Monday, October 24, 2016

Zion National Park

Zion National Park is located in Utah in the United States of America and was established on November, 19, 1919. It is known for its massive sandstone monoliths,  swooping rock arches, and painted canyon walls. Its natural wonders place it among the greatest national parks of the U.S.A.

Zion National Park

It has unique plant and wildlife that will enchant you as you learn of the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of the present day adventures.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Music

Something unique. Something shared throughout different cultures, yet still, we all know of it. We share and treasure it. It can bring emotion into our hearts. It can effect a scene like nothing else. When it plays, you see things differently.

What I am describing is music. Although listening to music is wonderful, and an experience like no other, creating it can change your thoughts completely.

Creating music is something that no one can ever quite capture in words. Music is a magic that only some can understand. It can be so simple and yet still sound as beautiful as a complex piece. Being in band has given me much more appreciation for music, which is something I would hope to share with others. It saddens me that band has been given somewhat of a stereotype that scares some students away from participating.

Some people see band as "lame" or "not really a great elective choice," but I see it as a way to bond with others through the creation of something beautiful.

I hope this small snippet of a much bigger topic has interested you in joining your school band if you are in school or perhaps a symphony if not.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

If I Only Had a Clone

If you could clone yourself, would you? And if so, what would you do with your cloned self?

If I could clone myself, I wouldn't. I like knowing that I am unique and that there is no one else who is exactly the same. If I did have a clone, I would probably just try to do the things I enjoy with them.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Post-it Note Questions

What would the world be like if intelligence was measured based on yourself and not IQ?

The world we live in today would be very different. I know some people that would be considered brilliant that in this world would be considered incompetent and some people that would be considered very unintelligent but in this world would be thought of as geniuses. Everyone knows those people. The world would go through drastic changes. Many people could lose their jobs from incompetence but others may find their fortune in riches just for being they who they are.

Inkblot Tests: Do They Really Work?

The inkblot, or Rorschach test is a psychological test used to help determine personality types, psychopathology, and other disorders. How you interpret an inkblot as an image or figure helps psychologists and therapists use these interpretations to diagnose their clients. But do they really work? Is the way you see an image in an inkblot really an accurate way to help someone?

Wikipedia released the 10 inkblots used by Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach and the most common answers to them.  Psychotherapists worry that the information could effect the test results from their patients, causing them change their answers and fool their therapists.

Wikipedia responded, and this heated discussion continued, creating a full on argument. But the question that we should be asking is if the test even really works.

What do you think about the test?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Introduction to a New Year of Blogs

My favorite genres are fiction/fantasy. I enjoy these because I find myself lost in stories of magic and myth more often than I find myself pondering the life cycle of a tree frog from a book a book of  the nonfiction genre. Some of my favorite books, and ones that I would highly recommend are The Splintered series, the Harry Potter series, and The School for Good and Evil series. My favorite places to read are either a comfy chair with a blanket wrapped around me or the couch on a rainy day with candles lit and my dog cuddled up next to me. One of my best reading memories is when I was sitting on my bed reading one of my favorite books with an amazing description and I saw the scene in my head like I was watching a movie.

Introduction to a New Year of Blogs

My favorite genres are fiction/fantasy. I enjoy these because I find myself lost in stories of magic and myth more often than I find myself pondering the life cycle of a tree frog from a book a book of  the nonfiction genre. Some of my favorite books, and ones that I would highly recommend are The Splintered series, the Harry Potter series, and The School for Good and Evil series. My favorite places to read are either a comfy chair with a blanket wrapped around me or the couch on a rainy day with candles lit and my dog cuddled up next to me. One of my best reading memories is when I was sitting on my bed reading one of my favorite books with an amazing description and I saw the scene in my head like I was watching a movie.