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    Ray Bradbury Biography

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    The World of Ray Bradbury Now remembered as a legend in the world of literature, Ray Bradbury found inspiration for his works from almost everything he saw in the world around him. Some might be surprised to hear him claim that he never worked a day in his life (Bradbury, “Ray Bradbury”). Writing was simply an outlet with which he passionately, eagerly explored his mind. Bradbury did not attend college, but instead learned about writing through observation (Bradbury, “Ray Bradbury”). He considered himself a “child of the library,” and was influenced by a range of stories he discovered there, from fairytales and children’s books to works of authors such as William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe and Dylan Thomas (Weller 41). Exposure to a variety of literature provided his imagination the tools it needed to express itself and grow. Beyond literature, Bradbury dove into everything creative. He had many “great loves” in all the arts (Bradbury, “Ray Bradbury”). Interests in radio, film, acting, painting, and magic led him to life experiences, which further influenced his novels. One of his life experiences was reimagined through a short story that he called “The Pedestrian” (Weller 102). He was on a calm walk with a friend when a suspicious police officer pulled over to reprimand him. As the officer spoke, Bradbury looked around and realized that the neighborhood was silent, and that he, his friend, and the angry officer were the only ones outside. The eerie isolation he felt…

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    Path To Deterioration American author, Cassia Leo, once wrote, “The quickest path to self-destruction is to push away the people around you” (Leo). Leo is claiming that loneliness easily causes the destruction of a human. In Jon Krakauer’s novel Into the Wild, he showcases a similar opinion on solitude through the story of Chris McCandless. Chris McCandless runs away from his family and former life to start one of his own, by himself, in the Alaskan wilderness. Similarly, in Ray Bradbury’s novel…

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    drum of the motor, and you could smell the pungent odor of gasoline being burned. We had been gliding and bouncing over the dark murkey water for what felt like an eternity before I asked to my grandfather, “Are we there yet.” He replied with a firm “no, but we are getting close.” After that is starting to look out over the water, which the sun had been reflecting its rays of off it, and making it glisten like glitter. For about maybe 10 minutes later the boat lurched to halt in the water…

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    Visual Acuity

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    which include: the receptive field size, distribution of photoreceptors and illumination. For an individual to view an object, they fixate and place the image of the object on the most sensitive part of the retina, fovea centralis to produce detailed vision. As shown in Figure 2, the fovea has a high number of cone receptors which produce high visual acuity and allows the individual to identify colour and light. A high visual acuity is due “to the 1:1 connection of a cone cell to bipolar cell to…

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    Catching My First Fish Have you ever caught a salmon? If you have then you know then they put up a fight. This is how I caught my first salmon. It was a cool afternoon and I was about 9 years old, I was casting an orange spinner, under the bridge at Black River. I was getting tired of fishing because I haven’t caught anything all day. I was slowly reeling in the lure back up to the bank of the river. I had a hit! I tried to set the hook, but I didn’t set the hook in time. I sighed and then…

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    The internet is full of great blogs written for fly fishermen by fly fishing experts. Everyone might have a difference of opinion but they know what they are talking about and have the experience to back it up. I have compiled a list of some great blogs and web pages that are probably better than this one. I won’t mention some of the giants such as Orvis, Sage, or field and Stream; they already have tons of recognition for their contribution to the sport (lifestyle) of fly fishing. If you…

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    Finding the best bait for trout fishing in your fresh water adventures can leave most anglers puzzled especially when first starting out with their trout fishing experience. The fishing angler can choose from using an artificial lure that represents some type of food in the water sources to choosing live bait such as minnows or the good old fashion trout worm. As far as choosing the best bait for your fishing I tend to go towards the worm. When using a worm I do not use the regular, small trout…

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    always the type of guy who wasn’t afraid of hunting. When I was about 10, my brother Josh and I were invited to go fishing with him. I had never gone fishing before. I had no clue how to do it, and I was afraid of hurting the fish. “ I think you’ll have a lot of fun fishing. You have to be patient while fishing, though.” Grandpop told us while we got situated in the car. I was still nervous, though, but I knew if Grandpop said it was fun, it would be. After a few minutes, we arrived at the park.…

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    It was a brisk and chilly morning the birds were chirping I woke up and thought it was going to be a great day and it was until it happened. About 7:00 in the morning just getting up and putting some clothes on and going to eat breakfast. After that i got all of my stuff together put in the back of Tyler's truck then we head out. Then Tyler asked me if i wanted to go to walmart and look at some stuff I said sure let's go so we did when we got there we went to the fishing ile we were walking…

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    Fishing provides me with a certain type of satisfaction that I cannot acquire in any other activity. From a young age, I have fished. At age eight, I caught my first sailfish in Costa Rica, at age eleven, I caught my first roosterfish in a kayak and at age fourteen I purchased my first boat. Dropping bait in the water helps relieve the stress put on me from daily life. Nothing brings on the presence of life alive and helps to rebuild my personal reserves like a day spent interacting with nature…

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