by Josh Stein
The game of Ice Hockey has always been a passion of mine. It started as a hobby but after years of playing it turned into passion. I met a lot of friends playing this sport and I learned hard work and dedication from it.
I especially got a lot from the practices, as that made me more skillful. From the goalies, to the defenseman, and to the forwards we all were instructed on the different drills which if done right could make us better. My coach Oktay guided us to be the best player possible and most of all have fun. He was instrumental in helping me learn the game and improve my skill level and I enjoyed every minute of it.
One of the best feelings I got from playing Ice Hockey was the smell of the hockey rink. Just the smell of the cold rink lifted my mind, and I enjoyed everything, especially the camaraderie with my teammates.
Some of the memories, like traveling with my teammates to a game or playing ice hockey with my teammates has instilled character and teamwork in me. I have had my highs and lows of being an ice hockey player but in the end it was not only a lot of fun but a life-long experience.
For almost twenty years ice hockey has been a part of my life and I want to continue this passion into my life story.
Yesterday Project Write Now visited, and we were allowed to randomly pick poems to use as writing prompts. We selected several words that stood out for us, and then wrote a story based on all or some of those words.
This is the poem that I got:
by Mark Strand
Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.
The librarian does not believe what she sees.
Her eyes are sad
and she walks with her hands in her dress.
The poems are gone.
The light is dim.
The dogs are on the basement stairs and coming up.
Their eyeballs roll,
their blond legs burn like brush.
The poor librarian begins to stamp her feet and weep.
She does not understand.
When I get on my knees and lick her hand,
I am a new man.
I snarl at her and bark.
I romp with joy in the bookish dark."
And help raise funds (and awareness) to assist in the prevention of suicide:
Come and participate by volunteering your time, make a donation (if you can) or take part in the three running and walking events held at Rumson Fair Haven High School at 8:30 am on Sunday April 15th 2018.
This is such an important event as no family should ever get the call they hope they never want to get or even worse to find a family member in such a conundrum.
It is was better to counsel the individual in need or crisis then it is to provide grief counselling for a whole family.
Review of Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France,
by Theodore Keating
Deepak Chopra recommends in "The Book of Secrets" the following exercise for Acceptance: "I will read about a group that I consider totally intolerant and try to see the world as they do."
Although I think that many changes are necessary in society, I also recognize that any change is an opportunity not only for growth but also for diminishment. On a personal level, singers sometimes talk about losing themselves in a relationship, of losing what they already had, instead of gaining something new. (I also acknowledge that many people think of liberalism as some esoteric club that they haven't been invited to join, even though I don't of it quite like that.) In any context, it is also quite clear to me that it is quite wrong to mar the present in the service of the future (which, when it comes, is always Now).
Of course, there is some negativity here too: I don't like this; I don't like that, and I am right and you are wrong, or France is wrong and Britain is right. Although of course, I don't think that Burke would completely deny that there are also non-revolutionary non-conservatives, something that many people in today's paranoid and dualistic political discourse probably would.
I suppose that both where he is right and wrong, Burke proves the undesirability of turning other people into enemies.
I feel that it would be very beneficial to develop a vaccine for those who travel to foreign countries (whose food safety standards aren't up to par). Those with weakened (or not yet established) immune system such as younger children and older adults are more subject to the effects of food borne illnesses, and could easily perish. If one were to be given a vaccine plus an immunity booster - the vaccine would fight the food borne pathogen itself, and the immune booster would shorten the duration of the illness possibly eliminating the need for a hospital visit or stay, or could even save a life. Even those with not so compromised immune systems could be administered the vaccine along with a regime of immune boosting pills so as to be able to enjoy their vacations without they worry of becoming seriously ill as a result of something they may have consumed. To finish it off, the sale of these vaccines can offset the cost of updating the food safety standards of less developed countries so as to greatly reduce the occurrences of such foodborne illness outbreaks both state side and as well as abroad.
By: Kevin Reilly
I think that it would be a very good idea to save a portion of the sale of all meat products to finance extra manpower in the slaughterhouses. This would significantly reduce the eventual threat of food borne illness outbreaks that result from meat that becomes contaminated by harmful bacteria such as e. Coli or salmonella. Those with compromised immune systems, such as children or older adults, are considered to be most vulnerable and account for most food borne illness fatalities.
This manpower increase can include more inspectors of meat products way before they enter the supermarkets or restaurants. They must also be able to turn a blind eye to anyone who wishes to try to bribe them to accept contaminated meat.
By: Kevin Reilly
If you would like to get into gardening for fun or for profit, you can start by arranging to contact the seed companies. They can send you catalogs in time for you to order your seeds early enough to get them started. You will be just about guaranteed to have a successful season, as nothing is a true guarantee due to weather patterns each year. You can put things in your favor however, so as to counteract (as effectively as possible) any variables. You will then be better prepared when faced with these variables, such as season extending methods, protection from severe weather (where it is more common), and ways to obtain and use water more effectively to prevent over and under-watering. (Both are equally harmful to plant life if not kept in check.)
Below are the general steps with regard to when you are to begin the process of starting your gardening hobby or business:
I’m gluten free and I like it and it’s an easier diet to be on. You’re getting vitamins and nutrients with the fruits n vegetables that u eat .Eating tofu is also good for u and has soy protein. I have made kale, spinach, chard, and pineapple, blueberries and beets as a salad .You can get beets at Aldi’s for 49 cents. Hummus is also healthy for you and has protein in it.
My life story is one of struggle and happiness like anyone else. I started out as a kid going through the mental health system. I would act out in class and I had a lot of extra energy I still kind of do till this day. I needed medication to help with the extra energy and focus. I had great parents that helped me through my ups and downs and they still do. I love my parents very much. They stuck by me when I went off meds and went through some mental health struggles. Since I didn’t accept my illness I had problems with meds. I would go on and off and swing back into a delusional state. My parents believed in me so they stuck by me. Now in the past few days I’ve accepted my mental illness and I take my meds every day and I feel much better now than I did when I was off them. My thoughts are clear and I’m able to reality test more. My life has been better with meds so to anyone who thinks otherwise it’s not true. The meds help a lot. No matter what I need my meds plus the therapy. Recovery is really possible.
Exercise is good for your body and your mind. Exercise helps your heart rate, encourages healthier eating habits, and boosts endorphins, which make you feel better, happier, and helps with anxiety and depression. My personal favorite exercises are riding a bike, walking, and using the treadmill. I try to exercise for about 1 or 2 hours a day, alternating between different types of exercises and stretches and breaking it up over the course of the day. When I am done exercising, I feel good but tired and feel refreshed.
Experts say exercise helps you lose weight, improve your mood, get more energized, sleep better, take your mind off negative thoughts, cope in a healthy way, and release happy chemicals. Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel good, get healthy, and have fun. As a general goal, aim for at least 45 minutes of physical activity every day, or schedule five 60-minute workouts per week. Remember to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you have any health concerns.
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