Friday, April 17, 2015

 Inspiration Essay

      We all have that one fun family member.  Mine is my dad.  He is also my inspiration.  In this essay, I will pretty much tell you the story of my dad, about our family and why he is my inspiration.  Let’s get started.
     The story of my dad begins with him being born in rural western Nebraska.  He lived his life like most normal boys, moving to Mississippi when he was 7 years old.  He went to a Catholic school.  But there was one problem.  My dad has ADHD and back in the day there really wasn’t much known about this, so he was pretty much deemed crazy.  When my dad was about 17, he got into drugs.  He went from one of the smartest in his class to being one of the 17-year-old dropouts.  Most of the time, if you are into drugs, stealing comes along with the package, just like it did with my dad.  This led to jail multiple times and then prison.  Then when my dad turned 49 years old, he decided to sober and clean up.  At the moment, he is 3 years clean and sober. 
     My dad was married once before my mom and he had one child and his name is Cole.  Cole is 27 years old.  Then there is my full sister, Gracie.  She is 17 years old, she is a junior in high school.  And then there is me.  I am a 13 year old in 7th grade.  I bring the boom to the party.  We live out in the country in rural Nebraska.  We are a close family.
      My dad has been my inspiration for many years and I think he always will be.  Some reasons why my dad is my inspiration is because he likes to fish.  I am all about fishing.  I live, breath, sleep and eat fishing.  I also look up to my dad because he has gone to hell and back, and I know after doing that, that there is nothing that can stop him.  If you are determined and put a little effort into it, you can get it done.
       Now that you have read this, you probably know about my dad and why he is my inspiration.  In the video that I am sure you have watched or will watch, I talk to my dad and ask him a series of questions and in the video we go more in depth about sports, moving, drugs and so on.  Thanks for reading my essay.

Thursday, April 2, 2015


        Have you ever dreamed about going somewhere? Well, I know I sure have. I have always wanted to go Berlin, Germany. My dad went to Berlin when he was in the Army. He said it was the cleanest place he had ever been. I am going to talk about the food, hotels and suites, and what employs most of the people. 

Have you ever sat there bored and thought, “What employs most people in other countries?”  It’s ok, neither have I, but to me it is super interesting.  In the United States, Walmart is what employs the most people.  In Germany, most of the men clean the roads and nearby buildings.  Most of the women that are married, are stay-at-home moms.  The moms in Germany stay home and home-school their kids.

Now let’s talk about my favorite part of traveling.  Food.  Everyone loves it, right?  If you are going to somewhere foreign, why not eat?  Some of the main things Germans eat is sushi.  The thing that is different about their sushi is that they put a layer of scrambled egg around where we would put the seaweed.  Another thing that they eat is pizza, but they put the sauce on the top instead of on the bottom.  Now, I like food, but there is probably only one thing I would not eat:  Cheval.  In English, we know it as horse.  The thing about Cheval is that they only eat it on a traditional holiday such as Easter and Christmas.

Now the last thing I want to talk about is German hotels.  Today, I am only going to talk about the Radisson Blu.  I know what you are thinking, what could be so exciting about that?  I am all about fishing and stuff that deals with fish.  In the Radisson Blu, you walk in and there is a fish tank that goes from the main desk to the fourth floor.  Cool, right?  They have 419 rooms.

So, if you want to eat sushi, pizza and maybe even horse, stay in a hotel that has a huge fish tank and watch people clean the street, you know where to go.  Go to Germany.  Danke Schön
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  By: Ephraim