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Traits of a good student | Welcome to a new Friend: noah zukowski

A day in the Life

A Professional Cynic.

Me and british accents

Most of you don’t know me at all, but every now and then I’ll fall into a British accent.

Odd, considering that I’ve never lived outside of my home in Portsmouth Virginia.

But, allow me to fill you in on why I speak with a fake accent every now and then:

When I was growing up, my mom always read harry potter to me. My mom, always wanting to keep me absorbed, would read all of the books in the accent of the characters, also folding the accent into the character.

I enjoyed the accents so much that I requested that all books be read to me in the harry potter voices.

Eventually, after countless documentaries and BBC movies, I began to associate ALL narrations with a British accent. Every book I read? British. Every book I write? British.

So, if all I think about are books that I read or books that I write, then all of my thoughts are in the voice of a narrator. A British narrator.

And a person tends to speak how they think.

On top of it, the more Dr. Who I watch and Beatles that I listen to, the more British influence I gain as my thoughts are taken over by the UK!

Traits of a good student

             The years spent in school are vital for any person’s life. It accounts for over one sixth of the average American’s lifespan, and is a vital source of the socialization process. Primarily, school’s main purpose is to educate a person to make them better functioning responsible and productive members of society. Although there are many different traits that are necessary to being a good student, the following three are possibly the most vital of them all.

            In order for a student to even begin the learning process, a student must be interested in learning. If they choose to reject new knowledge, or simply refuse to listen to instruction, then they will just not learn. The good student will arrive at school, wide eyed and attent, ready for the day of learning that is sure to come. Not all students will be interested in a particular subject all the time, but, for the most part, the best students are interested in learning new things for the sake of simply learning new things. If they learn just because they enjoy learning, then every day in school can be a pleasurable one, even becoming the favorite part of the day. A student that enjoys learning is also likely to pursue knowledge outside of the classroom, often doing independent study of whatever it is that interests them, often folding in the new knowledge with whatever they learned in class, allowing for more unique ideas to flow forth.

            Tenacity is also important for a good student. Learning can be very difficult, and if a student doesn’t show gumption, then they will be hopelessly lost in school most of the time. Hard work and tenacity will also help them to get through even the most difficult of assignments. A student that exhibits this and nothing else will at the very least be able to get through every assignment that they are given, regardless of how much they actually know. With enough will power and hard work, a good student can get anywhere they need to.

            The third trait a student should have is a respectful and upbeat attitude. They should act positively and respectfully not only to their teachers, but also to other students and staff members. To show a good attitude in school not only makes things more pleasant for the student, but it makes things substantially easier on everyone around them. To take everything in school in stride, nothing to worry about, a student will seemingly breeze through challenge they face, with their teachers enjoying just the fact that this member of the student body is in their class smiling and ready to listen to instruction.

            If a student exhibits all three of these traits, it can almost always be assured that they will complete all levels of school that they are put into, but will also be successful elsewhere in life. A good student isn’t just that; a good student is a well-rounded individual in most aspects of his or her life, ready to tackle any challenge they face. This facetious individual will go far in their social life, educational life, and eventually their careers as well. School teaches us much more than reading writing and arithmetic; school prepares us for the real world in more ways than one could assume. And if one wants to enjoy the successes that come from higher levels of education, it is imperative for them to exhibit these key traits for success.

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Equal Ouportunity

I had been talking to this girl in my english class for a week. i started to like her and whatever cuz she was really nice and really cute. but today, she really said something that made me mad.

“I won’t date non christians.”

This shit.

On the list of things that will make me mad, that’s gotta be at the top of the list. why? because there’s plenty of reasons not to like me already. don’t make reasons that make no sense.
The part that makes me mad about that is that as an atheist i don’t care what religion you are. people should judge others based on what they do and why they do things. not on who they beleive or don’t beleive in. I can date christians no problem, as long as they don’t force me to convert or anything. honestly, i’m probably better at being  ”christian” than most christians are. Diffrence is that i choose to do right because it’s good. not because it’s punished if i choose not to. I do whatever i please, without fear of retribution or consequences. so, i may not be the most tactful person on earth, but at the same time im still actively a good person.
Call it chaotic good. like han solo in ep IV.
So, it goes like this: it’s her loss. Im far from perfect, but honestly im still better than most. But in the end, i have about 300 more hours here. 300 more hours of dealing with this mess. and 300 more hours untill i can finally get out of here and on to people that hopefully aren’t so small minded.




