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Student Writing Project - Jacob Grant


Fri, Nov 15th, 2002
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What do you want out of life? Can you remember the last time someone asked you this intriguing question, or the last time you asked yourself? Quite possibly, it’s been years since this subject has arisen. The reason for this may be because you are more accustomed to asking the opposite question; what would I have done differently in the past? However, dwelling on the past will not change it at all. You’re better off thinking about the things you want to gain in the future. With that in mind, why not dwell on what you do want out of life?I know this may seem like a question aimed more at people like myself: high school seniors still contemplating what they want to do after high school. This is indeed very true. However, it is never too late to ask yourself this kind of question. For those of you who knew what you wanted in life, you can think about whether you truly got what you dreamed of. You can be free to wonder what new things you may want out of life as things have changed. It is also true that when you were my age, the things that were important to you are different than what they are now.When examining what we want out of life each of us will look at what we desire in our own unique way. For some people, they would have life be a bit like a carousel; the same routine day in, and day out, because they want life to be simple. Others want to lead lives that are ever changing in order to experience everything that they possibly can. These are both great ways of living your life because you are doing whatever makes you happy; and I believe that happiness is the central factor in deciding what you would like to gain out of life.Considering that you can't live forever, why should anyone not lead a life that makes you happy?In all reality no body really knows for sure what life has in store for them. That’s just part of the deal in the extraordinary game of life; a wild roller coaster packed full of ups and downs, twists and turns, and unexpected finishes. By pondering what you want out of life, you may reveal some startling surprises or none at all. As I go, I would like to leave you with these key words of wisdom from Ferris Bueller- “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you might miss it.”Jacob Grant is a student at Fillmore Central High School.The Journal Writing Project focuses on the writing of area young people.

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Another One From Flaherty

Fri, Nov 15th, 2002
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I was reading one of my Spanish textbooks yesterday in an effort to restore my vocabulary when I realized that my Spanish texts are over fifty years old. If I am going to be able to speak in that language, I had better buy some new books or at least ..... 
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Township Roads - New tarpaper on the shack

Fri, Nov 15th, 2002
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We just completed another home improvement project. This is not the story of one of my usual do-it-yourself debacles. This time, we hired a local carpenter, a sheetrock taper, and a seamless gutter installer to do it right with a minimum of story-gen ..... 
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The Commute - Minnesota Nice

Fri, Nov 15th, 2002
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What exactly is “Minnesota Nice”? I’ve heard it referred to quite often lately in the national media. The phrase brings with it a vision of crowds of people with normal bodies but big, yellow, smiley- face heads.

I grew up just ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Nov 15th, 2002
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Seems like everybody goes for coffee breaks, and I wonder how much coffee some people drink in a day. I remember years ago how we made coffee especially at church doings or Ladies Aid suppers. We used those big coffee pots and we would add 1-2 eggs ( ..... 
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Notes from a country kitchen

Fri, Nov 8th, 2002
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Yes, we have had some cold weather for October and now into November, but I guess all of us older ones will never forget November 11, 1940, our terrible Armistice's Day storm. There is one thing in life that none of us, not one person can change and ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - Eric Leitzen

Fri, Nov 8th, 2002
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An excerpt from the diary of Corporal Peter Swenson, of Red Wing, Minnesota.

How much Longer will it last? Three days I have laid here in this dug out hole, this muddy, barbed wire studded bunker that has been my home for the p ..... 
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At Home in the Woods- Abby's World

Fri, Nov 8th, 2002
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The Lanesboro library was our first stop. She found the children's section immediately, picked out a book with an elephant on the front cover sitting in a bathtub drinking tea. She sat at one of the small chairs and began to turn the pages. I picked ..... 
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Notes From a Country Kitchen

Fri, Nov 1st, 2002
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One of these Days

One of these days, I'll be free  to do everything that pleases ME!  I'll eat popcorn with a spoon  Or, lie down to rest at half-past no ..... 
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