Friday, May 19, 2017


Are aliens real?
The crazy culture of the internet age
Physics on black holes
Theres so many mysteries in life that I hope to know before I die.

Monday, May 1, 2017


     The author of this essay shares his thought process through taking a picture. His argument is that even though the picture has lost a deep meaningful value does not mean that we can dismiss every picture that seems shallow. He effectively shows this through his use of diction, syntax, and rhetorical strategies.
     First the author tells us how taking a picture of food is almost impossible. He shows this by using internal monologue with himself in the process of taking the picture. He tells us what he thinks of those people that take pictures of their food, narcissists. The author then introduces his argument by asking us rhetorical questions. Why did he do this? To show us to ot be so quick to judge as he also falls prey to that as we saw in his internal monologue. Taking a picture does not have to be seen as narcissistic as the author finds out. He further develops this through how the internet is not seen as it actually is. The internet can be used in numerous ways. The author clearly has a personal connection to it all and he finally explains. To use the word "her" he can connect most of all his audience and we can understand the deeper meaning to the photo. Which takes us to the photo.
    Noe we know his overall interest in explaining us the meaning to the photo of his breakfast. The author then uses the word artifact to describe the term "photograph" to explain to us how fast it has revolutionized. The process of enjoying a photo has changed. He relives those moments of sharing photos and the nostalgia it brings him. The author concludes by saying that now the photos tell the story not the photo. Although it is ironic how this whole story came from one "narcissistic"looking photo.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Describe a place, conveying feeling through concrete and specific detail.

     Everyone has their own sanctuary. For most people a place that has meaning to them is mostly due to some memories or maybe just the environment. For me a place that has meaning to me is the trails and places that I have ran at. I have always appreciated the nature of the world and those places always trigger emotions from me. 
      When I wake up on a Sunday morning I step outside to the crisp morning air and just enjoy it. I put my running shoes on and grab some earbuds and I'm ready to go. I quickly find a trail that leads into areas surrounded with trees. Nothing but the joy of running in the refreshing morning surrounded by the very thing that provides oxygen. The texture under my feet changing since some trails go more off road. The loose sand kicking from my feet as I trudge through it trying my best to maintain pace. The elevation going up and down as I go up and down hills. The jog up hills is always slow and peaceful as I don't want to tire myself. Going downhill is another story as I just let myself go and feel the wind against my face as I pick up speed naturally. Places like these are essential for a great run
       On most Saturday mornings the ambiance to run is perfect. You start running and you see the life around you. Someone walking their dog or 2 people power walking and laughing. You are all on the same mission, to get distracted by the beauty of nature around you. The weather is perfect as well. The mornings are met with a chilly air but the sun is still shining on you. The air isn't hot enough to be suffocating but instead each breath feels like cold air entering and powering your lungs. 

Monday, April 10, 2017


Describe the difference in Ray Bradbury's tone with regard to Clarisse & Beatty. Support your analysis with examples of Bradbury's diction and detail.

      The yin and yang, night and day, dead and alive. In Farenheit 45, Ray Bradbury uses obvious contrasting details when describing Clarisse and Beatty. Throughout the story we see how contrasting these 2 characters are with how Bradbury uses diction and detail. We can describe Beatty as a wise but conformist man and Clarisse as a curious and care-free person.
    Clarisse is introduced as a silly girl. She approaches a fireman which most people would not since they burn stuff. Montag luckily is curious of this and rather listens to her. She has an interest in books and the "why?". Bradbury's reason to introduce her like this is to show us the pure innocence of being a curious human. With Clrrisse we can see how Montag also reacts to this. I is clear to us that Bradbury uses Clarisse to show us that Montag himself sees himself in Clarisse. Clarisse is still a teenager unknown to the reaality of the world around her.
     Beatty knows a lot but knows he is not the person to go against the government. He is seen as this knowledgeable person that Montag seems to be scared of. Beatty does things because he has to not because he likes to or thinks they are right. Bradbury uses Beatty to describe the conformists of society. They are not going to be te ones to stand up and will just let everything pass them. As we see in the end Montag comes to the realization that maybe Beatty wanted to die. Beatty probably knew to much but did not want to do anything about so the only solution would be death.

Monday, March 20, 2017


1. To some people reading is not so enjoyable so burning insteadof reading them is a change some might like.
2. Books are compared to birds because they represent the freeedom of flying birds. They fly away wherever like books take you places.
3. Montag lives a mundane routine life while Clarrise is an innocent teenager that lives her life like she lives it. She might be considered foolish to be acting like that and Montag can be considered smart for simply adjusting to society. But Clarrise is having fun while Montag is not.
4. Technology controls their life just like it controls people's lives today. They want the newest T.V set or the newest model.

Monday, March 13, 2017


As I looked at it all I felt accomplished. It had a good run of several million years. It seems like the most successful of them all. I  look around and think it really is amazing what they can do together. Just the other day glaciers melted a little bit more. The water line has risen and many cities are submerged. The weather has been crazy with monsoons and tornadoes so I know the end is near. I really thought they were on track to saving it but it seems not. There was some close calls. They actually built weaponry to wipe themselves out several times over but it never came to that. The one slip-up was no one seemed to care about the environment. Another failed earth but we have gathered great intelligence from them. Hopefully the next one is successful. (i am not finished)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


In Prufrock we very much see this tone of dark sinister bottom rut life. This Prufrock has no self esteem and puts himself under the scrutiny of others. There is imagery to this with him saying he is under the pin and being judged upon by others. It is very effective because it makes you have that feeling of uncomfortness. Just imagining you're being judged like that by others is not great. Feeling like a worthless bug under judgment, some good imagery.