Twitter Conversation as Found Art

  1. Eka @ekaterinagomez1 1 Oct

    @terryirving Alguien me dijo que #emprender era un #camino de quienes se revelan al #sometimiento ajeno, lo crees también?

  2. @terryirving warum? Ich würde gerne Ihre Meinung wissen. regards!!

  3. @ekaterinagomez1 weil ich keine Ahnung habe, was du sagst!

  4. @ekaterinagomez1 OH you said @ terryirving Someone told me that # undertake was a # way # who are revealed to alien subjugation, / Sure.


What 55+ Year Olds Can Teach the Rest of Us about Happiness |Catching up with The Happsters

[Terry: I’m just wondering what they can teach a 60+ Grumpy Old Man, but that’s just me.]


What 55+ Year Olds Can Teach Us About Happiness

A recent study found that people over the age of 55 tend to be happier than any other age group. So what can the rest of us learn from them?

1. Stress Less

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A lot of us have jobs that lend themselves to stressing too much and playing too little. Do yourself a favor and don’t take yourself (or your work) so seriously. Of course, you still need to work hard, but take time to not only enjoy what you’re doing, but also take breaks when you feel overwhelmed. Go for a short walk outside or talk to a friend. Many people over the age of 55 are near retirement and have learned to not stress over work issues and are happier for it!

2. Smile More

What 55+ Year Olds Can Teach Us About HappinessSource

Did you know that those aged 35 to 44 smile less than any other age group? Shockingly, 5% of people in that age group admit that they never smile! Can you imagine not ever cracking a smile? More than 50% of those over 55, however, smile more than 10 times a day. As I mentioned in this post, smiling can reduce blood pressure, release endorphins, and is actually contagious! So if all else fails, surround yourself with happy people!

I’ll leave you with some great advice from a few happy seniors:

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“You are not responsible for all the things that happen to you, but you are completely in control of your attitude and your reactions to them.” ~ A 75-year-old man

“Adopt a policy of being joyful.” ~ A 84-year-old man

“I learned to be grateful for what I have, and no longer bemoan what I don’t have or can’t do.” ~ A 90-year-old woman

What age do you think you were the happiest? Do you think you’ve gotten happier as you’ve gotten older?

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Froze in this moment… | Welcome to a new friend: jeannette whalen


Froze in this moment…

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Our Education System is Failing Us

best-images-of-the-year-2011-1-20110930While in school I’ve learned that the experience of interacting with others is just as educational as the academics itself. For instance, I’ve had professors at Clark mutter angerly about the lack of historical knowledge known by my classmates and I. I find it funny. Yes, blame the students, not the high school academics curriculum in America or the lack there of. It’s outragous, ridiculeing students over something they have no control over. Plus, not to mention high school’s ability to make the subject’s a dull mix of US history and oh yeah, more US History! Teachers should be less ignorant and take a moment to understand why this is the case. Instead, students are merely scapegoats for the overall failure of the academic system. In addition, if such a large portion of students are incapable of divulging the information. I would think there must be a larger overriding problem. Why then, in society do people make the choice to stay unaware and ignorant?

All in the Mind’s Eye


Intellect is a matter of perspective and David Foster Wallace’s rendition may boggle you.  Wallace’s insist that, “we easily dismiss the hard to see realities of each moment.”(Wallace 199) Perhaps  knowleged and awarness are the real means to happiness. My beilief inertwine with Wallace intriging argument, “that brilliance is a state of awareness furthermore a mentality of the mind,” (Wallace 201) Thus, ignorance is the equivalence of incompetence.

