Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bad Ideas

One afternoon in middle school P.A.S.S class, we wrote programs to create computer graphics on our state of the art Apple IIe. I had recently seen an interesting shape and I incorporated into my program. We gathered around the computer … Continue reading

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Real Change

How does this always happen, I thought. I was second in line at my favorite fast food establishment. Unfortunately, the other two lines briskly moved while I just stood behind only one person hunched over the counter paying. I started … Continue reading

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Principles of Research

One of the last big projects we had in junior English was to write a research paper. It was the largest part of our grade for that six weeks, so it essentially was the grade. I knew my grade was … Continue reading

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Plugging In

When I was a junior in high school, CEMC sponsored an essay contest. One winner from each county in Tennessee received an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. As an aspiring writer, I of course planned to enter, but only … Continue reading

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Missing the Point

When I was in high school, one issue of the school newspaper was dedicated to student poems, short stories, artwork, and whatever else could fill the pages. I managed to submit two, uh, submissions my senior year and to my … Continue reading

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