Mountain Top

In: Other Topics

Submitted By jlkemp34855
Words 288
Pages 2
Mountain Top There is a place in the Sierra Nevada Mountains that had crystal clear lakes and a breath taking view. As you drive up you pass through a scenic view of Joshua tree national forest, which is not much of a forest. The trees that live there are spread out around the desert and look like a hairy cactus with two or more branches on them. As the desert gives way to mountainous terrain you get a sense of how small you really are compared to the great mountains range. While driving along you come across vast winding streams that pour into great lakes like Lake Mono which has a high level of salinity, it is nestled in the crater of an old volcano which has a small island in the middle which is the volcanic cone. In the winter time the snow is pure white and the air is crisp, the water from the streams comes from the lakes are above an elevation of 9,000 feet which makes it cool and clean. Just half way up the mountains you come across a very pristine view of hot springs, the bubbling mud and water gives off a pungent odor of sulfur and rotten eggs, the water that passes through this area is crystal clear from boiling the water as it passes. These places are the most remote areas that I like to travel to this place lets me get a good view of nature and a sense of peace. When its winter and the snow has fallen the ski season opens and the lakes freeze over, giving way to a winter wonderland great for a hot chocolate and getting cozy with your family or…...

Similar Documents

Mountain View

...Mountain view community hospital seeks to be a great hospital they are on the verge of being an elite hospital with its added security features and updated software with added technology. This paper will discuss the improvements needed to catapult the hospital to the top, and will also discuss ways it may improve it’s security features. This paper will also touch on the areas that aren’t on the list for needing improvement. A comprehensive data security plan will include establishing administrative policies and procedures, physical protections, and data management software protections. Physical protections, such as securing data centers and work areas, disposing of obsolete Media, and protecting portable devices from theft, are not covered here. We discuss Administrative policies and procedures later in this section. All the elements of a data Security plan work together to achieve the desired level of security. Some industries, for Example health care, have regulations that set standards for the security plan and, Hence, put requirements on data security (Hoffer). Mountain View Community Hospital Mountain View has apps including patient care administration it needs proper standards, along with the management the hospital should be able to understand how systems should be shut down incase of a breach or a major problem. A comprehensive data security plan will include establishing administrative policies And procedures, physical protections, and data management software......

Words: 1068 - Pages: 5

Mountain Bank

...Competitive Business Strategy for Mountain Bank Strategic Human Resource Management January 19, 2012 1. Discuss the strategies that Mountain Bank should implement to achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace. When establishing a strategy, one would need to know what a strategy is in order to achieve that goal. A strategy is look at as being “a set of coordinated choices and actions” (Stewart & Brown, 2009, p.66). So to come up with a competitive business strategy, we would need to take a look at certain factors. This would determine what strategy or choice and action we would need to take in order to make the most of our resources in order to achieve a profit. We would need to take a look at the organization and take into consideration its strengths and weaknesses. We would need to take a look at what type customer we are actually serving and what their needs are. Last, we would need to take a look at our current resources and see if we would need to either add, subtract or manipulate and change in order achieve our goal. I think with Mountain Bank, I think our strength would be our capability to provide a personal touch with our tellers. If you look at the banks business demographics, Mountain Bank has 50% of the market on retail banking. That’s half of the banking business for that part of the United States. Mountain Bank would need to find a way to extend that type of service and customer touch to the other markets. I feel in order to...

