All Quiet on the Western Front

 

Comradeship, Survival, The Best Book I’ve Ever Read

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The more you sweat in peace, 

the less you bleed in war


~Norman Schwarzkopf

 

Kat has taken a severe blow at his shin. The bone has shattered and the wound is pouring out blood. Without hesitation, Paul picks up his dying comrade and runs through a barrage of artillery shells without any sort of cover. They stop in a shell hole and Paul gives Kat what remains of his tea and his last cigarette. The journey on is excruciating, as Paul's eyes grow red from the load on his back, his mouth grows dry from the blazing sun, and his breathing becoms abused from the hustle. He drops down to the ground near an orderly and a doctor. When he wakes up, Kat has passed, but Paul’s service has not. In the book, All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul’s determination displays his comradeship and thirst for survival.

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All Quiet on the Western Front

 

My Take On A Classic

 

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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
~Dr. Seuss

Nothing in depth and powerful comes without challenges. All Quiet On The Western Front challenges me to engage by reflecting and observing to create an understanding of this masterful book. Reading All Quiet On The Western Front forces me to highlight text, reread meaningful paragraphs, and turn to Litcharts for major themes. However, these challenges have only furthered my interest in the survival and horrors of war.

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Vocabulary

 

The Power of Diversity 

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Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization
~Mahatma Gandhi 

It was an unbearably sunny day. Saliva poured into my mouth. I needed water. It was my eighth day of in person school. I had been remote for quite some time, so when I came back, I was lacking my preexisting prep school vocabulary. I desperately searched my school bag for any liquid that could quench my thirst, nothing was found. I went through the options in my head, and I quickly figured a solution. I got up from my desk; I managed my way through the crowded floor, and eventually, I made it to Fitz, my advisor and english teacher. With great enthusiasm, I asked: “Mr. Fitz? Is it ok if I go to the cafeteria to grab a water bottle?” He sat back in his chair and squinted his eyes at me. “I love that you said, cafeteria,” he said proudly. “That’s how you know you have diversity in your life”.

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Planning........

Being a planner goes a long way

 

Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.
~Susan Gale

    The day was gloomy, but the walk was beautiful. It was my mom that insisted the need to go on a hike and explore Martha's Vineyard on a Sunday afternoon. My brother and I were tired from the exhausting weekend, but there was no way we were getting out of it.

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The Art of Racing In the Rain

Perseverance, Understanding; The Wisest Book I’ve Ever Read

 

“That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.”
~Garth Stein

 

FIA homologated racing seats and harnesses, a full roll cage, F1-style paddle shifters with ceramic brake rotors. The red, mean Ferrari F430 whined and growled as Denny was in his signature hot lap. A group up students watched with their mouths wide open, not a word was spoken.

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Crossing Wild Rules

Learn To Respect Nature

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Earth was created for all of us;
not some of us

~Anthony Williams

Enjoy this blank verse poem using iambic meter that I wrote a while back!

 

The part of Alaska that rains with snow 

My sled dogs rise to meet the morning glow 

The grey sky becomes singular orange glops 

Our camp, peering over creamed mountain tops 

Cautiously nestled below huge black pines 

Crisp gentle snow covers the whips and lines 

The air is heavy with wet morning dew 

Thick smoke in the distance, mark for my crew 

We are to reach North Lane by half past nine 

Delivering a letter for Frank Kline 

The root says to be wild, I say it’s fine

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China’s Viral, Rare and Endangered “Magic Bunny”

 

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Each and every animal

on earth has the right to be here

as much as you and me

~Anthony Williams

    Have you ever learned about the rarest species of bunny in the world? Well, if not, I’m here to teach you about China’s “Magic Bunny” that went viral in March, 2015. 

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