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October 2018

The Power of Family

 

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Family is where you have the greatest experiences. In my family we are very close and have great experiences. We always have loved sports and going to games was no different. From the preseason to regular season and all the way to the playoffs, these experiences always bring us together. One main time it brought us together was back in 2013. It was game 6 of the World Series and my whole family was there. It was against the cardinals just like in ‘07. This game really brought us together. 3 outs left in the game and we were excited. First home win in 95 years and we would be there. Koji Uehara was pitching. He had been light outs for all of 2013. One out. Flashlights all on recording. 2 outs. Everyone on edge of seats. Last batter rips a ground ball over to shortstop. Picked up and tossed to first. It was that moment when we realized how much these games brought us together. At this moment we didn’t care it was a school night. We didn’t care about those cardinal fans. We didn’t care that it was 1 am. We only cared for how much this mattered to us and the bond we shared as a family. In my family it’s not just about winning or losing, it’s about the memories being shared. 


The Call of The Wild

 

 

 

 

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Everyone has evolved in some way or another, for good, or for bad.In the book The Call of the Wild, by Jack London, a new sled dog Buck learns his primitive instincts so he can pull his weight. Buck learns how to lead the sled and persevere his team through the challenges of being sled dogs. Jack London writes with confidence and great comfort about the life of a sled dog.

 

In this book, Buck is kidnapped and taken to Alaska for the gold rush. He is a big 130 pound dog. He is taken to a place with a man in a red sweater who beats him whenever he is challenged. Buck soon learns his place. Eventually Buck is bought by two French men who buy other dogs for their sled. Buck is seeming to be the leader and then Spitz comes along. Spitz is another big dog who is smart and uses cunning to win. Spitz and Buck fight over the leadership position to the death. Buck goes at him only to get blocked and bloodied multiple times. Buck then gets in touch with his primitive side and runs at Spitz and chomps his leg, breaking it. The other dogs, seeing Buck go primitive, sees him as the leader.




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