Words: 1405 - Pages: 6

Mountain Man

...The Mountain Man - Dashrath Manjhi  Dashrath Manjhi, also known as the Mountain Man, was born in 1934 in a poor family in Gahlour village near Gaya in Bihar, India. His father was a labourer.  His wife had to negotiate a treacherous path and spend half a day to fetch water from a distant river. One day a thirsty Manjhi was impatiently waiting for his wife to fetch him water from the other side of the mountain. She had taken longer to come back than usual. Then he saw his wife in the distance but she was coming back empty handed. When he asked his wife, "Why are you coming back empty handed and so late? she started crying. She told him that she slipped and fallen down. She also told him that the water pot had broken and that is why she had returned empty handed. She said that she tried but could she save the water pot. The grief and helplessness that she saw on his wife's face was unbearable for him. Moved by his wife's plight and love for her, he said, "I will create a road through the mountain."  After saying, "I will do it," Dashrath Manjhi managed to build single-handedly a 360-foot-long (110 m), 25-foot-high (7.6 m) and 30-foot-wide (9.1 m) road by cutting a mountain of Gehlour hills with just a hammer, chisel and nails. He worked day and night for 22 years from 1960 to 1982. This road was a blessing for the people of the area as it reduced the distance between Atri and Wazirganj blocks of Gaya district from 75 km to just one km.  Dashrath got hold of a chisel and a......

Words: 1205 - Pages: 5

Mountains Beyond Mountains

...sleep due to the deaths of thousands of people who live thousands of miles away is rarely, if ever, an issue. Farmer also commented why he strives to help those people that live in Haiti, “The problem is, if I don't work this hard, someone will die who doesn't have to. That sounds megalomaniacal. I wouldn't have said that to you before I'd taken you to Haiti and you had seen that it was manifestly true” (Kidder 191). 
The pure passion Farmer has for his line of work and those he helps is far more than others can imagine, bringing myself to believe that Paul Farmer is a genuine hero. Time and time again, Farmer put his own needs and wants aside. Rarely would Farmer stop his mission of serving others in order to serve himself. In Mountains Beyond Mountains, Farmer’s self-sacrificing lifestyle of living in Haiti eventually got to Famer, and he became ill with Hepatitis C, in effect forcing Farmer to take a vacation. Farmer claims, “That's when I feel most alive, when I'm helping people.” (Kidder 295), bringing forward to the reader that Farmer genuinely cares more about the people he helps more so than himself. Farmer’s mission of helping as many people as possible is made slightly more realistic by Partners in Health (PIH). PIH is an organization founded by Farmer himself, along with several others, whose goal is to bring healthcare to the poor. In Haiti, Zanmi Lasante was set up by the Partners in Health and worked towards fighting diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.......

Words: 904 - Pages: 4

Shinning Mountain

...18/12-08 The Shining Mountain Analysis and characterization The story is about Scottish girl called Pangma-La, named after a shining mountain so she would stand tall and be proud. Pangma-La's father was a famous mountaineer, so she promised herself that she would never disappoint him. When Pangma-La was tough enough, her father and she went to the shining mountain, to climb it as promised. When they arrived the Sherpa men offered to carry their loads, but they did not need porters. The Sherpa men got angry and told them that the mountain goddess would send them, winds, spindrift snow and avalanches. The father just laughed scornfully. Pangma-La climbed the mountain happily, but after a while she began to grow weary. Then an old Sherpa woman appeared and offered to carry her heavy sack, but Pangma-La declined. The next days the Sherp woman appeared and Pangma-La gave her more and more from each day in change for feathers. But the fourth day the roar of an avalanche thundered past them, and the Sherpa woman appeared as the days before, and this time she offered to take her heart, the lungs and the bones and replace them with feathers. The Sherpa woman had tricked Pangma-La and did not give back her heart this time. The Sherpa woman appeared to the father and changed looks, she was the mountain goddess. The fathers was angry and tried to strike her but was stopped. The goddess told the father that she had given him his heart's desire: his daughter made it to the top and he......

Words: 1019 - Pages: 5

Mountain Man

...Managerial Analysis Mountain Man Brewing Company Goes “Light” 12/13/2010 Mountain Man Brewing Company Nicole Fiamingo Company History Mountain Man Brewing Company was established in 1925, and since then has come to be known as “West Virginia’s Beer”. In 2005, despite a 2% drop in annual sales they sold approximately 520,000 barrels and reported revenue close to $50,000,000. Mountain Man Brewing Company’s average consumer is male, above the age of 45 and typically in the middle-to-lower income bracket. With a small number of Mountain Man Brewing Company’s consumers making up a large percent of their sales, it is important for the company to appeal to that small number of consumers, and ensure they are satisfaction to their brand loyal. Competition: Recently, the state of West Virginia repealed the arcane law; allowing retail stores to sell beer at discount prices. This creates pressure on old school regional breweries, like Mountain Man Brewery Company, to try and compete with the “top-dogs” of the industry. Future of the Beer Industry: As beer sales are not largely affected by economic downturns, Sales are however, affected by change in consumer (taste) demand. Current demand: In 2005 light beer accounted for over 50% of total beer sales; putting pressure on Mountain Man Brewery to introduce a light beer line into the market ( or make some other change), in order to remain profitable. Financial Assumptions 1) Mountain Man Brewing Company......

Words: 1394 - Pages: 6

Tops

...modesty or too little confidence can hurt your credibility. If you lack faith in yourself, you’re likely to communicate an uncertain attitude that undermines your credibility. The key to being believable is to believe in yourself. If you are convinced that your message is sound, you can state your case with authority so that your audience has no doubts. Avoid vague sentiments and confidence-draining words such as if, hope, and trust: INSTEAD OF THIS We hope this recommendation will be helpful. If you’d like to order, mail us the reply card. We trust that you’ll want to extend your service contract. WRITE THIS We’re glad to make this recommendation. To order, mail the reply card. By extending your service contract, you can continue to enjoy top-notch performance from your equipment. Finally, keep in mind that credibility can take days, months, or even years to establish— and it can be wiped out in an instant. An occasional mistake or letdown is usually forgiven, but major lapses in honesty or integrity can destroy your reputation. On the other hand, when you do establish credibility, communication becomes much easier because you no longer have to spend time and energy convincing people that you are a trustworthy source of information and ideas. Projecting Your Company’s Image When you communicate with outsiders, on even the most routine matter, you serve as the spokesperson for your organization. The impression you make can enhance or damage the reputation of the......

Words: 17291 - Pages: 70

The Shining Mountain

...Assignment for “The Shining Mountain” – by Alison Fell 1. Summary: The Shining Mountain is about a girl called Pangma-La and her father who is a mountaineer. The father would like to climb to the top of The Shining Mountain, with his daughter. First Pangma-La climbs happy and engaged, but she got tired fast. Then an old Sherpa woman comes for carry her heavy sack, but first she says no, because she is afraid of disappointing her father. But the Sherpa women do not give up so easily. The next day she comes back and then Pangma-La handovers all her heavy things from the sack, and the sack gets filled with swan’s down. The same happens the next day. At last Pangma-la feels so dizzy that she can’t walk any longer, and then she gives the Sherpa woman her heavy heart. She promises to give it back to her, but she doesn’t. Finally they reach the top of the mountain, but Pangma-la isn’t there, the Sherpa woman says that Pangma-La is her daughter now. The father realizes that Pangma-La has given her life only for making him happy. The Sherpa women wants him to feel Pangma-La’s pain, and for the first time he starts crying like any human beings. The Sherpa woman is satisfied, and gives him Pangma-La back. 2. Characterize of Pangma-La: Pangma-La is a Scottish girl, of course with a little bit strange name. She has always been teased about her name and she has not so much self-confidence. She is a sad little girl who always is afraid of disappointing her father, who is a......

Words: 785 - Pages: 4

The Shining Mountain

...The Shining Mountain is a fairytale written by Alison Fell in 1992. The fairytale is about a young Scottish girl named Pangma-la. The meaning of the name is the Shining Mountain. Her father always told her that she was named after a shining mountain so that she would stand tall and be proud. Her father was a famous mountaineer and one day Pangma-la and her father would climb the Shining Mountain together. Suddenly it was that one day and they were going to climb the Shining Mountain together, but Pangma-la were going to meet a lot of obstacles on her way to the top. Pangma-la is a young Scottish girl, which is having a rough time in school because of her strange name. Her father named her ‘Pangma-la’ after a mountain called ‘The Shining Mountain’ so that she would always stand tall and proud. Her father, a famous mountaineer, means the world to her. When her father gives her credit for something or compliments her she turns prouder than ever: ““Let her be, she’s tough and hard as nails,” and Pangma-la was proud.” Pangma-la is a very unsecure girl, because she does not want to disappoint her father. She bases all her actions on what her father would think of her: “”let me carry your heavy sack, daughter,” said the woman, but Pangma-la shook her head, for she was afraid that her father would be disappointed in her.” The father is a famous mountaineer and would be considered a ‘hard man’ and a ‘real hero’ by most people. He was the one who named Pangma-la after the Shining...

Words: 673 - Pages: 3

The Shining Mountain

...18/12-08 The Shining Mountain Analysis and characterization The story is about Scottish girl called Pangma-La, named after a shining mountain so she would stand tall and be proud. Pangma-La’s father was a famous mountaineer, so she promised herself that she would never disappoint him. When Pangma-La was tough enough, her father and she went to the shining mountain, to climb it as promised. When they arrived the Sherpa men offered to carry their loads, but they did not need porters. The Sherpa men got angry and told them that the mountain goddess would send them, winds, spindrift snow and avalanches. The father just laughed scornfully. Pangma-La climbed the mountain happily, but after a while she began to grow weary. Then an old Sherpa woman appeared and offered to carry her heavy sack, but Pangma-La declined. The next days the Sherp woman appeared and Pangma-La gave her more and more from each day in change for feathers. But the fourth day the roar of an avalanche thundered past them, and the Sherpa woman appeared as the days before, and this time she offered to take her heart, the lungs and the bones and replace them with feathers. The Sherpa woman had tricked Pangma-La and did not give back her heart this time. The Sherpa woman appeared to the father and changed looks, she was the mountain goddess. The fathers was angry and tried to strike her but was stopped. The goddess told the father that she had given him his heart’s desire: his daughter made it to the top and he......

Words: 985 - Pages: 4

Mountains Beyond Mountains

...Mountains Beyond Mountains- Discussion Part I While reading the first paragraph I think it became apparent that Kidder found that helping the poor and political corruption go hand in hand. Most large entities or governments don’t find it beneficial to help the poor so there isn’t much motivation from the local governments to do so unless there is some sort of incentive usually associated with corruption or bribes. The murder of the assistant mayor for example, almost everyone thinks it’s the sheriff that is corrupt and killed the assistant mayor. Unfortunately there isn’t enough evident and Captain Carroll can’t do anything about it. So it takes people like Farmer to be resourceful and work with what he’s got. I find Farmer’s demeanor impressive, it seems that he really cares about each of his patients and wants the best for them. This is shown by him going above and beyond for Joe, one of his patients. He makes sure they are getting the right care and following through later to check with them. In Farmer’s book he has a totally different demeanor which I find strange. In his book “Infections and Inequalities” Farmer is enraged about how some necessary drugs don’t always make it to the lower class people but in person Farmer is a calm, caring and an easy going physician that goes above and beyond for his patients. I though Farmer’s experiment on how his patients are motivated was really cool. 100% of the patients that received money and free medication were cured when......

Words: 356 - Pages: 2

Mountains Beyond Mountains

...“Beyond Mountains; There Are Mountains”. Meaning of the Tittle: it refers to the main character’s determination to being health and happiness to the poor and it comes from the Haitian proverb. The book that I decided to read is called Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kiddler, Kiddler graduated from Harvard, he studied at the University of Iowa he also served as an army officer in Vietnam. I selected this book because I heard nice reviews from people who have read it. The main idea about the book is about Paul Farmer who found his life’s calling: to treat infectious diseases and also to bring the tools to save modern medicine to those people who need them the most. And he believes that everybody deserves health care and living in a decent condition. In the book Kidder’s spectacular account views how a person can make a huge difference in saving global health problems through distinctly understanding of the interaction of politics, social systems, wealth and diseases. This book takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia. And Farmer changes people’s perspectives through his dedication to the philosophy that “the only real nation is humanity.” The main characters are Paul Famer, Tracy Kidder, Ophelia Dahl, and Jim Yong Kim. I will discuss their roles later on. Additionally, social determinants of health, diseases, and health systems are the topics that we’ve covered in class that relates to this book. Paul Famer has important aspects to his character. First,......

