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Response to Miah Arnold’s “You Owe Me”

Miah Arnold’s piece “You Owe Me” demonstrates the profound impact a child with terminal illness has on those around them. In Arnold’s piece, she details her experiences with teaching English/Poetry at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Arnold’s … Continue reading

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You owe me

Miah Arnold talks about her experience at MD Anderson Cancer Center, in her story “You owe me”. She taught poetry and prose in the institution for ten years where she met students with different diseases and only few students she … Continue reading

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Reflections on Arnold’s “You Owe Me”

In order to write about this essay, Miah Arnold’s “You Owe Me”, I found myself going back to read it multiple times last week and this weekend. I found the story heart-wrenching, but also difficult to come to any conclusions … Continue reading

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You Owe Me

While reading You Owe Me by Miah Arnold, I found myself tearing up multiple times throughout the essay. She made me feel as if I knew the kids who were dying. The essay opened my eyes more to how real … Continue reading

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You owe me.

In her piece, “You Owe Me,” Miah Arnold tells the audience what it’s like working as a teacher at a children’s cancer center. She talks about the children–some stayed for years while others only stayed for a few months, many … Continue reading

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Intelligence

I really enjoyed the readings for this week. I liked how they took a very different perspective on how one defines intelligence. As college students we are lead to believe that how we perform academically is the ultimate determination when … Continue reading

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Response to Blue-Collar Brilliance

Both of this week’s readings  by Miah Arnold and Mike Rose were very touching and interesting. In “Blue-collar Brilliance” Mike Rose makes strong arguments against the societal notion that blue-collar workers are unintelligent and have low social ranking. Rose talks … Continue reading

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