“Jeanie” By: Eric Heifner It was a typical Texas summer Saturday. Outside, through a cloudless, clear blue sky the afternoon sun was at its peak, and the hot air barely moved. It was much too hot to play outside, so Father and his two young girls had came inside to the cool comfort of their air conditioned house. As they sat together on the couch in the living room, the girls entranced by the cartoon princesses on the television, Father’s mind began to wander with pride as he admired his youngest daughter. “Such a beautiful child”, he thought. She was sitting in the middle, Father to her left and her older sister to her right, lying on the end of the couch with her head resting on a pillow. Jeanie, as Father liked to call her, sat upright, her round hazel eyes focused on the TV as she absently sucked the two middle fingers of her left hand. It was a trait that she had developed before birth. She had decided to forego a ponytail that morning, choosing instead to wear her hair down. Her light brown locks of soft, fluffy curls had grown long enough in her three and a half years to fall well below her shoulders, almost reaching the middle of her back. Her cheeks, though still quite round, were beginning to lose some of the chubbiness of infancy. “She’s looking more and more like a little girl and less like a baby each day,” thought Father. Her occasional smiles brought out the rosiness of her cheeks, and along with her pointed little chin, thin lips, and narrow nose enhanced the heart like shape of her face. Her little teeth looked clean and bright, perfectly straight. “Don’t think she’ll ever need braces,” he thought, “at least not unless that finger sucking habit causes problems.” Father continued to ponder Jeanie. He noted that she had chosen a good outfit for the day. Her white denim shorts and pink tank-top were well suited for the morning’s play activities, and though now a little dingy and grass stained, would be comfortable enough for naptime and fine for the rest of the afternoon. She had taken off her purple “Dora the Explorer” flip flops, and the tan lines on her feet revealed that she had gotten a little more sun, further adding to her already dark complexion. Father envisioned the way she sometimes started out to take off running, head down, hands balled into fists, little arms and legs pumping in a cute exaggeration of her dogged determination. It was one of several mannerisms that uniquely defined her personality.…
ENGL 1001 Assignment 1 – Diagnostic Essay Jalisa Velji
Dec 6, 2014 T00057892
There are cheerful stories which lead to contentment, there are gloomy stories that can haunt you, but what exactly makes any story stand out from the rest? A good story has a certain ‘je ne sais quois’ that captivates the reader into continuing and reading further. It has a certain impression on them that lasts. An impression which makes you feels relatable to the main character or an interesting plot that…
September 30, 2012
1. How do you think a small margin for error affects communication on a project? I would say in the article that I just read in the text book if there was any kind of error in the project meaning a communication break down between the teams it could set the project back for days. Also it could possibly make the project not work once in space and astronauts could not reach it. Here is a little from the text out of our book to help support my answer…
ENGL 1301 – 9 AM
Writing Portfolio #1: Recalling an Experience Essay
Have you ever been to a place in which your worries and troubles disappear at the sight of beauty? A place that makes your heart stop and just takes your breath away? Well, I have. Now, I know it might sound a little far-fetched but it is true. Life takes us on indescribable journeys from time to time that indubitably make the pain, suffering, and hardship worthwhile. An example for me would…
8 March 2015
8 March 2015
Life in the new world is totally different then what we learned in grade school right? From the facts that were given to us are not the exact ones than the ones in this book. The shaping of the colonial American way of life was affected by many factors: natural sources religion, race, gender, and violence. With not much knowledge of the land, survival was a necessity…
The Little Prince’s Reader Response
When you crash your plane in a desert, you might end up analyzing past events in your life or possibly imagining up someone to keep you sane. In the short story The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery, he explains to the audience about how a “little prince” approached him the morning of his first night in the desert. It is also explained about how he could never get creative as a child without being scolded…
October 9, 2014
Should the Drinking Age be Lowered?
The drinking age being raised was a result of what was perceived to be a drunk driving epidemic. The comprehensive approach with a goal of reducing the number of alcohol related deaths on the nation’s highways. The big question is should the legal drinking age be lowered back to eight-teen? Most people will say yes it should because at the age of eight-teen you can choose to enlist in the military. By…
“Medieval” refers to anything that was made, written, or thought during the Middle Ages.
Medieval authors often expressed the idea that the world was coming to the end.
Anglo-Saxons spoke an early form of a language that we now call “Old English”.
Old English is similar to both German and Dutch
The main characters in Beowulf are pagan Danes and Geats
In 1066, a French-speaking ruling class added a number of French “loan” words to the English vocabulary…
Psyc 1301: Introduction to psychology
Meets: MWF 10:30 am- 11:20 am in LART 107
Instructor: Randy Taylor, M.A.
Office hours: Psyc 209 MW from noon-1 pm, or by appointment.
Text: Myers, D. G. (2014). Psychology (10th ed). New York: Worth Publishers.
(If it is cheaper an earlier edition will probably work just fine)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with…
Did the narrator fail Bartleby, or does Bartleby fail himself?
"Bartleby, the Scrivener," is a short story where the moral takes an important place and
where we can ask ourselves many moral based questions, but where we have to get our own
interpretations as we can see in the text with "Here, this is the meaning.". These ambiguities can
lead to some unusual interpretations, especially around the ethics of the narrator. However it seems…
Professor Timothy Crowley
27 February 2015
Sing; Goddess, Achilles’ rage,
Black and murderous, that cost the Greeks
Incalculable pain, pitched countless souls
Of heroes into Hades’ dark,
And left their bodies to rot as feasts
For dogs and birds, as Zeus’ will was done.
One of the central themes in the Iliad arguably focuses on honor, both personal and societal. While most of the Greeks act on societal honor to benefit each…