Primarily, Wallace celebrates “a radically twisted but enlightening look at intelligence. He views our minds as being warped by our own narcissistic tendencies, thus not allowing ourselves the ability to see any worldly perspectives, but our own.(Wallace 201) Wallace also claims “that our animalistic default-setting causes self-righteouness, a non-understanding and furthermore incourages our unforgiving behavior.”(Wallace 201) Wallace suggests “being intelligence is having the ability to use the knowledge gained to consider all angels thus widening our scope of awarness.” Being able to choose positive solutions help many lead more meaninful lives.

I wholeheartedly agree that self-awareness is the key to intelligence. Although, being self-aware may seem trivial, but in fact it is crucial to ones happiness. For instance,  After a year of trying to help my boyfriends sister get clean by taking her to rehab over and over again. Sitting in hours of Narcotics Anonymous meetings. Finally, I decided I was done! Over it! But my father must have seen something I had not, he told me to keep helping a little bit longer. My fathers self-awareness of the situation which led to helping her in ways I could not, through God. As I look back two years later she is still clean. It brings me to tears. If I had given up, she would probably wouldn’t have made it much longer on the path she was on. Each time I see her I think of my father and how he saw beyond the surface. Only by being self-aware can you fully lead a happier more fulfilling life.

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Can Smoking Stop My Anxiety?


It’s a fact: Cigarettes have many negative effects on our health including damaging the lungs and causing deadly cancers. Why then do people continue to smoke?  The answer is nicotine. Nicotine instantly numbs away the stresses felt  during a demanding day at work. For some, smoking cigarettes has become a form of self-medicating to lessen stresses caused by depression and panic attacks.

Doctors say never to self-medicate; but why? Nicotine can instantly reduce symptoms of anxiety. Prescriptions such as, Lorazapam are addicting, thus doctors will only prescribe them for short periods of time. It’s true; over time panic attacks may lessen, but many face an abrupt clusters of unexperected attacks and without medication it’s hard to cope. Thus, doctors are giving no other options but, to self-medicate. Self-medi   According to, Frank L. Collins and Theodore L. Wagener, People with server mental disorders are more likely to self-medicate themselves using additive substances such as, nicotine. Further more, the probability of them staying dependent on the substance is far greater. (“Collins and Wagener” 88) This demonstrates, that people in our society with server anxiety or stress are forced to self-medicate due to the lack of options to reduce stress. As a result, many peopleare forced to their own devices; some people with depression have chosen to self-medicate themselves by smoking cigarettes in order to relieve the symptoms of stress.

Stress from depression causes people to follow negative thoughts of their psyche. Stress is formed when a person thoughts are constantly dwelling over destructive circualar thoughts. Unleashing an emphasis on the inability many face to make the correct choices in life. Furthermore, depression takes hold of our thoughts only to morph them into self-hating comments of worthlessness and inadaquecy. These types of stresses cause many people to turn towards nicotine for relief.

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[Terry: Well, smoking can stop your anxiety about everything but smoking. However, I promised myself when I quit my 3 to 4 pack a day habit about 25 years ago, I would start again when I turned 60. Miracle of Miracles, they’ve invented these strange battery-operated things that puff coffee-flavored steam and have no nicotine in them. I LOVE THEM}

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As private tutors in England, with many years of classroom experience, we tentatively think of this ‘all-things-education’ blog as thoughts we would like to share with you. We view our posts as:

The Truth – The Half Truth – Nothing Like the Truth

OR put another way:

  1. scholarly musings and ramblings

  2. the afore-mentioned plus a hint of artistic licence

  3. total artistic licence with maybe a smidge of educational truth

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Thoughts From The Corner

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Once upon a time, many moons ago but still within living memory, a little boy sat in a classroom corner.

Not so long, pupils who were considered disruptive, or simply stupid because they couldn’t answer the teacher’s questions, were sent to ‘the corner’. Facing the corner, away from the class, the pupil would have a ‘Dunce’s Cap’ with a letter ‘D’ on it, put on his head.

Alone in the corner, mocked by teachers and peers alike, every minute seemed like an hour. The little boy had a lot of time to think because he spent many hours of his educational life there

That little boy grew up to become a lecturer and private English tutor.

