Ben Franklin Biographycritique - 1,621 words
In his many careers as a printer, moralist, essayist, civic leader, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, and philosopher, for later generations of Americans he became both a spokesman and a model for the national character. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 17, 1706, into a religious Puritan household. His father, Josiah, was a candlemaker and a skillful mechanic. His mother, Abiah Bens parents raised thirteen children--the survivors of Josiahs seventeen children by two wives (#1). Franklin left school at ten years old when he was pressed into his father's trade. At twelve Ben was apprenticed to his half brother James, a printer of The New England Courant. He generally absorb ...
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Random Guy - 1,313 words
1. Well, this day was a total waste of makeup. 2. Well, aren't we just a ray of friggin sunshine? 3. Make yourself at home! Clean my kitchen. 4. Not the brightest crayon in the box now, are we? 5. A hard-on doesn't count as personal growth. 6. Don't bother me. I'm living happily ever after. 7. Do I look like a *censored*ing people person? 8. This isn't an office. It's Hell with fluorescent lighting. 9. I started out with nothing & still have most of it left. 10. I pretend to work. They pretend to pay me. 11. I've found Jesus. He was behind the sofa the whole time. 13. Therapy is expensive, popping' bubble wrap is cheap! You choose. 14. Practice random acts of intelligence & senseless acts of ...
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The Upper Room - 1,314 words
When an artist displays a work of art in a public place such as Battery Park City, he or she must take into consideration the degree of interaction that may take place between the public and their work of art. When I spoke with the artist of The Upper Room, Ned Smyth, he explained his intention of the publics interaction with his sculpture was to be both physical and emotional. In this paper, I will discuss the different issues that have made his intent a success. First, I will address the impact that the physical appearance of the work has on the public, and why. The Upper Room is constructed from concrete with inlayed stone and glass mosaic. It is a large-scale sculpture, yet it is very we ...
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Jimi Hendrix - 1,671 words
... he commercial appeal, but plus the real Hendrix that gave him his true appeal. The next album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience was titled Electric Ladyland, which Hendrix said was a reference to ...groupies, but I prefer the term Electric Ladies. My whole Electric Ladyland album is about them (Fairchild, Electric Ladyland 5). Some of the songs on Electric Ladyland, such as Crosstown Traffic and the cover of Bob Dylans song All Along the Watchtower, mark a departure from the Jimi Hendrix established by Axis: Bold As Love. Crosstown Traffic is more along the vein of songs included in Are You Experienced? and Hendrix was frustrated that it was released as a single. See, that LP was in certain ...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God Character Analysis - 1,166 words
... f of talk: "It was the time to hear things and talk." Janey ends the novel with a comment on this talk: "Talking don't amount to a hill of beans when yuh can't do nothin' else." The bulk of the novel itself is composed of Janey's dialogue. The book addresses the role of language, orality and speaking in society and inner growth. Why the emphasis on language, and it's opposite, silence? Without the silence in Janey's earlier years, could she have asked questions? How could she have found questions if there were no years to ask questions? Language is important to humankind for communication, but beyond that, language serves as the medium for preserving culture. Specifically for African-Ame ...
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Successful Entrpreneurship - 2,416 words
... SUCCESSFUL ENTRPRENEURSHIP Successful Entrepreneurship in the Real Estate Industry Problem StatementPage 3 Abstract.Page 4 Questionairre.Page 13 AppendicesPage 14 References.Page 15 Bibliography.Page 16 What are the driving factors behind entrepreneurship in commercial real estate, and what are the reasons for the success of the industry leaders? How could success (past, present, and future) be measured? How would an individual approaching an entrepreneurial endeavor in this field gauge their success? The hypothesis of this study is that it is possible for an entrepreneur to achieve a return on investment of 15%. Variables that may affect this include management of the expense to profit ...
