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The Butcher Shop - Around noon on Thursday, my roommate and I walked drearily to the local slaughterhouse, or abattoir, where we would see a pig slaughter. The building we arrived at looked eerie on the school’s campus. The abattoir stood alone, next to the bullpen and at the end of a dirt road. We walked in and a female student greeted us and told us to put on an apron, a hairnet, and a hardhat. The room smelled of warm blood. There were five people in yellow aprons and white hardhats amiably working together butchering a pig, which was currently hanging by its feet, bleeding from its neck....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Observation] 995 words
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A Poker Addiction - A Poker Addiction As Manny sits there, with half the chips he began with, he faces the hardest decision of the night. Does he call. Does he fold. There are so many things to consider, so much at stake. As the seconds tick by, flashes of frames from the World Series of Poker pass before his eyes; Johnny Chan slapping his cards down on the table, calling out “All in,” in front of God knows how many people. He sees Phil Hellmuth with his chin supported on his hands, shuffling chips and staring down his opponent....   [tags: Personal Narrative Descriptive Papers] 1921 words
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Our Dysfunctional Haverworld - Our Dysfunctional Haverworld As we seniors graduate and head out into the world, one of the things I bet most of us will seek is community. This seems to be one of the requirements for a sustainable society: one that is adaptive according to small, diverse regions, so that local conditions are met with appropriate technologies, and one that functions with a strong ethic based on social ties. In my future I want to feel I am included in and contributing to a supportive, caring and ethical community, whose values of sustainability determine our relationship to nature....   [tags: Personal Narrative Descriptive Papers] 1805 words
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Flowers and Fairytale - Flowers and Fairytale By the school, there is a little garden with a water fountain and several little trees around it. Each tree is grounded in a two-foot high cement block. The tree is covered with leaves, and the leaves have scattered flowers around them. The fountain contains several little water shooters, shooting out forms of water, which resembles the flower as a dancing fairy. The flowers start at the bottom of the tree. The ring of flowers surround the tree. They are made up of many bright colors of red, pink, violet, blue and white....   [tags: Free Descriptive Observation Essay] 516 words
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Menu for Sandwichman - Menu for Sandwichman Sandwichman is the name for our sandwich restaurant. Sandwichman was started by four college students at Iowa State University: Rajane Patel, Ashlyn Bloom, Rachel Te, and Agus Leonardo. We decided to open this sandwich restaurant at 1000 Duff Avenue here in Ames, Iowa. The basic colors for our sandwich restaurant are orange and yellow. My responsibilities in building this sandwich restaurant are designing and preparing the menu. The Menu is considered to be the most important aspect in order to build a restaurant because a menu tells what the restaurant offers....   [tags: Free Descriptive Essays] 1134 words
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Life in Kenya - Life in Kenya 1. Introduction In the past when I would think of Kenya I would think of wild animals, African tribes, and AIDS. When I met Wanjiku an international student from Kenya she told me many things about the culture of her country. I know from talking and working with her that they value friendship and believe in hard work. The people of Kenya have gone though many changes since gaining their independence in 1963. They now have the freedom of speech and religion. Kenya has also increased its educational system by building more schools....   [tags: Descriptive Kenya Africa Essays]
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The Appalachian Trail - The Appalachian Trail The Appalachian Trail was also the product of a daydream atop Stratton Mountain, the brainchild of Benton MacKaye. MacKaye was an off-and-on federal employee, educated as a forester and self-trained as a planner, who proposed it as the connecting thread of "a project in regional planning." His proposal, drawing on years of talk of a "master trail" within New England hiking circles, was written at the urging of concerned friends in the months after his suffragette-leader wife killed herself....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 1356 words
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Cage in Heaven - Cage in Heaven Process writing: This was me when I was growing up in my little world. This was my feeling of pain, sorrow, and joy during my childhood. I felt all these emotions and more growing up in the busy Hong Kong City. Looking back at my childhood, I realized why I came to the United States. I adore my father and siblings for all the hard work they have done for me to come over. I realized the warmest and only love is that of a family. Hong Kong is six million hearts beating in rhythm....   [tags: Personal Narrative Descriptive Essays] 1751 words
