Friday, December 28, 2007

post b

“DVDs for passing the time”
This shows that on the long exhausting road games the bring movies to watch games to play on their game consoles. Traveling for their games fourth Yukon doesn’t enjoy all they do is sleep in the car or the airplane. It atrocious, repulsive long trip when they finally show up at the school to sleep there, everyone collapses and sleeps.
This quotes implications is that? Traveling for these kids are hard boring and dreadful also it cost lost for transportation of the long distance they travel. “The scorekeeper spit on Jeremy’’
Sometimes Alaskan basketball games can get out of hands. This is another reason why Eskimos and Indians don’t get along. That basketball game when fort Yukon beat anaktuvuk. It made the Eskimos made so when the boys were sleeping the town kids threw snowballs at them so they couldn’t sleep. This quote significance tells me this basketball game is like a war between these villages whoever wins is on top of the other village. That is what these basketball games mean to them sometimes.
“ Buzzer beater by Jeremy “
When Jeremy hit that buzzer the team was happy that they won on the road. Jeremy was glad he can do he’ s part for the team because that win they were tortured for day’s that game was very un- pleasant for fort Yukon. They were spit on .got snowballs thrown at them. This quote meaning is important because the little win a team have can be destroyed by hate and envy of the other teams lose.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

post a

Assumption (278): taking something for granted.
Waltzing (111): a dance in a triple rhythm danced by couples
"A team likes to walk the ball up the floor" this is imagery. When I hear that I see someone dribbling through the floor with a basketball. Imagery is everything that you can smell, taste, feel, touch, and see or anything you see in your head. “He took the shot with 10 seconds left on ten clock” this is another image. “Also it was cold and windy and -32 below zero” this is another image. Imagery is any series of words used to create a mental picture, or sensory experience s descriptive language that deals with any of the five senses (sight, touch, smell, hearing, and taste.) s descriptive language that deals with any of the five senses (sight, touch, smell, hearing, and taste.) imagery is everything that one can smell, taste, hear, touch, and see. Imagery also makes the reader feel and live the scene around them. Guided imagery involves a facilitator who provides suggestions by involving all five senses as part of descriptive language. Imagery is vivid figures of speech conveying mental pictures.” they all understand it's a whole different game", their coach Dave knows that have to mentally strong for this challenge they have to face. But their community and tribe is Right behind them. Basketball in Alaska means a lot to these kids, in Alaska basketball is not just a game it's a way of life fore these people in Alaska. On emerging theme is that the will win more games and their journey has just started. One emerging theme is the will go to the state tournament and come in third. And matt will go to university of Fairbanks.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

post b take flight(part 2)

"To Dave, beyond everything else, basketball is all about tempo and pace".
The author is talking about how the coach operates. The coach said defense is the key to their Win's. This coach is respected in the community because he cares more about his player's then basketball. He always says school is number one basketball will be their for only a while that is why this quote is confident. It tells kids to be active in school more then basketball or any other curriculum. This is a very important coach who cares about his team academically and athletically.
"Six two in fort Yukon makes you a center"
Despite the height other schools have against fort Yukon. Their basketball program is on top, ranked 1 in the state 1a pool. Despite that they try hard on their desks and the hardwood,
"Traveling in the season"

While most high school teams travel by bus, the Eagles often rely on chartered planes, puddle-jumpers that are difficult to afford, given that the team's expenditures dwarf its state-appropriated budget. But the team scratches and scrimps, and the townsfolk chip in whenever they can, which is amazing, considering that the average Native Alaskan per-capital annual income hovers around $9,000.
The cost is heavily on a player to support it is hard for others as well. School Principal Doc Lantz spends $1,100 buying the team new shoes, but withholds certain players' goods until grades are brought up to par. Over the years, the graduation rate for coach Bridges' players (95 percent) easily trumps the abysmal school average (37 percent), but on a day-to-day basis, academic eligibility is a chief concern. Half of the team fails to meet weekly eligibility requirements before its first road trip, so only seven players make the 1,500-mile trip to the Gulf of Alaska for the Nenana Invitational Tournament. That is why I choose this quote it tells about the cost and the hardship it takes to put a team on the floor to play basketball.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

