Category Archives: week 6

Response to Gerard and Norris

Philip Gerard’s “What They Don’t Tell You About Hurricanes” details the intimate struggles that victims of hurricanes must combat as a result of natural disaster. Gerard’s tone is caustic, tinged with a mocking disdain for the objectivity of how the … Continue reading

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The Wrath of Mother Nature

Phillip Gerard recounts his experience as a victim of a ravaging hurricane in “What They Don’t Tell You About Hurricanes”. Written in a style that combines objective story-telling with that of subtle emotional expression, his piece actively conveys a progression … Continue reading

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What They Don’t Tell You About Hurricanes

I found Gerard’s essay on hurricanes especially interesting, having grown up in the North where the occurrence of hurricanes is not very common. Gerard helped the reader get a better sense of all the struggles and devastation associated with a … Continue reading

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What They Don’t Tell You About Hurricanes

While reading What They Don’t Tell You About Hurricanes by Phillip Gerard, I was conflicted on how I felt about it. On one hand, I enjoyed the detail and style of writing. I felt like it was very descriptive and … Continue reading

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Places.

Phillip Gerard’s piece, “What They Didn’t Tell You About Hurricanes” really puts into perspective how differently the people who live in a place, see that place. There are so many little things that we don’t think about on a daily … Continue reading

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Hurricane

Hurricane I have never experienced a major natural disaster yet. I have just experienced an earthquake once or twice. Luckily, it lasted for few seconds and did not cause any damages. That is why I never realized how destructive natural … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Compassion and Selfishness

When reading Philip Gerard’s “What They Don’t Tell You About Hurricanes” this week, I felt very torn between wanting to respect the writer and being repulsed by what sounded to me to be a pompous tone and lack of compassion. … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters

Out of all the readings we had to do this week, I could relate the most to What They Don’t Tell You About Hurricanes by Philip Gerard. I really liked his writing style and how he incorporated humor in his … Continue reading

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Self-Indulgence or Mindful Pleasure?

This week we have been discussing the idea of place and what constitutes home. On Tuesday our in-class exercise was to write about our homes and how to get there, which we shared with the class. It was interesting because … Continue reading

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About Place.

I think today’s in-class exercise deserve some reflection in addition to the 2 pieces about “place” we’ve read for this place. Today’s writing prompt, to give directions to your home, was much more difficult that it seemed. First off, we … Continue reading

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