Is good luck more important than good planning or preparation? One of Rome's leading intellectual figures in the mid-1st century, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, once said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”. In this quote, Lucius Annaeus Seneca states that luck is just a by-product of good preparation and opportunity. Therefore, good planning and preparation are much more important than just good luck. For example, if a professional sports team arrived at an...
The Solar System consists of the Sun and the astronomical objects gravitationally bound in orbit around it, all of which formed from the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately 4.6 billion years ago. Of the many objects that orbit the Sun, most of the mass is contained within eight relatively solitary planets whose orbits are almost circular and lie within a nearly flat disc called the ecliptic plane. The four smaller inner planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, also called the...
A Letter to Kurtz from a Heart of Darkness I am writing this letter to you, to a shrouded unknowingness, a deep scar left upon my soul--that, which seems to have been an obscurity and the only reason for traveling through this maze of green walls. Before I ever realized it, I had become so engrossed and drawn to this enigma of the darkness. I am now arriving at the inner station. This has been a captivating and intriguing experience thus far, and to realize it is not yet over, utterly...
Finding True Romance in School The first thirteen years of my life weren’t very exciting. I played soccer, went to school, hung out with my friends, you know, the normal things a kid did. Then, my fourteenth year, I met the guy that threw me my first lifeline. His name was Gabriel Flores. He was the kind of guy everyone liked. He played all the sports including baseball, football, basketball, soccer and track, and played them well. The first day I saw him I...
Descriptive Bedroom Setting As I walk down the hall leading to my room I hear strange noises coming from my room. I stop at the door to my room and think about how crazy it's been living there. Its been hectic living in the same room with two brothers when the room is not gargantuan. It’s almost as if my room has been separated into three sections so that my brothers and I have separate areas for our own belongings. I finally walk in and its like stepping into a disaster zone. The...
Descriptive Writing of Family Weekend The sun shined bright and blazed hot that summer, a summer more than a few years back but not at all that long ago. In the San Joaquin Valley is where our tale lies...surrounded by mountains and rolling hills where you see grazing cattle meandering in an ever coil up the steep golden rises, here perched on the side of a treacherous highway sits a large Flea Market. This market has an unmistakable giant red barn and when days are good the place is filled...
On the outside he was a blue eyed, brown haired, misunderstood genius. On the inside he was an artist dying to come out, a lover with no one to swoon, and an unsuspecting geek to say the least. She made a mistake for she would always be too good for him. She was an heiress who needed someone to latch onto for a while. She was wild, unpredictable, and nothing more than a friend to any man she would like to call her own. She sat in class by the football players while he sat in the back drawing on...
The Many Uses of Vinegar General Purpose: To Inform Specific Purpose: My audience will learn about vinegar, and the many different ways that they can use vinegar to clean their homes, promote their health, and enhance their beauty. Central Idea: Vinegar is a cheap, effective alternative to cleaning your home, promoting health, and enhancing beauty. Introduction: I. Ladies and Gentleman, what if I told you that that what I have in this tiny little cup, has been used to clean homes, promote...
Padded Room In the quiet of my padded room, While insanity sets in, I am comfortable and safe, So either way I win. The monsters can't get me, And trhe voices will go away. Medication's no longer a problem, I'm slightly more sane today. Don't take me from my padded room. I swear I'll go insane. Well, insane again to tell the truth; Soft walls to ease my pain. Razor Blade Heart cracked but not broken Pride shattered into a thousand peices Cut myself just to feel the sting ...
This paper discusses several concerns about relocating to Los Angeles. (3.5 pages; 5 sources; MLA citation style) I Introduction Relocation is difficult because most people find change difficult. This paper explores the options open to a young professional relocating to Los Angeles. Using Internet sources only, it deals with three specific areas of research in connection with relocation to L.A. The first section identifies the region’s major employers; the second section...