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Thursday, April 6, 2017


       In the book Against All Enemies Moore finds out that the gun belongs to one of the people that he used to work with, but that person is dead. I think that Moore should contact his former coworkers family since they found his fingerprints on the gun. Although Moore thinks his former coworker is dead, I think that he faked his death.

The Gun

     In the book Against All Enemies Moore and a couple of the other people in the Pakistani military meet with the Indians, and find a gun in the water. I think that they should have searched in the water longer because if they found a gun there might have been more evidence. Since they found the gun, and they are going back to their headquarters I think that they are going to search for fingerprints.


      In the book Against All Enemies  Moore goes back to the Pakistani military headquarters, and tries to find out who blew up their ship. I think that Moore should go back to the place where the ship blew up because there might be evidence in the water. Although Moore is working with the Pakistani's I think that he is going to search for clues on his own.

The Wrong Decision

     In the book Against All Enemies Moore hides on an island because he thinks the Taliban are coming after him, but then he realizes that there was nobody coming after him. Since he thought that the Taliban were coming after him it was a good idea for him to hide. Because of his involvement with Pakistan I think that he is going to work with them to find out who was on the enemy boat.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Differences and the Similarities
I believe that both the movie and the book were good but each had their better parts. One part that the book did better on was showing Jonas’s anger about how he can’t share his training with anyone else. One part in the movie that was better than the book was how there was more action especially when Jonas was leaving the community. Finally there are some major changes that did not harm nor help either.
    The book did a better job on showing Jonas’s anger about not being able to share his training. In the book Jonas gets mad about not being allowed to share his training, and angry about his friends not understanding him when he breaks the rule and tries to show them. On the other hand, in the movie the only times that he tries to explain or show his friends his training he is beaming with joy or in love. In the book this is one of the small conflicts but in the movie it is not. This takes away from the movie because it does not show his anger that builds up to hate the elders and the community even more. Some may say that him not getting angry adds to the romance, but they still could of had their Hollywood romance while including Jonas’s anger about not being able to discuss his training.
    The movie did a better job on having action throughout the entire movie and especially during the part when Jonas is leaving the community. In the movie Jonas punches Asher when
Asher tries to stop Jonas from leaving the community. Also in the movie Jonas is chased, but in the book Jonas is very sneaky and unnoticed. In both the movie and the book there are planes that go after Jonas and Gabriel. Some people may say that the extra action in the movie does not add anything, but when Jonas punches Asher, Asher has some anger afterward which makes Asher saving Jonas even kinder.
    There are some major differences between the movie and the book that do not negatively or positively affect either. First of all, in the book it is 3rd person, yet in the movie it is 1st person. This does not make a difference because you still know what Jonas is acting like which is the most important thing. Another difference is that the chief elder appears more often and is an actual person in the movie, meanwhile in the book the chief elder only appears as a hologram in the yearly ceremony. This does not change anything because the chief elder only sends more people after Asher in the movie.
    I showed you how both the movie and the book are similar and different, and how they each have better parts than the other. One of the reasons why they changed a lot in the movie is because it is a Hollywood movie so there has to be romance and action. In total I think that the movie did a good job of representing the book.

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Old Days

The Old Days
I am welcomed into my grandparents house with a huge hug from both of them. I can smell my grandma's homemade muffins that permeated through the entire house. I grab onto one of my grandma's famous muffins as i go to sit down next to my grandpa. I had already asked him over the phone if it was okay for me to come by and interview him. Because my grandpa has to clear his throat a lot he turns and coughs into the air across from me. My grandpa jokes that i asked him over my grandma because she is boring. Sometimes my grandpa goes on tangents after asking him questions that he is interested in. When i ask him about what was cool back when he was a teenager he is not completely sure so he has to ask grandma. When she reminds him about the Beach Boys he starts to remember about Elvis Presley and how Country music was very popular. Also when i asked him how he met grandma he joked that he found her in the dumpster scrounging for food. He really enjoyed me asking him all of the questions because he enjoys telling his stories and interacting with others.