POST A the return

Atrociously (104): extremely or shocking, wicked or cruel.
Improvisational (106): something improved, telling someone to do something
" The court was so short there was no room for a three point line"
This is imagery: is any series of words that create a picture, or sensory experience in your head. “The place was winter as snow white” this is another image in my head I can see it perfectly. “The shack was brown and warm” this is another imagery. It describes the arena their playing in looks like. Imagery is also the term used to refer to the making (or re-creation) of any experience in the mind — auditory, visual, tactile, olfactory, gustatory, kinesthetic, and organic. It is a cognitive process employed by most, if not all, humans. When thinking about a previous or upcoming event, people commonly use imagery. For example, one may ask, "What color are your living room walls?" Using imagery commonly retrieves the answer to this question. One theme emerging is that their basketball program is skyrocketing and every payer is trying hard, their coach Dave is really dedicated to this team and make ends meet. Also this image tells me what is happening and what's next also it tells the reader that how the author describes the place, he is referring to like the "basketball court". It tells that it is so short that no one could shoot a three pointer that gives my brain an image of how it looks like. I see an old building and a small court where no one can shoot period that’s what I see in my head. Another immerging theme is josh cadzow would put a shotgun in his truck for the wolves everyone is talking about.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

post b the start of begining of a good book

"not enough eligible players"
this qute is signifence is that some kids dont want to play basketball for fort youkon this year but doc managed to change things around and got enough people to play. that show's his comitement to this schools programs. if not for basketball this kid's would fail and flunk out of school." fort youkon will spent 20,000 this year for their basketball not uncommon for basketball games in this part of the state to end with one team fielding only three players, because two have fouled out. State championships have been won in the division of the smallest Alaska schools by teams that finished the title game with four players. They are the real-life "Hoosiers," legends of the Alaskan bush, which is defined as any school in a town that cannot be reached by car, places like Seldovia and Unalakleet.
All over Alaska, there are stories of such perseverance in extreme or unusual conditions. In the southeast, Haines did not have flat space in mountainous terrain, so it used the municipal airport runway for high school track meets. Which was suitable until an aircraft with engine trouble made an emergency landing on the eve of the 110-meter hurdles, wiping out half the school's hurdle supply. Undaunted, Haines started running meets on the state highway in front of the school. The local police halted traffic to allow the events to continue.because of some of this weather teams start thier games on february because of they cold conditons

post a the begining

Enzymes: Enzymes bind temporarily to one or more of the reactants of the reaction they catalyze. In doing so, they lower the amount of activation energy
Gwich’in Eskimo tribe in southern Alaska
When the writer said that wade field's dint care for school basketball. But got his grades up in the first quarter and manage to play. This is an example of verbal irony. Verbal irony is distinguished from related phenomena such as situational irony and dramatic irony in that speakers produce it intentionally. For instance, if a speaker exclaims, “I’m not upset!” but reveals an upset emotional state through her voice while truly trying to claim she's not upset, it would not be verbal irony just by virtue of its verbal manifestation. Also Tim said the something but got his grades up and managed to play this is another example of verbal irony.” josh said he love to play ball more than dogsleding”but when he had a race he missed one of his games so he can win a dogsleding”but championship. this is another example of verbal irony. (57)"local natives Americans go to counseling and help for addictions like drugs and liquor". I think that drug's in the villages are common young adult are doing it and it hard for kid's to stop because of the pear presure.alcohol was identified as being a leading cause of death among Alaska Natives. The Alaska Native suicide rate, which did not significantly differ from nationwide averages throughout the 1950's, began to take a dramatic turn upwards. Other indicators of serious social and behavioral health breakdown--e.g. Assault, murder, sexual crimes including those against children, avoidable accidents, and psychological depression--began to multiply throughout the 1960's and 1970's. As with Native suicides, these anti-social behaviors and conditions were, by and large, directly related to the use and abuse of alcohol. These trends all of this is a nation survey of drug use in Alaska. That is why this quote is significance. I think the emerging theme is they will help each other in their grades and will keep wining their games. Another emerging theme is the team will go to a tournament but some wont make it because of their grades.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

debating 101

by ahmed farah
• Classic debate
• Comedy debate
• Impromptu debate
• Lincoln-Douglas debate
• Parliamentary debate
• Policy debate
• Public debate
• Public forum debate
• Socratic method
• Spontaneous argument

1) Debates occurs in TV’s, courtrooms, every else you can imagine in your house it happens daily. You might not even know you’re arguing debate requires research and writing skills.
2) Supporters of election debates say they allow voters to gain insight into the policies, positions and personalities of the party leaders. They are a valuable source of information for voters, allowing parties to present and defend their key policies during prime-time television.