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Illegal Street Racing - Illegal Street Racing Vivid moonlight, dim city, slight overcast on the noxious night. Cool breeze blows over your sweltering body. Heart racing, sweat pouring, adrenaline pumping through the body like gas through the engine of a car. Body trembling, hands shaking, eyes twitching, foot uneasy as beady eyes observe your every move. Thunderous noise coming from the crowd, situation getting heavier the closer you get to the line. Tension raised to the max as time draws nearer….5-0 no where to be found, time to go....   [tags: Descriptive Racing Car Essays]
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Ancient Egyptian Pyramids - Ancient Egyptian Pyramids Introduction Pyramids were very large, took a long time to build and many people were needed to build them. There were many rooms inside the pyramids and each room was very large. There were many secret passageways with lots of traps. It took many blocks to build one pyramid and these blocks were very large. Why I’m writing this paper I am writing this paper because I studied about Ancient Egypt. I learned a lot about pyramids and how they were made, working on the TAG project....   [tags: Research Paper Descriptive Essays] 804 words
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The Homeless Man - Otis sat at his tattered corner booth, the pale pink and teal upholstery ripped and worn by all those who had rested there before him. His charcoal-grey hair was oily and unkept as if he hadn’t known the pleasure of a shower or a comb since his early days in the war. His once green army jacket, faded to a light grey, covered the untucked, torn, and sweat-stained Goodwill T-shirt under it. He wore an old pair of denim blue jeans that were shredded in the knees and rested three inches above his boney ankles; exposing the charity he depended upon....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Personal Narrative] 1225 words
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New York City - When you associate anything with New York City it is usually the extraordinary buildings that pierce the sky or the congested sidewalks with people desperate to shop in the famous stores in which celebrities dwell. Even with my short visit there I found myself lost within the Big Apple. The voices of the never-ending attractions call out and envelop you in their awe. The streets are filled with an atmosphere that is like a young child on a shopping spree in a candy store. Although your feet swelter from the continuous walking, you find yourself pressing on with the yearning to discover the 'New York Experience'....   [tags: Descriptive Personal Narrative Essays] 558 words
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Picture Perfect Surroundings - Early Saturday morning, I awoke to a great aroma. The strong scent lifted me up out of bed, to my feet, and downstairs, for I was eager to discover the redolence that was idle. Chills ran up my back when my bare feet first touched the cool tile flooring. The rising sun beamed through the floor-to-ceiling windows in the solarium as well as, the bay window above the conveniently placed double bowl sink. The sun flooded the room with its natural light and created a rather cheerful atmosphere. I immediately felt uncomfortably happy....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example] 592 words
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Types Of Computers - Types of Computers Mainframes Mainframes Was the dominant form of computing before microcomputers. They are usually very expensive, powerful and operate specialist software Mainframes are typically used by large companies, public authorities and universities for their data handling tasks. These tasks are typically: File maintenance: This is perhaps the most common use of mainframes. Maintaining records is a huge task for institutions. Records can contain information on sales, credit card status, payroll details, social security details, health records, stock inventory, etc....   [tags: Technology Descriptive Classification] 1046 words
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Happy Birthday Chase - Happy Birthday Chase Life moves by quickly, but from the start of life to the end there are a special days where you celebrate the day of your birth. There are also particular birthdays that you show more special interest to than others. Some of which being, when you finally become a teenager, turning sixteen so you're finally able to drive, turning eighteen signifies you as an adult, turning twenty-one means you can buy alcohol, and if you're lucky enough turning a hundred means you've lived to be just plain old....   [tags: Descriptive Personal Narrative Birthday] 830 words
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Travel in Mexico - Day One Tour of Chichén Itzá Chichén Itzá is located within the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala and extending into the Yucatan peninsula lay the mysterious temples and pyramids of the Maya people. The ancient city whose name means "in the mouth at the Itzáe's Well", was, in its time of grandeur (between 800 and 1200 A.D.), the centre of political, religious and military power in Yucatán, if not all of South-eastern Meso America. While Europe was still in the Dark Ages, the Maya people had evolved the only true writing system native to the Americas and were masters of mathematics....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 1130 words
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Experience at Camp - Experience at Camp When life is perfect there is this feeling of overwhelming smiles. Like I want to scream or yell just because my life is so incredibly perfect. I felt this way the summer of 2002 at Lutherdale Bible Camp. But what is weird is that I don't know what makes it so perfect. Like what is the real difference from here to there. There I have this feeling of being so incredibly close to everything. As opposed to being to being in the real world, hearing and seeing what really goes on. When I was at camp I feel like I am really special....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive] 1052 words
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The Race - One of my numerous running T-shirts reads “You’ve got to want it.” That seems to be everything out here and frankly, I just don’t seem to want it badly enough today. My legs are finally healthy; there’s no major joint, bone or tendon problem anymore. But mentally I am weak. I am breaking down. I am running too slowly. And it’s all happening too fast. The first half mile I am solidly boxed in. Elbows flying everywhere, I swivel my flailing body searching for my rhythm, trying to find my place in the pack....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 909 words
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Collecting Starfish - Triumphantly, we stand side by side, grinning widely as our anxious parents snap pictures to appease us and then hurry us away to tend to our battered appendages. Each one of us sprouts some wound or another—a bloodied knee or elbow, bruised toe, bitten finger, or a large sunburn. Some of us are on the verge of dehydration. We have chosen a rough playground, but we love it dearly. Two hours before low tide, we had migrated to the beach, carrying nothing except plastic buckets. With little patience for the group of parents who followed sluggishly behind, bearing towels, water, sunscreen, lunch, and other such useless items, we of young spirit pushed excitedly ahead along the dirt path....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 562 words
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Mother's Pearls - Mother's Pearls Around my mother’s neck was a necklace: a string of jaggedly spherical crystal beads. I don’t know why she chose that necklace for that night. Her sister’s wedding perhaps called for the touch of a family heirloom, or perhaps she simply liked the way it sat above her collarbone in a path of smooth stones. All the same, it was on this night that she chose to wear it — this favorite piece of hers — a gift from her late grandmother. On my mother’s lap I sat in a curl — no older than seven, with little patience for adults or conversation or wedding parties....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 539 words
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Airport Observation - The heart begins racing the moment the car pulls into the airport parking lot. The smell of jet fuel, automobile exhaust, and hot tarmac combine to assault the senses with images of exotic escapes and the kind of freedom that can only come from airports. I feel the thrum of the engines at takeoff and the vibration of the plane during the flight in my skin. I see people listening to MP3s and playing video games. I hear the couple behind me chatting about the weather in Florida and the possibility of rain....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Description] 754 words
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The Woods - I am sitting in the passenger side as my dad is driving, and we are on our way to my grandpa's land which is located about 25 minutes east of Dubuque. First thing we do when we get there is to finish putting on our coats, and then to grab our bows out of the back, then I close my door softly. Walking through the open field I have dead weeds and tall grass crunching under my boots, and at the end of the field we reach a barbed wire fence that we crawl under. Then we cross under a bunch of pine trees and go about 30 yards into the woods to where my tree stand sits....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 920 words
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The Gym - The gym where I train and workout, the Dubuque Martial Arts Group, is a place where I know who I am. It is a place I can go to escape my problems for a while and release some stress. It's not the actual physical building, but rather the events that have occurred there over the years. It's where I have formed some of my closest friendships. It is the place I have invested years of hard work for many of my accomplishments. To some it may seem odd that a place associated with sweat, blood and physical pain mean so much to someone....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 964 words
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My Home - My Home Each year millions of dollars are spent on therapy because people want to re-live their childhood. These people discover late in life that childhood was the time period where the most meaningful parts of life were. Things from our past don't just fade away, they are part of us, and most people greatly miss them weather they know it or not. My most meaningful place is my parents' house because it is a symbol of reliving my childhood, indulging in good times, and just plain feeling at home....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, narrative] 945 words
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My Room - My Room A secluded island with warm sandy beaches, a sunset over high cropped mountains, or the beauty and serenity of silence in a magnificent forest. A special place could as extravagant as those or as simple as your favorite cozy chair. They reach out with much more than picturesque or comfort qualities. Some of our dearest memories happen to us in these places. Maybe it is because of the comfort we find there, the connections we have that make us feel a certain way, or is it because they add to our identities....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, narrative] 1019 words
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The Lakefront - The Lakefront Have you ever been to a place that you did not want to leave. This is the way I feel when I go to the lakefront. This is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been. At night you can almost reach out and touch the stars and the sound of the water splashing is so peaceful. I have many fond memories about the lakefront, it is the place where I can just get away and think. I have been to the lakefront thousands of times and every time is a different experience weather I am with my friends or if I go alone....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 706 words
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Deer Hunting - It was a beautiful October afternoon as I climbed to the top of my tree stand. The sun was shining, and a slight breeze was blowing from the northwest. I knew that the deer frequented the area around my stand since my step-dad had shot a nice doe two days earlier from the same stand, and signs of deer were everywhere in the area. I had been sitting for close to two hours when I decided to stand up and stretch my legs as well as smoke a cigarette. I was nearly finished with my cigarette when behind me I heard the sound of something moving through the grass....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Personal Narrative] 897 words
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My Mother - My Mother When I was young, I drew a picture of my mother. It was her standing in a yard with a house in the background. It wasn't our house, and my mother looked like anyone but herself. Dressed entirely in green, with green hair and a green expression on her green face, she stood in front of a green two-story house surrounded by a green landscape. Green was her favorite color, and I wanted to make a surprise out of the drawing for her. My mother was a god to me in those days, and in my eyes she could do no wrong....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 975 words
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Thanksgiving Day - Thanksgiving Day I stepped out of the chilly November air and into the warmth of my home. The first snowfall of the year had hit early in the morning, and the soft, powdery snow provided entertainment for hours. As I laid my furry mittens and warm hat on the bench to dry, I was immediately greeted with the rich scent of sweet apple pie, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and the twenty-pound turkey my mother was preparing for our Thanksgiving feast. As I walked into the family room, I could feel the gentle heat of the crackling fire begin to sooth my frostbitten cheeks....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 543 words
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Scary Noises - Snap. A branch just broke to the right of me. Rustling sounds are coming from the bushes. I look to the left, then the right. Nothing. I can't see anything, but I know there has to be something out there; noises just don't arise on their own. I look all around, searching every bush, tree, and shady spot to try and locate the noises; then, peace and quiet again. The calming sounds of birds chirping, the distant roar of the river, and the wind blowing leaves around, cover up the scary noises that I just heard....   [tags: Personal Narrative, descriptive essay] 1382 words
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Computer Games - Computer Games Crouching behind a twisted chunk of metal, I waited for the mortar blasts to subside. As soon as I could not hear the thunderous roar of explosions, I ducked out of my hiding place and ran up the beach. The whining ring of a bullet sounded through the silence, and I looked to see where the gunner was hiding. The enemy locked another bullet into the chamber and fired his scoped rifle. The bullet met flesh, and I fell to the ground. Only minutes before Willis and I had been sitting on the couch, listening to loud punk music....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1297 words
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Grandparents' House - Grandparents' House The car ride to my grandparents' house seemed to take half a day even though it was only a twenty-minute drive to Cedaredge. Although the back road over Redlands Mesa was a twisty tourney road, it drug on like a boring documentary. When the car finally pulled into the driveway of the long, white house with a neatly kept green lawn, I knew it was going to be a great day of fun, relaxation, and great food. As I walked around to the back door, my eyes took in the beauty of the grass swaying in the wind and the weathered barn off to the left of the pasture....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1350 words