The experience of being isolated and ridiculed as a little boy has never left him. Left alone in the corner for many hours, all he had were his ‘thoughts from the corner’.

Today, he uses that expression (‘thoughts from the corner’) to post some of the many thoughts, stories and events that have happened to him throughout his life, on this blog.

Each post is a small, self-contained anecdote leading to a conclusion of where his thoughts have led him during the writing of the piece. Some will be amusing, some will be sad. Hopefully, all will be thoughtful.

‘Too Good to Keep to Myself’, says Private Tutor

July 3, 2013

What is this life if full of care

We have no time to stand and stare?

For several years I have been a member of ‘Staffordshire Wildlife Trust‘. A fabulous organisation that safe guards some of precious open spaces here in Staffordshire, England. Even this private English tutor needs the occasional break from marking examination papers, so I took myself off to the trust’s HQ. Only thirty five minutes drive from home, it sits on the River Trent in twenty two wonderful acres that puts the ‘human’ back into human being.

This beautiful little piece of middle England is too good to keep to myself, so I thought I would share it with you.

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There are greens and reds and yellows and blues and whites and pinks.

There are squirrels and birds and ducks and swans.

There are noises of birds and of running water and. . . Sshhh! Don’t move. There’s a robing watching me as I write this.

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Welcome to a new friend: Alyssa Espinola

Alyssa EspinolaGetting Interpersonal Online

Alyssa Espinola isAlyssa Espinola on the beach a student and teaching assistant of speech communication at California State University, East Bay. Her educational interests lie mostly in interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, conflict management, and intergenerational communication. She plans on doing research on interpersonal communication behaviors within heterosexual cross-sex friendships.

Alyssa desires to become a professor of speech communication at a public university or college, but she has come to realize that the profession will soon not be the same as it was when she was studying. Although, she personally dislikes the idea of online education programs, she understands that the world is changing, and to be successful, one must change with it.

Therefore, she built this blog not only to describe the changing times, experiences, opinions of those people confronting it, but to help herself and others in higher education succeed in the new world of technology.

You can contact Alyssa by adding her on LinkedIn or sending her an e-mail.

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Interpersonal Communication Online

Two people smiling in a field with a laptop.Watching the UC and CSU systems decide to move toward online education has been unsettling for many California university instructors who believe that face-to-face classroom interaction is the best means of student learning and success. Online education has encountered, and will continue to encounter, much resistance from students, faculty, and, perhaps, administrators who desire human connection with their pupils and peers. More specifically, online learning will likely encounter the most resistance from performing arts and speech communication disciplines because of the need for physical presence in putting the skills to practice.

However, it seems that the transition from the online classroom to the virtual classroom may be somewhat inevitable. With budget constraints, California seems to think that online instruction is the wave of the future, and it will save the public university system.

How, then, do we teach a class as human-based as interpersonal communication when it is to be taken online (or mostly online)? Interpersonal communication cannot be truly learned through just reading a book; it must be applied in our everyday lives.

In Dr. Gale Young’s essay, Leondard’s Yard: Pulling at the Roots and Responsibilities of My Whiteness, she underlines the importance of relating one’s education to his or her personal life:

… [F]or education to be relevant it must grow out of the experiences of the students being educated. I went into class the next day and said, ‘I know a lot about what the authors of your textbook have to say about communication. And I know how it relates to my life. But in order for you to learn from this course we need to figure out how it is relevant to your world.

Therefore, if we are to have online education for interpersonal communication classes, we need to be able to create curricula that incorporate applied skills, in addition to communication theory, that will allow students to grow and see the importance of interpersonal communication in their lives.

I’ve designed this site to help facilitate true learning and growth in online interpersonal communication classes. It will show how certain projects designed for interpersonal classes can work for students and how they can benefit from the lifelong skills they will acquire from these assignments. Furthermore, it will provide useful resources and ideas that will be helpful to educators and students in making the best out of their education experience. While anyone can post reading material and quizzes online for students to complete, interpersonal online education must have more ways to engage students and instructors to fully participate in the academic process of learning.

The goal here is to, hopefully, serve as a model for interpersonal online education.

