I have just finished reading a hilariously crazy classic called “Catch-22,” by one Joseph Heller. Heller, besides his distinguished writing career in which he wrote a variety of books including “Closing Time,” fought as a bombardier in World War II. He flew an incredible 60 combat missions, inspiring him to write “Catch-22.” Joseph Heller’s novel … Continue reading Luke W’s Letter Essay #9
I have just finished reading a finely crafted classic called “A Tale of Two Cities, by one Charles Dickens. Dickens, a very highly regarded writer, wrote an unbelievable amount of classics including, “Oliver Twist” and “A Christmas Carol.” Interestingly enough, Dickens, (while working for two major London newspapers), decided to submit a variety of sketches … Continue reading Luke W “A Tale of Two Cities” Letter Essay #6
United. Together groups of diverse ethnicities, cultures, and upbringings, cheered as one when a Yankee Great, no THE Yankee Great, slowly strolled to a small white box in which he would swing his bat. The epic milestone that this legend could quite possibly surpass would become the highlight, of his already illustrious career. Upon … Continue reading The Shot Heard Around the World
I have recently finished an incredibly written book called “The Three Musketeers,” by a once popular writer named Alexandre Dumas. Alexandre Dumas is not only the author of this 568 page novel, but he was a household name in France for writing many other plays and novels including “The Count of Monte Cristo,” which is … Continue reading Luke’s Letter Essay #3: “The Three Musketeers”
I’m from cool, crisp autumn mornings, sweat pouring down my forehead, perfecting my passing skills with my dad. The soccer ball being kicked effortlessly through the air, constantly in motion. My dad’s mantra in my head, reminding me of how I should play soccer. “Work harder than everyone, but remember to have fun.” I’m from … Continue reading Luke, Where Are You From?
By: Luke, Nick, and, Andrew Demographics: Culturally and historically, Morocco is an extremely interesting place, but its demographics are intriguing as well. With Rabat as its capital, this country has many appealing stats and facts. According to the OSAC (the Bureau of Diplomatic Security) says that “…crime does not pose a significant threat to Americans … Continue reading A Week in . . . Morocco
6/8/15 Dear Class, I have recently finished a fascinating biography called A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar. A 388 page journey through John Forbes Nash Jr.’s life this book is “… a staggering feat of writing and reporting” (according to Michael J. Mandel of Business Week. After reading this “simply… beautiful book,” (Marcia Bartusiak of … Continue reading Luke’s Letter Essay 12
For the second trimester, I wanted to read at least 16 books, four of which would be poetry. By reading over 25 books, I surpassed by goal by a wide margin. Those 25 plus books were not very difficult at all, but throughout the trimester I tried very hard to find harder books. Out of … Continue reading Luke’s Second Trimester Reading Reflection