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Progressive Education - 1,839 words
To meet the needs of an increasing industrialized Canadian society in the late 1930s, the elementary curriculum was revised. This essay will explore the changes BC curriculum endured as a result of the progressive movement within the Greater Victoria area by way of the Greater Victoria Survey of Schools of 1937-38 and the Curriculum Guide: The New Programme of Studies 1936-7. The new system is commonly known as progressive education or the new education. Jean Barman describes new education as embodying a commitment to a child-centered, relatively unstructured curriculum allowing considerable freedom of choice to pupil and teacher alike, the expression of humane, egalitarian, democratic phil ...
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Morgan - 1,213 words
Anne Tyler's, The Accidental Tourist and Morgan's Passing, illuminate man's alienation in modern society. In both, the quest for self-knowledge is the primary goal faced by the main character. The Accidental Tourist and Morgan's Passing both deal with characters attempting to overcome their alienation from society after being forced in isolation by a horrible occurrence in their lives. The focus of both novels lies on Macon's and Morgan's attempts to reconnect with society. Both male protagonists attempt to overcome their asphyxiating inhibitions and re-discover a sense of identity lost in isolation. Throughout the course of Morgan's Passing, Morgan the protagonist's alienation from society ...
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Chivalry - 858 words
Chivalry, order of knighthood and, especially, code of knightly behavior that was a feature of the High and later Middle ages in western Europe (Encarta). Having developed out of the lofty and pious ideals of the Crusades, chivalry encouraged high personal values and well-manicured behavior. Loyalty to one's lord, valor, honesty, humbleness, faith in god, and respect and reverence for women were foremost in the code of Knightly conduct of the Medieval ages. It flourished in the 13th century and eventually merged into the Renaissance idea of the gentleman in the 16th century (Encarta). In the 12th century the term chevalier (horseman) acquired a connotation of honor, and the English term knig ...
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Responsibility - 420 words
The student roles and responsibilities of the Masters of Counseling in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy (MCMFCT) at the University of Phoenix are to advance competent and ethical practitioners in family, couple and individual therapy in a variety of settings. By following the program's defined curriculum for professional role development, the successful graduate will be able to provide counseling services "in accordance with the highest ethical and professional standards" (Master of Counseling - Program Handbook, p. 7). To achieve this end, the student must adopt and synthesize the professional and ethical standards of the program into his own academic and personal development. He must dev ...
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65279epression - 493 words
Many health professionals classify depression as a mood disorder that affects a persons thoughts and feelings. A person with bipolar (episodes of depression) or manic depression, swings wildly from frantic highs to numbing lows. A person with unipolar depression (one or more episodes of depression) experiences only the lows. Both types of depression cause major depressive episodes characterized by bleak moods, irritability, sadness, pessimism, anger, anxiety, hostility, guilt and a conviction that their misery will never A major-depressive episode can occur at any age, but is usually first experienced by people in their late twenties. Major depression is twice as common in women as in men. S ...
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Common Sense - 2,272 words
"PERHAPS the sentiments contained in the following pages are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason." -- Thomas Paine, Common Sense ...... AN ABUSE or misuse of power generally calls into question the right of anyone to hold power. The allegation alone provides just cause for an open inquiry. if we find the allegations are valid, we can reject private efforts to usurp rights naturally vested in the public domain. We can take power away from the power ab ...
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Computer Science I - 1,255 words
... d. The guidance program and pupil personnel services based on behaviorism would consist primarily of a system of rewards and punishments. If there is any place for such a program in the schools, it would clearly be most applicable in cases in which a student is a trouble maker and is making trouble in order to receive attention. The behaviorist would impose a system of rewards and punishments in which undesirable behavior is punished and desirable behavior is rewarded. In all but the earliest grades, however, it is unlikely that such a system would have little success, if any at all. As Dyer, Piaget, Maeroff and others indicate, rewards/punishment systems in schools have not proved succe ...
