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Sophmore at NIU studying Business Adminstration with a minor in Pre-Law

Reflection Worth Watching

Lonnie King
English 104
Kim Volmer
12/05/2011
English 104 Reflection
Reflection Worth Watching

This semester in English 104 has been an interesting one semester. I have never been in an English class where we did anything besides write papers, do peer editing, and read boring books. This semester was different because instead of just writing papers we got to write in our own blog, read articles that had meaning to them, and the option on what we did and did not want to write about. From prior experience, I have never had a class like this one. The professor was really cool, and broke things down for us to understand them to the best of our abilities. The students in the class were cool, and never had any problems, and every class period was something new. I have never been in a teaching environment like this one before.
The fact that the work we did was different, really set this classroom aside from any other traditional class room. Coming into the year I expected all of my class to be the same, until I got to my English 104 class to see that this class could actually be a good experience, and it could open my eyes to a new way of writing. I was against blogs before this class for one reason and one reason only, because I would always hear on television how celebrities would go on their blogs and make idiots of their selves, and I wasn’t going to let that be me. You also heard a lot how people [young adults] would get their selves in trouble on blogs, for instance like committing crimes like slander, and pretending to be a celebrity and giving them a bad name. I heard about all these things, and because of that I didn’t want to have my name tied to a blog.
This class however, changes all of those notions because it allowed us to write what we wanted, and besides work write on our free time. I realized that all bloggers weren’t the same after looking at all the pages on people who post such meaningful things about the things that are important to them. This English 104 class, not being like prior English classes showed me something different, and got me really interested in blog writing. This class has never presented me with anything boring, and writing in this blog has been everything I didn’t expect plus more.

This English class has been quite different, and I have to give all the credit of that to the professor Kim Volmer, because she was creative in coming up with the objective for this class, and the things we read and write about. She really jumped outside the box, because up to this point no other class has been like this class and because of that, she deserves all the credit for getting every student to think outside the box, and try something new. She’s a really good professor!!


Artifact #2, A wise man’s law

Lonnie King
English 104
Venturing out #5
A wise man’s law

What do you think about a concept or thought being able to change your life in any way you desire? A concept bigger than what you believe in or your morals and values, something you have total control over but you aren’t aware of? In this posting I will be telling you about my experience with the Law of Attraction and how it helped and affected me. As you may know the Law of Attraction is a concept in which your thoughts become your reality, so if you think good things then good things will happen, but if you think negative thoughts then negative things come your way.

This has proven to be true in my life several times. It was a time recently when I wasn’t as responsible as I should have been, and that caused me to make a lot of stupid mistakes. One mistake was leaving my car parked in the NIU lot without having a permit. That was a stupid idea. The car had stopped working and it was no way I could move it because it didn’t work. So it sat there and accumulated a large amount of tickets, and it was nothing I could do about it. So one day sitting in class I thought “I can’t do this, it has to be a solution”, because I thought cars just don’t stop working. So after class I went to the lot, called the cops, and got the battery jumped and the car was working. I was convinced that nothing was wrong with the car and no one could tell me otherwise and I ended up being right. I believe that it was my faith in the Law of Attraction that helped me through it.

That’s not it though, I still had accumulated hundreds of dollars in tickets that I couldn’t pay for and I was puzzled to how they were going to be paid. I told myself “Lonnie don’t worry about it, everything is going to work out”. Without paying a dime the tickets are taken care of and I didn’t have to pay anything. The only thing I kept telling myself was that everything is going to be taken care of and it was. I owe that to the Law of Attraction, because my positive thinking bought me positive things in this situation, and when my thoughts were negative nothing would work in my favor and that leads me to truly believing that this was because the Law of Attraction.


Artifact #1: Sight Seeing

Lonnie King
English 104

Sight Seeing
When jumping from blog to blog I can’t help but notice how some blogs draw me in more than others. The visual elements play a big part in this. I’m the kind of person that something would have to look good in order for me to try it, if that makes any sense. I’m jumping from blog to blog when all of a sudden I stumble by this blog that is laid out as if it were a book you could just read on the internet. I mean this book would let you flip the pages of this blog instead of the traditional way of scrolling down; it was something that I never seen before and because of that the reader had me.

