Photos Courtesy of LCSC Nursing Site 

Nursing is a career that I would like to pursue. I am taking an online class to be eligible for obtaining my Certified Nursing Assistant certification. On Sunday January 31 I went to LCSC and took my first part of my skills class.I learned some pretty basic stuff that I already knew how to do. In that session of my skills class I felt pretty crappy but, I still went. We went over changing occupied and unoccupied beds, ambulating from bed to commode, changing incontinent briefs, range of motion in the arms, and hips, and legs, and ankles/ feet. It was a lot of fun and it most definitely helped me to decide that this is what I want to do as a start to a career in the future.

On Sunday, February 28 I have my first clinical siting at Aspen. I hope that by doing the clinical siting training it help me to decide weather I want to work in a hospital or in a nursing home. Sundays are a big deal for me because of my religion. I always go to church and for my clinical stuff to be on a Sunday it really bums me out. When I went to do the tour of the clinic I found out there are only 3 hallways which means hopefully I won’t get lost. I’m sort of nervous because I’m afraid I will mess up or do something wrong but I hope that it will go okay. I have to be at the facility from 6am to 4pm. Which means that I have to get up at like 5:15 and if you know me I don’t usually get up that early.



Is Technology bad for you?

Last year in Deary we did a technology unit. This essay was based off of the article that I chose to do my review from. My teacher gave us an option of whether technology is bad or good for you.

Technology is a big thing now, but schools will most likely continue to buy books because students will learn more from actually being taught than from just looking it up on the internet. I think that people are not too dependent on technology because, even if we use a lot of it, we will still know how to read and write.

Technology is not bad for us like some say; it actually makes us smarter. Did you know that according to Tom Chatfield’s article on BBC, “When smart is not so smart”, “‘ people are about 20 IQ points smarter now because of Google Search and Maps.’” Just because we use technology does not necessarily mean that are IQ could go up, it just means that we might think that it will.

Using “smart” technology can help you in many ways if you know what to do. Using “smart” or high tech materials causes your brain to have more brain activity. Using “smart” things makes people think that they are smarter. “‘Smartness’ suggests a particular species of sophistication brought by machines into daily living: the sophistication of tools which so effortlessly augment our capacities for thought and action that we feel like it’s us getting smarter,” Tom Chatfield also explains.

Many people don’t like technology because they don’t understand it. Most people don’t like it but they need it, for example farmers and ranchers need the internet because they can order vaccines from the vet online.  Technology isn’t such a bad thing, it can just be confusing sometimes.

People being too dependent on technology is a statement. Some people rely on their cell phones to do a lot of things, but there are many people who use it to get more information or keep in touch with family and friends.



Work Cited

“When smart is not so smart”, Tom Chatfield. 2013. web.

To Kill a Mockingbird


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In my sophomore year of highschool we read the book To Kill a Mockingbird. My teacher had us write an essay about the book. I don’t quite remember the requirements because it was so long ago but, I think that I did fairly well on this essay.

To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, one of the main characters is Atticus Finch. He is a Lawyer, and also a father of two children. He is a great role model for the kids and also a hero in this story as well.  He has a black housekeeper, named Calpurnia, and she takes care of the kids for Atticus while he is at work. He is a wonderful father, role model, and hero to Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, and Jem Finch. Atticus Finch has taught his children many things such as how to read and how to be respectful to others, even if they did not like them.

Atticus is a good father because, he taught Scout how to read before she was even in school. She was the only child to have known how to read as well as she did, “‘I never went to school’ he said ‘but I have a feeling that if you tell Miss Caroline we read every night she’ll get after me, and I wouldn’t want her after me.’” (Atticus, 32), what Atticus is pretty much saying is that if Miss Caroline finds out that Mr. Finch is being a good father by teaching his kids how to read then she will get very stern with him. He is also a good father because he stands up for his kids, and wants them to the right things, just like when Jem squashed Mrs. Dubose’s flowers, “She wants you to come every afternoon after school and Saturdays and read to her out loud for two hours” (Atticus,105). Just like he stood up to Mr. Tate to tell him that even if Jem killed Bob Ewell out of self-defense, he needed to go to court and explain that instead of having people laugh at him and think that his father got him out of it just because he is a lawyer, “‘Thank you from the bottom of my heart, but I don’t want my boy starting out with something like this over his head. […] I don’t want him growing up with a whisper about him, I don’t want anybody saying, ‘Jem Finch … his daddy paid a mint to get him out of that.’ Sooner we get this over with the better’” (Atticus, 273).

