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The Power Of Reflection


The Thoughts Of Life



            Being in quarantine has enabled me to better understand and appreciate the simplicity of life that must have influenced Thoreau when he wrote his thoughts about life for Walden.  Without the fast pace and endless distractions of what used to be my life, my days often seem long and indistinguishable now, and this sudden change of pace has given me a lot time to reflect on what I believe and how I want to live my life.  As I move into a new phase of my life in high school, this time has enabled me to recognize the importance of being part of a community, to empathize with those less fortunate than me, and to better appreciate all the opportunities that I have been given in life.


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Journal Entry 1

Going Through The Storm

Taking On The Covid-19 Pandemic Together


      The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world on halt like never before. This storm we are facing is a testament to the will of the human race that we have to face head-on. Humanity has never faced anything like this before and the unordinary and unpredictable has now become a common occurrence in this pandemic. 

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Personal Memoir

An Apology To My Sister


                I think I owe my older sister Michaela an apology.  For the past two years, she has been doing an online high school program because her dance training with the Boston Ballet requires her to be in Boston at least 30 hours a week and regular high schools could not provide that flexibility.  So naturally, being the good little brother that I am and seeing an opening, I have consistently been giving her an endless amount of grief and insults about her educational status — from calling her a high school dropout, calling what she does fake school, and teasing that if I got to have my text books with me when I took a test, I would have perfect grades too.  She’s not amused by my comments and behavior and usually cuts me off at the get-go. Up until a few weeks ago (seems like years?), she had perfected the art of ignoring me when I go down that home school teasing road.  I would often get a lecture from my mom about how hard Michaela works and that I should keep my comments to myself.

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