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The Heavens Above Outside in the open grassy green field There was a large ancient great red oak tree A bird with the striped colors of Garfield The bird lived it’s lengthy life and was free The bird flew in the bright blue open sky When it flew above the... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Barton
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Do It This Way, Do It That Way Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Barton
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A Worn Down Couch “A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.” ― Joan Didion It’s that which goes unnoticed, that is most important. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at Barton
Your broad theme was really good. Throughout your literary reflection you elaborate on this theme. Your paragraph on what you took away was lengthy, which was a good thing. You didn’t just talk about the themes, you talked about what it meant to you. Good job!
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2019 on Walden Writing Prompt #3 at Heinze
This was a very well written literary reflection. I enjoyed your paragraph in which you talk about what you took away from reading Thoreau. I especially like how you talked about going out your comfort zone. Good job!
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2019 on Walden Writing Prompt #3 at Clark
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An Escape or Burden I walk along the fence lining the dusty green field which enclosed the horses. A short walk from my house was a place almost untouched by the grips of technology. The crab apple tree was the only tree in the somewhat barren field. Unlike the field... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Barton
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Andy Barton Literary Reflection Mr. Fitzsimmons Class 4/12/19 Debating my Life “In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.”- Henry David Thoreau He is arguing my life, but should I defend? In english class,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at Barton
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Without Entertainment What is Life “We aren’t in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.” -Tony Robbins Man in the most primal of situations, is a man who needs only necessities. As technology has advanced, what humans need to survive hasn’t. The juices from meat, the warmth from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Barton
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A Year Round Beauty Fall Yellow orange brown It sways in the windy blue sky Hanging by a thread In the painted grass Lays the fallen soldier Pig skin by his side It dances and sings With it’s mighty force knocking painted leafs to the ground Naked she stands Her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Barton
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The Challenge of Change “But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” -Henry David Thoreau “What everybody echoes or in silence passes...” Fitz’s voice was nothing but a constant buzz passing through one ear and out the other. Intro to Economy in Walden couldn’t be more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Barton
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Paper Poems Writers Block “Poems don’t make any sense.” -Andy Barton Paper It’s grayness dawns a new light Unlike one in it’s previous life Unused Untouched Unloved It sit’s there with it’s razor edge Light as a feather Yet it holds a power unlike any-other Poems It rambles on It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at Barton
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What Is A Poem To Me The first poem I read was A Text Is But A Paltry Thing. The reason this poem cuaght my eye was because it was a similar to a line in my wwfenn piece. This poem “worked for me” because it was relatable and easy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at Barton
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Moby Dick Reflection I like to challenge myself. I like to learn - so I like to try new things and try to keep growing. -David Schwimmer Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at Barton
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Sailing to Byzantium That is no country for old men. The young In one another’s arms, birds in the trees —Those dying generations—at their song, The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas, Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long Whatever is begotten, born, and dies. Caught in that sensual music all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at Barton
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The Old and Obsolete “That is no country for old men”- W.B. Yeats Sailing to Byzantium The world is to beautiful and vast to think about the old. In a time in my life when I’m experiencing a lot of change I shouldn’t spend time dwelling on the old. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at Barton
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The Path of Fenn It is not down on any map; true places never are.” ― Herman Melville For years, having through the often tightly packed halls, which are filled by the clamor of the young adolescent boys who inhabit The Fenn School on the days Monday through Friday, I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Barton
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The Mind of a Toddler “I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.” - Moby Dick Seven years feels like a lifetime. My younger cousin Reed is only 7 years younger than me, yet he seems like an entire... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Barton
The way you said that Moby Dick only will take up a day of our lives puts it in perspective. I now have a better belief I can get through this book.
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2019 on The Week in Review: 1/14-1/22 at Freshman English
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The Pursuit of Happiness “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” ― Ernest Hemingway I would rather be happy and ignorant than wise. If you have lived a happy life, what’s more to ask for? Being wise comes with it’s flaws. For you to have wisdom you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at Barton
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Christmas Never Changes “Christmas is a day of meaning traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family friends.”- Margaret Thatcher Tradition is the one thing that is certain in our ever changing lives, and the one tradition that has never changed for me is Christmas. Our life... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at Barton
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The Imagination of a Child “Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso There is a ruffling of bushes as the feline predator emerges. It prowls around, unaware of the two Eskimo hunters off in the distance. One of the Eskimo arches his arm back, ready to strike; yet... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at Barton
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Stress A Weight Dragging us Down “I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.” ― Steve Marabol Time is a scarcity; a scarcity we all wish we had more of. So why... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Barton
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A Burden Turned Into A Blessing When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. -Tecumseh I woke... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Barton
I like how talked about being away from a place makes you even miss it more. That’s how you know a place is special to you. Good job.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2018 on Power of Place at Lewis, Ryan
Your story of you overcoming a challenge was absolutely inspirational. Good job.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2018 on The Power Of Hardship at Bertos