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9th Grade English Lesson 15: Heart Attack

For this essay, we will analyze the good things that happened because of Jim Lehrer’s heart attack. Now, some of you may thin that heart attacks are always bad, which they are, but good things can happen in turn because of them. Let’s get into this essay and learn about some of those good things.

One good thing that came out of Lehrer having a heart attack is the fact that he developed a healthier diet. In the book, Lehrer states that, “I had the eating habits of a pimply faced 15 year-old.” Then he goes on to list all of his dietary habits. This shows that prior to the heart attack he was not taking care of himself as far a diet goes. Then, once he had the heart attack, he changes his diet. He realized that what he was eating was slowly killing his heart and body. He realized that he was killing himself by eating garbage. So, he changed his diet in an effort to save himself from having a second heart attack.

Another good thing that happened because of the heart attack was that he stopped smoking. Jim Lehrer was a huge smoker. He stated in his book that he had smoked adamantly for 20 years. Lehrer was such a big smoker, that he even smoked while he was going to the hospital before he had his heart attack. Well, smoking is such a bad thing for people having heart attacks, that it actually speeds up the process. After Lehrer had his heart attack, he went on to stop smoking. One thing that helped him to do that was that every time he picked up his pipe he would think of the hospital, and that stopped him from wanting to smoke again.

The next really good thing that happened because of Lehrer’s heart attack was the documentary he made called Your heart My heart. Since that documentary was made, it made heart attacks to something that people made more attention to. Actually, Lehrer was informed later in that he had saved a girls life because of it. His documentary made a girl realize that she was having a heart attack, and she made it to the hospital with around 5 minutes to spare.

In conclusion, Lehrer made an impact not only in his life but in the life of others after he had his heart attack. Heart attacks can be something that causes you to step into the light of reality, or it can kill you. Hopefully, the latter doesn’t occur. Please like and subscribe for more fro Homeschooled Hero! If you have any stories of a loved one having a heart attack or even if you’ve had one yourself, please leave it in the comments below.

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Really Rick?

So I recently attempted to read one of Rick Riordan’s newest books, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor. However, I couldn’t even make it to page 100, which is weird for me since I love to read!

In this book, we meet a new character named Alex. Well, I thought that it would be cool to meet a new person with a dark personality that will eventually help Magnus in the end. Well, instead we get a comment from him saying, “Call me she.” I stopped and thought about this, and could not figure out why he would want to be called she. Then, on the next page, Alex makes another comment saying that he/she is a, “Gender-fluid transgender.” I find this very disappointing. While I don’t mind having people like that out in the world, I don’t enjoy it when I am forced to have content like this in my books. Now I know some of you will say, “Well you didn’t have to buy the book.” and my answer to that is, that you are absolutely correct. However, I did so completely unaware that there was this type of character in this story. The cover made no mention of transgender, gender-fluid, or any other type of confused character. If it had, I would not have purchased the book!

That being said, I really enjoy your writing style Rick. However, I don’t like having characters like that. A case can be made for characters whos sexuality somehow helps the story along. For example when you made Nico Di’Angelo gay in the Heroes of Olympus series, it made sense because it made him want to stay away from Percy. So that was fine with me, but making a “gender-fluid Transgender” character doesn’t help the story-line along at all. In fact, it seems to be included in the story for no reason other than to appease the modern PC culture. If that is the case, I am severely disappointed and will have to reconsider any future purchases of your books.

Signed,

Homeschooled Hero (one of your biggest fans)

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(This is not meant to cause a heated debate in the comments.)

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How the church members should have handled their situation like Jesus

In the book, In His Steps by Charles Sheldon, the church members are tasked with living by the question, “What would Jesus do?” However, it is never explained to us how these people know what Jesus would do. I know that many people would say, “You can figure it out by reading the Bible,” unfortunately then you would have to only find yourself in situations under the same exact circumstances. So, they should have started seeing things as Jesus would have. They also should have tried to stay out of situations he would disapprove of.

In conclusion, it is difficult to live by this question. However, it is not impossible. So, if you plan on  living that way, keep in mind you don’t know exactly what Jesus would do in every situation. However, you do know what he would not do, so go from there.