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Brave New World Notes - 1,579 words
Some drugs dull, stupefy and sedate. Others sharpen, animate and intensify. After taking soma, one can apparently drift pleasantly off to sleep. Bernard Marx, for instance, takes four tablets of soma to pass away a long plane journey to the Reservation in New Mexico. When they arrive at the Reservation, Bernard's companion, Lenina, swallows half a gramme of soma when she begins to tire of the Warden's lecture, "with the result that she could now sit, serenely not listening, thinking of nothing at all". Such a response suggests the user's sensibilities are numbed rather than heightened. In BNW, people resort to soma when they feel depressed, angry or have intrusive negative thoughts. They tak ...
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Sm - 343 words
The topic I chose to write about is the school I am presently attending, St. Mary's High School of Rutherford, NJ. I have an unbelievable amount of pride in SMHS, and it is an honor to be attending it. I decided to go to St. Mary's only because I knew a handful of people there and they seemed to really like it. I played football all of my life and was excited to play at St. Mary's. The team was great, athletically and personally. Today, my best friends are the people I met freshman year on my football team. The coaches were like fathers. They really cared how I developed on and off the field. I found out through my four years here that sports isn't just about athletic ability, it's about per ...
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Liberalism In Political Ideologies - 671 words
Political ideology, Websters defines it as integrated assertions, theories and aims, that constitute a sociopolitical program (Webster, 2000). In essence, an ideology is a set of beliefs about economical, political, social and cultural issues. These beliefs together form a plan for a productive and beneficial political system. This paper will focus on the ideology of liberalism and its influence of the political issue of equal opportunity employment. We begin with a history and explanation of liberalism. Liberalism puts the individual and their place in society in the forefront. This is to say that each person is unique, and possesses specific talents and abilities, and therefore each person ...
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Ernest Hemingway - 839 words
It is noted that the great American novelist, Ernest Hemingway's, male heroes usually were defined by their ability to face adversity with quiet strength. Most of the characters are displayed as violent and tough men who live in the harsh worlds which they inhabit. They live by a code of honor, which is why they are viewed as the heroes throughout the novel. In his novel, A Farewell to Arms, the characters experience "the chaotic and brutal world of war" (Warren 35). Ernest Hemingway had written two books prior to writing A Farewell to Arms. Many who have read this third work perceive it to be a biographical novel of the author himself. In the novel, Hemingway writes about a character named ...
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Albert Ellis And William Glasser - 1,894 words
Running head: ALBERT ELLIS AND WILLIAM GLASSER Albert Ellis and William Glasser Webster University - Kelly Air Force Base Albert Ellis and William Glasser have been in the mainstream of psychological society for over four decades. Both have contributed greatly to modern psychotherapy. The Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) of Albert Ellis and the Reality therapy of William Glasser have endured the trendy world of psychology and in fact as they are based in ancient philosophy (Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius), they also remain the foundation for brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and ecclectisism. Their strength is in the flexibility and simplicity inherent in each. They go directly ...
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Motivation - 1,581 words
Personal MotivationThe Individuals View Understanding what motivates people is at the core of relating to people at all levels. According to Websters dictionary, (Webster, 1976) to motivate is to provide with, or affect as, an inner drive, impulse, or incentive that causes one to act. A motivation can be a cause, purpose, or idea according the Thesaurus. (Webster 1997). Motivation causes behavior, incites action. Personal motivational drives may include pride, desire for greatness, competitive spirit, serving others, doing the right thing, overcoming all odds. (Katzenbach, 1995, p.91) When studying motivation, the classic motivational theories of McGregor, Herzberg, and Maslow must not be fo ...
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Love In The Road Less Traveled - 1,386 words
Scott Peck's view of love in The Road Less Traveled is a correction to what he thought everyone else thought love was. This paper will be an explanation of Peck's beliefs about love, a contrasting view on love, and my personal knowledge of Peck's beliefs. Peck had a very pessimistic and, at times, a contradicting view of what is believed to be "love" and introduced that in his section on the definition of love. Peck (1978) believed "Love is too large, too deep ever to be truly understood or measured or limited within the framework of words"(page 81). Later on in that same page Peck offers a definition of love as being "The will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or a ...
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