Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Importance of Spring

     Since the beginning of time, agriculture has been vital to the survival of the human race. Agriculture feeds the people and also provides many business opportunities. The first day of Spring, also known as the "vernal equinox", is celebrated around the world. In many countries, after a long cold winter the residents finally are able to go outside and begin planting their crops. They must grow the crops to store for use during the next winter.
     In the United States, especially in the regions with a lot of snow, they anxiously await spring. In Pennsylvania, Groundhog Day is celebrated by the entire state.Whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not is thought to determine the end of winter and the arrival of spring. Spring has been and will always be a new awakening for the earth and it's people.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Unrest in the Middle East

         Since their independence, from the Ottoman Empire, after World War I, the Middle East has been in chaos. There are many reasons. Most of these countries are ruled by Monarchs and their system of ruling is a dictatorship. Another cause is that they control the biggest oil reserves in the world. This makes them very wealthy, however the wealth is not distributed equally. At the present time, this is causing an uproar, which is quickly turning into a revolution. People are hungry for Democracy and are dying to achieve it, for the future of there homeland.
          Unfortunately, because of our dependency on oil, the west may be drawn into another war. At the present time, we can not afford to be involved in another war. Our military is already stretched thin, as we are already fighting in two wars. In addition, unrest is also worsened by the territorial feuds between Israel and Palestine. In conclusion, these factors will continue to make the Middle East a powder keg, for years to come until Democracy is achieved and the wealth is more evenly divided.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

How Weather Affects People

           One of natures most unpredictable phenomenons is the weather. However, it is necessary for living. Weather causes many droughts around the world, bringing destruction to living plants, people, and livestock. Many countries have gone to war because of this precious liquid. Weather, also can cause many problems to human beings in their daily life.
           I enjoy rainy days because I can spend my time at home reading a good book or doing my homework. While sitting in Canada Library, I love to look out the window and see the mountains covered with fog. On the other hand, on a sunny day, I enjoy a long walk on the levee looking at the bay. I feel that I adapt very well to changes in weather. I have lived in many countries in the world and have never experienced any problems. Learning to adjust my wardrobe, according to the country in which I am residing.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Role Models

      During my lifetime I had a few important role models. From an early age, my parents were important in shaping my ideas and values. Another important person in my life was my grandfather. These three people taught me the important things in life, God, Country, and Honor. My grandfather also taught me the Protestant ethic, early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. When I was an adult, I met my counselor in high school. We immediately connected with each other. Soon, he was sharing stories with me about his experiences as a pilot in the Air Force during World War II. Later in life, when I was choosing a career, I decided to follow in Mr. Turner's footsteps. All these people helped to mold me into the person that I am today.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Year of the Rat

    Every year Asians celebrate the Chinese New Year. They have been celebrating this holiday for thousands of years. Asians believe that every year is represented by an animal. This year is the Year of the Rabbit. I did some research on the year in which I was born and to my surprise I was born in the Year of the Rat. According to the Chinese, a person born in The Year of the Rat has many good qualities. These people are said to be charming and also attractive to the opposite sex. They work hard to achieve their goals, acquire possessions and like to be perfectionists. They are frugal and Rat people are easily angered. Their ambitions are big and they are usually very successful. Many famous people were born in The Year of the Rat. A few of these are Shakespeare, Winston Churchill, Jack London, George Bush I, and Wilt Chamberlain. These qualities are found by looking at the Chinese Horoscope,

Thursday, February 3, 2011


The library is a wonderful place to study, read and use the computers for homework. I use the library to study grammar on the computer and it is easy and convenient. People who work in the library are very helpful. Since I like read a lot, the library is quiet and also has private rooms to study. Another interesting place, is the learning center. Students can find all kind of resources in this place, too. I will use the library more often to do my homework. Students can ask for assistance any time, the service is excellent.Students also can utilize the private rooms for homework. My intention is to utilize the library more often since it's private and quiet.
The learning center can be quite noisy sometimes. I will encourage all students to use the Learning Center, and the library, both are excellent  resources of knowledge.