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    Garrison Keillor’s “How to Write a Letter” gives instructions on how and why a shy person should write a letter. Keillor believes that when someone is shy they don’t put a lot into the conversations they are in, leaving them unknown to people around them. His solution is to write a letter. Keillor explains that, “…a shy person writes a letter. To be known by another person…”(506). He continues on to add that treating writing a letter as an obligation only serves to be counterproductive to the task. A person who is guilt ridden over not writing will only make it that more difficult for them to write. To Keillor the task of writing a letter should flow smoothly and be a form of self discovery. So, when you have finished not only have you written a successful letter but have found out things about yourself you didn 't know before. Having a person who is shy and has trouble expressing themselves to write a letter is similar to someone getting over a fear. At first you avoid anything to do with that fear but soon realise that it is interfering with your life in ways that you didn 't think possible. But, just as there are instructions on how to write a letter there are instructions on how to get over your fears. Fear is sometimes the one thing holding me back from making a decision or going for something that I 've wanted for a long time, but when I finally got over my fear life became easier. When I was growing up I had a deathly fear of getting attached to things ranging from…

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    She took her own particular life in the blink of an eye before her fourteenth birthday as an aftereffect of what was considered tormenting occurring over the Internet, or ‘Cyber Bullying. Megan Meier is thought to be among the principal instances of suicide coming about because of Cyber-Bullying in the United States of America. Notwithstanding, rather than a huge lion's share of Cyber-Bullying cases that has taken after Meier's case, in which the harassing is regularly attempted by kindred…

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    The Wizard Of Oz, coming across different versions of this narrative happens quite frequently and causes differences within the plot to arise. In Franks Baum’s, The Wizard of Oz published in 1990, Dorothy is caught in a tornado’s path, which ultimately carries her and her house to the Land of Oz. After venturing out on a journey to meet the Wizard of Oz, who was suggested to help Dorothy return home, she meets some friends who decide to accompany her on the trip in hope that the wizard can…

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    At first, Dunbar and the Indians separated by the barrier of language and culture. But gradually they start to find common language. There's a white woman in the tribe Standing with Fist that helps bring him together. Dunbar attracted to the Indians, to their proximity to nature, to their original way of life, and to their thoughts. After he helped the tribes find a herd of buffalo, Dancing with Wolves becomes a full-fledged member of the tribe. Alone in the prairie, John Dunbar refuses return…

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    various short counterculture-propelled sonnets for Rolling Stone magazine and, through a little press, distributed his first book of verse, Pokerfaced (1977). In spite of the fact that in the 1980s, Collins delivered another two accumulations, his work all things considered stayed unrecognized until 1990, when his composition for Questions About Angels (1991) was chosen for the National Poetry Series, a program that supporters the distribution of meriting books of verse. The Art of Drowning…

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    Is Dorothy Gale a theosophist? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a journey by a young little girl hoping to get back home and discovering many truths on the way. Likewise, theosophists embark on journeys to find the truth within oneself and the world. Frank Baum, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, borrows many ideas from theosophy, the study of divine wisdom. From general characterization, to Dorothy's silver slippers, it seems that Baum could not resist to add a whole new meaning to the…

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    Mankato, MN The Official City-Mankato.US Home Page An International Vacation Magazine top five world pick! "If you have not visited Mankato, YOU HAVE NOT VISITED MANKATO!" Let's "Make It In Mankato" ! ! Mankato, Minnesota is truly a wonderland. Tucked into the Emerald Green Valley in Southern Minnesota, it is the hidden vacation Mecca of scores of knowing Midwesterners. Mankato has everything thanks to a freak of nature: the Sclare/Far Fissure. This fissure in the earth's crust takes water…

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    taught about the Northern Lights in class, which interested her dad, too (Toews 1). Naomi also considers his teacher as a kind person who helped change some fuses for Mrs. Klippenstein, whose house is the topic of her assignment that she has written (Towes 53). So, even though Naomi does not feel friendly with Mr. Quiring, the readers may admit that she respects him in some points through her observation on him. In a small town, East Village where Naomi is different from others, the appearance…

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    the clearer air and fresher environment improved respiratory function. Gregg explains the other complaints that could be eased: “Most chronic diseases, particularly live complains, dyspepsia, and similar affections, are often radically cured; owing no doubt, to the peculiarities of diet, and the regular exercise incident to prairie life, as well as the purity of the atmosphere to those elevated…regions.” This demonstrates the variety of ailments that plagued nineteenth century people and…

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    Lewis proceeded to follow Jefferson’s orders and traveled to Pittsburgh. From here he set out to Clarksville, which is in present day Indiana. Here is where he met up with William Clark. When Lewis was serving in the army, he had served in a rifle company commanded by Clark. Clark took along with him his African-American slave, York. The first winter was brutal for Lewis and Clark. They spent the winter at Camp Dubois on the east bank of the Mississippi River where much of their vegetation died…

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