Others dismiss debates as politically meaningless. They say debates offer little enlightenment for the viewer, with each leader simply stating rehearsed strengths and repeating policy slogans, with an emphasis on performance rather than policy. They also question whether viewers are likely to make serious political decisions based on a debate.
3) Yes only if your debate has only fact good information and a backup summary of your debate. For an argument to be effective, it must be structured. Debate relies on a structure that places two teams on opposite sides of a resolution, or policy statement,
4) Case insensitive operations are sometimes said to fold case, from the idea of folding the character code table so that upper and lower case letters coincide. The alternative smash case is more likely to be used by someone who considers this behavior a disfeature or in cases where one
5) even more than in real life, getting the Last Word in a debate is crucial, as it is the only proof of your argumentative success over competing editors. The following is a useful collection of suggestions on why and how to obtain your right to have the Last Word, however tenaciously your opponent may be trying to rob you of your privilege. Getting the last word means that you win the debate. It also shows your moral superiority, and willingness to stand your ground. This should convince your opponent that you are correct.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

post b part 2

‘’we’ve never gotten along,’’ ‘’ Paul says of the Indian and the Eskimos.
The author is describing the tension between Indian and the Eskimos. The differences is
Their difference lies in the land they inhabit. Other than that, both are from the mongoloid races of Asia where they expanded their exploration into this continent when the Bering Straight was still above water, ages ago.
A prevailing view in North American anthropology is that Eskimos are descendants of the most recent migrants from Siberia and are more closely related to Asiatic Mongoloids than to Indians. The assumption of Eskimo-Indian biological distinctiveness is challenged by genetic-marker and cranial data, analyzed separately and then compared, for populations from the Arctic, Sub arctic, Northwest Coast, and Great Plains.
Put another star on the flag, make Iraq the fifty first state and start sucking oil out and ‘’under their sand like they’ve done it with us from under our snow?’‘The way he sees it, big corporation are making money from their pipelines and taking their oil and making money out of it. The Indians don’t get anything in return, they use their land and mess it up kill animal’s that live in the nearby area and all habitats that live in Alaska. The also criticized bush decision to go to war in Iraq. they also get money every year from the ANCSA a deal which that signing over the rights for oil companies to drill and build pipelines on what had been native land in return they get one billion dollars and forty million acres of wilderness.

new book post a

Diphtheria (37): febrile infectious disease caused by a specific bacillus and characterized. By the formation of false membrane in the air passages.
Unconscious (43): not aware of something.
“Used to tell them they must have done something seriously wrong to be stationed here “
This is historical irony when history is seen through modern eyes.
‘’ the black guys ‘’ the author meant the GIs taught them how to play basketball.” the mailbox money” this is historical irony the are talking about the money the Indians receive every month. For the land and the oil to be drilled here in Alaska. Also this year “Natasha would have been a starter but got pregnant and drooped out of school” this is irony of a situation is a discrepancy between the expected results and actual results when enlivened by 'perverse appropriateness'.
They worked at an air force base in fort Yukon Alaska all they did was play basketball and work. (39)
This book is very interesting and I like it very much. Deep in Alaska's bush country. The six hundred men, women and children who live there--almost all of them Athabascan Gwich'in Natives--have little to cheer for. Their traditional Indian ways of life are rapidly vanishing in the face of a modern culture that is closing in on all sides, threatening to destroy their community and their identity. This is many ways the American Indian are vanishing from their homeland and losing their culture and their way of life. But most of the glitch natives still live like their ancestors and follow their way of life.
One immerging theme is the team will round up their players and start the scrimmage and the will get new jerseys and shoes. Also their season will star and some kid’s will go on the journey but most will stay because of their grades and will not suit up.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

new book take 1

Post a.
Glutinous: several muscles of the buttocks (20)
Diaphanous: transparency or lucent (23)
‘’ He’s quick as any player bridges has ever coached’ I thing he is saying that wade fields just doesn’t care for what his coach think but his coach’s basketball program. Changed how the character viewed school so this is cosmic irony is when a higher being or force interferes in a character’s life, creating ironic settings. Also when the don’t do their homework their coach interferes also this is irony. When the book says “small hardwood floor no room for a three point line” this is imagery it sets a picture in my head.
Post b.“If it wasn’t for basketball, they wouldn’t even be going to school anymore (26) “If not for basketball this kid’s wouldn’t care they all would drop out, I think that is sad and also they have no regard’s for people older then them.’’ He found out today he’ll be taking the SAT next month’’ .for some of these kid’s want to go to college but the rest really don’t care where they go, I saw that very special and changed my point of view of this characters. Now I now that not all of them care about college, matt really want to go to college in Alaska. These kids really change their ethics when basketball season started for some the dint care but the rest do. They might want to go to college. Their aspects change tank’s to their coach Dave he rely cares about this kid's and their future.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

about my new book

The name of this book is called eagle blue and the author is Michael D'Orso.The year and the were is is Bloomsbury USA March 7, 2006.
This book is has about 256 pages it is a hardcover book.This book is hard because it is reviwed by the newyork times and this book is meant for adult readers.i chosse this book because i like basketball and i have a hard time finding book that i like. also it was introduced to me by my favorite teacher mr' hatten.also i think i will be enjoying reading this book.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