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What is the least plausible aspect of the plot so far?

Today I am writing about the book that I am currently reading for English. The book is called In His Steps by Charles Sheldon. The book takes place in a town where people are doing “wrong.” So, the pastor creates a challenge for the people at the church. A few people in the crowd decide to take up the challenge, they had to live their lives by asking “What would Jesus do?” The book follows several characters, but mostly focuses on the young woman known as Rachel. She is a self-centered and selfish person. Another way to describe Rachel is as an megalomaniac.

I think that the least plausible part of this book is living by what Jesus would do. I think that this is implausible because how would anyone know what Jesus would do? Sure, the Bible explains what he did, but you can’t go based off of that. Plus, this is a completely different time than when the Bible is set so he could do things very differently than he did then. Also, Jesus might be able to do many things that we as normal mortals wouldn’t be able to do in our wildest dreams. Thus, this is very implausible.

I would like to take this time to talk about Rachel. Rachel thinks that she is super-special, because of her beautiful voice. However, she has no sense of money or how to choose a good track to get her voice out there. For example, she was given an opportunity to earn a lot of money and get known. However, instead of taking this opportunity, she chose to stay singing at the church because she thought that she was getting a point out there by staying at the church, and making a difference in people’s lives. However, we find out that is not true later on when she sings for the workers. When she sings for the workers, after she sings, all of the people left and went back to the saloons. Not one of the workers had a single care in the world for what she sang about. Another problem, that I have with Rachel, is that she has rejected two men when they proposed to her. She rejected them both because she thought that her singing for people was much more important than getting married. She also thought both men rude for not even asking her on a date or getting to know her first, they just came up and asked for her hand in marriage.

In conclusion, living life by the code of “What would Jesus do?” is difficult and implausible. This not something that can be done just because you want to. You would have to actually know Jesus on a personal level in order to do this. Unfortunately not many people, that are alive, have that connection with Jesus. Also, Rachel is not the kind of person that you should ask to marry, because she is very self-centered. Please like and subscribe for more from Homeschooled Hero! If you enjoyed this essay, drop a like and leave a comment explaining what you thought of it.

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President Ronald Reagan

Hey guys, today I am writing about the 40th President Of The United States. Ronald Reagan is considered by a large majority of Conservatives and Republicans, to be one of the very best Presidents in the history of the United States.

As I was doing my research, I realized that the current President, Donald Trump, seems to be very similar to Ronald Reagan. Actually, the day that I wrote my rough draft, I learned that Trump passed a bill that was very similar to a bill that Reagan signed when he was President. I hope that you guys see the similarities as well, but if you don’t feel free to leave a comment explaining why you feel otherwise. So without further adieu, let’s learn about Ronald Reagan.

Let’s start with his birth, Reagan was born on February 6, 1911. He was born in Illinois. Some personality traits that people commonly attribute to Reagan include his optimistic faith, and the fact that he always saw the best in people. Before World War 2, Reagan had held the jobs of a lifeguard, a radio announcer, and an actor. Let’s start with the lifeguarding. When Reagan was a lifeguard, he would never get his suit wet unless he was saving somebody, as were the rules at the time. He would actually have a wooden log that he would put notch into every-time that he would save somebody. Historians say that he saved around 75 people.

Now let’s talk about his radio announcer job. When Reagan was a radio announcer, he wouldn’t actually watch the games like announcers do today. This is a little strange, but there would be people at the game who would send telegrams with play-by-plays that Reagan would read into the microphone. One time, the telegraph information just stopped coming in, so Reagan had to stall. He started saying that the batter hit a foul and kept hitting them, until 12 which he thought was just ridiculous. Then, the machine turned back on and Reagan filled the nation in on the actual play-by-play. That was pretty scary for them, but I bet that Reagan had some fun.

