1999 Pull Quotes
Delta Winds: A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College
"Two years had passed and all I had to show for it was an additional twenty pounds and a receipt for two busted windshields."
- The Real Root of All Evil? Overpopulation!
"Mankind has a responsibility to the planet, our own species and to other life forms to limit reproduction."
- "Do You Have A License to Bear Children?"
"I freak out every time I observe a pubescent female with a cigarette dangling from the corner of her mouth, while her belly incubates a life."
- Life's Little Freebies
"I bent down and gave him a kiss on the nose and thanked him for the beautiful flower."
- The Coast
"I could just sink down and sort of melt into the sand."
"Last week's mayhem becomes only a distant anecdote."
- Marriage Rethought
"It seems unfair for children to grow up in a country where half of all children will experience divorce in their families before they reach the age of eighteen."
- The Great Escape
"There he goes, my husband's pride and joy, with his big rump swaying side to side."
- A Poor Neighborhood
"Undernourished dogs, skin stretched across their protruding ribs, roamed the town for scraps of food to eat."
- Bell's Diablo Rogue
"Tears threatened as I gazed at this incredibly beautiful creature standing before me."
- A Breath-Taking View
". . . on a crystal clear day you can see the Golden Gate and Mt. Tamalpias from on top of this perch--provided you are willing to expend a little energy to get there."
- On Toon Patrol
"Is the TV an electronic babysitter, or a dysfunctional teacher?"
"I had to show them not to be scared of going to a new school with a new and different language."
- One for the Top, Please
"She moved her fingers with fluid motion, like those people who roll coins over the tops of their fingers."
- An Evening With My Father
". . . my father found a voice from within his quiet soul, a voice that surprised us both."
- I Can See the Rainbow
"The Internet will steal most of America's time."