Saturday, September 29, 2012

"In the heat wave, the case against air conditioning."

Cox rants about the over use of air conditioning in his story, and how it will most likely bring around the fate of civilization in general. He goes on to describe the authentic utopia that Americans could create if we would just disregard this horrible device, the air conditioner, and a return to a time that was a lot simpler before its invention. He makes a picture for the reader a vision of the work place that should decrease the use air conditioning. Cox says that “In a world without air conditioning, a warmer, more flexible, more relaxed workplace helps make summer a time to slow down again.” If he thinks this is true then Cox should definitely prove it. The thing is he can’t, Cox has not authoritative or believable evidence that proves his claim. There are some politically driven group of people that have classified carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. This means that they have made the assumption that people pollute our planet by the simple act of exhaling. If the United States is to be forced to give up the use of air conditioning maybe Cox could hold back from exhaling as a salute of good faith. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Fable for Tomorrow

Rachel Carson’s “A Fable for Tomorrow” is a fictional story of destruction; she makes a point that some of these factual effects of pesticide use society. This is an accumulation of problems that have taken place in real locations as a result of pesticide use; this story is trying to aim the author’s support and view that pesticides are dangerous for human life, animal life, and the ecosystem.
A Fable for Tomorrow contrasts the wreckage of a town with their spirited beginnings, using three dominant methods of persuasion to try to convince the reader that pesticide use is damaging to all weather you’re human or animal. Ordinary people destroy our environment by polluting the air we breathe, trashing the ground that we walk on and the plants and animals we use as vital food source. Besides the vital parts of what we use of the environment that humans must need, there is the beauty part of the environment. From every flower that blooms to the leaves changing colors. Carson made an amazing point. Everyone helps participate in the disasters that taken place but we need to stop contributing more to the problem and take what we have now and enjoy it. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012


One More to the Lake by E.B. White is a piece on the dynamic power of memory and the chill of mortality. Recapitulating a camping visiting on a lake with his son, White thinks back of how so many of the details he now experiences with his son are some of the same he experienced with his father a generation ago. Throughout his story, he routinely mentions how he cannot distinguish the memory from the current experience. Further on in the story, White introduces that in a way, both summertime, lake cabins, and family get-togethers describes “Americans at play” and this portrays the peaceful, good, and joyful in our lives. But, by the essay’s conclusion, when he brings his readers back to the present, White remembers the time when he indeed marched on, and he just like his father will soon die and White will just become another memory. One thing that this story has told me is memories are different for everyone and the hold something dear to our hearts. They remind us of who we are and where we came from. The senses, whether it could be taste, touch, sight, hearing, or smell, can physically bring us back to a certain memory.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Price We Pay

This is an amazing story that shows true bravery about his personal experience on that tragic day. The Price We Pay is a mournful story, but also comes with a good message. Our country is not afraid; I don’t know why people could ever think of doing such tragic things to so many, but everyone knows that there are people out there that are not always there and sick in the head, and when it comes to our country we never backed down once, it will only make us stronger. I couldn’t imagine how scared Adam would be thinking this would be another normal day at work and then everything just flashed before his eyes. He is one brave man to stay calm throughout the whole situation, trying to be so optimistic in that time of chaos shows a lot of strength. The reading gave me the imagination as if I was right by his side experiencing what he was experiencing with all the details of what was happening. It was harrowing that someone had to go through a day no one will ever forget but he is a hero in my book. He didn’t have to save people and put his life up for risk, it is awe-inspiring that so many have survived because of him.


Henry David Thoreau “Walking” shows both a connection to the natural world as well as the appreciation of it. Thoreau’s deep appreciation of nature from the traveler’s perspective is noted with integrity that he brings within himself. Walking handles a great amount of attention on nature, changing of seasons, and the animals in the woods that he shares with. He describes in his own account with his experience on walking on his property so we know that it is not just about the physical aspect of walking, but more into the appreciation of nature. Walking helps appreciate the value of the wilderness; he is not that ready to become a farmer as he might think. Thoreau sway’s his audience to enter a “spiritual journey” almost as if you were being emersed in the story. The tone of this essay is the opening of the cogitation that reveals a great amount about Thoreau’s character. Thoreau marks himself as someone who might not be well acceptable to take the wild of the nature and tame it. What we should take out of the walk is to be symbolically perfect in the path that we love to travel anywhere in the world.