5 Steps to Help Remember Names image of students. "It was nice meeting you. I forgot your name as soon as you said it."It really sucks when we walk away from just having met someone we like, and we realize we have forgotten his or her name. It can be a little bit embarrassing, because we don’t want the person to think we weren’t paying attention. On the other hand, some of us may have the attitude that we all do it frequently, so it is not the end of the world.

If you don’t make an effort or don’t care, however, you should start trying, because not remembering another’s name makes for a bad first impression.

Remembering someone’s name after meeting shows that you have taken an interest in him or her, and it is like giving a subtle compliment by making that person feel important.

Many of us forget names once they are given, though, so how do we change that without stealing someone’s wallet or peeking at the screen when he or she checks Facebook? Below are five steps that can help. Continue reading →

Major and Minor | 18yearsyoung (Catching up with old friends)

Chapters 293 & 294: Major & Minor

Happy Monday!

Hope you’re all having an excellent start to your week!

So, part of college is deciding what subject you want to major in. Or in some cases, two subjects you want to pursue a career in. Or one main subject, and two lesser subjects. Or one main subject, and an another, lesser subject. That’s known as a “major/minor”, and that is what I am currently planning to decide upon this year.

And what am I planning to major/minor in you ask? Psychology, with a minor in Creative Writing.

I’ve been interested in Psychology for years, so it just seems like the natural course to take in my studies. I want to help people as much as possible, and learning about what makes a person ‘tick’ is a really interesting concept to me. And as many of you know, I love to write, and so I think minoring in Creative Writing is an excellent choice.


So, what is/was your major/minor in college/university? Why did you choose it? Is your current career in that field, or something similar?

Hope you all have an awesome week! xxoo

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Welcome to a new friend: Marcela Cava Balsa

Marcela Cava Balsa

Light Painting

Acerca de Marcela



The character Marcela Cava Balsa is a tribute to Jusep Torres Campalans.

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The Astronaut – Light Painting




Lines – Light Painting


© Copyright 2013 Marcela Cava Balsa, but feel free to share as long as you give the credits.


© Copyright 2013 Marcela Cava Balsa, but feel free to share as long as you give the credits.


© Copyright 2013 Marcela Cava Balsa, but feel free to share as long as you give the credits.

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You can change the world « Cristian Mihai

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You can change the world


Jun20 by Cristian Mihai


greatnessRomania has a pretty strange educational system. And, well, the whole system does nothing to tell you that you are special, that you are capable of greatness. I don’t know if this is a bad thing or not, but I’ve always wanted to believe that people have greatness inside of them, that people are capable of being great, of doing wonderful things.

But they’re constantly being told that they’re just average, that they have to play a small part, that changing the world is a task reserved to other individuals.

It’s always others who get to do all the things we want to do, isn’t it?

I grew up as a strange kid. I always wanted more, not because I felt I was great (and I don’t feel like I’m great), but because I felt that it would be better to fail trying to achieve greatness than to never fail at all.

You know, when we’re little we usually dream big. We look up at the stars and we imagine that we only have to grow up in order to reach them. Most of the times, we grow up and never look up at the stars again.

In a world of numbers and figures and bills and mortgages and loans you don’t have time to dream big, you don’t have time to aspire for greatness. You’re constantly being told so.

I was constantly told so, but I just didn’t listen.

I spent years writing with the sense that I wasn’t a good writer. And it was frustrating to do so, to write when others told you that you weren’t cut out for this, or when they simply didn’t care enough to tell you anything at all. You see, I was constantly comparing myself to all the great writers I was reading, and I just felt like I wasn’t good enough.

And I was afraid that I would never be good enough.

Much, much later I learned not to care. I learned, in the hardest possible way, that I can only strive to be better than I used to be. That’s the only battle worth fighting. I learned that constantly asking yourself whether or not your good enough is harmful. In fact, it doesn’t matter if you’re good enough or not, and you’ll never find out if don’t try.

You are great. Maybe you don’t even know it, maybe no one knows it. You just have to find that one thing that makes you great, that one thing you feel you’ve been meant to do and do it over and over again. Nothing bad is going to happen, I promise.