last summary on the best book i read since the 5 grade

In A Choice of Weapons, a traditional autobiography in twenty-four chapters, Gordon Parks covers fifteen years in his eventful life. The narrative begins when Parks, the youngest of thirteen children, is sixteen years old. His mother has just died, and the family honors her last wish—that Parks leave Kansas and move north to St. Paul, Minnesota, to live with his sister. In the first few chapters, Parks describes growing up in Kansas. Yet in the shorter term, Parks clashed with his brother-in-law, and one night just a few weeks into his stay, the man threw him out of the house and into subzero weather. Parks had two dollars in his pocket and a cardboard suitcase. For another week, school would be closed for the Christmas break. He spent these days homeless, bouncing between Jim Williams's pool hall during the day and the trolley cars at night. One morning, hungry and broke, Parks drew a knife on one of the conductors, and then, in shame, offered to sell it to him in exchange for breakfast. A few days later as school restarted, Parks fought a skinny dog for a pigeon and won; he promptly defeathered the bird, roasted it over a paper fire, and ate it. In the months that followed, Parks found a somewhat remunerative job playing piano in a St. Paul brothel until a fatal stabbing closed the house.
Parks dropped out of high school, and in the ensuing years, he cleared tables as a busboy at the Minneapolis Club, cleaned a flophouse in Chicago (where he nearly shot the manager after being stiffed on a paycheck), and toured one winter with a semiprofessional basketball team. While Parks was busing tables in a Chicago hotel, a white bandleader heard him playing the piano and invited him on tour, eventually depositing him in New York City and stranding him there. At the advice of the band's drummer, Parks took the A Train all the way to 145th Street. "That was the highest number," he writes. "Best to think high at a time like that." Unfortunately, after a few weeks of unemployment, Parks was forced to sink to a lower high; he started making deliveries for a dope dealer.
A year-long stint in the Civilian Conservation Corps followed, and while enlisted, Parks married his first wife, Sally Alvin. The couple moved back to Minnesota and in the coming years they would have a daughter and two sons. Parks's next job as a porter on the North Coast Limited was to prove his last days in the service profession. Reading the magazines that passengers had left behind, Parks discovered the seminal work of the great Depression-era documentary photographers--Walker Evans, Jack Delano, John Vachon, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, and Carl Mydans--and this inspired him to invest in a used camera that he would deem "his weapon against poverty and racism." After being fired from the train--he threatened the dining-car steward with a bread knife after a racial incident--Parks put his new weapon to the test.
What arrived next, finally, was an uninterrupted string of successes: a show in Chicago; an unexpected opportunity to shoot fashion for an upscale Minneapolis couture; and ultimately, a chance to work for Roy Stryker at the Farm Security Administration in Washington D.C. as the agency's first black photographer. Parks, inundated by a mean logic of hardship and injustice, had chosen not to believe in that logic; compare the phenomenon to that of a man standing neck-deep in rising water while insisting that he's mostly dry.
And yet at this fortuitous juncture in Parks's sojourn, an unlikely one for him to have ever reached, the story becomes even more incredible, and it can be told through his pictures.
"American Gothic" may be the most famous piece in the Parks oeuvre and it is one of the first. Shot in 1942 within the offices of the FSA, the photo features a black charwoman, Ella Watson, standing before an American flag with a mop in the background and a broom in the fore--like Grant Wood's stoic farmers planted in front of their barn. She wears round spectacles and a frumpy dress and her jaw is hard and mannish. Her eyes see no pleasure, and that tacit resignation speaks more convincingly than any rhetoric of hope or change. The focus is tight and the individual broom bristles jut forward akimbo from the frame; the stars of the states line up in orderly rows, out of focus.
"American Gothic," like the rest of Parks's FSA work, is poetic and unsentimental. In one piece, a line of Benedictine nuns crosses a yard, their cowled heads turned down to the scripture, a beach tree bending in the foreground of a wind-swept prairie. In another, a woman props up her young son from the armpits, his jaw slack and his mouth a black hole; the white satin of Babe Ruth's open casket fills the lower right-hand corner of the frame.
Upon the dissolution of the FSA photographic program, Stryker sent Parks to work for the Office of War and Information where he was assigned to shoot one of the first companies of black airmen. These photos convey the sexy mechanical curves now familiar from car ads, and a cocky heroism familiar to much war photography. And conservative politicians in Washington, anticipating just this, pulled Parks off the job before the pilots shipped overseas, depriving them of the publicity and Parks of a livelihood.
Parks next tried to find work in New York, where he visited the art director of Harper's Bazaar. Though the man declared that he was impressed by Parks's portfolio, no assignments were to follow. "'I'm sorry to be frank with you,'" Parks recounts the man saying in his autobiography Voices in the Mirror, "'but there is an inflexible rule here in the Hearst organization that forbids our hiring Negroes.'" Parks took the same pictures to Condé Nast, and starting shooting fashion for Glamour and then Vogue.
Surprisingly, some of Parks's most challenging photography would appear in the eminently commercial pages of Life magazine, where he would create pleasant portraits of American artists and musicians, while also capturing some of his grimmest documentary series. One of these chronicles a few bloody weeks with the Midtowners, a New York youth gang then involved in a turf war. In one picture, a teen crouches in a darkened room, his right hand planted in a thick layer of crumbling tile, his left holding half a brick. In another, a teen bloodied at the mouth and chin, wearing a blood-spattered, double-breasted pinstripe jacket, lies supine on the ground, hands balled in fists above his head, eyes closed. At the top of the frame, a disembodied hand touches his sleeve. This young man is not going to get up.
And as Parks has looked for violence, violence has looked for him. After a white colleague greeted Parks with a quick kiss in public, three Texas men were dissuaded from attacking him only after he purchased a loaded gun in front of their eyes. Following the murder of Malcolm X, the photographer and his family were sent overseas, as the FBI suggested that the Nation of Islam had targeted Parks as a close friend of the slain leader. (Ironically, Parks's name resurfaced in the news a few years ago when the FBI investigated his goddaughter, Qubilah Shabazz, for allegedly plotting the murder of Louis Farrakhan.) Ultimately, instead of doing harm, Parks has put himself in harm's way, and he's told stories of the life there without sensationalism, cheap emotion, or easy empathy.
At the conclusion of the movie Leadbelly, a biopic that Parks directed in 1976, its title character languishes in a Southern jail. Escaped from prison and recaptured, he begins to find himself drained of the wrath that has accompanied him on his often wretched journeys through the South. He's stabbed a white man in a dance hall, and shot a black one; he'll most likely die on the chain gang.
It is at this point that Leadbelly gets a chance to set his songs to tape, as the Lomaxes of the Library of Congress pay a visit to the prison. They record Huddie Ledbetter's autobiography and songs in the warden's office. Then it's back to the dusty yard. Yet in the closing shot, we see a temporarily revivified Leadbelly, gray-haired, broad and bare-chested, breaking rocks in dizzying heat. The camera pans across his chains and moves closer, as Leadbelly raises the pickaxe and begins to swing through. And then the shot freezes. That's the end.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

