Freewrite: The Festival of Ba’ele

A Study in Equinoxes

Every September after the harvest, the people of Ria’te host a ten day celebration honoring Ba’ele. Or, as the village elders put it: bribing him. Sacrifices were made daily, grain, daughters,sons, and on the last day of the festival:a Wachule.

Since time before time the Wachule had preyed upon the Ria’te and devoured their souls, making the beast extra delicious for Ba’ele the Hunter. They were massive beasts, so said the few who had slain them. You see, Wachule had the ability to become invisible, particularly in the daylight hours, making them hard to hunt and dangerous.

A hunting party was selected from the young and untested warriors to prove their loyalty to Ria’te. Those who refused were sacrificed and those who participated were worshipped as gods.

Mashteo was drawn this year and choosen to sit in the Wetae shack, a great honor she was told. But all she could…

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Sway

BENT ON LOVE

Here are a few poems that I have written during September and October 2015. I tried to group together a few that had the same feel and vibe to them. Enjoy!

Title: sway

Music plays in the background, calm words can be heard somewhere of into the distance. But it’s you that I am focused on. As you sway in the warm evening breeze.

I look you over, those clothes in earthy green, red and brown colours. One with nature. You make me want to know all the names of every plant in the garden. Inspire me to learn more about the world around us. It’s what I love about you…

Title: Garden Stairs

I leave my apartment, down the steps. I feel calm, and together. The sun on my glasses. I notice you to the left. Under an overhanging tree, enjoying a picnic by yourself. It’s these moments of you…

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What’s that?| Acrylamide

Spread love not hate

With recent articles circulating on this compound in our daily food has been causing some confusion and panic among online readers (at least for me). So i decided to read up more and summarize it in a nutshell on what is this all about. Healthy choices gives us healthier life so lesser problems to worry about!

What is Acrylamide?

Acrylamide (AA)  is a chemical compound with a formula of C3H5NO which is primarily used as a building block to make polyacrylamide and acrylamide copolymers. Where these are commonly used for industrial applications such as production of papers, dyes and plastics. In addition its also used in treatment of drink water and waste water including sewage ! AA can also be found in biscuits, potato crisps, French fries, breads, coffee and cigarette smoke! [1]

How does it affect me?

Scientific evidence from animal studies states that acrylamide and its metabolite glycidamide…

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FINAL: Comets 2 vs. Wolf Pack 3

The Utica Comets losing streak was extended to three games, as the Hartford Wolf Pack snapped a seven-game losing streak, with 3-2 victory over the Comets at The AUD on Friday night.

Brendan Gaunce (2-0-2) scored both Comets goals, his fifth and sixth of the season. Richard Bachman in his first home start as a member of the Comets, made 21 saves in defeat.

The scoring started quick as Wolf Pack’s forward Matt Bodie scored a power-play goal just 4:51 into the first period. The tally was assisted by Luke Adam and Tanner Glass. Luke Adam added a goal of his own when seconds after assisting on the power-play goal he found the back the net. Adam’s goal staked the Wolf Pack to a 2-0 first period lead.

Gaunce was able to cut the Wolf Pack’s lead in half when he scored 13:38 into the first period. Jordan Subban connected with Gaunce on a pass, behind the Wolf Pack’s defense. Gaunce, on a breakway, ripped a wrist shot past Hellberg for the Comets first goal of the game.

The Wolf Pack regained their two-goal lead in the second period when Travis Oleksuk recorded a goal 6:10 into the second period. Ryan Bourque and Tommy Hughes assisted on the play.

With just 1:03 to play in the third, Gaunce gave the Comets hope with his second goal of the night. With a 5-on-4 advantage due to an empty-net, Gaunce chipped home a rebound over Skapski. Alexandre Grenier unleashed the original shot that was denied, after he received a pass in the slot from Hunter Shinkaruk.

With the loss the Comets record falls to 5-7-1-1, while the Wolf Pack’s win advances their record to 7-7-2-0.

The Comets play at home again tomorrow when they take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for the second time this season. The Comets will look to redeem themselves after the 3-2 overtime loss to the Sound Tigers back on Nov 1. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 pm.