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Grandpa's House - Grandpa's House As I walk in through the door, I begin to sense the feeling of warmth come over me. This is the feeling I get every time I arrive at my Grandpa's house in Price, Utah. It's where I spent the first five years of my life. This is my second home. My family and I live about four hours away from Price, but that still doesn't stop us from going to visit as often as possible. The drive there is rather boring, but it's worth being able to see the familiar landscape of my past. After driving through a small town known as Wellington, I know that I am within minutes of being able to glance at my second home....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay] 926 words
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The Watch - I am sitting in a still room, borrowing a moment to inhale the serenity that seems to float in the air like a cloud of fog, and listening to the silence. Listening closely, I notice that the silence, an absence of apparent sound, is its own symphony; it is an orchestration that is being kept alive by a carefully beating drum. I concentrate on the drum’s beats, observing that its rhythm is steadily and confidently throbbing. When glancing, I make a discovery and erupt with laughter. At this moment, precisely 1:43 PM, I realize that the incessant pulsation is not the tempo of tranquility, but rather the ticking of my watch....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay] 1888 words
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White Bread - White Bread The plastic wrapper of a loaf of Wonderbread’s D’Italiano white bread is colored brightly with the primary colors one associates with childhood and kindergarten playroom activities. The swirling script lettering of the word D’Italiano makes the bread seem somehow more special than bread packaged with ordinary block lettering. On both ends of the shiny, clear wrapper, boldly colored round dots resembling bright balloons are arranged upon a blazing red background, conveying the joy and happiness the bread would bring to any sandwich and my fifteen-year-old life....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive] 1851 words
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Our Farm - I woke up before my alarm. A distant square of eerie half-twilight from the window held the familiar outline of the locust tree. In the dark, I fumbled to dress without waking my parents. I slipped outside. The sun was still below the horizon but the clouds above the mountains were tainted the color of pomegranates. Around me the shadows seemed empty. I tried not to look into the brush as I walked down the driveway. I had stopped before, looking to see the back of the shadows; staring hard, only to have them retreat from my eyes indefinitely....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essay] 2832 words
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Female Executives - Women occupy a significant and growing proportion of entry and mid-level managerial positions, nevertheless women have been stymied in their entrance to top level positions, accounting for less than five percent of women holding executive positions. The lack of progress can be attributed to the glass ceiling, an invisible barrier to advancement based on attitude or organizational bias. Increasingly, individuals in many organizations are recognizing the importance of shattering the glass ceiling and removing barriers that prevent women from utilizing their full potential....   [tags: Workforce Job Descriptive Essays] 2950 words
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Costa Rica - Costa Rica Costa Rica has a culture and landscape, along with other intriguing aspects, that would make almost anyone want to visit there. I had always wanted to go out of the country, so my friend Doug and I decided that Costa Rica was the place to be. This Spanish speaking paradise lies between Mexico and South America. The entire country is practically surrounded by water with the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Needless to say, there was a lot more in Costa Rica than a beautiful view....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 903 words
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Nestled in the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg has become an area that East Tennessee State University students go to visit. Gatlinburg offers something for many; however, the city has some growing pains such as traffic and limited space. Thus, the city of Gatlinburg offers many things that a traveler could need and want, provided that he or she is willing to overlook the city’s rapid growth. Entertainment in the area is targeted at a wide variety of age groups and interests that include some of East Tennessee State University students....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays] 980 words
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Pigeon Forge - Pigeon Forge The Pigeon Forge area attracts students because of the entertainment choices and location. Teenagers enjoy Pigeon Forge because of the shopping, restaurants, and tourist attractions. It is a getaway from their hometown with plenty of choices of things to do. There are outlet malls that sell a variety of clothing. A few of the attractions located in this area are race tracks, bungee jumping, indoor skydiving, and put-put. Families with young children will be able to do a limited amount of outside tourist activities, but instead might opt to shop within some of the popular outlet malls....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 1016 words
