Sunday, September 30, 2007

Section 2

48-94 loaded words

1. dreamlike-pg:61- The author uses this word to discribe how surreal his experience was. The author used this word because it describes his feelings so clearly

2. anguish-pg:63- It shows true feelings. The autor used this word because it truly shows the feelings of Lance

3. legendary-pg:66-Shows how important someone is. Author uses this word to convey how amazing someone is.

4. funeral procession-pg:69- Shows death and dispair. Author used it as a simile to represent the feelings of the peleton

5. memorial-pg:70- Shows love toward a dead person. Author used it to show how much the team loved Fabio

6. reprioritized-pg:73- Shows a drastic change in someones life. Author uses it to show the affects of cancer in Lance's life

7. seceptible-pg:73- Shows that we are all human and that we will all die. Author uses it to show that Lance is finally aware of the fact that he might die.

8. urgent-pg:73- Shows how soon everything can change so quickly. Author uses this word to show that Lance is trying to do thing quickly in case he dies

9. rapidly-pg:79- Shows a negative invasion of something. Author uses this word to show how quickly the cancers spread through Lance's body

10. wozzy-pg:84- Shows how badly a person feels. Author uses this word to discribe how Lance felt after surgery

This book is still very good it is hard to put down. I'm already in section 4. I really like it.

section 1

This book is an amazing book about the spirt and the willingness to live. Lance's story is amazing and is wonderful to read

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Section 1

section 1 pages 1-47
It's Not About the Bike

When Lance was 25 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer he was given less than a 40% chance of living. In the winter of 1996 he started to feel the symptoms of cancer. But, he paid no attention because of the nature of cycling. His mom was 17 when Lance was born and he never had a real father ,he left at birth. When Lance was three his mother remarried a man named Terry Armstrong and he beat Lance. When Lance was in fifth grade he tried his first endurance event. It was a run and he won it. As a twelve year old Lance was fourth in state in the 1,500-meter freestyle. At thirteen he tried his first triathlon which he won. He tried other triathlons and excelled. When Lance was 14 he found out that Terry was cheating on his mother. They divorced soon after. When he was 15 he started entering pro triathlons and placed in the top 5. At 17 he was asked by the us cycling team to go to Europe and to be on the team.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

This i believe

1. A link to the essay
2. Author

Penn Jillette
3. Title

there is no god
–4. One sentence of what the belief is

There Is No God
–5. 2 examples from the story that showed their belief

Believing there's no God stops me from being solipsistic

No God means the possibility of less suffering in the future.
–6. 1 favorite passage

Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in all things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007