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Are You a Cadillac?

Almost everyone has an automobile. I recently turned sixteen, and I now have the ability to drive a vehicle by myself. There are countless types of transportation, and it’s amazing how many human traits and personalities you can see in the automobile realm. You see, every person has, by default, a personality. Likewise, every car has certain distinguishable traits (I suppose you would call it a carality?). Now, I do have certain likes and dislikes in automobiles that you may not agree with, but for most of these comparisons, I think you will be able to spot the similarities. For starters, let’s look at the minivan. It’s hardworking, but not too flashy, and it’s probably light-colored. There are usually some juice or food stains on the upholstery, left there by the … Read entire article »

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Not One Member, But Many

Not One Member, But Many

This has been my first year playing basketball, and as a result, it is also the first year that I’ve really been watching the NBA. And in case you’re not familiar with the NBA headlines this year, one of the biggest is the Los Angeles Lakers. To put it bluntly, they stink. Oh, they’re only six games under .500, which is okay. However, there are 17 teams with better records than them, and they just … Read entire article »

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Weapon of Choice

Weapon of Choice

What’s your favorite weapon? Some people like machine guns, others like sniper rifles. I know a person who likes 9mm pistols, and another who thinks a Colt .45 is cool. One of my friends even has a replica of Wolverine’s claws. However amazing all of those may be, though, my favorite weapon has always been a sword. Swords can be intricately carved, or be plain, utilitarian instruments. Either way, the shine of their blades, and … Read entire article »

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Little Things

Little Things

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to see “The Hobbit” in theaters. As an avid Middle Earth fan, I had been looking forward to its release for a few years. It was a very well made movie, and I am extremely glad I got to go see it. However, it struck me that the majority of the main cast were extremely short in stature. Take Bilbo, for instance. Only about three feet high, … Read entire article »

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Brazil, Monday-Wednesday

Not much has happened since we got back from the school, but I have experienced some new things this week. So, here’s an update on the work that’s been done so far. Monday saw Dad and Mr. Tom working on the E1 line for the phone system. That is the medium over which the phone company provides the telephone service for us to plug into. It’s very important, so it was necessary to establish a connection early this week. It went pretty smoothly, except for the fact that the configuration was different for Brazil, and that threw a monkey wrench into things and made it take longer. The guys finished it Monday night, and we went to a nearby restaurant to celebrate. We ordered dessert and French fries; just the … Read entire article »

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Brazil: Thursday & Friday

Well, it’s been a week since we first showed up here in Manaus. Since then, I have experienced a flurry of sounds, sights, smells, and (of course) tastes. I almost wish I could stay here forever, and not have to return to the life I once had. However, it’s never good to dwell in the past, so here’s what happened on Thursday and Friday. We woke up later than usual because of another late-night work day. In case you’re wondering why we kept staying up, here’s the reason. The people here at the mission house work from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The work that my dad, Señor Phil, and Mr. Tom are doing sometimes requires them to shut off the phones while they are working. So, from noon to five … Read entire article »

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