Sept. 16

By Ryan, Olivia, and Henry

A man from the city came to visit a small farm, and he saw a farmer feeding pigs in a very strange way. The farmer would lift a pig up to a nearby apple tree; then the pig would eat the apples directly off the tree. The farmer would move the pig from one apple to another until the pig was full; then he would start again with another pig.

The man from the city was pretty puzzled, he watched for quite a while, and finally said, “What a strange way to feed pigs! It’s a waste of time! You could save a whole lot of time if you just shook the apples off the tree, and let the pigs eat them from the ground!” The farmer looked puzzled and replied, “What’s time to a pig?”


A young man waiting in line at the bank developed a loud case of hiccups, and it got worse and worse. By the time he got to the teller’s window, he could hardly talk. He handed the teller his check to cash.

The teller tapped numbers into the computer, and after a moment, looked up and frowned, saying “I can’t cash your check.” 

The man was shocked, and asked “Why not?” 

“The computer indicates you do not have sufficient funds to cover this amount,” she said. “In fact, our records show that your account is overdrawn by more than $5000.00.”

“It can’t be!” cried the man, “You’ve got to be kidding!”

You’re right, I am,” she smiled. She started counting out his cash. “You will notice that your hiccups are gone though!”




August 31st Free Writing

I think I want to write about how I haven’t read a book in years outside of school. I used to go through a couple of books a week, but now I get bored reading after a few minutes.  Even though books and their stories can be great, I always choose some form of entertainment that is easier and takes less brain power.

*Used to read a lot

*List some books

*Why I haven’t read in a while

*How I could change that

*What I’d like to read

August 26 in Class Writing

By Bryanna, Olivia, and Henry

In the New York Times Article Can Riots Force Change?, by Frank Bruni, Michelle Goldberg, and Ross Douthat, Douthat argues against the effectiveness of the recent riots and believes that they are detrimental to the cause itself, while Bruni believes that it can be hard to tell whether the rioters have good intentions or just enjoy the destruction.   This article discusses whether riots are a good or bad form of protest, with both sides having contradicting ideas. This Rogerian argument has not reached a conclusion, as there are still riots going on today.

Meaning of my Name

My full name is William Henry Fillmore, after the 19th century artist and geologist William Henry Holmes, who my geologist parents both admired.  A few months after I was born, my parents decided they liked the name Henry William Fillmore more, so I have always gone by my middle name Henry.  I have never been embarrassed by the name William, I have just never used it outside of official documents and sometimes at school.


My name is Henry Fillmore, and I have lived in Gunnison, Colorado my whole life. I spent the last year after high school working at a screen printing and embroidery shop saving money for college. There’s not a lot to do in my town besides outdoor stuff, but I hang out with friends and make art sometimes.

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