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    In the film Groundhog Day, Phil Connors, a pompous TV meteorologist, who amid a detested task of covering the yearly Groundhog Day cannot wait to return to Pittsburgh, yet trapped by a blizzard that he neglected to foresee, he and his crew must remain one more night in Punxsutawney. When he awakes the following morning, Phil discovers much to his dismay that it is February 2nd once more. Soon, he finds that regardless of what he does, each morning he wakes up at the same time, in the same bed of the same hotel room, on the same day. However, in the wake of entertaining himself in various pursuits, he eventually comes to the acknowledgment that he could be bound to spend eternity reliving the same day unendingly and in this way begins to reconsider…

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    Some holes the groundhog dug, other holes dug by the zookeeper to fool visitors to think the zoo had more than one groundhog. The Zoo made a special hole for the groundhog for Groundhog Day. Before the groundhog goes into hibernation for the winter, the zookeeper moves him into a special lock room that emulates outdoors. Early Tuesday morning on Groundhog Day at 6:00 a.m., the zookeeper would carefully place the groundhog on a special made sliding floor, in order, to slide the groundhog to the…

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    groundhog’s shadow, the city prepared for Groundhog Day. It was a sunny and bright day in Puttingneg. I ate breakfast, quickly and jump into our vehicle. My mom said, “Chelsea, What’s wrong? “Mom nothing is wrong.” I replied. “Why are you just sitting in the car?” She asked. I said, “I don’t want to make us late for ground hog.” “I can‘t remember the last time, you’ve been ready to attend the ground hog celebration, Chelsea.” She replied. I said, “You’ve been through a lot, I just want…

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    “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” These words of Winston Churchill highlight the importance of change in one’s character. In Groundhog Day, Phil recognizes how growth is an important factor in one’s life. In addition, I also have acknowledged its importance. Both Phil and I pursue personal growth through the use of free will. In Groundhog Day, Phil develops new skills, talents and virtues through the use of free will to grow and change. For example, he learned how…

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    Groundhog Day

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    Despite the east coast’s recent snowstorm, it looks like spring will be arriving early this year, as predicted by Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. On the morning of February 2nd, Phil emerged from his tree trunk cage. As he was placed on top of the tree trunk, his actions, interpreted by The Groundhog Club’s emcee, depicted that Phil did not see his shadow. The emcee then announced “ There is no shadow to be cast! An early spring is my forecast!” as Punxsutawney Phil’s…

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    Groundhog Monologue

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    We all know Punxsutawney Phil, right? Well, that’s me, and if you didn’t know, I’m a groundhog. I live a great life here where I have my own helper to give me whatever I want. I get a lot of people every day coming to see me. I predict I’m lionized because so many people like me. One bizarre day, thousands of people come to see me. They take me to a park called Gobbler’s Knob where I am placed in an artificial heated tree stump. Rudely, they wake, grab, show me to all my fans. This will be…

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    Patterns In Groundhog Day

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    Groundhog Day: Are You Repeating the Same Patterns? Remember the 1960's Sonny and Cher song "I Got You, Babe?" In the wonderful movie "Groundhog Day," that song is the one that Bill Murray's character, Phil, wakes up to every morning. The first time it happens, he continues on with his day, not sensing any oddities with how his day will unfold. Each subsequent day, however, the song is his indicator that he will be repeating the same day over again. Throughout the movie, Phil runs through an…

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    ct’ ans’ wod’ ahs,” which was Shadow Snatchers backward. After reading that portion of the book, James began ranting about the story his grandfather told him about Shadow Snatchers. I still was not convinced the legend exists or the spell would work. Paul stood up and said, “What do we have to lose! We should try it.” At first, I shook my head, then, I said, “Ok, let’s do it.” Cindy jump up and said, “It is a go.” Cindy said, "My mom is the mayor, and maybe I could ask her where they keep…

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    It’s a rainy cold New England day in the beginning of March. Common in New England the weather is unpredictable and often a logistical consideration for the Co- Operative I was interviewing today. Rain snow, or ice Pedal People an eighteen person Cooperative based out of Northampton Ma collects and transfers trash to local facilities. Today I sat down with fellow Pedal People staff Clarissa Lyon to talk about the mission statement and goal Pedal People operates under. The topic was operations…

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    Groundhog Day Symbolism

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    The movie Groundhog Day is a powerful symbolization and morality tale. Phil is so focus on his self-concept and resources that he misses the present moment and opportunities to build some positive relationships. Phil is so focused in a futile struggle to control and change a life situation that is essentially unchangeable. The only solution is to learn in this movie, is that we should learn how to accept our circumstances, and adopt a new attitude of gratitude, in putting our best efforts in…

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