Who I am There are certain ideas and characteristics that describe a man, for me it is: respect, loyalty, and the desire to do something great. As a young boy, I played baseball all day every day. It was a passion in my heart I knew would never die. My father James Esquivel, was my coach and mentor for most of my life. My dad did not only teach me to be a great player, but he also taught me something even greater; to respect and love the game. Before every little league ball game, he would have my uniform laid out for me so I could get ready. One morning, my dad had to umpire an earlier game, which meant my mom had to take me to the game. On that day for some odd reason, I thought I would be the little rebel on the team and not wear a belt. Oh boy, that turned out to be a horrible idea! Not only did my dad whip me until I could not sit, I also did not play that day. He knew that not playing me would make me livid, because I was the R.B.I. and hit leader on the team. After the game during the long ride home, my dad told me to never disrespect your “brothers” again. From that day forward, I promised myself to never disrespect the game or anyone that was close to me again. That moment I realized baseball was not just a game to me anymore, it meant something even greater. It taught me to have decline, integrity, respect, but most of all…to be the leader I am today! That memory will never fade, for it was a stepping stone in my life to a bright future! Other than baseball, giving a helping hand was something I always loved to do. Inspired by the fictional character Batman, I told my parents when I was little, I don’t care what I am in the future as long as I am helping save the world. Growing up and going through my high school years, the idea was never lost. I helped younger kids in the P.A.L.S. program as a mentor. It was mostly for kids who had a hard time at home with their parents. I did not know what that was like, but I did know my dad taught me how to be an honorable man. It was my senior year when I got the privilege to push a young boy in the right direction. I found out that the kid’s parents were going through a tough divorce and he had a hard time making friends. So I decided to change that by teaching the boy to be himself and not hide who he was. I also found out on the first day that he loved Batman. So I seized the opportunity using his love for the character, I told him he could be my Robin, but only if he would use my “training” in real life. After that year school year, I saw a scared and lonely boy turn into a bright little gentleman. After my first semester of college I went back to see him. I walked into the lunch room and there he was, he ran and yelled BATMAN as he jumped into my arms. He told me how he had a girlfriend and all these new friends, but the part that made me brake down was when he said, “Tyler, you change my life”. Then and there I knew I was going to be able to fulfill my dream to help anybody in need, and help change the world to become a better place. Those two memories will stay with me until I am an old man, but there was one aspect of my life that changed my whole understanding of life altogether. November 9th, 2011 my mother Sandra Esquivel was diagnosed with type two breast cancer. It scared my whole family and changed all of our lives. When I heard the news that day, I did not want to talk to anyone for a while. My mind was knocked of course and I lost who I was for a moment in time. That changed when my mother told my family that she was strong, and she was going to get through the horrific tragedy. She told me she needed me to be strong and patient. I made a promised to my mom that day saying, that she was going to survive
Engage in topic
“ I’m making portraits of people… And I’m painting a picture of a city on the old fault line east and west. This is working against forgetting.”
What importance does Funder place on remembering in ‘Stasiland’?
High importance- wants her interviewees’ to remember their stories from life in the GDR
What does she want people to remember?
What does she want to expose?
What is her purpose?
Her purpose is to unravel the truth and expose what really happened
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The following are meant to be a sample of the possible topics available. You do not have to choose one of the topics below.
How-To Speech Topics Introduction
Cows are found in almost all parts of the world. They are very useful domestic animals. Every child is fed with the cow's milk. Hence, the cow is a well-known quadruped beast.
Cows are found in many colours, such as white, black and red. Some are of mixed colours. Cows…
The Women’s Movement in Palestine between 1929 – 1939
This paper will explore the Palestinian Women’s movement between 1929, when it roughly began as a nationalist movement to the first intifada in 1939. The Women’s Movement in Palestine between these 10 years was unique and different from those that have occurred in other nations, because it is not a “feminist movement” as such. In that, it did not strive for political, legal, social and economic equality of women. Rather, it emerged after the Wailing…
you understand the topic
you have an opinion about how the topic relates to the text (novel, film etc) Do you agree or disagree? State your contention.
you can back up you opinion with evidence (mention the main areas/ideas but don’t give details here)
2. The body paragraphs in your essay need to be structured in the following way to ensure your discussion of the essay topic is thorough and effective. Each of the body paragraphs, need to include a:
P = Point. Your topic sentence must contain…
What makes Hot Topic so successful as a retailer? What makes them so popular with their employees? How can they keep their success going?
Hot Topic is a successful retailer because "the culture is based on a passion for a concept." The passion that drives the company is shared throughout all levels and positions. Music is the passion and it inspires everything from design of the stores to the hiring of an employee. According to www.merriam-webster.com passion is defined as "a strong liking or desire…
BUFN 740: Capital Markets
Multifactor Models and Market Efficiency
(BKM 11, 12, 13)
BUFN 740: Capital Markets Topic 4
Multifactor Asset Pricing Models
CAPM is a model that can be used to (1) explain why certain firms
have certain returns; and (2) estimate expected return (discount
rate). But it does not work.
The empirical failure of CAPM leaves room for improvement
Maybe we should not use the market portfolio return as the only
– The market portfolio might…
112 Topic Selection Prewriting with Perspective Summary
This week’s goal is to begin collecting information and planning for the final Commentary essay by reading, thinking, and engaging with your topic. As you determine your topic, you’ll want to be sure it’s viable by understanding the perspectives within it and determining what unique angle you can offer to the conversation. Under each prompt or question below, provide detailed information that shares information about your topic.
Running head: ANALYSIS OF NEWSWEEK ARTICLE 1
Analysis of Newsweek Article
The University of Texas at El Paso
ANALYSIS OF NEWSWEEK ARTICLE 2
I have chosen an article about the church bombing in Pakistan taken from the world section in www.newsweek.msnbc.com. “Sunday morning bomb at Christian church in Pakistan kills at least 75” by Fakhar ur Rehman, Producer, NBC News. The article includes two pictures of the people in…
Topic: Social intolerance vs. Social tolerance
Personal connections: I was always in a situation where I witnessed someone being unaccepted for being different, and I was always taught to believe that we are all people no matter who we are or where we come from. I always believed that we are never able to say that we haven’t had this happen to us so we have no excuse to think we have the right to do it to others.
• Most people have been in these situations and will not admit…
Topic: “Assess the importance of institutional investors for financial markets”
Institutional investors are the large organizations with massive amount of money, which they invest into different companies and they also hold the portion of equity, the leading institutional investors are pension funds, mutual funds and insurance funds. Institutional investors work for the financial return which means profit earned by each investment rather than private benefit of control such as social status.