Written in 2006 By Damien Knight
My narrative is cursed! I lost the disk file 5 times and the USB file once. I love to write but writing the same paper 50 times is too much! That is all I can say!
Thoughts on this journal.
Seriously I remember this. USBS had just came out. This incident was the final straw and why I dropped English 100. I was tired of the teacher talking about how she hated to write. I was pissed she added a question on the test involving a football teams score in the game the night before. But after explaining that my floppy disk got a virus she still wouldn’t accept my narrative because it was late. I walked out of class and dropped it. I took the course at a community college later and passed. A TA should never teach a course like that.
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Normally I would have asked you all to leave questions in the comments last night. I got home late though and that didn’t happen. Leave questions for me in the comments of this post and I will answer tonight.
Now that that is out of the way, lets talk about Hurricane Irma. If you are in it’s path I am pleading you evacuate. This is a storm like we haven’t seen in 80 years.
Irma Satellite Images
Source of pic Independent
The satellite images show that this storm is no joke. The size alone swallowed the islands it hit. Don’t think you will survive. GET OUT. After all Irma isn’t alone.
NBC Sat Image of Irma and Jose
Source of picture NBC News.
The Caribbean is preparing for Jose and at this point they don’t have much left. If it were me I wouldn’t be taking chances when two hurricanes are following one after the other.
After all this is the damage Irma did to St. Martin:
Saint Martin, NBC News
Source for pic: NBC NEWS
Irma is suppose to now be heading toward Tampa. I am begging my family, friends and strangers. Just leave. Please, take your elderly. Yesterday it was the Bahamas, the storm is coming don’t wait.
Irma heading for Tampa
St. Martin, NBC News
Source for pic: NBC NEWS
By Damien Knight
(Originally written Nov 2016)
Every year someone asks what my family is doing for Thanksgiving. While I do in fact celebrate Thanksgiving I find the origin taught to us as children horrific. When we were kids, we were told Thanksgiving was a time where the Pilgrims and Natives met and held a party celebrating shared success. The truth is, when Pilgrims came to American shores many did not survive the boat ride. Many more starved to death over their first winter.
The Pilgrims were not the first settlers from Europe at this point. Squanto, of the Wampanoag tribe, spoke English. He was the one to contact the Pilgrims. The Wampanoag were not just being kind ‘savages’ they were wary. Still they taught the Pilgrims how to grow food and Thanksgiving came and they met not to celebrate shared success but to sign a treaty, a treaty giving Pilgrims the land they lived on.
What did the Natives get in return? Smallpox, betrayal, whitewashing of American history? All of that. So while yes I celebrate with my parents I have not myself cooked a Thanksgiving turkey. My own children are Abenaki blood as is my spouse and I feel celebrating the genocide of their people is an insult. I’ll be thankful that more and more people are learning the truth. I will be thankful for my family and my kids. I am not proud of our history, but I hope that we learn from it and not repeat it.
By Damien Knight
We will be Kentucky bound! Exciting. Neighbors here were pricks all night. Yelling and screaming. I slept through but poor Aaron woke angrier than a bear stung by hornets.
Aaron decided to make as much noise as possible this morning. Neighbors weren’t happy bout that nor was I. Now we have no water. He suspects the neighbors of course.
That said this was the first night with no nightmares. I just dreamt I was fighting Thalmor. Wooo Skyrim. Anyway going to play Skyrim now.
Trump has announced a ban on trans people serving and this is how I feel:
It’s time to rise up. I will not, as a trans person who has military family, stay quiet. The army isnt a place to go backwards. We were the first to desegregate and we should be the first place to have full acceptance. Revolt, rebell as the declaration of independence states ” That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute newGovernment, ” it is time!
I am shaking. I am angry. America brags about freedom but we aren’t free. Healthcare is outrageous, racism is rampant and lgbt community is second class. Rise up!