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Tuesday, April 21

  1. page Text Connections edited ... Rationalism and romantic poetry are rather different, and I'm not really sure how I can link i…
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    Rationalism and romantic poetry are rather different, and I'm not really sure how I can link in my philosophy to either. Rationalism is based on logic and reasoning, or in a sense, what should be the obvious truth. Now whether it is or isn't the truth is usually apparent after a little... trial and error. For example, Ben Franklin's "virtue chart" seemed like it would work, at least to him, but unless I misinterpreted it, it didn't work as well as he thought it would. He had some great ideas, but this was not exactly his best idea.
    Transcendentalism is not the easiest thing to describe. You mostly just have to read the stuff they wrote and figure it out. The transcendentalists were trying to transcend, or live a higher life. I suppose you could take that to mean they wanted to see stuff how it really was, and find the truth, but that may be stretching it a little. They had some really great ideas, and we still quote them today. They at least got something right, that's for sure. You may have heard the line "if a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer." This was said by Emerson, a transcendentalist. Between Thoreau and Emerson, they said some pretty good stuff.
    The Great Gatsby. Hmm... only the entire book was based on a lie. Gatsby was in love with someone that wasn't truly what he thought she was, people were having affairs all over the place, etc. Really, it did come out, but still. Oy. Even the supposedly "honest" narrator wasn't 100% honest and accurate. Some of the lines in the book were very well put, and most were at the ends of the chapters. I liked the ending line a lot, and if you think about it, it's true. The line itself is: "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. (Gatsby 180). Talk about an ending line.
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Tuesday, January 20

  1. msg well.... message posted well.... well i actually really enjoyed reading this! I really like the personal side you put into it and t…
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    well i actually really enjoyed reading this! I really like the personal side you put into it and the i don't care as long as i'm happy attitude! You might try explaining, feelings wise how you felt about your very own star! (Do you really have one named after you???) How it makes you feel unique and stuff! also how emotionally attached you are to the electronics on your desk or all of your books you are! How if you ever cleaned your room (which might be a good idea due to your description) it wouldn't have the same dirty, parkerish, homy feeling to it!! Good luck! GO VEGGIE BAND!!! :D

