Archive for September, 2009

25
Sep
09

list of a hundred details for the profile (journal #6)

I chose the Home for the elderly of the municipality of Mayaguez.  I had gone one time before this one, but I was very little so I couldn’t remember anything.  It is a municipal institution of more than 100 years that gives shelter to low income, old people that can’t live by themselves in the community.  Something that I found curious is that when it was founded it was called Home for the Poor, and it gave shelter for every person that has no home.  Here is the lis of details that I made: Continue reading ‘list of a hundred details for the profile (journal #6)’

18
Sep
09

From noble giants to revenge machines… (journal #5)

In recent years have been reported unusual attacks from elephants.  Their behavior is surprising because they have a hierarchy that controls and educate the younger: they live in herds with a matriarch that breed the younger and controls their behavior, the only ones that live alone are some males.  The problem here is not the elephants behavior but the cause of it.  As in many situations, the human being is the one who cause this misfortunes. Continue reading ‘From noble giants to revenge machines… (journal #5)’

16
Sep
09

The naked truth (rhetorical analysis)

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Jim Borgman, excellent caricaturist and winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Price, shows once again his talent and critical optic with this simple drawing.  Borgman uses a current issue for a young generation of Americans: finding a job in times of a struggling economy.  He establishes an intelligent contrast within the possible options for the future which are available to North Americans. These are professional careers or military careers. At the same time, he critically positions the war as the easiest way in these times of economic instability. Continue reading ‘The naked truth (rhetorical analysis)’

13
Sep
09

Fate (final- remembered event)

“I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.” -Douglas Adams

Some people say fate plays dirty, but maybe it’s because we refuse to see it signals. I think that’s what happened to me.  Everything occurred during my first year of college at Rio Piedras UPR. It was a sunny Saturday and I was in my apartment getting ready and waiting for my boyfriend.  I was very excited because I hadn’t seen my family in almost a month and my boyfriend was going to take me to Mayaguez to see them.  My mother told me she was going to make lasagna and I could almost smell the melted cheese and the “tostones” with garlic, oh! How I missed my mother’s kitchen, the smell of the spices, and how she gives that touch to everything she makes. Continue reading ‘Fate (final- remembered event)’

10
Sep
09

Deficient Education- journal #4

How you catalog the education of this country? Give it a grade!  I am sure that none of you thought of an A. One of the principal concerns in our society is the poor education that offers the public system.  The infrastructure problems, the bureaucracy that prevents the ordering of materials, the absenteeism not only from the students but from all the personal, the politicization of the system and infinity of other problems flood our minds with worry. Continue reading ‘Deficient Education- journal #4’

03
Sep
09

“A real man”- Journal #3

I was watching the news on local TV and I saw a commercial of the Family Department of Puerto Rico.  I don’t know if some of you have seen it but after reading this, you should.  The professor told us about rhetorical analysis of images, after that I saw this commercial and try to get the “subliminal message” that carries.  Continue reading ‘“A real man”- Journal #3’

01
Sep
09

Absurd Laws- Journal #2

Do you remember those cigarette like candies that we love to eat when we were younger? Well, there is a law in Puerto Rico that prohibits the sale of these candies to the underaged, at 100 feet from a school or near a daycare center. Like this law there are lots that are ignored or unknown, presented in the book “Los delitos especiales de Puerto Rico” written by Abelardo Bermúdez. Continue reading ‘Absurd Laws- Journal #2’