My grandpa stands around 6 feet 2 inches and is healthy overall. He has straight gray hair that he comb’s everyday so that it does not get in his face. Because of his age he has wrinkly skin that gets bruised easily. His eye color is light brown and from afar they look hazel. He has a great sense of humor with a great laugh which is part of the reason he has a lot of friends. He wears his pants really high up almost to where his belly button is at. He wears his brand new round glasses that he cleans too often. About 3 months earlier my mom realized that his hearing was getting worse and worse, so she took him to the doctor to see what was wrong. The doctor saw that the hearing aids were doing absolutely nothing and that there was earwax clogging both his ears. My mom scheduled an appointment to clean his ears and my grandpa expressed that it was extremely painful when we picked him up after the appointment. He went through the VA to buy top of the notch hearing aids so that he hear almost like he used to. In total my grandpa is a very healthy person and a very happy person who is in good condition for his age.

Question:What was “cool” back when you were around 20 years old?
                                            Answer: In my 20’s one of the popular music groups was the Beach Boys. Also Elvis Presley was also extremely popular. If you did not listen to Elvis Presley the you pretty much only had the choice to listen to country music.
Follow up question: What was your favorite genre/group to listen to?
                                            Answer: I mainly listened to country music because that is what I heard everywhere I went, but I also really liked Elvis Presley.
Question:What were some hobbies you had as a kid?
                                            Answer: I used to spend all of my summers at the local outdoor swimming pool with my sister Carolyn. I also used to raise homing pigeons and I would raise them then let them go and they were trained to come back to me in a couple of hours. I also used to beat my friends at basketball at our local park.
Follow up question: Did you ever participate in organized sports?
                                            Answer: Yes I would participate in a swimming league where we would have competitions and practice. I won almost ten competitions. When you finish the amount you are supposed to swim you don't know if you won or not because by the time you pull your head out of the water almost everyone else is done also.
Question: How did you meet Grandma?
                                               Answer: Our parents were good friends so whenever they would meet and talk i would talk with grandma and we would go do things together. Also we went to High Schools that were very close to each other.
Follow up question: How did your parents and grandma’s parents meet?
                                               Answer: Well when I was younger it was different than now because back then everyone in the town knew each other. You would do things with your neighbors compared to nowadays when you are reluctant to say hi.
Question: What’s the differences between life today and life back then?
                                               Answer: The main difference is the technology. Technology does make everything better like how the computer is a lot better than the typewriter. I remember when I would have to type something and if I would make a mistake then I would have to use white out or restart everything. Also like I said a couple of minutes ago the communities were a lot closer and so were the neighbors.                                                                                         Follow up question: Is life better for you with technology or without?
                                   Answer: It’s certainly easier now. I feel like it is better because it has made everything easier.
Question: What are the differences in life depending on your age?
                                               Answer: As a teenager life was carefree because I didn't have many responsibilities but then when I was 18 I was drafted into the army because they put everyone in to be drafted and i was chosen. I was stationed in Germany for a couple of years. A couple of years later I married grandma and then I had 5 kids so i had a lot of responsibility.
Follow up question: What are some of the advantage you have as an adult compared to being a kid?
                                               Answer: Being treated like an adult. Also you can make your own choices for everything in life.

I learned that he was really busy with many responsibilities such as the army, marriage, and five kids. The most surprising info is when he mentioned “when i was in Germany i got drunk with some of my friends and we pissed on a cop car, but they didn't arrest us because we were in the army. One thing I noticed was that he didn't act like the more responsibilities he had the harder it was instead he said it gets easier and easier.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Past..

Today I read about anxiety and how your past can affect it. The way your past can affect your anxiety  is if you were very little and a dog barked and chased you and you were very scared then growing up you will probably be very anxious around dogs. Conquering the fact that you are anxious around dogs   by petting one could help your anxiety.