What is Your Definition of Beauty? Annie Dillard saw all the beauty that the world had to offer. She was able to see beyond what was there. She would look deeper into it and find the beauty of everything. One of the things she loved the most was to look at was nature and what it had to offer. The curiosity of how she described, “now-you-don’t-see-it, now-you-do” (114) fascinated her most. She liked to see what was hidden in the shadows and the small things that weren’t visible by the first look. Dillard is an observer, she wants more than what the first look can offer. My personal view on the world and what I consider the most beautiful sight is all the nature that our world gives; from the plants to the animals, to all the beautiful stars that fill the sky at night; the world has so much beauty to offer. In the wintertime when I go outside at nighttime and look up to the sky, I see millions and millions of sparkling lights. It is one of the most beautiful, breathtaking sights to see. Of course everyone has seen stars, but never the way I have. I sit outside for hours and just look up it’s my favorite thing in the winter because in the summer the sky looks pale as opposed to how dark it becomes in the winter. Looking up I see a giant dark canvas, covered in millions of lights, smaller ones bigger ones, while some twinkle other stand completely still, some brighter and some very dim, it is amazing to look at. When one simply glances at the night sky everything is not as bright, everything seems still like a painting. Like Dillard, I am curious about all the fascinating things. I enjoy seeing more than what a simple glance can give; I like to see more than what is at the surface. Dillard says, “the lover can see, and the knowledgeable” (115), because these people are more careful and hold more power, is perhaps why she says this. Because the people who aren’t lovers don’t care for too much, rather they just keep on going, they never stop to ‘smell the roses’. The knowledgeable always want more; they have a want for more. A knowledgeable person loves learning and finding more and that’s why they are more careful. Never forget knowledge is power. They take second and third looks and want to know why something appears that way. Lovers and knowledgeable people care more about the little things. I perceive the world as being something that is extremely strange. I admire many things that the planet has. What I see is a big beautiful place full of strange things. What we see reflects how we take everything in. Ignoring things makes a person see less and not appreciate the small things. Whereas, if I pay attention to something and why it looks a certain way and take in the beauty it offers, I see the world as a whole as far more beautiful. Seeing and appreciating what the planet offers is affecting our perception all the time. A person is not able to see and take in everything if they aren’t changing they way they see things. If a person never wants…
Communication Theory (COMM 1302)
Types of questions: Identification, multiple choice, matching (theories and theorists) & true/false (50-55 Questions)
Areas: Chapters 1, 2, and 3 (What's covered in class/lectures only. No optional theories)
-All students must have a reservation prior to entering the labs/CASA-CBB. The link to the Online Scheduler is: http://www.casa.uh.edu/
-You will have actually up to 50 minutes to complete the entire test.
Comm 250-media ethics group speech
My group chose to work on Media Ethics. My group was comprised of Courtney, Zach, Brady, Myrell and me. Our goal was to get the project completed in the time that was provided and inform the class on media ethics. Throughout the speech we also informed the class on media ethics, the Super Bowl, deceptive nature, and the banning of commercials. I think we achieved the goal because the speech was the right amount of time, the class was very interested…
Carried“The Things They Carried”
– The American Civil War, 1861-1865
A soldier fighting in the Civil War had mixed feelings of compelling patriotism, notably with the Confederates but undeniably just as present in the Union, and strong disgust. Battles often consisted of fathers, uncles, sons and brothers all fighting the American states bordering their own.
Specific to the Civil War:
* Scabbard w/ or w/out detailing (depends):
Bayonet scabbards were issued to each soldier as standard…
My Top 10 Takeaways from Comm 101
26913146 Assignment 3
Comm 101, Section 101
November 28th, 2014
be Mind Map
Takeaway 1 – Importance of Corporate Culture
One of my most essential takeaways from Comm 101 was the concept of corporate culture. I understood that companies had to have satisfied workers to produce good results, but I never knew that companies like Zappos focused on this aspect as a framework for their entire company. When I eventually find a job, I would like…
COMM Final Exam
1. What is culture? What are some characteristics of culture? What is the difference between mainstream and co-cultures?
Culture Definition: Way of life developed and shared by a group of people and passed down from generation to generation
Created through interactions; evolves, not static; not part of biology (can’t tell culture by looking at someone?
Characteristics of Culture: is an adaptive Mechanism; is learned; cultures change; people usually are…
In life we tend to share a tight knit bond with somebody or something. That somebody or thing may be either or of your parents, a sibling, a friend or even one of your pets. You share such a connection with someone that even the strongest forces could not break this bond. You may get mad at each other, fight ignore one another but the affection and respect for one another that even if that somebody is physically not present, that bond will never disappear. A bond is simply something that cannot…
Comm 150 Section 31
January 12, 2015
A. Attention Getter: The Virgin de Guadalupe, La Virgen de Guadalupe, and The Virgin Mary are names that belong to one religious figure that is admired worldwide by the Catholic culture.
B. Revealed Object and Speaker Credibility: The virgin marry represents many things in the Catholic culture like faith and hope. I think its important people know the origins on the Virgin Mary and how she became a big part of this Catholic culture.
Women’s Rights in a Workplace
Did you know that women earn less than men in 99% of all occupations? That’s crazy, but sadly it is the truth. For many years women have been struggling gain equal rights, not only in the workplace but in many other ways as well. And I know it doesn’t sound like such a big deal to lecture about it to the people in our society, however, it is very important to those who are being affected by these problems, their families, and it could…
Guatemala’s Extractive Debacle
Ryan Barnard – 10006037
April 3, 2014
Guatemala’s Extractive Debacle
Canada has long prided itself on its sterling international reputation. Through peacekeeping missions, foreign aid and a welcoming immigration policy, we as a nation believe that we come across as both helpful and friendly. We distinguish ourselves from other nations on the basis of our polite and apologetic nature. However, there is a dark side…