A role model is someone who sets a good example for other people. Atticus is one of these people. He sets a good role model for his children by going to work every day, and being a gentleman wherever he is at. Atticus is a good man, he does what’s right and wants the same thing for his children. Atticus is a good example because he does not like to drink so that shows the kids that he is a good father and want to take care of them, “‘Atticus doesn’t drink whiskey,’ I said. […] ‘He said he drank some one time and didn’t like it.’” (Scout, 45), this quote shows that he is choosing his children over drinking. Another Example of him being a good role model is him standing there letting Bob Ewell curse at him and spit in his face and let him call him names, “Atticus was leaving the post office when Mr. Ewell approached him, cursed him, spat on him, and threatened to kill him. […] Atticus didn’t bat an eye, just took out his handkerchief and wiped his face and stood there and let Mr. Ewell call him names wild horses could not bring her to repeat.” (Scout, 217), Atticus doesn’t really like Mr. Ewell so he just lets him “walk all over him” meaning he lets him say what he wants to say to Atticus because Atticus knows that he is better than Bob Ewell anyways.

Atticus is known as a hero to the black people because he tried his hardest to defend Tom Robinson, even though Tom was accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell, when he didn’t, “I looked around. They were standing. All around us and in the balcony on the opposite wall, the Negroes were getting to their feet. Reverend Sykes’s voice was as distant as Judge Taylor’s: ‘ Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your Father’s passin’.’” (Scout, 211), the reason that the blacks are standing when Atticus passes is because they are showing respect to Atticus for being grateful enough to stand up for Tom. At first, Jem was a little annoyed about Atticus defending Tom, “‘Son, I have no doubt that you’ve been annoyed by your contemporaries about me lawyering for niggers’” (Atticus, 104).

This Book had a lot of intense scenes and the one scene that was the most intense was the courtroom scene, because it is unfair how the white people treated the blacks. Atticus is brave to stand up for a black man, when the whites and blacks are not supposed to be friends with the white people.

The Great Depression

I was going through some of my old school work and such over break and I wanted to share this essay that wrote last year. I am hoping for positive responses on this and I just want say, I got a B- on this so, yes I know it’s not the greatest. I’m not very good at writing. This essay was a research essay in which I had to do for my novel eval last year. For those of you who don’t know what a novel evaluation is, it is like a big huge book report. You have to include the plot, settings, a research essay, characters, a cover page, a connection, and a bibliography.

The Great Depression

Were you alive in the time of the great depression? Well, if you weren’t it was a very hard time for most people. Most people had no money and no food for their family. It was a time of when there was no work to be done. There was an organization called the WPA and they helped people get money and found jobs for them. The WPA stands for the Works Progress Administration. In the Great Depression, “Self employment is common in depressed labor markets” (Boyd), people were more likely to self-employ, said Robert L. Boyd, a sociology professor at Mississippi State University. the Great Depression was a sad time for the United States, there were many associations, and co-operations that were a part of it to help people.

The associations, and co-operations that were in the Great Depression, helped out and spent a lot of their time helping people earn money and get food for their families. When you think of associations during the Depression what ones come to mind? The three main ones that come to people’s mind when they think about the Great Depression are the WPA, SSA (SSB). These three were a huge help, the WPA is helping find jobs, the SSA (SSB) is social security to help you get money if you were disabled or unable to work. The great thing is that all of these associations are still used today, and there are many more still used today also. In the 1940’s there were places called depression businesses, “Such businesses were, for many dislocated workers in stagnant labor markets, vial alternatives to joblessness and financial destitution” (Boyd).

The FCC stands for the Federal Communications Commision, it was one of the top 7 agencies that was used during the great depression.  The Federal Communications Commision regulates state and country communications by radio, television, wire, satellite,  and cable. The Federal Communications Commission is what helps everybody to keep in contact with each other. “When the FCC acts pursuant to this congressional authority, it must comply with the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and applicable statutory language.” (Crawford). In America people may assume that The Federal Communications Commission is treated like other regular companies for things like work, but it’s not. It gets treated differently since it is communication needs and not work needs.

The WPA stands for the Works Progress Administration, it has been helping people for more than 50 years now. The Works Progress Administration is one of the most commonly known associations that was around during the Great Depression. The Works Progress Administration is still one of the few associations still around today that was around in the 30’s. “For at least two generation academics have been reaping the benefits of the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA)” (Shaw), this means that The Works Progress Administration is very greatly admired and probably will be for a long time, due to the fact that The Works Progress Administration has been around for as long as it has.

