culprit: Our inattention to poverty.
When a recurrent plumbing problem in an upstairs unit caused raw sewage to seep into her New York City apartment, 22-year-old Lisa (not her real name) called social services for help. She had repeatedly asked her landlord to fix the problem, but he had been unresponsive...
July 26, 2013
My Summer Experience
Who would have thought mommy’s little girl would have grown so fast? From being a little girl, to getting ready to leave high school a lot has changed. I’ve gained a few years of life, went through a few experiences, and learned a...
reason, but in my case was for the best for our family. Most couples, when thinking about divorcing are worried about their children, because everyone knows that divorce have some effects in children’s. In my opinion divorce is about loss and change. When my parents divorced it was hard for my younger brother...
this essay my parents used a combination of both styles of conditioning, but as I grew older operant conditioning was the favored style of teaching.
Throughout my life classical conditioning has been used to influence my behavior even if I have never recognized it before now. When I was 12 my mom started...
I was the second and final child born into the family before my parents got divorced when I was five. As the baby I wish I could say that I was treated that way, but I was not. I was the girl that reminded my father of my mother and was frequently ignored, while my brother was the pride...
The first 26 years of Curtis Jackson's life have made way for a remarkable success story. Born and raised in the rugged streets of Southside Jamaica, Queens, Jackson (better known these days as 50 Cent) endured a rough childhood. While growing up fatherless, 50 learned the tricks of the drug trade as...
When I was eleven years old I moved to America. I was so scared because I was leaving my friends, my family, my home and my country. I was overcome by sadness knowing that I was leaving my whole life behind to eventually arrive in a country known as the "dream land". I was nervous about going to a new...
populated ones were more than the emigrants from it. As a result of the mechanical movements of the population at the end of 2010, the area has positive mechanical increase of 9,618 people (plus 12,575 people from internal migration and minus 1,723 people from external migration). Population which settled...
The Decision that Changed My Life
“In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie, Junior, the main character of the book, makes the decision to change his life. In this book, Junior discusses the problems with his life and how he wanted to make a difference. He describes his...
Even after all of my education and being more than half way through my bachelors degree – in an environment in which discussion of racism, oppression and privilege occurs frequently- I still have trouble with the idea that I have personally benefited from many advantages. I am not trying to deny...
I. Where are you from?
c. Tehranpars County
II. What things do you remember from your childhood?
d. A lot of moves from one apartment to another
e. Discrimination at school due to my religion
f. My father’s bankruptcy
Holland Jaeger seems to have a nice life, she's very smart, a very good swimmer also she has a very loving boyfriend and their relationship goes well. Her mom expects a lot from her, she wants her to be a girl who goes to school, girl gets good grades, girl goes to Harvard or Stanford or Antioch College...
the media and his reasons for committing the attacks. David Berkowitz, better known as Son of Sam, is a man with a troubled childhood and upbringing. From his many "Parental Figures" to believing that dogs were telling him to kill. During his reign of killing the police felt the pressure to catch David...
and the people who worked there were labourers
mainly from the Konkan coast and ghats. Often one of the workers is sent back to the
villages to recruit more people. These workers are known as ‘jobbers’ and they usually get back people who are from the same family or same village or caste. Once in Mumbai...
country somewhere in South Vietnam. He is the only child of a single mother and currently resides in St. Louis Missouri. I first met Hoang in middle school when were 13 years old. I was introduced to him through a friend and at first sight he looked much older than any of us. He had a beard with a mustache...
When I was 15 years old, I was a sophomore in high school. I thought I knew exactly who I wanted to be with and knew exactly who I was. I met who I thought was the best guy in the world and just immediately knew I would be with him forever. He was 18, Josh and I had known him through my family, granted...
himself in an apartment in Las Vegas. It was not long before he was at the casinos every night making tons of money. His friends called him “Mr. Lucky” because he never seemed to lose. Zach quickly moved up the casino chains. He ended up not needing his job and moved into his own house. Life was good and...
From the Warsaw Ghetto to the Far West
Some of the events that I am describing here come from memory, but others are facts that were told to me by my mother when she was alive (she died in 1980) or by my older sister.
I was born in Warsaw on December 9, 1939, three months after the German invasion...
to an End
Life seems to take many twists and turns that somehow mesh into each other to form a chaotic knot of happenings. All of these occurrences are unexpected and most of them happen more quickly than we would like them to. Many people can even remember the exact moment in their life, which was...
the “I Accept” button on some software we just downloaded, or signing a 10+ page lease agreement. We make many promises and commitments and it is important to know about the promises we are making on a daily basis. Last year I moved into my first apartment. I had never lived anywhere but with my parents...
Life before My Son
Standing here today looking back at my life it seems like a blur. From where I was two years ago to where I am today, I must say, I am a completely different person for the better. Some things happen in life you don’t plan, expect, or even dream of happening. I used to be a stereotypical...
born. I was barely breathing due to the umbilical cord being wrapped around my little baby neck. Doctors worked to get me breathing regularly and fortunately for me, it worked. My parents have told me that although I was an accident, I was a miracle nonetheless.
I don’t remember to much about my childhood...
1 October 2013
"Take Me Back Where I Belong"
I have had at least ten near-death experiences...all of them from being in Boston. Each drive in downtown Boston turns into a mosh-pit of cars with some j-walking pedestrians sprinkled in between...
I have made it into Pakistan and received your letter safely from Rahim Khan. Please accept my deepest gratitude of you writing that letter to me. I have always wondered about you and your life in Afghanistan. Ever since you moved out of Baba’s house, things haven’t been the same and life was different...
language that you don’t speak it, I face a lot of difficulties and all of these difficulties would be converted to advantages in future. Since I have started my goal to travel to the USA, the responsibilities are increasing.
First of all, being far away from your country and family is very hard...
Hello my name is Eli Horton, I’m twenty four and this is a story about my life. I was born in Chicago, to a wealthy family who has ruled the city for generations. My dad who is one of the cities biggest mobsters controls every aspect of the underground world. My mother lives a double life. During the...
I met my boyfriend three years ago at a house party that my step sister convinced me to go to. I was very weary of going because I didn’t want to be in an environment that had alcohol. My parents were alcoholics and I was starting to realize that I could inherit their desire to be drunk...
Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood is Koren Zailckas' account of life as an alcoholic. It traces her life from her first drink, when she was fourteen, to her last, at twenty-two; Smashed chronicles Zailckas' struggle with alcohol abuse, in an effort to explain...
At the age of 14 was when everything changed. I had to grow up way faster than any teenager ever should. I had grown up with a mother that was constantly in the house with us. This was all about to change. My mother had to get a job because ends just were not meeting anymore. Dad had worked in a gas...
May 20, 9:24a
I didn't write this, but this is an article from "BaltimoreRavens.com." This really is one of the most feel-good stories I've seen in a while. I thank you Ryan Mink for writing this incredible story. But enough of my blabbering, here's the story: