I Met Another Veteran

For my English class innovation project my friends and I are documenting war stories from veterans. (I explain it in better detail in my Breakfast With Champions post.) We have a blog called http://breakfastwithchampions.wordpress.com/ and a Vietnam veteran named Jack White found our intro video on that blog and commented that he would love to meet with us. We met up with him this past weekend and he told us some amazing stories. It was great to hear from his perspective about things that my textbook could never tell me.

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Some of the magazines Jack brought to show us.

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Frankenstein

I recently finished reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and it was better than I expected it to be. Since it was a school assigned book I thought it would be boring and each chapter the struggle to read it would become greater and greater. But I was wrong. Sure some parts of it were a little dry and lengthy, and I got kind of sick of Victor Frankenstein complaining about his life, but overall the book was pretty good.

Throughout the book we follow Victor Frankenstein (who is not the monster, just a little heads up for anyone who didn’t know) and see how his life collapses after he creates the monster. Frankenstein goes a little crazy after creating the monster; he thinks it is an absolute abomination and regrets making it once he gives it life.

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The Body Clock

I was reading an article on lifehacker yesterday, and I found an article that was really interesting. At first I thought it was going to be about tips on how to work more efficiently, since that is what I was looking for, but it wasn’t. The article explained that our body works on its own schedule, and it expressed how we could work with our natural body clock to help work efficiently.

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My Break, Sickness, and Being Productive

Hello everyone! Sorry for not posting for awhile. I spent my Christmas and New Years hanging out with family and friends, and not blogging. I unfortunately just finished my winter break for school, and when I went back to school it felt like I never left. This is the most frustrating feeling because I realize my winter break was filled with doing a lot of school work to remind me that, yes, I in fact have to endure another five and a half months of school.

My break wasn’t all bad though, I got to do some fun things too! I went on a church retreat, went dirt biking, caught up with a friend I hadn’t seen in awhile, and went to a lot of track related things. Oh, and I got sick. Over Christmas. It wasn’t horrible, but the last few symptoms lingered for a week after I got the cold/flu thing. I lost my voice, which has never happened to me before so that was an interesting experience by itself. My friends made fun of me and whenever I got excited or angry my voice either went really high or really low. And my yelling turned into some kind of awkward screeching and it wasn’t very loud.

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