The Great Depression had one of the biggest effects on America, because it was so dry and there was very little food and water. People were not able to grow crops because there was little water and it was extremely dry. People were out of work and had a hard time trying to make money to feed their family. It was a very good thing that we had the associations and companies that we did to help us during that hard time. A lot of people ended up dying and many people ended up sick. I’m sure that people who were alive during The Great Depression thought that it was the end of the world and they were going to die themselves. It must have been hard to live back then. We should be grateful that we have all the things that we do today.

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Boyd, Robert L. “Self-Employment And Public Emergency Work In Urban Labor Markets During The Great Depression: The Case Of Industrial Cities.” Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare 42.1 (2015): 121-139. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 May 2015.

Crawford, Susan. “First Amendment Common Sense.” Harvard Law Review 127.8 (2014):
2343-2391. Academic Search Premier. Web. 6 May 2015.

Shaw, Stephanie J. “Using The WPA Ex-Slave Narratives To Study The Impact Of The Great Depression.” Journal Of Southern History 69.3 (2003): 623. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 May 2015.

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

Mona Lisa is a painting that was painted by an Italian artist, Leonardo da Vinci. It is an oil painting on a popular wood panel, it was painted sometime between 1503 and 1517. The historians are unsure on how long it took da Vinci to paint this. The poplar panel shows evidence of warping and was stabilized in 1951 with the addition of an oak frame and in 1970 with four vertical braces.  It is a very popular painting. It might be known as one of the world’s most-famous paintings.  Mona lisa isn’t a full portrait painting, it is only the top half of the woman.

The painting is at The Louvre Museum in Paris, and it has been in that museum since 1792. The lady in the portrait is Lisa Gherardini, Lisa del Giocondo, she was said to be the subject of this portrait. The alternative name for this portrait is “La Gioconda”. 

Leonardo da Vinci was much more than just an Italian artist. He is also a draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer. He was living in Florence when he decided to paint the Mona Lisa. Dovetails were added to the upper middle of the painting because there was a small crack in the painting, and to try and prevent the crack from getting larger.  Leonardo da Vinci is a very popular artist and it is said to be told that he started painting the Mona Lisa 1503 or 1504 and could have worked on this until 1516 or 1517. 

In December 2015, it was reported that French scientist Pascal Cotte had found a hidden portrait underneath the surface of the painting using reflective light technology. The portrait is an underlying image of a model looking off to the side. Having been given access to the painting by Louvre in 2004, Cotte used layer amplification method to study the painting.  According to Cotte, the portrait is Leonardo’s original Mona Lisa.


The Mona Lisa Portrait


Detail of the background on the Portrait


The detail of her hands in the Portrait


Where the Mona Lisa was first displayed

640px-MonaLisaShield  Where the Mona Lisa is displayed now

Girl with a pearl earring by Johannes Vermeer

Girl with a pearl earring by Johannes Vermeer. The painting was painted in 1665.  It is an oil painting and was created in the 17th century. It is one of Dutch’s finest painting. This painting is worth $41 million dollars and is located in the Mauritshuis Art Museum in the Netherlands. The painting is on the front of the building. The painting did a little of traveling to be shown many places but, is now currently returned to the museum and has no plans of leaving in the future.


Girl with a pearl earring is not only a panting, it is also the name of a book and there is also a movie. The book actually includes Johannes Vermeer’s name. If you look into detail of the picture it shows that she has a head scarf and a pearl earring. She is only showing part of her face. The side with her other ear you can’t see.

It is to be said that this painting was not meant to be a portrait. It is meant to be a painting of a european woman wearing an exotic dress, and a turban with a large pearl earring. She is supposedly silent and seductive.


Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait is an oil painting on an oak panel with three vertical boards and was painted by Jan van Eyck in 1434. He painted this to represent Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife. It is currently located at an art museum called National Gallery in Central London. The painting was bought by the gallery in 1842.

This painting is also known as The Arnolfini Wedding, The Arnolfini Marriage, The Arnolfini Double Portrait or the Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife. It is a full length double portrait. If you look into detail on the photo, van Eyck added a mirror to reflect the space of the room that the couple are in. You can look at many details of this photo and be able to tell that it was possibly a wedding photo. If you look at Mr. Arnolfini and Mrs. Arnolfini, they have their hands joined together which is an indication of marriage.