Words: 779 - Pages: 4

The Shining Mountain

...The shining mountain The short story written by Alison is from year 1992. The story is about a young girl named Pangma-La, who with her father is about to climb the shining mountain, which also is called Pangma-la. Her father is a mountaineer, who wants his daughter to become the same, and therefore he is taking her to the shining mountain so she can be trained in climbing mountains. On their way to the top of the mountain, Pangma-la becomes more and more tired, but she keeps on going to not disappoint her father. She meets this Sherpa woman, who offers to help her. This happens some times in the story, although her father can’t see this Sherpa woman. After her Father has reached the top of the mountain, he sees this Sherpa woman with Pangma-La. Here he realizes that the Goddess the old Sherpa man talked about was true. When he met her he also realized that I demanded a lot from his daughter, and takes a try to jump off the mountain, however, the Goddess catches him, and lets go of Pangma-La. The main character is Pangma-La. She is a scared person. She is scared of her father’s disappointment of her, and therefore lets him take her decisions. This is can be seen in the text, where she takes all her exercises serious, she doesn’t fool around (p. 19, ll. 1-15). When they get to the mountain, she becomes a bout nervous and desperate at the same time. She doesn’t want to disappoint her father. Eventually she gets tired and give up, and takes the Goddess advice (p. 21, ll.......

Words: 471 - Pages: 2

The Shining Mountain

...'The Shining Mountain' by Alison Fell. The Shining Mountain is a story about Pangma La, whos father is a famous mountaineer. She is named after his favorite mountain, and he promise her that when she's old enough, they're going to climb it together. On the way to the mountain top, they meet many interesting faces, and especially a Sherpan Woman is outstanding. She can help Pangma La get to the top, without disappointing her father. Pangma La is a girl from Scotland who is very tired of her name. Her father named her after a shinning mountain. He is a very famous mountaineer. She is afraid she is going to disappoint her father, on their trip to the Pangma La mountain. Pangma La is a very clever and sweet girl. The Sherpan Woman is an old woman who helps Pangma La when she needs it. On their trip Pangma La made some bad descisions by giving the Sherpan Woman her heart so she could climb to the top without disappointing her father. She helps Pangma La, by taking her heart and make her into a swan. Her father thinks she is tough, but when he reaches the mountain top, he finds out she is turned into a swan. He gets upset and sad, and probably knows that he had a little to high expectations to Pangma La. They had a good relationship, but Pangma La was still very afraid that she would disappoint her father on their trip. Pangma La's mother is very afraid that something will happen to Pangma La. She is worried and says goodbye with tears in her eyes....

Words: 274 - Pages: 2

The Shining Mountain

...------------------------------------------------- The Shining Mountain Summary: The story is about a young girl, called Pangma-La, and her father, who was a famous mountaineer and had climbed many mountains. When Pangma-La’s father got a baby-daughter, he named her after a great big shining mountain he ones had climbed, so that she could stand tall and proud. One day Pangma-La’s father decides that he and his daughter should climb a mountain together, so Pangma-La starts training and all is going well. Pangma-La finally has a chance to stand tall and make her father proud. On the way to the top of the mountain Pangma-La meets an old Sherpa woman, she offers Pangma-La to carry her sack, but Pangma-La says no, so the old Sherpa woman disappears. The next time the old Sherpa woman shows herself to Pangma-La, she again offers to help her. This time Pangma-La says yes. The Sherpa woman reveals herself to Pangma-La three times in the story, the third time and last time Pangma-La gives her heart to the old Sherpa woman, and Pangma-La disappears. The old Sherpa woman is actually a hag, and transforms Pangma-La into a swan as a lesson to her father, so he could see that he was pressuring his daughter to much. The hag shows Pangma-La’s father how Pangma-La really feels and that all his high expectations towards Pangma-La are killing her. Pangma-La’s father sees what he has done to his own daughter, and tries to kill himself by throwing himself over the mountain edge. But......

Words: 442 - Pages: 2