The visual of that page was enough to make me want to read everything on the blog, no matter how boring it was. Who would have thought that the quality of someone’s work would be judged on the way it looked? The visual elements help to undermine the audience’s expectations in a way that when you see something you like you just want it. We have all done it before, and it’s just how we are as people. We judge on what we see instead of what things are really worth, and that’s how the visual of a blog can draw the audience in without the blog being about anything.

We judge off what things appear to be by just looking at them and not for what really matters which is the quality of the work. It’s not the right way to do things but it’s normal. Have you ever heard that saying “It’s more than what meets the eye”? That’s the way it should be but unfortunately it’s not, and it’s a really bad look on the way we are viewed in society, but that’s another story. All in all the visuals of these blogs really play a huge roll in what we may think of the writer and our perception of the blog. Visuals really do play a part in what makes the blog.


Societie’s Parent Trap

 

As I skimmed through the blogs, and the comments made on the blogs, I stumbled upon a post about single parenthood.  This post immediately caught my attention because i know everyone has their different outlooks on what good parents are, and I was curious to see where this topic was on its way to.  For the most part he gave a good definition on what parenthood was, but it all shifted when being a single mom came into play.  According to “Housing for Single Parents: Four walls and a Roof For you”, single mothers are stereotyped by being called things such as home wreckers, mistresses, and miss fit mothers.  That’s when this post became personal to me.  The writer on the blog wasn’t downing single moms, it was the comments that caught my eye and stuck with me.

The comment said that single parent households are just as good as two parent households, which is true in some cases but in reality it’s a bunch a bull.  I’m someone who grew up in a single parent household, and I can tell you that having one parent isn’t the same as having two parents, in terms of you don’t get the attention you need which can sometimes lead you in other directions of life, it’s a struggle to get the things you need because your mom doesn’t have any help and money is short.  I can vouch for all of these things.  My mom is a single parent of seven kids, and by no means was any of our lives easy, or just as good as someone with two parents.  Times got so hard that we would go days and sometimes weeks without eating, because it was really not easy.  It got to the point that my brother dropped out of school in 7th grade to work and get a job, to help my mom support us.  You don’t hear about these situations in two parent households do you?  You won’t hear about them because that’s what a two parent household is for, to let the kids be kids be kids and, and let the parents take care of the rest.

In a single parent household kids can’t be kids, me and my three older siblings were forced to grow up much too early, because we were taking care of ourselves from such a young age.  Living in a single parent household affects children in every way possible, so for that reason alone you can’t say that a single parent household is just as good as a two parent household, because it’s far from it.  The single parent also suffers more because of all the circumstances, and criticism they receive, like it’s their faults the dad left, or the dad died, or anything.  Although me and my family turned out really well, it wasn’t easy at all, and it is still a struggle to this day, but we made do with what we had, and did what we had to do to survive up to this point in my life.  I know from watching my mom that being a single parent is not easy, nor is it the same as having two parents.  You never know how something effects people until you’ve lived it, so until then, think before talking.


Beware of what you think!!!

Venturing out #5

 

What do you think about a concept or thought being able to change your life in any way you desire?  A concept bigger than what you believe in or your morals and values, something you have total control over but you aren’t aware of?  In this posting I will be telling you about my experience with the Law of Attraction and how it helped and affected me.  As you may know the Law of Attraction is a concept in which your thoughts become your reality, so if you think good things then good things will happen, but if you think negative thoughts then negative things come your way.  This has proven to be true in my life several times.  It was a time recently when I wasn’t as responsible as I should have been, and that caused me to make a lot of stupid mistakes.  One mistake was leaving my car parked in the NIU lot without having a permit.  That was a stupid idea.  The car had stopped working and it was no way I could move it because it didn’t work.  So it sat there and accumulated a large amount of tickets, and it was nothing I could do about it.  So one day sitting in class I thought “I can’t do this, it has to be a solution”, because I thought cars just don’t stop working.  So after class I went to the lot, called the cops, and got the battery jumped and the car was working.  I was convinced that nothing was wrong with the car and no one could tell me otherwise and I ended up being right.  I believe that it was my faith in the Law of Attraction that helped me through it.  That’s not it though, I still had accumulated hundreds of dollars in tickets that I couldn’t pay for and I was puzzled to how they were going to be paid.  I told myself “Lonnie don’t worry about it, everything is going to work out”.  Without paying a dime the tickets are taken care of and I didn’t have to pay anything.  The only thing I kept telling myself was that everything is going to be taken care of and it was.  I owe that to the Law of Attraction, because my positive thinking bought me positive things in this situation, and when my thoughts were negative nothing would work in my favor and that leads me to truly believing that this was because the Law of Attraction.