Maybe when you feel like you’re fighting against the whole world for something you believe in is the best possible feeling ever. It might make you angry or sad or frustrated, but in the end, you’ll know you stood up for something.

The world doesn’t owe you anything.

It’s well worth remembering that. In a way, it all depends on you.

Yes, luck plays its part, but if you try hard enough, if you work hard enough, luck will be the only factor you can control. Only you can choose to do so. And guess what? The harder you work, the luckier you get.

There are two types of people in this world: the ones who exist and the ones who live. Most of the times we can’t even figure out which category we’re in, let alone fight our way out of it. Honestly, most people don’t want to know.

I say this is wrong. A life worth living is one in which you are aware of your decisions and actions and you react based on what happens around you. Based on what happens inside you. It’s not easy or simple, but it’s something you’ve got to do.


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Prepare For Career Success | Gen Y Girl

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This weekend I went shooting.

Surprisingly, I wasn’t that bad.

I didn’t shoot myself by accident…so pretty much, I did much better than I expected.

It’s not something I do every day, but I’m glad I did it.

Because for a long time, I’ve been scared of guns. Terrified, really.

And for that reason, I never thought I’d actually pick one up and shoot it.

Indoor Shooting Range at Sarasota, Florida, US...

But I figured that if I ever (God forbid) find myself in a situation where I DO need to know how to shoot to defend myself, I’ll be a lot more successful if I’m comfortable with the basic concepts, having practiced a few times at the shooting range.

I figured that I’d feel a bit more PREPARED.

And that being prepared would ultimately give me a huge advantage.

Because that’s the thing about preparation. It DOES often give you a huge advantage.

And it can make a world of a difference.

Observing people, I’ve seen that there are way too many college graduates that enter the workforce completely unprepared.

However, every once in a while you’ll find a few who are prepared.

Not ENTIRELY prepared, because let’s face it…most of the time we have no idea what we’re doing.

But some graduates know better…some graduates enter new jobs with a basic understanding of work.

How to dress…

E-mail etiquette…

Professional behavior…

How to deal with people who are different…

How to deal with people who are mean…

These are all concepts that I guess some people just tend to take for granted.

Because these days, most universities offer ONE HUNDRED MILLION THOUSAND courses and classes all aimed at helping college students prepare for the real world.

They’re all aimed at making sure that college graduates are successful in the workforce

And well…that’s kind of nice.

But unfortunately, a lot of people think that these sessions are stupid.

Confession: I used to be one of those people who thought the sessions were stupid.

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Artist: JR Art || Title: “Epitome of Love”

Artist: JR Art || Title: “Epitome of Love” 

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Welcome to a new friend: Indie Abroad

Indie Abroad provides study abroad students and other wayward souls with the information they need to dive headlong into their travels and emerge with limbs intact.

The world is a big place and there are plenty of non-stupid things to do in it, so if you have have any advice, stories or insight on international music, film, art, and culture and would like to submit please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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I’m just wondering which broad all these guys are studying? –Terry

Welcome to a new friend: thgbc3





When I took the assessment this is what I got:


Sales, various social services, counseling, teaching, healthcare, community care as well as legal and paralegal services are just some of the examples of favourable occupations for ENFJs.


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My Goals For This Term



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Roman cursive (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My goals for this term are to write in cursive neat enough for people to read it and I want to be able to write in cursive almost as fast as I can write normally.



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English: QWERTY keyboard layout – homes keys – Start position for hand and fingers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



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English: The numeric keypad on a computer keyboard. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My second goal is to learn to type at least 60 WPM off of home row again, and to learn the number pad. To practice writing in cursive, I’m going to try writing in cursive while taking notes sometimes. Practicing home row is easy because I use the computer and I type everyday. The number pad is going to be the hardest to practice because I don’t use numbers that much on the computer but I will start practicing my numbers.



Welcome to a new friend: Hannah! | hannah jane

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the constant moving, finding and creating of a fearless traveler.