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Butler, Tennessee - The town of Butler is not a very well known place, but I would not trade anything in the world for it. In this quaint little town one will find a wide variety of year round activities and traditional festivals. I have traveled to many places in our nation and to other nations, but I have yet to find a place that is as dear to me as my hometown. Most of the inhabitants of Butler will tell you the same thing, whether they have traveled or not. Butler has such a picturesque landscape that it is often the subject of many photographers....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays] 1265 words
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Cosby Park - Cosby Park The Great Smoky Mountains is one of the most famous parks in the United States. The park is known for its beautiful mountains and streams, clean air, and frequent rain. My local part of the park is Cosby, located in the Great Smoky Mountains eighty-two miles west of the East Tennessee State University campus (www.nps.gov.grsm.prcoscg.htm). The park is a wonderful, activity-filled stop for any student wanting to get away for a few days. The drive to Cosby passes by quickly because of all the interesting sites along the way....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]
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Cosquer Cave - Cosquer Cave In 1985, while scuba diving in Cape Morgiou, near Marseilles, France, Henri Cosquer discovered a narrow 175-meter, air-filled tunnel 37 meters below the sea (“The Cosquer Cave”). The tunnel, unbeknownst to him, lead to one of the world’s most treasured Paleolithic art-filled caves. During the Paleolithic age, Cosquer cave was much more accessible than it is today. Researchers say that at the times the art was created, the cave was probably only 11 kilometers from the coast and 80 meters above sea level (Jaobs)....   [tags: Place Descriptive Essays]
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Cosquer Cave - Cosquer Cave Lying 125 feet below sea level, an historic treasure hid unseen to humans for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans first left their mark there nearly 27,000 years ago, but it was not until 1985 that modern humans discovered these treasures. This ancient landmark is now known as Cosquer Cave. It is a unique cave not only for the images found there, but also because of its unusual entrance. The cave is located on Cape Morgiou, in the Calanques, which is near Marseilles (“The Cosquer Cave”)....   [tags: Place Descriptive Essays] 1126 words
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Poly Canyon - It is a sunless morning shrouded in mist. The clouds look ominous with the threat of rain. It is quiet, for no creatures are awake yet, not even the hikers. The air is crisp and smells fresh after a night covered in the ocean fog. A Eucalyptus grove stands at the trail entrance with a deliciously pungent greeting that carries through the air. Along the trail as the foliage gets thicker, it is evident that Mother Nature knows the autumn season has arrived. Leaves have begun to turn the fall colors and drop to the trail floor....   [tags: Descriptive Nature Essays Observation] 959 words
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The Hike - It is cold, foggy, and dark. Everything looks dead around me - brown grass, bare and skinny trees, my tired classmates. I look at the wildlife and think about greener, more beautiful places. I imagine that I am hiking in North Carolina or Austria, where nature needs no sprinklers to remain green. Why am I awake now. How can I find beauty on this hike. How can I possibly write an essay about this. Despite my negative thoughts, I force myself to focus on the hike. Birds soar through the crisp air, singing their morning melodies and landing on trees and telephone wires....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays] 741 words
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Assisi, Italy - Assisi Before and After Francis and Clare. Assisi is a town located in the province of Perugia and Umbrian region of central Italy (?Assisi?).. It is located at the foot of Monte Subasio, which is 1300 feet or 400 meters above sea level. The narrow, winding streets and the surrounding city walls are indicative of the region?s medieval history (?Assisi?).. Although the town is primarily known as the birthplace of St. Francis, it was an important location for the Umbrians, Etruscans, and Romans (?Assisi?).....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays]
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Mountain Biking - Mountain Biking I have come to love bicycles in the course of the past year. I am especially fond of mountain bikes, including my own. Riding it opens up a whole new world of opportunities and challenges for me. I am still fairly fresh to the whole mountain biking scene, so I push myself to become better with more experience. Riding is an outlet; it is something I can channel pent up energy through. I love the sport because it is a full body, soul, and mind experience that affects all five of the senses....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays] 703 words
