought - "The world back then was a 100 times more simple than it is now and that makes him even more correct in his views on clothing and shelter evolution." I totally agree and I also agree that there should be a "thought for the day" Thoreau calendar.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2019 on Clothing and Shelter Thoreau Essay at Patton
You conclusion makes a comparison between wants and needs, which is really interesting. You also make really interesting points about the reading being dull and interesting and feeling regret and relief. These comparisons are really interesting and thought provoking.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2019 on Thinking of Necessities at Doherty
Your personal reflection is really well-written, but I especially like your concluding two sentences! Nice job.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2019 on Clothes and Shelter at Nkimbeng
Both your quotes add a lot to your essay and your interpretation of the quotes contributes a lot to your essay.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2019 on Writing prompt #3 at Zhang
I like the hook you use to start your essay and your main point is very clear in the first paragraph - which you then support well in the rest of your essay. Nice post.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2019 on Walden Writing Prompt #3 at Pesce
I appreciate how you connected your thoughts on Thoreau to your own life and to that of your neighbors in other towns who lost so much during the gas explosions last fall. I thought you picked a great quote to start off your essay, too. Nice post.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2019 on Walden Writing Prompt #3 at Heinze
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Agree to Disagree “Agree to disagree” - John Wesley It’s not necessarily a good place to be when disagreeing with the philosophies of a legend like Thoreau. But, as John Wesley, an Englishman, shared at the memorial service of his friend in 1770, it’s ok to “agree to disagree.” While... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Winstanley
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Food, Shelter, and...... "Basic needs: backbone, wishbone, funnybone"- Raven O'Keefe If necessities are truly “most basic” would they change, as the phrase suggests, by the “stage of your life”? For me, the answer is “no” but time will tell. I consider basic necessities things I always needed throughout my life... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at Winstanley
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A Start to Walden “Why should they begin digging their graves as soon as they are born?”-Thoreau It’s the second week of Senior Spring for Fenn’s 9th grade class and I for one was fully expecting to cruise a little into graduation, until I read Thoreau’s piece on Economy. Frankly,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Winstanley
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A Set of 16 Haikus “if only words could breathe”-Jazz Sethi Spring: One starry march night The spring peepers arrived Start of a season The new green leaves Contrast dark bark of tree Sprout from soften buds A clover in field Green, with four leafs to it Field with a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Winstanley