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    For as long as I can remember, I have had a burning desire to earn my bachelor’s degree, a goal which has been set for countless years. My future goal is to complete my bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in math and English, with the ultimate goal to teach algebra at any level between the seventh and tenth grades. My eighth grade algebra teacher helped me achieve an understanding of algebra that I never knew existed, instilling in me a desire to pass on an understanding of and an excitement for math to my future students. In my opinion, a teacher can share various techniques and methods in teaching algebra which will assist students in developing, in the least, a tolerance for a subject that is viewed to many as unnecessary. After recently beginning college for the first time in nine years, I find that I am faced with numerous fears and concerns that a returning, older student may have. Time management is one of the major issues facing me at this time. I find myself becoming overwhelmed after a twelve hour work day, returning to my home and family responsibilities, and then going straight to work on my online and regular classes. Allotting time for reading and reflection, beginning the online studies and activities, and making sure to acquire some much needed rest and sleep has been a challenge. Presently, my schedule varies from working a twelve hour shift one day to a five hour shift the next, frequently creating issues of time management due to the variation in…

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    Moisture Problems Like a sponge, concrete has pores through which moisture penetrates. If the ground below your concrete garage floor is wet, this moisture will wick through to its top surface and evaporate. Sometimes this problem is obvious because parts of the floor appear damp even on low humidity days. Another sign is the presence of a white powdery deposit called efflorescence. When water migrates through the concrete, it carries dissolved salts, which are left behind on the…

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    Sealcoat Case

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    Now that the cracks are clean and the driveway has been blown off it is time to use the hot tar. It goes from the hot kettle into a pour pot that is easily to be used by hand. After hot tar has been applied “black beauty” is sprinkled onto the tar to prevent anyone from sticking onto the filled cracks or spreading it elsewhere. Then the driveway must be blown off yet again because the black beauty will not allow the sealcoat to stick if not cleaned up. While preparing to spray the sealcoat the…

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    Have you ever had an embarrassing acne breakout? It is most likely that you have, because eight out of ten people have experienced a breakout in their lifetime ("Why"). If such a situation occurs trying to pop the acne is not the best way to get rid of it, and would likely cause scarring. Instead, see a dermatologist. Dermatologists help treat people with conditions of the skin, hair, and nails ("About Dermatology"). Helping people feel good about their appearance and health is something that…

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    Hardwood Floor Analysis

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    Floors Hardwood flooring is not something you can ignore, since it requires some maintenance to keep it looking good. Here is what you need to know about cleaning hardwood, repairing scratches, and adding a protective finish. Cleaning Cleaning your hard flooring is not difficult to do as long as you know what kind of finish the floor has. This step is essential before repairing or protecting your hardwood floors. Surface Sealed Hardwood Hardwood sealed with polyurethane, polyacrylic, or…

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    Counter Euclid's Elements

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    Euclid states, “a surface is that which has length and breadth only”(22). The term surface is one that is controversial in science today. Due to theories such as string theory, the idea of infinite dimensions is a possibility in modern science. Euclid does not define surface with the possibility of numerous dimensions therefore his specific belief of a surface can be questioned. Because a reader in the modern era is able to use current science to possibly question Euclid, again the reader can…

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    Sealcoating is an important component of a durable asphalt pavement. In fact, this process is recommended every two years or once you notice signs of wear. This is because a well-maintained pavement not only improves curb appeal but also offers convenience. Homeowners and business owners in Walden, NY, can rely on Seal King Paving when it comes to their sealcoating needs. The team specializes in driveway repair, parking lot striping, paving, and more. They can add a layer of protection to your…

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    Clean Your Roof

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    If you have a roof with asphalt shingles that is no longer brand new, you should seal your asphalt shingles this fall and make them waterproof. This will extend the life of your asphalt shingles and protect all the layers of your roof from water. Clean Your Roof Before you seal your asphalt shingles, you need to clean your roof. You will need to wait one day in between cleaning your roof and sealing your roof. The first thing you need to do is use a broom to gently brush off any dirt and…

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    Sealcoating Benefits

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    If you just moved into a home with an asphalt driveway, you need to learn how to take care of your new asphalt driveway in order to keep it in great shape for years to come. One of the most common ways to protect an asphalt driveway is by sealcoating it. Here are a few of the top benefits that come along with sealcoating your driveway on a regular basis. Sealcoating Helps Slow Down The Oxidation Process As soon as your asphalt is laid down, the oxidation process starts to occur. Basically, the…

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    “He has slept on the ground; in a sewage culvert, curled up with other migrants; on top of gravestones. Once, on top of a moving train, he grew so hungry that he jumped forward to the first car, leaped off, and raced to pick a pineapple. He was able to reboard one of the train’s last cars. Another time, he had gone two days without water. His throat felt as if it was swelling shut. There were no houses in sight. He found a small cattle trough. It was frothy with cow spit. Under the froth was…

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