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The Supermarket - The Supermarket The other day I walked into the supermarket to buy a box of Kleenex. I was faced with a variety of colors, textures, box designs, and even the option of aloe. All these features designed for a product to blow my nose into. Selection wasn't limited to the Kleenex section, either…I found abundance in every aisle. We seem to always want more - more choices, more variety, more time. In fact, even the word "supermarket" implies a desire for more than just a simple market. No longer just a place to buy food, the supermarket has become a place to cash a check, buy a birthday card, or pick up some tulip bulbs....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays] 661 words
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Graduation Night - Graduation Night I had been waiting for this evening to come for four years. In a few hours it came and went, but it was an important time in my life. Graduation night was the end of one life and the beginning of a new life with different problems, worries and joys. My family was there, excited and cheering for me because I had made it. I was in a classroom getting ready for the walk onto the field and thinking that I had finally reached the one night that would end high school life and start a new life in college....   [tags: Personal Descriptive Narrative] 961 words
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Windsor Castle - Windsor Castle “Seen for the first time, Windsor Castle is an unforgettable sight; its imposing towers and battlements creating one of the world’s most spectacular sky-lines” Windsor Castle is one of England’s most dominant structures. The castle was built around 1070 by William the Conqueror. It stands about 21 miles west of London in a parameter town called Windsor. Edward III rebuilt the castle around 1344, but many kings have contributed their own share to the enormous structure. The castle is located above the Thames river....   [tags: Place Descriptive Monuments Essays]
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Night Hunting - Brandon thought that he could take a swig of beer safely. But when he lifted the bottle of Miller to his still-grinning lips, he caught a glimpse of Chester, whose fat face was also grinning like a kid’s Halloween jack o’ lantern, and that happened just when the swallow of beer was going down Brandon’s throat. The result was a loud choke, gurgle and spray of beer across a table already littered with bottles, caps, cigarette butts, and spoiling pretzels. "Ah, censored!" Chester yelled, jumping quickly out of his chair to avoid the sticky shower....   [tags: Free Descriptive Essay] 716 words
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Zuma Beach -      It was a sunny Friday afternoon when I decided to take my observations with me out into the world. I find that my imagination wanders off on its own and takes trips to the ocean without me so I figured my body had some catching up to do. With a snap of my fingers and a short ride through the canyon I found myself at my childhood playground, Zuma Beach. Without hesitation I laid my towel down upon the tiny grains and chips of rocks that the oceans might has turned into sand over the years. I took a moment to put my life on hold and gaze at what nature had to offer to me....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 1403 words
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Workplace Observation - In the workplace there are many different aspects of the organization. Some of the aspects or 'culture' of an organization are organizational diversity, dress and language, how communication flows, and organizational policies. Below I will discuss several aspects of the company I work for and define what the different cultures are. How Communication Flows As we know today there are many ways how to communicate. There is email, verbal, Internet, intranet, etc. However, there is only two ways communications flows....   [tags: Business Management Descriptive Communication]
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An Afternoon - The sky, mid-afternoon, a beautiful canvas graced with sky blues and pure milky whites. The blue in the depths beyond and the smooth, rounded, sugary sweet clouds in the foreground; February mornings were made to be like this. Stained white wooden porches, green plastic lawn and garden chairs and a yellow butterfly dancing above the steamy urban pavement with an invisible partner to a made up song. Sitting on the porch waiting for Michele, tall, southern, red haired and fiery, I have to do much needed laundry at her house where the wash is free and the dryers do not charge by the minute....   [tags: Descriptive Short Story Essays] 1114 words
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Beach Box - Every night for the last twenty years I have strolled down the same beach, the same path and at the same time. My life was boring but I loved it. In one week that was all about to change. It was the 26th of October. The nights were getting darker and colder. I put on my coat, shoes, scarf and picked up the house keys and prepared for my daily walk. The beach was quite near, only two minutes away. The tide was high. The moonlight glistened off the waves which were gently stroking the sand when they fell and rustled as they moved across the sea-shells....   [tags: Papers, narrative, descriptive] 688 words
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The Farm - The Farm Flat Rock Farm was a hardscrabble anachronism in the 1950s. The dirt roads of Kansas, in those days, were littered with similar testimonies; relics of another time, passed down by the pioneers who carved them from the prairie. That it survived at all was a testament to the resourcefulness and tenacity of those that had scratched a subsistence from it during the dust bowl and great depression. Once the fulfillment of life-long dreams, farms like this one were being rendered obsolete by the emerging consumer society of post-war America....   [tags: Descriptive Farms Essays Papers] 1892 words
