Winners

 

 

 

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Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is

-Vince Lombardi

 

 

      Sports is the world to me. My favorite part of sports is watching the most successful sports teams ever. Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and the Pats, have the most wins combined in a city around the U.S. Pats don’t beat the eagles in the Super Bowl, doesn’t matter because the Red Sox destroy the Dodgers in the World Series. Watching these sports teams makes the weekends more exciting. My Family is always watching the Pats game whether if it’s on TV, watching it at the stadium or watching it on our phones. We are Crazy Pats fans. My brother and I are fans of all four, but the rest of the family is not as in tuned with the other three teams. My Dad and my Mom are the biggest Pats fans I know. They are screaming at the TV questioning the pass interference call, or they telling my dog to go away when they want to be pet in the middle of the game. Boston sports is a huge part of my life and always will be.

 


The Power Of Tradition

Fitz English

Mid Term

11/16/18

Nate Blunt

 

Basketball

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Traditon is the illusion of permanence

-Woddy Allen 

 

  Family is what passes traditions from one generation to the next. Getting together with family on Christmas is what makes the holiday better. Christmas is such a special holiday because I come together with my family, and we eat our signature dinner. We have haddock, but since some of my family members including me hate fish. We used to suck it up, but now we make some burgers. This is one example of what makes my family unique. “Get that out of here,” My cousin says while he swats the basketball. Everyone is over 6ft besides me. When we play five against 5 they don’t cover me. The one thing I succeed in is the three point shooting, but I never made more than everybody. There I was standing in my backyard playing basketball with my giant cousins and uncles. I had no chance at beating any of them in a real game, but the three point contest is a different story. Everybody went going five for ten, but then one of my cousins went seven for ten. The best I had ever shot was six for ten, so I thought I had no chance at winning. At first I started off ice cold. I went zero for two. Then a sudden fire and desire came upon me. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven and suddenly I was seven for nine. It was my final shot. Without hesitation I let it fly, and looked away until I heard the sound when the basketball goes through the net. I was eight for ten, and the new champ was crowned. Most of my family members played basketball. They are much older than me. They are stronger, more athletic and smarter. Every competition we played I never won, because I was the youngest. I love my family, and our competitive spirits, but It stinks losing every single year. My family’s tradition of playing basketball is what makes me love the holiday season, but when I won that was the best part of all. I love playing basketball with my family, even if I win or lose it is always a fun time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Fitz English

11/16/18

Nate Blunt

 

Sooner Rather Than Later

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Thats going to happen sooner rather than later

-Freddy Sheppard 

 

     It is better to do something to soon then to late. In the book, To Build A Fire, by Jack London, the man tries to build a fire before his body is frozen. The man is getting logs for him and the boys. He starts to get frost bitten in the 75 degrees below zero weather. He tries his best to stay warm, and build a fire before his body freezes. 

     The Man was traveling, and was so focused to get back to camp to meet with the boys that he forgot about his own health. He was forced to build a fire. He didn’t pay enough attention to this fire, because If he focused it would of made it easier to survive. Also I picked this because it shows you that if he built a fire earlier, and didn’t think about getting back he wouldn’t be jeopardizing his health. 

    “He was angry, and cursed his luck aloud. He had hoped to get into camp with the boys at six o'clock, and this would delay him an hour, for he would have to build a fire and dry out his foot-gear. This was imperative at that low temperature--he knew that much; and he turned aside to the bank, which he climbed. On top, tangled in the underbrush about the trunks of several small spruce trees, was a high-water deposit of dry firewood--sticks and twigs, principally, but also larger portions of seasoned branches and fine, dry, last-year's grasses. He threw down several large pieces on top of the snow.”

(To Build A Fire)

     My theme is do something sooner rather than later. If the man was focused on building a fire before getting back to see the boys, he would have survived. Honestly, I could have written this literary analysis earlier. I pay the price for writing this later just like he pays the price for not building a fire soon enough. The man had to focus because the first fire he built ended up failing. He ended up getting even more frostbites and couldn’t even move. One thing the man said was that his cheeks were frost bitten, but that wouldn’t harm him. “What were frosted cheeks? A bit painful, that was all; they were never serious.” If he took that as a wake up call of what was bound to happen then he would have been alive. 

     Throughout the short story, the man waits to build a fire until it is needed. When he started to get frostbites he ignored it until he got enough where he couldn’t move. If he built a fire earlier he would have been alive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Music On The Hill Literary Reflection

Nate Blunt

Essay Writing

Fitz Class

11/5/18

How It Was Like Reading Music On The Hill

 

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it does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop

      

      Short stories can be very hard reads. Music On The Hill was a tough read because it was hard to find the parts that make up a short story. The longest book in the world can be easier to understand then the smallest short story in the world. Music on the Hill vocabulary and description was extremely hard to process. The protagonist and the antagonist were easy to identify, but the plot and the message was hidden in between a bunch of challenging words. After reading the book multiple times I realized new themes and facts that I couldn’t process before. Short stories are not different then books, because they have: plot, characters, and themes. After actually processing this short story I would say I liked it

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Tom Sawyer literary analysis

Curiosity and Adventure

 

 

 Nate Blunt

Fitz 8th grade English 

10/15/18

 

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                                                  What is life without a grand adventure

                                                                      -Anonymous

      Curiosity is what makes boys, boys. Tom Sawyer is the definition of a young boy. Tom has the sudden desire to do stuff that he probably shouldn’t do, but his curious self makes him do. Tom one time woke up, and had the sudden desire to just dig for treasure. Tom decided to go deep into a cave with no way out. Tom curiosity is what the biggest quality of atom Sawyer, and the theme that stood out to me in the book.

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What Reading Tom Sawyer Is Like

 

Should I Read The Next Page

Nate Blunt

Essay Writing

Mr. Fitz Class

10/29/18

 

 

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We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths

-Walt Disney 

 

      Curiosity killed the cat. I turned the page and my patience of reading made me stop, and my curiosity moved me forward. While reading the book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, I was bored and didn’t want to read the next chapter, but my inner Tom Sawyer made me Curious and I turned the page. Like every author, but especially Mark Twain made you want to turn the page at the end of the chapter. For example, he said at the end of a chapter, the window crashed and Injun Joe was gone. This gives you the suspense to read on.

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

 

Nate Blunt

Tom Sawyer literary analysis #1

8th grade Fitz English, The Fenn School

10/19/18

A literary analysis on naughtiness  

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 By Nate Blunt  

 

It’s not about just being naughty, it’s about excelling at it

-Anonymous

 

      Naughty is not just doing something bad, it is avoiding the deserved consequence. In the book The Adventures Of Tom Sawyerby Mark Twain, the main character Tom Sawyer is always finding ways into trouble, and finding ways to get out of trouble. He does it so much you can basically call it his number one sport. Tom is the naughty teenager, and his brother Sid is the little beans spiller, so Tom doesn’t get away with everything.

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