Bizarre

Bizarre It Must Be (HIKU)   Bizarre the colors the honeybirds wings flutter drops of nectar seep.   Bizarrely they grew vines sprout from jagged edges they strangled the pines. ———————————— The Gates of Hell   The word bizarre can date back centuries to its very origin within the English language, and it’s definition meaning…

Reflection

1.When do you feel like a grown-up?” “What affirms this?”   Like many others I feel like an adult when I undergo a rite of passage. It is the moment when I transitioned from boy to man marked the instant when I felt like an adult. My first pocket knife to my first drink with…

The Towering Man

The Towering Man. I read because I want to learn I read because I can, yet all I can read is what I am told to read. Books enlighten us, they don’t censor. A  towering man sits over every book with a shimmering red pen he crosses out words, then sentences, then paragraphs, and finally…

I feel like so many aspects of growing up are thrown at me just about every day. Every day that I talk to my friends they throw something new at me, or a chat with my parents reveals something new about my age. Gosh, and I am only 13. I have a friend, Pedro, he…

Gender Roles and Expecations

I believe that parents/guardians should raise their teenage kids in the same manner without being influenced by the gender of their child. Both genders should grow up without feeling restricted. No child should be expected to behave according to norms and expectations which were created to enforce a very restricted life style which would influence…

Collective Identity

Question: Are different groups of people treated differently? No doubt  that people who are distinct from the rest are and will be treated differently. In our book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton we observe two groups of people have feuds because of their economic status. This is one of many scenarios which lead to racist…

My Pecha Kucha Project

My Pecha Kucha   Task Description:  (Goal) Your task is to create a Pecha Kucha Presentation to exhibit your knowledge of Individual identity and the importance of “Names.” (Role) You are a researcher who has studied the effects of names on identity. You are planning to give a workshop on the importance of names and identity…