    Matt
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Thursday, January 15

  1. page Essay of Place edited ... Lying a few feet from my bed is my new oboe (in its case…), and it reminds me of how much I mi…
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    Lying a few feet from my bed is my new oboe (in its case…), and it reminds me of how much I miss band. I can still remember when I got this mesh of wood and metal, and how I was so in shock that I could hardly register what just happened. It is a pretty magnificent oboe. Take it from one who knows. Songs from the last concert still run through my head. My favorite was the closing song, “Albanian Dance”. The fast-paced, energetic piece took everyone there along for a ride. There was also “I Saw Three Ships”, and though short in length, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The last one of mention was “Highland Dance”, and this is only because there was an oboe solo, which I played. Ok, lots of people got solos, but still. I don’t miss the tuxes, and the slight insanity of it all, but I definitely
    miss everything else. Good times… {http://ts3.images.live.com/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=571851149170&id=53c444ac1a0b3999f931fcb28cba4d55} A picture of an oboe, if you don't know what it is...
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    of fun. I want my band to do this sometime...
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  2. page Essay of Place edited ... Lying a few feet from my bed is my new oboe (in its case…), and it reminds me of how much I mi…
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    Lying a few feet from my bed is my new oboe (in its case…), and it reminds me of how much I miss band. I can still remember when I got this mesh of wood and metal, and how I was so in shock that I could hardly register what just happened. It is a pretty magnificent oboe. Take it from one who knows. Songs from the last concert still run through my head. My favorite was the closing song, “Albanian Dance”. The fast-paced, energetic piece took everyone there along for a ride. There was also “I Saw Three Ships”, and though short in length, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The last one of mention was “Highland Dance”, and this is only because there was an oboe solo, which I played. Ok, lots of people got solos, but still. I don’t miss the tuxes, and the slight insanity of it all, but I definitely
    miss everything else. Good times… {http://ts3.images.live.com/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=571851149170&id=53c444ac1a0b3999f931fcb28cba4d55} A picture of an oboe, if you don't know what it is...
    This is a video of a really cool orchestra that doesn't have a TON to do with my oboe, but it is something that would be lots of fun.
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  3. page Essay of Place edited My room Sentence variety 2. Any passive voice or such left over. I’ll fix the stuff that has alr…
    My room
    Sentence variety 2. Any passive voice or such left over. I’ll fix the stuff that has already been commented on, as well as the slightly awkward band thing.
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    This simple place
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    the world?” (Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and specifically not Mt. Everest) to the
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    held sway.
    {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8f/The_Book_of_General_Ignorance_%28US_Cover%29.jpg} Gotta love this book...
    As I lie here, reminiscing in the past, this whole room is nothing but one giant memory. The walls tell a story of the painting that took place when we redid the basement. All four posters tell their own story, based on what poster you talk about. The star registry poster is my favorite, as well as the oldest. This was a special gift for my 8th birthday, for it is not every day that one gets a star named after them. How cool is that? The bedside table is coated in a fine layer of electronics and goodness knows what else, and it would take an extremely long time to go over what each and every one of those reminds me of. My favorite green FÖM pillow sits beside me, and this trusty companion has never let me down on any of the long trips I’ve taken. Even so, it may be time to move on, or to go buy a new one. Stains have waged war on this pillow of mine, and I’m sorry to say that my pillow is losing. Badly. Oh well. Life goes on.
    {http://ts3.images.live.com/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=571851149170&id=53c444ac1a0b3999f931fcb28cba4d55} A picture of an oboe, if you don't know what it is...
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    I definitely miss
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    everything else. Good times… {http://ts3.images.live.com/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=571851149170&id=53c444ac1a0b3999f931fcb28cba4d55} A picture of an oboe, if you don't know what it is...
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    7:02 pm
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    held sway.
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    {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8f/The_Book_of_General_Ignorance_%28US_Cover%29.jpg} Gotta love this book...
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    what else, thatand it would take an extremely
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    new one. The faded green is replaced by stains in sections, and althoughStains have waged war on this does not bother me, it is evidencepillow of mine, and I’m sorry to those around mesay that I may need a new one. I do likemy pillow is losing. Badly. Oh well. Life goes on.
    {http://ts3.images.live.com/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=571851149170&id=53c444ac1a0b3999f931fcb28cba4d55} A picture of an oboe, if you don't know what
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    a lot, after all. It has served me well on many long car rides and plane trips. My almost-brandfew feet from my bed is my new oboe is on the ground (in its
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    concert still play inrun through my head.
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    “Albanian Dance”. Whoever named it got something right. The fast-paced,
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    Three Ships”, whichand though short in length, it was a little short but very good. Thethoroughly enjoyed by all. The last one
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    Good times…
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  5. page Essay of Place edited My room Sentence variety 2. Any passive voice or such left over. I’ll fix the stuff that has alr…
    My room
    Sentence variety 2. Any passive voice or such left over. I’ll fix the stuff that has already been commented on, as well as the slightly awkward band thing.
    This simple place is a sanctuary of sorts. I can’t claim that it is completely separate from the world, but it is, without a doubt, mine. I’ve thrown nearly a dozen books into various corners of the organized chaos that is my room. These physical manifestations of their author’s imagination range in everything from music books to science fiction stories. There is one book in particular that holds a memory or two between its covers. This book is the aptly named Book of General Ignorance, by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson. The very day my parents gave this to me I disappeared into the room I was staying in and reveled in the creativity and knowledge held between those two small covers. From the very first “Q&A” style entry of “What’s the name of the tallest mountain in the world?” (Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and specifically not Mt. Everest) to the closing question of “How many wives did Henry VIII have? (Their answer was 2, or 4 if you’re a Catholic), this book held sway.
    As I lie here, reminiscing in the past, this whole room is nothing but one giant memory. The walls tell a story of the painting that took place when we redid the basement. All four posters tell their own story, based on what poster you talk about. The star registry poster is my favorite, as well as the oldest. This was a special gift for my 8th birthday, for it is not every day that one gets a star named after them. How cool is that? The bedside table has so many electronics and goodness knows what else, that it would an extremely long time to go over what each and every one of those reminds me of. My favorite green FÖM pillow sits beside me, and this trusty companion on long trips has never let me down. Even so, it may be time to move on, or to go buy a new one. The faded green is replaced by stains in sections, and although this does not bother me, it is evidence to those around me that I may need a new one. I do like it a lot, after all. It has served me well on many long car rides and plane trips. My almost-brand new oboe is on the ground (in its case…), and it reminds me of how much I miss band. I can still remember when I got it, and how I was so in shock that I could hardly register what just happened. It is a pretty magnificent oboe. Take it from one who knows. Songs from the last concert still play in my head. My favorite was the closing song, “Albanian Dance”. Whoever named it got something right. The fast-paced, energetic piece took everyone there along for a ride. There was also “I Saw Three Ships”, which was a little short but very good. The last one of mention was “Highland Dance”, and this is only because there was an oboe solo, which I played. Ok, lots of people got solos, but still. I don’t miss the tuxes, and the slight insanity of it all, but I definitely miss everything else. Good times…

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Friday, December 12

  1. page Text Connections edited ... Gothic stories were not my most favorite stories, but they did have some things to offer. They…
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    Gothic stories were not my most favorite stories, but they did have some things to offer. They were...interesting reads, to say the least. In "The Fall of the House of Usher", it seems that lady of the house died, but at the end, it is rather apparent that she didn't. Also, in "William Wilson", it seems that this other person he is seeing is someone just very, very like him, but again, in the end, it ends up BEING William Wilson, just as much as the narrator is. They were definitely interesting reads.
    Rationalism and romantic poetry are rather different, and I'm not really sure how I can link in my philosophy to either. Rationalism is based on logic and reasoning, or in a sense, what should be the obvious truth. Now whether it is or isn't the truth is usually apparent after a little... trial and error. For example, Ben Franklin's "virtue chart" seemed like it would work, at least to him, but unless I misinterpreted it, it didn't work as well as he thought it would. He had some great ideas, but this was not exactly his best idea.
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    for sure. You may have heard the line "if a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer." This was said by Emerson, a transcendentalist. Between Thoreau and Emerson, they said some pretty good stuff.
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