30 November 2012

My mom forced me to write this post about friendship

Friendship is important in a household with six children.  Today I got in a fist-fight with one of my brothers.  It ended when my oldest brother split us up.  And later my mom settled the fight in long-term punishment style.  The lesson is; don't fight with your brother or you'll get what you deserve.  And always remember, when moms are mad, they give worse punishments.

30 October 2012

The "Space Race."

The Russians and Americans were in the "Cold War" at the time, and they were very afraid of each other.  Some people would aim their telescopes for the heavens and see parts of the final frontier, space.  Once rockets were invented, humans could safely travel through outer space.  Of course people have tried firing other humans into space by large cannons.  It didn't work because it takes an extreme force to pull from the earth's gravity.

Yuri Gagarin was the very first human in space.  Before him, people would send animals and sputniks up into space.  But no one really knew what it was like.  Gagarin flew at a speed of about 16,000 miles per hour and flew for about 108 minutes!  Gagarin actually didn't go the entire way flying.  He was supposed to stay in the capsule, but he used his parachute because the ship would've crashed to fast.  No one dis-counted his flight, though.  People will never forget  April 12, 1961, the day he set off.

16 October 2012


The typical roses you might find in your backyard probably have thorns, a vascular system and a red flower.  A vascular system being a tube system that contains some of the ingredients the plant needs for its sugars. An example of a rose without a red bud is the Graham Thomas.  It has a yellow flower and grows from 5-10 feet.

The parts of the rose are important.  The "union" is where all the roots meet/intersect.  A sucker is a shoot that comes from a root.  Suckers should be removed if the rose was budded.  The taproot transports the nutrients the plant needs all across the plant.  Leaves and new shoots and leaves are made at the node.  And the primary stem makes the outer shell of the plant.  Roses would/are a very pretty contribution to your garden.

11 October 2012

Akobian with Me

Me and GM.Akobian!
This me with well-known GM Akobian.  He gives a lesson on every Wednesday at the Kansas City Chess Club.  He has a very high rating on chess which is 2707!  If you're asking, this a picture of him in the flesh, so he is not a cardboard cut-out.  This was taken in October.

02 October 2012

Nuclear Power

I think nuclear power is deadly.  The nuclear power plants today are sitting modern weapons.  They may generate electricity and do not produce much carbon, but I think nuclear isn't a thing to mess with.  But to get rid of it is a problem.  We have an energy problem that several scientists are working to this day.  I think I have a solution although I am just a kid.  I think we should place several solar panels on the moon and connect the power to earth.  Because the moon is almost always getting sunshine.  

 I may not know the catches but it's an idea.  We should all look at Chernobyl and then compare it to the United States.  Do we want the U.S to look like Chernobyl?  Well, the Chinese have learned faster than us.  They have solar panels to power almost everything in some places.  But our government is plainly asking for a disaster.  And I am not saying coal is better, though.  I say we should not play and take energy from Mr. Atom.  I say, "Ditch Nuclear!" 

19 September 2012

Robin Hood

Robin became an outlaw because he was provoked into it.  The sheriff kidnapped maid Marian was one reason he went against the law.  Another was that everyone kept making traps for him.  The king also charged the people of Nottingham too much in taxes.  And no one in the royal court really liked Robin anyway.  It was enough reason to become an outlaw. You'd probably do the same!

12 September 2012

Mercury Has a Party

Mercury got his name because he runs really fast.  Mercury is deathly afraid of baths and vets.  For instance, he ran away to avoid the vet once. Mercury hates disasters but loves  LOVES pizza and dog wings.  They are his favorite foods.

It was Extra-Super-Deluxe-Slow day, so Mercury bought his favorite food for the holiday on account of making a celebration.  Mercury convinced his master to go on a blind date for a week. So he got a pizza with 8 slices, then he gathered 15 other dogs for a party.  Mercury gave a slice per dog except to 8 dogs who were left out.  The eight dogs who were left out were sad but cheesed at Mercury.  The mad/sad dogs told Mercury to "let the master plan the party next time" and  the other 8 dogs ripped the party planner book that Mercury kept to plan the party.

Then Mercury said, "Now there may not be a next time because you demolished my planner.  Unless I can find a discount."  Then the dogs who were left out left without food. The party was a disaster!