The story Black Hawk Down written by Mark Bowden, is a non fiction story about the battle of Mogadishu, a conflict between Somali militias and the US army. I was intrigued to read the story because I have already seen the movie already and I wanted to see if the story gave any additional insight to the battle. The story did give more insight than the movie in fact, there was some perspective from a Somali civilian which I enjoyed reading and was insightful. The fact that it is also a true story that happened not that long ago also makes it more interesting. The language in this story is super descriptive. Here is just one example from the first page, “Hanging from a hovering Blackhawk helicopter, Eversmann was a full 70 feet above the streets of Mogadishu. His goggles had broken, so his eyes chafed in the thick cloud of dust stirred up by the bird’s rotors. It was such a long descent that the thick nylon rope burned right through the palms of his leather gloves.” This story has lots of imagery which comes from the very descriptive texts. When the author is telling the story I can easily imagine the corresponding scene from the movie. A text to world connection is that this really did happen in Somalia in 1993, the event was known as the battle of Mogadishu. I recommend checking this story out, as it is a very good read.
NBefore the eruption the volcano was a super popular place to ski, hike and even swim in the glacier fed lakes below. Scientists were using lasers to find out how much the mountain was moving each day. They found it was moving up to 5 ft a day. After the blast people spent 6 years planting trees and the results were great. Spirit lake memorial highway built. Some of the new bodies of water that could hold life were used to catch fish.
My second favorite activity this month was when we had to make the 3 course meal. We made chicken soup, nachos, and chocolate overed strawberries I would not make this lab at home or anything becuase it took pretty long, even with 3 people, I also think the chicken was sub par and the nachos were just regular nachos with nothing special about them, my group worked well though besides the fact that some of them may have might been late. I would give our meal a solid 6/10. I only enjoyed this activity because it was kind of fun to create 3 meals at once
My favorite meal we made in those months, and even the whole year was fettuccini Alfredo, which is why i chose to reflect on this recipe. we made the pasta from scratch which was a good learning expierience, I didn’t know the sauce for fettuccini Alfredo was so easy to make, Ive already made this recipe around 3 times at home. My group worked really well and we executed the lab flawlessly, nobody wanted any so i got to keep the whole thing, which was great. The product turned out as good as I have hoped, it was really good.
Iron Chef Reflection
The iron chef activity was one of the activities that i enjoyed most, it was definitely an enjoyable challenge. I enjoyed this challenge becuase of the ingriedient we were given to use, which was the bell pepper. Bell peppers have a range of colors and flavors to choose from which made the dishes more dynamic. The process of desicision making in our group was simple, somebody would throw down an idea and everybody else would agree or disagree, if we all agreed we would use that idea. I liked this method of desicision making, it was just simple, fair, and easy. To choose the recipe to present to the judges we originally chose a bell pepper stuffed with ingiedients that we could not acquire, so we made up our own recipe for a stuffed bell pepper. We agreed upon stuffing the orange bell peppers with eggs, bacon, green and red bell peppers. I am happy with how we found our recipe becuase we made it ourselves and we felt more original because we made our own recipe. If we were to do this activity again there is definitely one thing I would change in our recipe, how the orange bell peppers were cooked. We didn’t really think that much on how we would cook the bell pepper than would be stuffed, we just put it on a pan but it didn’t really get cooked. To change this I would put the orange bell pepper in the oven instead of a pan, it would definitely make it more cooked. The time restraint effected the technique we used to cook our eggs. Originally we wanted to put the ingriedients inside of the bell pepper, where the egg is beaten and still raw, into the oven but that would take too much time because we read online that to cook a scrambled egg in the over it would take around 20 mins. We decided that it was more time efficient to cook the eggs in a pan.
I am Biff, I am a fantastic football player. I have yet to graduate high school because my math teacher flunked me. My father is Willy Loman, a mediocre salesman, and possibly a suicidal maniac. I am most definitely a ladies man. Keeping jobs has been a trouble for me, I haven’t kept one job for as long as I would like and I am just jumping around from job to job. I really don’t think my father, Willy likes me for this specific reason. I am trying to get a loan of 15 thousand dollars so I can have my own ranch but I am asking for the loan from somebody I have stolen from in the past.
18 December 2017
“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, Poem Analysis
The poem “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, by Maya Angelou, is denotatively about a bird that is in cage, restricted, watching other birds outside fly around with no restriction. Connotatively this poem is about how black people are oppressed and have restrictions that white people do not. black Poole in this poem are represented by the caged bird, and white people are represented by the free bird. The theme of this poem is oppression and restrictions, and how oppressed people had nothing but their voice to protest. To put this into a thematic statement we could say: your voice is your most powerful weapon. Violent protests from black people in America never worked, but when revolutionaries like Martin Luther King fame along, they got social reform by using their voice instead of violence. Three poetic devices in this poem are: Allusion, personification, and rhyme. The birds in this poem allude to the different races, the free bird referring to whites and the Caged Bird referring to black people. When it is said that the birds sing it is personification because the birds are given a human trait. There is also rhyme in this poem. Ex.
The caged bird sings with fearful trill of the things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom
The rhyme scheme in this stanza is ABABBABA. This poem is significant because it represents to much move than just birds flying around. It has a very deep connotative meaning.