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Solitary Walk Take it in “Cherish the natural world because you’re part of it and you depend on it.” – Sir David Attenborough The blazing sun felt like it was wearing through all my clothes, and I couldn’t wait to get back home for a cold bottle of water. My... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
The Power of I I am only what I make myself, I am the boy my parents raised, I am the boy who I want to be. I know that we will get through this, I know how much everyone struggles, I know that we want to see each other.... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
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Don’t Ignore, Do Listen “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ― Ernest Hemingway When someone asks you to do something, you should probably do it. I don’t have to do a lot, but When my dad asked me to do something I don’t want to do I... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
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Commenting Reading is listening “We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.” ― Zeno of Citium, as quoted by Diogenes Laërtius Commenting this week was very, very easy considering half of our class didn’t even post their narrative story, but this made me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
Fitz, this piece as usual is amazing, your theme sticks with the reader the entire time and how it really hits home. Also you can clearly see what your writing the entire time and it is very clear.
Fitz, I agree with you about seeing improvements in our blog posts. As they improve I’m starting to like commenting more on everyone’s blog. I really liked how your similes and metaphors shot the story through your roof, it’s amazing how good this was.
Looking Forward Find Something You Like and Look Forward to it “Every broken heart has one time or another asked, "What is important to me now?” ― Shannon L. Alder “This time is a time to self-reflect, This time is a time to get better at something, this time is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
I liked this story a lot because, it wasn’t the biggest experience of your life, just looking through a window to talk to your neighbors, I think that it’s pretty cool how you remember this. I also really liked how you closed it out with “No choice, no problem.” Then “We did it together.”
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2020 on Danny, Jimmy & Me at 101 8th Grade Fitz Homepage
Relaxation Can Be Good? When I relax I’m not so relaxed “Relax, Recharge and Reflect. Sometimes it’s OK to do nothing.” ― Izey Victoria Odiase The one thing that has truly kept me chill throughout this quarantine is video games. From Fortnite to Madden then all the way back to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
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NFL Free Agency Changes Happen for a Reason “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.” ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower One thing that I’ve found very interesting is NFL free-agency. Tom leaving is too much to absorb. Or how the Titans paid RYAN... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
Inspiration is Motivation Dedication is Medication “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ― Beverly Sills Inspiration isn’t just an idea, it’s an action. When I am inspired I take that inspiration to heart. The way of inspiration drives my motivation, the motivation turns into dedication. This video,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
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Push Through No Matter What Life is only what you make it One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. Albert Schweitzer Boys, good game and way to work I know it didn’t work, we gotta get that out there, if we don’t... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
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Vinalhaven Challenges Vinalhaven is paving a road for my saving No dream is too big. No challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach. Donald Trump Fish on, Fish on! We finally hooked it, the dogfish, a shark, I had the rod, praying that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
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Empathy, Bigotry and Marginalization With bigotry comes self-defense “There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Collected Works Sometimes being a bully is too easy. I always take advantage of my friends little brother. If there is a easy way to take something out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
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An Experience With a Friend Friends may be different, but they’ll stick through anything “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell With friends, come memories. I may only see my friend once a year, but it’s the best... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
Pop Song and Blues Song Metacognition My pop song was about love. I don’t know why I wrote this it was just in the back of my head. It was hard to record because I didn’t know how to copy and paste the guitar beat into GarageBand which made it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
My W.W. Fenn Ice Twitter Facebook Print By Gail Mazur In the warming house, children lace their skates, bending, choked, over their thick jackets. A Franklin stove keeps the place so cozy it’s hard to imagine why anyone would leave, clumping across the frozen beach to the river. December’s always... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
Blues Song By: Will and Finn Feel Free to Listen all you have to do is copy and paste. Enjoy! https://anchor.fm/will-hatten/episodes/Short--but-Sweet-eaau2a/a-a1bbfuv My dog passed away, I carried him through the hay Oh, My dog passed away, I carried him through the hay Yeah, to the barn where the other dogs... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
Pop Song Feel Free to Listen all you have to do is copy and paste. Enjoy! https://anchor.fm/will-hatten/episodes/Pop-Song-eab5g1/a-a1bd4l9 When I heard your voice it was a moment of rejoice. The way of the maze put me in a daze. The tone of that guitar made me feel, like a star. As... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
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Music Memoir With Music Comes Memories, and With Memories Come Music “Jesus, take the wheel”- Carrie Underwood Music tells stories. Carrie Underwood’s songs touch me in many ways. Especially Jesus Take the Wheel. This one touched me when we had a tough game at school. Me and Kal were in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
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Power of Music Music Cures Boredom Among Other Things “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley Music helps make life more enjoyable. If I didn’t have music I would die of boredom. Music makes life so much entertaining, even when it’s... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at 2021 Hatten, William
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Tom Sawyar Literary Reflection Connection is Easy, When you can Relate “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ― Brené Brown Connection... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2019 at 2021 Hatten, William
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The Power of Respect Respect is Noticeable When Someone is Down “Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina If you give respect, you get respect. I try my hardest to give respect. Respect is a small step down a big... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2019 at 2021 Hatten, William
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Power of Friendship Friendship can be hard “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell Friendship can be tough. For me, the toughness was worth it. I thought Wesley leaving was hard but waiting to see him was harder.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at 2021 Hatten, William