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    Summary: 'Marrying Absurd'

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    Exploring Violence within the Travel Narrative. Geoff Dyer travels to Cambodia, Emily Malone to Brazil, and Joan Didion to Las Vegas, Nevada. They all share a common experience - they are travellers, and authors, they come bearing a western perspective and they deal with the reality and effect of violence. When an author from a privileged background, defined in this instance as a background free from governmental or militarized violence, travels to a country or place affected by violence, do they have a responsibility to portray the effect that violence has had on that place? All three texts - “Yoga for people who can’t be bothered to do it,” “Marrying Absurd” and “Mr. Tingler” share one aspect; all three essays acknowledge the reality of…

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    Wayne Dyer Poems

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    Wayne Dyer tells us, “Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose.” Wayne’s words explain that freedom means to me that I can live my life the way I choose and and not have to worry about anything because we are protected. Freedom means to me that I can live my life the way I want to live it and I can do this because of the veterans who fight everyday and night for us just so we can be able to make our own choices. Frank Tyger states that “Doing what you like is…

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    In the American Presidency, Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer illustrate the scale of American Foreign Policy greatly differing from 1789 to 1861, with some presidents such as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe practicing Isolationism, and others such as James Madison practicing Foreign Involvement, and certain presidents such as Abraham Lincoln practicing a degree of both foreign involvement and isolationism. Many early presidents practiced isolationism because the United States was not…

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    Fran Tarkenton claims that “Ignoring facts does not make them go away” which refers to the idea that people tend to avoid problems in their lives thinking that they will just disappear. In the book, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin a teenage girl, Mara Dyer, is in a devastating accident. Her best friend, Rachel, and boyfriend, Jude, were both killed but, she was lucky enough to survive. Mara and her family move to florida in the hopes that a different location will help her cope…

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    Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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    Dr. Wayne W. Dyer is a motivational speaker, as well as, an American author. His speech “Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life” is a wonderful speech in which a diversity of audience can be present, whether they are a teenager or an elderly male or female. He reaches out to all on how life can be reformed by simply changing thoughts. His fans call him the “father of motivation.” His speech is actually on a book he wrote, “Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao”…

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    The book I chose for my independent reading project was The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin. I would recommend this book to people between the ages of 14 and 18. Hopkin's book is in the category of young adult novels which describes the ages I would recommend. There were definitely negative points to this book but the positives outweighed them. The negative components to this book were present throughout the novel. From the first paragraph I I could tell the writing style would…

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    Amelia Dyer Research Paper

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    but they are just as cruel and unusual serial killers, such as Amelia Dryer and the couple Fred and Rose West . Amelia Dyer never had an easy life, her mother was a raving lunatic and once her mother died she lived with her aunt. During the times she lived as her aunt 's charge, Amelia trained as a corset maker. In 1861 Amelia moved into lodging where she met her future husband George Thomas (Lesley). Dyer then continued on to train as a midwife before she settled as a baby farmer(Amelia Dyer…

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    Reading Notes – Week 8 – DYER-WITHEFORD: John Gould While I am still reflecting on Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex, and am not entirely finished reading the first five chapters, I have taken Dyer-Witheford’s main argument to (big surprise!) revolve around this idea of the vortex and how it is altering the middle class. Dyer-Witheford argues that capitalist production is best characterized as a spiral that is “self-expanding in value, taking the form of commodities,…

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    author but had sudden inspiration to write after being approached by a family one day in 2008. The couple were planning to sue the owner of an old building which had collapsed on a group of teenagers leaving only their daughter alive. This was not Hodkin’s area of expertise however so she took their details and agreed to pass them onto another lawyer with more experience in that type of case. A year later she was reminded of the family and tried to phone them on the details she was given but…

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    Quaker Mary Dyer or Mary Barrett as maiden name. Originally from England, her exact day of birth is considered unknown for the most part, but she was reportedly born in 1611. She immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts in 1635 with her husband William Dyer then live in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1638. She later returned to England, where she lived for seven years.…

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