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I found a great website this morning called LiveScience.com. Everything from Technology, History, Space, and Animals were written about in interesting articles. One article in particular that caught my attention was called “Scientist Get Closer to Center of the Earth.” It amazes me how our technology is so advanced that we are capable of reaching the center of the earth.
One point that was made in this article stated that it’s difficult finding the center of the earth, because the earth is not a completely solid, round object. Isaac Newton had made this point years ago. One reason scientist are hoping to get to the center or the earth include, but is not limited to, finding out about earthquakes, volcanoes, and global warming. Scientist are working day and night to be better able to understand the planet and to make our world a safer place to live.
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I am starting to believe in the saying take the good with the bad. My father recently was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had to undergo surgery about a month ago. The good thing was they caught it in the early stages and the surgeon had done numerous surgeries of this kind prior to my Dads.
The best news of all besides the fact that they believe they got all the cancer cells out was that my dad has quit smoking. During his stay in the hospital he wasn’t allowed to leave his room to smoke. He was in so much pain and on so many different medications that he had to stay in bed. He ended up staying in the hospital for 4 days without one cigarette. I think that is the longest he has ever gone without a cigarette in all of the 50 years he’s been smoking. I am so proud of him. It is going on a month now without one cigarette. I hope he is able to keep up the good work.
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I finally registered to vote! I am so proud of myself. Almost going on forty you would think that I would have taken care of this a long time ago. Unfortunately, one of my school teachers talked me out of ever voting by telling all of us that our votes didn’t count.
What a horrible thing for a schoolteacher to tell young children. I wasn’t even a teenager yet when I was told this. He stated that the electoral college was the final decision maker and that no other vote really mattered. Of course being young and looking up to my teachers I believed every word that came out of his mouth. Now that I am a little bit older and a little bit wiser I have no excuse for not voting in the upcoming presidential election. I’m so thankful that one of my coworkers talked me into registering to vote and I will be at the polls this year.
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My sister-in-law is amazing. She is working 2 jobs and still is finding time to take college courses. All of this after getting married and having 2 children. I don’t know how she does everything, and does it so well for that matter.
She has decided to head back to class to complete her coursework. A lot of adults choose to take courses on-line instead due to their busy schedules. Don’t expect these classes to be any easier then a class would be if you went to the campus though, in fact I’ve heard that they are harder on-line. You do have a little more freedom, but just as much if not more homework to do. Don’t get me wrong I highly recommend continuing your education no matter how you get it done. For some having a professor in front of you explain the material works the best, for others sitting in front of the computer and learning the coursework is a better option. Many colleges nowadays are leaving the choice up to you. Many programs including Masters’ and Doctorate degrees are being offered on-line. For further information you can contact the university you are interested in and see which programs are offered on-line.
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During college I took 4 years of Spanish. For one I needed to take a foreign language in order to graduate, but I also wanted to do some traveling to South America. At the time I didn’t realize how important learning a second language would become.
At work I meet new people everyday. Some of which only speak Spanish. Knowing the basics has helped me get through many consultations. I don’t speak Spanish fluently anymore, but I can still understand it. I have close friends from Guatemala and they tell me that it’s difficult to learn another language unless you live in that country where it is the primary language. It makes me feel better to hear this and I have found it to be true. After I graduated from college I spent some time in Puerto Rico. At that time my Spanish was fluent. I could talk to people on the island and understand everything they were saying back to me. I hope to return again to Puerto Rico and relearn what I have lost in these past few years.
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