summary part 5

Over the next few years, Parks moved from job to job, developing a freelance portrait and fashion photographer sideline. He began to chronicle the city's South Side black ghetto and in 1941 an exhibition of those photographs won Parks a photography fellowship with the farm security administration. Working as a trainee under Roy Stryker. Parks created one of his best known photographs, American Gothic, Washington, D.C. (named after grant woods painting .The photo shows a black woman, Ella Watson, who worked on the cleaning crew for the FSA building, standing stiffly in front of an American flag, a broom in one hand and a mop in the background. Parks had been inspired to create the picture after encountering repeated racism restaurants and shops, following his arrival in Washington upon viewing it, Stryker said that it was an indictment of America, and could get all of his photographers fired; he urged Parks to keep working with Watson, however, leading to a series of photos of her daily life. Parks, himself, said later that the first image was unsubtle and overdone; nonetheless, other commentators have argued that it drew strength from its polemical nature and its duality of victim and survivor, and so has affected far more people than his subsequent pictures of Watson

After the FSA disbanded, Parks remained in Washington as a correspondent with the office of administration, but became disgusted with the prejudice he encountered and resigned in 1944. Moving to Harlem Parks became a freelance fashion photographer for vogue He later followed Stryker to the standard oil (New Jersey

Monday, October 22, 2007

Quote for the choice of weapons

‘’after so many year’s of service, found this a painfully tiring business’’
This was time of happiness for Gordon park’s he is a wonderfully director. He is watching people go and see his movies. I choose3 this quote because it describes how hard he struggled and finally he is famous and deserves the respect he is getting.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

my journal on the bell

Ahmed Farah

My review on the diving bell and the butterfly
With "locked-in" syndrome due to some event in his brain stem, Bauby is completely paralyzed, able only to move his left eye and blink. Otherwise completely rational, this former editor of Elle, a prestigious Parisian magazine published in twenty plus countries, is completely bed-ridden, breathes through a respirator [diving bell], and is fed through a feeding tube. Using his eye blinks, he is able to communicate and write this book.
A wonderful story - one that works on many levels that an ordinary story doesn't work, because it's so real. Such as when he calls the cripples at his hospital "tourists" because they'll get to go home eventually, whereas he's apparently in for the duration. Or when he tells about his imaginary eating in the best restaurants in Paris and calls it "simmering memories."
[page 36] Once, I was a master of recycling leftovers. Now I cultivate the art of simmering memories. You can sit down to a meal at any hour, with no fuss or ceremony. If it's a restaurant, no need to call ahead. If I do the cooking, it is always a success.
Best part is "indigestion is never a problem." Poignant. Having René perfoned reading it with his sonorous French accent is a wonderful touch - one can easily imagine that one is hearing the author Bauby himself talking inside his head. I first listened to this book on audio tape due to an error in ordering, then later I read along with the audio tape and was able to notice minor changes between the text and the tape, such as substituting on the tape the word "cocoon" for "diving bell". Another interesting juxtaposition is the sentence, "The French team played like pigs." in the book and on the tape it came out, "The French team played like sick cows." Must be an idiom I'm not familiar with that allows the substitution of sick cows for pigs.
He recalls the story of going on holiday with his girl friend to Lourdes and getting in a half-mile long line full of cripples waiting for the Madonna to appear and cure them. He told her he wouldn't
I rely liked this book because it was fun and enjoying but sad to read about wat was really happening to Bauby. I am amazed ho he has the courage to surpass all of this imaginable thing’s how he’s life is compelling, and I also think that he is a courageous person

Sunday, October 7, 2007

week3part 2

I realy like this book i thing this book was awsome i realy enjoyed reading it it weakness was not ralating to wat was realy happening in the book. also not teling us more about the book and story' that changed his life for stongest point was relating to what's happening and how it started.nothing like this ever hapened to me in my life

