Instructions: Write a summary of the exchange between Tom and Ben. (BrainQuest Assignment)
Ben and Tom’s conversation is talking about a lot of things such as liking something such as work and making work fun. The story’s main idea is to join in something you can only do once. Tom’s mouth may have watered for the apple but he did the thing he could only do once in a while. Even with Ben wanting him to come swimming. Tom still continued white washing and looking at his job on how good it is. Ben’s way of thinking it’s work but eventually wants to join in.
Teacher Commentary: Jayson you were suppose to do it in order. Also the main idea of the story was about the line between what is work and what is fun.
By Jayson Knapp
Assignment instructions translate Longfellow’s poem as a story.
On April 4th 1775, Paul Revere rode to warn people that the British were coming. He did this by telling a friend,
“If the British march by land or sea from the town tonight hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch of the North Church tower as a signal light. One if by land, and two if by sea, and I on the opposite shore will be ready to ride and spread the alarm through every Middle sex village and farm for the country-folk to be and to arm.”
Now in 2018 we still hear and teach of it and its poem. It is an important time in history the revolutionary war.
By Damien Knight
“Hypocrite, first remove the plank from your own eye.” Matthew 7:5
Respect is understanding other people have rights. It is following the golden rule and protecting those rights.
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6: 31
This means to treat others how you wish to be treated. If you behave in a bossy manner do not be surprised that others assume you want to always be told what to do. Placing out disrespect into the universe may earn you the same. If you are respectful you show, no earn others respect.
“Do not judge and you will not be judged… … forgive and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37
Gossip and idle talk, “She is such and such a person,” these statements are judgement. They pay no heed to respect nor will the earn you respect. Reserve judgements and give forgiveness, this is the path of respect and happiness.
“You say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye.” Luke 6:42
For me to point out wrongs in others and ignore my own is disrespectful. It is hypocrisy and it does not lead to growth and light. It does not lead to earning respect. You have to respect others to be respected.
By Damien Knight
Ben Tobin gave this seminar over the karst regions of the Grand Canyon. I arrived late to the seminar, but it was very interesting. When I entered Ben was talking about the morphology of the caves. They are following the fractures into the canyons itself. They mapped the caves from faults and fractures traced in the groundwater. To do that, they had to do dye traces of the different cave entrances.
By Damien Knight
Asbestos has become a common household name. Its hazards a concern blared across our TVs during lawsuit commercials. We all have heard of it, but what is it? Why was it mined? To understand asbestos, we first must define it. Here we will describe the minerals defined, talk about its use, mining, and health effects.
By Damien Knight
The traditional study of morphology in paleontology is changing with the use of X-ray and tomography technologies. X-ray Computer Tomography (CT) Scanners and other X-ray techniques are aiding our understanding of fossils in greater detail. Traditional paleontology required digging fossils from their matrix which destroyed the samples to study them. New technology can penetrate dense rocks with resolution in the microns.
Student: Jayson Knapp
Instructor name: Mr. Knight
What was a Samurai?
1. Samurai the elite warrior group of Japan.
2. The time samurai were around was the Edo period in Japan when Tokyo was called Edo or feudal Japan.
3. A samurai wasn’t just a warrior group, but hey were also shoguns or a commander-in-chief in feudal Japan.
By Cera Knapp
I am thankful for my family and friends. My friends are nice to me, so I am nice to them. I love my family. I really like being with them on Thanksgiving each year! I am thankful for my pets. I love then so much! I am thankful for my tablet. The new technology is great. I am thankful for my bike. I will probably ride it all summer next year. Thanks Pop-pop for bringing my bike to me. I am thankful for my stuffies. I have a lot! I am thankful for the food. It is amazing.
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Written in 2006 By Damien Knight
I remember my senior year. It was good but a tough year. The thought of college after was daunting. Unlike the girl in this essay I could not wait a year.
I am so glad I didn’t wait. I may not return next year because I am getting married. Then again, I might just come back. If it wasn’t for Western Kentucky University, I wouldn’t have had Aaron for my own.
Current thoughts on this old journal piece.
Do you ever like dig through your old things and find you owned one of those ridiculous pink locked journals? This might relate only to my female readers but, reading this made me feel like I stumbled on a teenage girl’s diary. To think I turned that in as a college writing assignment. OMG!
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By : Damien Knight
Before I list my New Year’s resolutions for this year, I want to give you this post. Another one of my holiday histories.
New Year’s resolutions are nearly as old as New Year itself. It dates back to almost 4000 years back to the kingdom of Babylon. Babylonian New Year was celebrated during the feast time Akitu. It was during Akitu new kings would be crowned or oaths to old kings were sworn. They also would swear oaths to their gods. These oaths often included promises to pay debts.