Reagan was the first president to be elected out of a non-political position. He was an actor. Many people know that much, but some people don’t know this. They don’t know that Reagan was actually the first of two presidents to have been divorced. (The second is Donald Trump) Reagan’s first wife was Jane Wyman, he actually had a daughter with Jane, and he had to explain to her why her parents were getting divorced. However, he didn’t understand very well (Neither did his daughter) so that didn’t work very well. The divorce was completed in 1949. Then, in 1952, Reagan met his next wife Nancy Reagan. When he met Nancy, he was a Democrat but as time went on, he became a Conservative Republican. He also became a life member of the NRA (National Rifle Association). Another strange but cool connection between Trump and Reagan is that they are both the two oldest people to be elected president.

Many people don’t know this, but Reagan was actually the oldest president to be elected, he was inaugurated at 69 but the next day he turned 70. This was true until Donald Trump was inaugurated. Many people also don’t know that Reagan’s mom died of Alzheimer’s disease. This is probably why Reagan died of the disease himself.

Reagan’s legacy as a president is important to know. His legacy is as a firm and unswerving leader, which restored faith in the presidency after two decades of weak presidents, until Bill Clinton. When Bill Clinton went into office then the presidency started to slip again. However now that we have Trump, the economy seems to be changing in the same ways that it did when Reagan was president.

In conclusion, Ronald Reagan is arguably one of the top 3 best presidents in the history of the United States. I hope that you saw similarities between Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan. Again, if you didn’t leave a comment why not, or write a blog post on it and link to me! I hope that you enjoyed this essay. Please like and subscribe for more from Homeschooled Hero!

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The Least Believable Aspect of Looking Backward, By Edward Bellamy.

Today I was given the assignment to explain what the least believable aspect of the novel, Looking Backward is. This took some time to create an answer to the question, only because there are so many things that are wrong or stupid throughout the book. Some of the things that I have seen throughout the book were very confusing, because they contradict what was previously stated in the book. I hope that by reading this post, you will go and check out the book to make your own opinion on this novel. So, without any further adieu, let’s get into this essay.

I think that the least believable aspect of the novel is the fact that they have no money. I find this to be the least believable aspect, because when West (the main character) arrives at the city, he seems to think that the city is rich. He thinks this because of the way it looks, and the way that the citizens live. However, later on we find out that the city has no money at all. However, this is not the only thing that sparks intrigue. One thing that I saw wrong with this novel was the fact that the social order has NO POVERTY. The problem with this, as pointed out by my teacher Gary North, is that this has never been true in the history of the world. Even the greatest empires ever known to man had poverty, some of them even came from poverty. Now, the problem with them not having any poverty, is that they have no money. Well, wait a minute, how can you have no money… Then turn around and say, “There is no poverty in this new social order.” This is one of those contradictory statements.

Another problem with this novel, is the fact that businesses don’t receive profit. Well, this makes sense for when they say the city has no money. Well, later on we realize that these businesses have product. Wait a minute, if you have no money how do you produce the goods. If you don’t have money, you can’t pay for the production of these goods. So, I have a big problem with this part of the novel. Another problem with money is the wages. In the book, they say that the men work for 24 years. They work from age 21 to age 45. Well, what about their wages? If you have no money, you can’t pay these people. Then, if they don’t get paid they can’t feed their families. Then, if they can’t feed their families everyone falls into poverty, and then your society crumbles. Overall there are a bunch of problems with this novel. I hope that my essay has gotten you intrigued enough to go out and find the book, to read it, and then make your own opinion about it.

In conclusion, the least believable aspect of this novel is the fact that they have no money. Without money everything falls apart. (By money, I mean currency.) Please like and subscribe for more from Homeschooled Hero!

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My One Sentence Story Idea

Hey guys, today I am writing my story idea for English. The only twist was that it had to be one sentence long. At first I was going to go into a different reality, but he told us that it would have to be America from the 1800s. So, based on that I have to come up with something very different. So here is my one sentence story idea:

George Carnegie, the long lost brother of Andrew Carnegie, immigrates to America but is lost from his family.

In this story we will follow George as he struggles to find his way throughout America, meeting some very fascinating and important figures throughout the way. Please be on the lookout for The Lost Brother. Only on Homeschooled Hero!