A Fatal Attraction!!

Lonnie King,  Venturing Out #2

 

 

The Law of Attraction is a process in which you learn how to become successful, smarter, or whatever you desire through thoughts and feelings.  The law of attraction suggests that the universe gives you what you put out.  For example if you are constantly worried about someone breaking into your house and you’re giving off the vibe that it’s bothering you, someone is going to break into your house.  That’s the universe giving you what you’re asking for.  I’m sure you heard before that if you speak about death or better yet wanting to die then you’re going to die.  I heard this in two cases; the first one was when I was watching True Hollywood stories.  The people featured where 2pac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.  It was said multiple times throughout the show that these two artists often talked about death and how they felt like they were going to die at a young age, or how they thought they knew they were going to die.  They felt that they were going to die and they died.  If you have positive thoughts, then positive things will come your way, but if you think bad thoughts then you get bad things.  That’s what the Law of Attraction is suggesting.  It’s proven to work, people have made millions and lived long successful lives by following and living by this law in their everyday lives.  The biggest source in my opinion for the Law of Attraction is the called “The Secret”.  This movie is telling us how to implement the Law of Attraction into our lives to be successful and be able to do whatever we want to do.  This movie may come across to some people that they are suggesting since you believe in the Law of Attraction then you can’t believe in God.  That is a lie because I believe in God and also the Law of Attraction so just because you believe in one doesn’t mean you have to drop one.  The Law of Attraction is something very real and obtainable; all it takes is the proper teaching and practice, just like anything else you do in life.  It’s great and an experience unlike any other.


IF you can’t see this, you have to be blind!!

Blog Jumping.   When jumping from blog to blog I can’t help but notice how some blogs draw me in more than others. The visual elements play a big part in this. I’m the kind of person that something would have to look good in order for me to try it, if that makes any sense. I’m jumping from blog to blog when all of a sudden I stumble by this blog that is laid out as if it were a book you could just read on the internet. I mean this book would let you flip the pages of this blog instead of the traditional way of scrolling down; it was something that I never seen before and because of that the reader had me. The visual of that page was enough to make me want to read everything on the blog, no matter how boring it was. Who would have thought that the quality of someone’s work would be judged on the way it looked? The visual elements help to undermine the audience’s expectations in a way that when you see something you like you just want it. We have all done it before, and it’s just how we are as people. We judge on what we see instead of what things are really worth, and that’s how the visual of a blog can draw the audience in without the blog being about anything. We judge off what things appear to be by just looking at them and not for what really matters which is the quality of the work. It’s not the right way to do things but it’s normal. Have you ever heard that saying “It’s more than what meets the eye”? That’s the way it should be but unfortunately it’s not, and it’s a really bad look on the way we are viewed in society, but that’s another story. All in all the visuals of these blogs really play a huge roll in what we may think of the writer and our perception of the blog. Visuals really do play a part in what makes the blog.


Unforeseeable Future

 Unforeseeable Future

 

 

            I am sitting in my office filling out some important papers before I appear in court to defend a man for the murder of his best friend.  I look at the picture of my wife and kids that’s sitting on my desk before I leave my office.  As I leave my office this reporter approaches me and asks me how I am feeling about the case, being the first major case I am doing since starting my own law firm.  I tell the reporter “I am very confident about the case, and you’ll just have to wait and see how the case turns out.”


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