I’m Hannah, 22 years old and a recent graduate of Flagler College, Class of 2013, with a degree in Theatre Arts! I had an incredible college experience, and discovered that I learned best through traveling. I spent my Junior year in 2012 studying on Paros Island, Greece where I took my first art class, fell in love with art– visited different countries, fell in love with life, and realized that I wasn’t nearly ready to be grounded any time soon. I live for a life of constant moving, finding and creating…I’m hoping to hop a plane for my next adventure as soon as I possibly can, but in the meantime, I spend most of my time writing, painting, and doing theatre in Florida.

Follow me for poetry, art, and whatever else I get myself into. 🙂

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

― Mary Anne Radmacher



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Into the Arms of Another


“out of the arm of one love

and into the arms of another”


xx, hannah jane



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Welcome to a new friend: | inesepogagallery

Welcome to my blog devoted to visual art, painting and life style.

Art has always been a big part of my existence; I have been drawing and painting for about 30 years. I am for the most part a self-taught artist, and I love exploring new techniques, materials, approaches and themes. Drawing and painting comes to me naturally as breathing, and once I had started to draw and paint when I was about 8 years old, I kept drawing and painting all my life. I relocated to Canada in 2004 and started out from scratch because I could take hardly anything with me from my native country Latvia (Europe).

My style is best described as romantically inclined realism or realistically inclined romanticism, because my paintings often are emotionally enhanced captures of my favorite objects: landscapes, still lives, florals, nature scenes.

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Events and shows in 2011/2012:

Solo exhibition April 1-30, 2011

9th Annual Oshawa Art Association Spring Studio Tour, 2011

10th Annual Oshawa Art Association Spring Studio Tour, 2012

OAA 43 Juried Art Show: “Kitchen Symphony” and “Take a Rest”, 2011

OAA 44 Juried Art Show: “Gifts of Summer”, 2012

Featured artist at SilverStone gallery, August 14 and 28, 2011, I also gave watercolour demonstrations at the SilverStone gallery, Pickering.

I arranged two day event at my studio-gallery within Canada Culture Days, 2011;

Open art event at my gallery, December, 2011.

My painting “Farmers Market View” was published on the life style magazine “Natural Awakenings” cover in the USA, March 2012.

I am participant of the Fall Art festival at Camp Samac, September 2012.

I am participating in Canada Culture Days with a 2 day event at my studio-gallery in September 2012.

I have my own art gallery in downtown Whitby. I am a member of DWAC, PRAC and OAA.

44th Juried Art Show Reception at McLaughlin Gallery, OAA, May 31, 2012

My painting “Gifts of Summer”in the background

One of my still lives: Crispy Fruits

Fruits and Berries, large still life

“Kitchen Symphony”, very large watercolour painting, was presented in the 2011 Juried art show at McLaughlin gallery.

“Take a Rest”, my large scale garden scene painting, was also exhibited at McLaughlin gallery during the 2011 OAA Juried art show.

“Farmer’s Market View”, very large watercolour painting of Whitby Farmer’s Market, was published on the “Natural Awakenings” cover in the USA, March 2012.

“Gifts of Summer” is displayed in McLaughlin gallery this year.

In my art studio, a couple of my larger nature scenes can be seen in the background.

Yet, painting still lives is something I enjoy a lot. This is my “Time for Fruits and Vegetables”, large size watercolour painting.

“Coffee with Flavour”: one of 2012 still life paintings

In my opinion, art should be uplifting, poetic, thoughtful, endlessly beautiful and always taking to a higher level of human experience.

Just finish that damned book already! | famousmangoes

Hello again!

Been another short week for me. That means I’ve been busy. I usually like to sit outside under the stars to catch a break from it all.


Today I had such a break. And looking up at the sky I started remembering the past years and the things I did.

The struggles I had to go through and how difficult 2012 was for me.

I thought about the stories that helped me feel home when home didn’t feel like home.

My little brother and I were harassed by our step-mother for a long while and on my December break things just got worse.

There was no one we could turn to.

We were powerless and I was very numb. All I felt like doing was dying or

running away.

I was lucky it was the same break that my father ordered me to take a typing course and I went downtown everyday to sit two hours pounding my fingers on a typewriter.

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