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Searching Through The Distant Night: A Personal Essay On Forgotten Wisdom

By Devon Pitlor

Oft-forgotten bits of easily overlooked wisdom from those who have influenced me in life

Essay | Updated Nov 17, 2009 | Reads: 59 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Horace, Joey, Leguay, wisdom, quotations, ideas

Searching Through The Distant Night: A Personal Esssay On Forgotten Wisdom

By Devon Pitlor

A personal essay on certain easily overlooked bits of wisdom

Essay | Updated Nov 17, 2009 | Reads: 143 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
Tags: personal, essay, joey, leguay, horace, wisdom, quotations

What Drives Me To Write

By John Wyres Smith

A short essay of why I write.

Essay | Updated Oct 30, 2009 | Reads: 80 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: writing, essay, drive

Biograpy Of John Napier

By Blackstarwolf

I SWEAR SOMEONE STEALS THIS I WILL BE MAD!!!!!!!!!!!

Essay | Updated Oct 17, 2009 | Reads: 407 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

Dear Mary by Jossie Deveroux Tchaikovsky

Dear Mary

By Jossie Deveroux Tchaikovsky

This was an essay I made for class. It's an apology-letter to a little girl, built on a short story called The New Girl by mr. Marc Mitchell. It's really great for its length, and deals with racism. My essay got A+ and the teacher read it out loud for the class, so I guess it's good. I hope my su...

Essay | Updated Oct 11, 2009 | Reads: 129 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: racism, children, letter, apology

One Of Life's Greatest Challenges by Nicolina

One Of Life's Greatest Challenges

By Nicolina

An essay on the hardships of being involved in Foster Care.

Essay | Updated Sep 30, 2009 | Reads: 925 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0

Of Losing Myself In The Transkei by Lydia Lament

Of Losing Myself In The Transkei

By Lydia Lament

When I was a child my grandfather would take me to the birthground of my family, sharing with me the splendour of our ancestry.

Essay | Updated Sep 26, 2009 | Reads: 284 | Comments: 6 | Likes: 7
Tags: journal, transkei, reminiscance, childhood, magic

Rachel's Challenge by Jolly Holly

Rachel's Challenge

By Jolly Holly

Rachel Scott was the first person to be killed during the Columbine shooting. Her essay was found in her room. This isn't my essay, it is Rachel's essay. My school want to start the Rachel's Challenge in our school. It is very touching and also very true. Kindness only starts with one person, you...

Essay | Updated Sep 25, 2009 | Reads: 4,769 | Comments: 4 | Likes: 2
Tags: memoir, rachel, challenge, change, breking, the, violence, in, school

Old Souls Ramble On by Alan L Jones

Old Souls Ramble On

By Alan L Jones

Just some things that pass in the night.

Essay | Updated Sep 19, 2009 | Reads: 100 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 1
Tags: odd, lack, of, sleep, crazy, just, tired

Chronicles From A Single Dad

By Chase Merit

A Divorced Dad's Transition

Essay | Updated Aug 6, 2009 | Reads: 39 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

Sunday Night Lights by Sneakerhead

Sunday Night Lights

By Sneakerhead

A memoir on the day of the week when basketball becomes religion, no pun intended.

Essay | Updated Jul 27, 2009 | Reads: 118 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 0
Tags: basketball, five-on-five, camaraderie, sports, friends, sunday, non-fiction

Some Good Bits From An Essay I Wrote For My College English 101 Class...

By Xrosex

Just a few parts from my essay I wrote in English. They may not fully connect, but are entertaining nonetheless.

Essay | Updated Jul 26, 2009 | Reads: 82 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: school, life, language, teaching, reading, writing, bad, handwriting, bullying, teasing, best, friends, finding, identity, finding, yourself, identity, culture, clash

His Eyes Were Open But The Old Man Looked Dead by Bwinwnbwi

His Eyes Were Open But The Old Man Looked Dead

By Bwinwnbwi

This is my last essay/memoir under the category of My Old Professor. It basically concerns my struggle with his teachings. Up next is the category of existential considerations, considerations that have helped me survive a rather risky lifestyle.

Essay | Updated Jul 26, 2009 | Reads: 129 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
Tags: nightmare, lecture, selfish, society, pope, pragmatist, freedom, knowing, value, act, responsibly, rule, law, bigots, criminals, violence, tyranny, sanity, insanity, desire

The Music Studio by Gfjones

The Music Studio

By Gfjones

This the first assignment for my creative writing course that I am auditing online. It's purpose is to use sensory discriptors to describe a place that is important to me the author. I have blended this with a historical perspective, concerning my city of residence, as well. Further information ...

Essay | Updated Jul 26, 2009 | Reads: 194 | Comments: 6 | Likes: 6
Tags: music, studio, fire, racism, riots, change

Taking A Look At Science Through The Eye Of The Good Professor by Bwinwnbwi

Taking A Look At Science Through The Eye Of The Good Professor

By Bwinwnbwi

The following essay describes scientific thinking, analysis, and results from a non materialistic perspective.

Essay | Updated Jul 25, 2009 | Reads: 76 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 2
Tags: science, machiavelli, locke, newton, objective, reality, mental, constructs, common, sense, archimedes, plato, pythagoras, kepler, galileo, copernicus, humanities, education, ethics, morality.


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