Whats On My Mind

It is hard to put into words what’s on my mind because my mind is always thinking and doing things. There’s a few main things on my mind at the time. The first one would have to be school because there’s so many deadlines and assignments that I wouldn’t wont to miss one or forget and also thinking about how I can improve my grades and fix things. The second thing on my mind would have to be sports and practices because I need to choose what team and practice is more important to me and that’s not always easy. Recently I have been choosing to go to the high school soccer team open plays instead of my cross county practice, and I am glad I’m doing it this way but there’s defiantly downsides to missing practice. That’s about all on my mind right now but thoughts are always coming and going and I think its good to think about what’s on your mind every once in a while.

What’s This Got to Do With Me?

An important question to ask with any story is what’s this got to do with me? In the story Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell its all about how this woman killed her husband and the sheriff and a few other men come over and a few woman also come. The men start investigating while the woman start a secret investigation and they find what happened to the husband and the men never found out. The story says ” The sheriff threw up his hands. They wonder whether she was going to quilt it or just knot it” and this makes me think about think about how we need to get everyone’s ideas and that way we can work faster and more efficiency and maybe solve the case. I know that I defiantly am sometimes to scared to share my thoughts and I think lots of times people are to scared to share their ideas and everyone suffers from that.

Suspense and Word Choice

One dark and spooky Halloween night a group of teenage boys where walking around scaring little children that where having a good Halloween night. The teens where enjoying themselves and a older man polite asked them to stop and leave the kids alone. The teens didn’t listen which might of been the biggest mistake in the life. They kept running around scaring children when of the kids disappeared and at first no one noticed his absence and then the older man came back this time less polite and asked them to leave. The teens mocked him and continued on with there night. As the night continued a boy would vanish and then the man would come back a little less patient each time. The man soon became very angry and yet came back and then left. The boys eventual found out what was happening but they didn’t find out in time.

“Free! Body and soul free!”

In the poem “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin it is all about how Louise Mallard is having a normal day until she finds out her husband was killed in a railroad accident. She was overcome with sadness and grief that she locks herself in her room until the thought comes to mind that she is now a free women and now has rights. She became so happy that when she came downstairs and her husband walked through the door she was so sad she died. I feel like this can be related to lots of people because its not uncommon to feel trapped by all the things in the world like school and work and friends that sometimes we just need to escape and become free. I think lots of people have this Issue because of schedules and routines and doing the same thing everyday and that’s why I think its good to try something new and break your routines.

Technology: Friend Or Foe?

I do not think technology is either friend of foe for most people but I also think for some people that use there phones to much there phones are there foes. I think some peoples phones are foes because there missing out on so much in life and some people would rather be in there room alone with there phones than going out and having a good time hanging out with there friends. I agree with most people when they say that phones have been an enormous help to lots of people and help us to communicate easier and with more people and also helped improving how easy it is to learn and instead of going to the library and finding a book they can just google it or watch a video on YouTube. I think we will learn more about technology and how it effects are brains in the next few years and there will definable be some changes to make it less harmful.

The First Story I Read

I chose to read the Veldt and it was a very interesting and mind blowing short story and it was really exiting. It was written by the awesome author Ray Bradbury. The Veldt is all about the future and new technology. It was written in 1950 and was surprisingly accurate about the future just like all short story’s by Ray Bradbury and in this future setting the main characters are the Hadley family of four. The parents are George and Lydia Hadley and the boy named Peter and the girl is named Wendy. They live in a smart home just like in Ray’s other poem “August 2050 There Will Come Soft Rains ” and the nursery is filled with screens and it will change its screens to make it exactly like what the kids want to look at. The problem arises when the parents go in to the nursery and find a Africa scene and find lions eating something and are confused why there kids are wanting to watch death until they find the shocking truth.

What I’ve Been Reading

I would not say I am a quick reading and I am never home and think to myself hey I should go read a book. Instead of reading I normal end up doing something else. I normal enjoy reading time in class and in 7th grade I would always read in all my classes whenever I had free time but that’s when I was really into a series. Now I am not into a series and don’t read as much as I did or should. Right now I am reading a book called “A Night Divided” which I am really enjoying but I really hope I can get into a good series and start to really read a lot more than I am right now. This is my first book I have read this school year and I hope by the end of the school year to find a new series.

I Can Use Figurative Language

When I was in first grade I remember going to school and I was giving a sour green licorices that was hard as a rock. I took it home and I planed on sharing it with my little brother. When I got home I grabbed the razor sharp scissors and tried to cut the rock hard piece of licorices. As I tried to cut the licorices the scissors slipped like soap in a bathtub and I ended up cutting my hand and I grabbed a napkin and told my brother to get my mom and then when she came back she decided I need to go to the hospital so we hopped in the car and headed to the hospital quick as lightning. I ended up getting 4 stitches in my thumb and it was no fun. After I got my stitches I remember going to sonic and getting a foot long hot dog and I still have a scar on my thumb.

There Will Come Soft Rains

In the poem There Will Come Soft Rains by Sara Teasdale she says “Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree, if mankind perished utterly;”. I feel like the point Sara is trying to get across is that if all humans where wiped from existence nobody would notice or even care. I think the author purposely added contrast from the start where everything is peaceful and calming directly to all humans are gone and I think the reason she did this is so that makes you more surprised by the hard truth when you’re reading it. This poem was written in 1920 write after world war 1 and I think Sara was trying to say that we shouldn’t fight because only humans care about the outcome and it really doesn’t matter. In The article it also says “And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn  Would scarcely know that we were gone.” I think what Sara was saying with this is that humans have existed for such a short period of time that the earth wouldn’t even notice that all humans where suddenly gone. I think we kind of got Sara’s message and now are trying to help not destroy the planet and are a bit more aware of what we’re doing.

2095: What Will the Future Be Like

I think that in 2095 that almost everything will be self automated. I think that you get driven to school by your car or you get dressed by a machine and you get your breakfast made in seconds and you wouldn’t have to worry about forgetting anything because something will remind you. Another thing I think will happen is that humans wont have to work at all because we have robots that do all of are work for us and we wouldn’t need to mow the lawn or vacuum the carpets or do any or are chores. I also think that robots will learn and know what you are thinking and also be able to be controlled with your mind. In general I am exited for what the future holds and what will come and all the new things but its also a bit scary to think what will happen to wars when new technology comes out.