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Open Fields - Open Fields When I think back to the days when I was a child, I think about all of my wonderful childhood memories. Often I wish to go back, back to that point in life when everything seemed simpler. Sometimes I think about it too much, knowing I cannot return. Yet, there is still one place I can count on to bring me back to that state of mind, my grandparents' house. There is something to be said about lying on one's back in an open field hour upon hour, staring up at a vast, blue sky. With no one around and not another house for miles, it is a great place to be alone, to listen....   [tags: Descriptive Memories Essays Papers] 456 words
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Panic Disorder - About ten years ago, when I was still a little boy, my aunt Tina was diagnosed with panic disorder. I heard that word very often during my family gatherings, when my family members were talking about my aunt's condition and everyone was worried about her. At that time, I was still too young to understand what was really wrong, or what all those big words meant. But, I often heard the word therapy and medication in reference to my aunt. Everybody looked very worried when her condition was discussed....   [tags: Descriptive Disorder Treatment] 1872 words
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Arathi Basin - It was a normal day in the Arathi Basin. To fuel a war, we need resources; to win a war, we need to eliminate the enemy. Luckily for us, this battleground boasts both concepts. While the others are destroying each other, wave after wave, we must take the land that will aid them. This, of course, is also done by killing enemies, squad after squad. A team is not pulled into the basin out of nowhere, after you request your shift, you must wait for it. But this is no standard job with designated shifts....   [tags: Descriptive War Battle] 930 words
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Employment Law - This paper’s purpose is to detail what happened to me, a former employee of a MSO. Included I will discuss and analyze protocol and procedures, and how they were not followed. This level of conflict made the day to day work environment very difficult to maintain at a professional level. There was a situation that happened to me personally and I will state the facts as I remember them. This issue was one of a senior officer of the company making racial remarks, and did them on a daily occasion to me....   [tags: Descriptive Employment Legal] 1503 words
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Love - Love is not a god as the fine philosophers of Greece once suggested. Love is something far more powerful and universal, for not all people believe in gods, yet people cannot refuse the existence of love. Instead, love is a condition of the human body that cannot be denied. True love is obstinate; in the way that music pours into the ears of an audience, love pouring into the heart of a man cannot be stopped, denied, or set off course. Love is a natural instinct. You cannot artificially make love where there is none or where it does not belong....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 959 words
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Steganography - 1. Introduction Steganography conceals the fact that a message is being sent. It is a method akin to covert channels, spread spectrum communication and invisible inks which adds another step in security. A message in ciphertext may arouse suspicion while an invisible message will not. 1.1 Purpose of Paper This paper introduces steganography by explaining what it is, providing a brief history with illustrations of some methods for implementing steganography, and comparing available software providing steganographic services....   [tags: Descriptive Steganography] 1641 words
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Savannah - As I walked into the hot, sticky gym to say goodbye on the last day of the summer at Camp Glenn Taylor, the air seemed to be trying to smother me. Outside, the rain was bouncing off the sidewalks, keeping the campers inside that day. The kids didn't notice me at first. They were too busy chasing each other around the gym with the frenzy of being trapped indoors for a day. Then, someone spotted me, and I was suddenly swarmed by hugs coming from all directions. Wriggling through the arms of the other campers was Savannah....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 1246 words
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Tubing - Wiping the sleepies out of my eyes, I quickly glanced at my alarm clock – 5 am. “Good, I’ve got plenty of time,” I thought to myself. As quietly as possible, which never works when I am trying to, I quickly grabbed a bowl of cereal for breakfast. Checking my list and grabbing my gear I headed out to wait for a taxi in the cool fading morning. I could taste the excitement, or was that the humidity. That day began like all the other missionary kid tubing trips down the Davao River in the Philippines, full of anxious anticipation and adventure....   [tags: Personal Narrative Descriptive Essays] 1188 words
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