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 SettingAs 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 WeekendThe 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 liessurrounded 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 to...
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...
The Many Uses of VinegarGeneral Purpose: To InformSpecific 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 health,...
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...
Long ago the Goddess of Beginnings gave birth to two sons, the first she named Surya and the last Shyam. Surya and Shyam were very close at first, but as they grew older they began to grow apart. Shyam was handsome and strong – he was looked up too by all his peers; Surya was a genius, he knew everything there was to know but he was very reserved and wasn’t well known throughout his homeland. Surya wanted to prove himself; he wanted to do something that Shyam had never done, something...
I chose this instrument panel because I think it would be cool to demonstrate how Charles Lindbergh had to navigate and fly. This instrument panel is similar to the one Charles used in his flights. The top instrument was used to find his way. On the left is the air speed this was very critical when Charles had to take off, land, and cruising. The instrument located the lowest is bank this was very important when he was given coordinates. On the right is his clock. This was Charles only...