week3 part1

He stayed at a church in Michigan where he played checkers and sang in a church group. He started to play basketball at parks all around the U.S.A in CHICAGO, NEW YORK, ST PAUL; he struggled against racism and poverty. He also started to learn how to film and be a photographer. He spent three month's in jail for something someone else did. The tortured him and beat him trying to make him confess about a murder he hadn't commit. Eventually they caught the person who committed the murder. that was the thirties. Eventually some of his friend's joined the corp. because of unemployment because of the depression. That’s when he hitchhiked all the way to Ohio when a stranger gave him a ride. He had a few stops but the guy was going all the way to Chicago. When four policemen with shotguns pulled them over for minor traffic stop when they saw the tarpaulin; and the policemen seemed awfully relieved when the saw boxes of rubber heels. The waved at us on without an explanation and in Lima, a small town further down the road, we found out who they were looking for. Three men who killed a sheriff, broken into a jail and escaped with john Dillinger, the most notorious public enemy of the thirties. He took a dad coach from Chicago to Minneapolis. Among him was his three best friend’s then he moved from the camp to another campsite near Philadelphia, he got his wife sally a room in the city with a family named America. It was a comfortable home and they were good people.

My biography

November 30 1912 a Gordon park was born in fort Scott Kansas he was one of the youngest out of 15 children. When his mom died he moved to st Paul Minnesota with his sister because of arguments about him not going to school and learning. They kicked him out they house. That's when he started to live in poverty he than started to work as a piano player at a brothel also he was a busboy and a basketball player and a civilian conservation corps. At the age of 25, park’s beings pursue photographer. in 1941 becomes the first photographer. To receive

His autobiographical novel The Learning Tree, covering his rough Kansas childhood, won rave reviews and strong sales. When Warner Brothers expressed interest, Parks told them he would direct the film himself, and he became the first African-American to direct a film for a major studio. He went on to direct Shaft and its sequel Shaft's Big Score, Half Slave, Half Free, and several other movies. His biography of bluesman Lead belly was perhaps his best film, but it was Shaft that had the most impact on American culture. Black audiences had never before been offered a major-studio action film with a black hero. It not only spawned several years of "blaxploitation" action films, it earned enough money to save then-struggling MGM from bankruptcy. Parks was a close friend of Muhammad Ali, and godfather for Malcolm X's daughter Quibilah Shabazz. He was a co-founder of Essence magazine, and wrote a ballet called Martin, in honor of King. His numerous books include The Sun Stalker, Poet & His Camera, To Smile in Autumn, and his autobiography, Voices in the Mirror. His last book was a choice of weapon’s, which describes his childhood, and all the way to his earl years in his retirement, Parks did whatever he wished. In 2004, he interviewed retro rocker Lenny Kravitz for Interview magazine. He completed a book of nude photography, and often traveled to film screenings and museum programs in his honor.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

a choice of wepons loaded words

forbidden,imaginable, grudgingly,overhauling,contemt,poignant,nocturnal,melancholy,disillusion,bewilderd,
17 18 18 19 23 23 23 24 25 26

because the word's express how he feel's about life and the sitiotion hi's in and the waay the event's are happenening.also it get's my attentoin ho about how thw athur fell's. I thing he choose so we understand what is happenig to him and give us a thougt of what he is going throw.this reding gor this week is a little controversial.also it is getting more and more intersting.

Monday, October 1, 2007

2 summary

on the evening before christmas, he was sweeping the floor when four policemen walked in and stated to push him around.he startyed playing pino for the basillica.he's friend freddie got arested at the store the both worked at . for stolen property like jewl's,guns,clothing,golfbag;s,fishing rod's and also radios

my felling's abpout choice wepons

my felling's about this book is that it has a strong moral view and all of the event's that happend to him was so harsfull. How he overcomed it and how he got out of poverty. also i thing he will become rich a good dirrector and he will became famous and publish photo's for life magazines.

gordan parks summary

gordan parks is one of 15 children.He was born into poor black family in segregated fort scott kansas.his mother was he's influce. when parks was 15 he moved to st. paul whith his sister and his brother in law. he slept in a trooley car loiterd in poll halls. played piono in a bothel worked as a factotum in a whites-only club, and worked as a waiter on a luxury train. also he was a dirretor for the 1971 movie shaft.he was photographer for all the thing's he disliked about america like poverty,racism, discrimiton.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The thing I am most anxious about at Edina High School is the education and the athletic department. one goal is for me to get all staight A .Iwill also try harder this qurter so that i can play basketball for edina. also so i can go to college and make my mom and my siter happy, college is not an easy thing to get accepted in order for that i need
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english 10 is okay

mr hatten is really funny