March 25, 1947 is the day 111 coal miners were killed during their routine daily duties at the Centralia Coal Mine. There was a massive explosion that changed the city of Centralia forever. The cause of the massive explosion was due to a buildup of coal dust. The explosion was one hundred percent preventable if the necessary actions were taken in to affect beforehand. The conditions of the coal mine was deadly.
Shaking like a tree on a windy day, I climbed onto the fire truck. This may have been my first structure fire but I knew exactly what I had to do. As the fire truck’s sirens screamed and blinding lights flashed we drew closer to the fire. As the truck got closer you could smell the smoke from the burning house. As the truck drew closer and
Magnablend plant in Waxahachie An Industrial plant about 30 miles south of Dallas in Texas blazes into flames sending a massive black smoke into the sky and blazing chemicals pouring from the site. Some schools and resident have been evacuated, others were sent to shelters to protect them from the exposure of dangerous gasses. The fire moved pretty fast and the black smoke could be seen from miles away. According to Waxahachie police Lt. Joe Wiser in AP Regional State Report – Texas; (10/3/2011) Stated that no injuries had been reported since the fire was first called in about 10:40 a.m. The Major highway near the planet has been shut down and fire fighters from several nearby towns been called to battle the flames.
According to Wikipedia, as a result of the fire that killed 146 garment workers, "[n]ew laws mandated better building access and egress, fireproofing requirements, the availability of fire extinguishers, the installation of alarm systems and automatic sprinklers, better eating and toilet facilities for workers, and limited the number of hours that women and children could work." Local authorities and global observers are still trying to sort out who's to blame for the collapse of the Rana Plaza
Most significantly, it tells the story of the unsung heroes. Not just the firefighters, policemen, and Port Authority workers, but of the everyday people who worked in the building and the depths they went to save co-workers and people they didn't know inside the buildings. The writers gathered the information from people trapped that the writers spoke to during the catastrophe and from thousands of radio transcripts, e-mails, phone messages, and interviews with eyewitnesses. Inserted “To end the quote Removed comma This September 11th account comes from the view of those inside the World Trade Center from the instant the first plane hit at 8:46 a.m. to the collapse of the north tower at 10:28 a.m. The stories are deeply intimate and they often stir up emotions.
I considered a good writer to be anyone who could effectively convey a message to a reader. Since going through the first two units, I have learned that good writing is quite a bit more complicated. Author Keith Grant-Davie discussed how important to good writing it was to analyze your subject matter to understand who all of your possible audiences are and who you may be representing when writing your material, and to address all parties appropriately. If an author can do this effectively, I believe that it is a crucial part of becoming a good writer. Unit one also taught me to reevaluate how important certain priorities when it came to writing.
As a whole, the class had to read the book named "The Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. After completing the task of reading 'The Christmas Carol", the next thing that was required of us was to write an essay on the book. The Shakespeare book I read for freshman year was Julius Caesar. Writing an essay for this type of book was difficult because of the type of literature it was but as I did my research it became much easier. As I continued in high school, we had to read "A Gathering of Old Men" by Ernest Gaines and "When I Was a Puerto Rican" by Esmeralda Santiago over the summer and write what was required of us.
Most of the time he would just look at a fire and know exactly where the point of origin was. It wasn’t until later that they would realize that it wasn’t because he was a good arson investigator, but because he was the arsonist who had started them. The first trial for John was when he was being tried for five counts of arson. Two in Bakersfield, two in Fresno and one in Tulare. In almost every arson that occurred a delay device was found that had been used to start the fires.
One of my writing strengths would be structure and information. I like to explain things to the fullest, so the reader understands the piece inside and out. I like to give a lot of reasons, and back up my opinions using facts and observations. As for one of my writing weaknesses, I’d say that it would be the fact that I may write too much. I have received criticism from different individuals saying that I over analyze the smallest of things.
Reading Response #5 As Cynthia Ozick says in her essay “She: Portrait of the Essay as a Warm Body”, “an essayist must be an artist”. In this essay she explains the importance of writers when it comes to essays. Each essay has a different content, but they each embody their writer. Their words are taken from the warm body that they come from and are translated onto the page. At the conclusion of her essay, Ozick personifies the essay as “she”, giving us a better idea of what an essay would look like or would do if it were a “she”.