The important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part. The essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.
-Pierre de Coubertin, displayed on scoreboard at Wembley Stadium, 1948 Olympics
- "The Titanic isn't going down...it's just adjusting to the situation."Hearing about the Democratic Conventionmakes me want to shit a book on how to puke."White Is Black! Hot Is Cold! Bad Is Good"(oops...we really meant ... more
- The Carleton College men’s tennis squad was tabbed an All-Academic Team by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) following the 2015-16 season, marking the 13th time since 2002 that the Knights have been recognized for their excellence in the classroom. Five ... more
- Four members of the Carleton College women’s tennis program were recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for their success in the classroom. Recent graduates Mikayla Becich ’16, Grace Davis ’16, and Julia Krumholz ’16 as well as rising junior ... more
- Cunning linguist,nice little doggies,all survived the tripto Gringolandia.Transmission troubleof car and body betternow..."how many moremiles can I put on thissucker?"Sixteen in spirit, a goodcoming of age, back tochildhood, ... more
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting, too;
If you can wait ... more
- Some MAJOR inspiration here from the cover of Kwame Alexandar's THE CROSSOVER. No polar bears in this story -- and far from it in fact -- but its an amazing book for your summer reading list, and Kwame is ... more
- The Carleton College baseball team earned the America Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) inaugural Team Academic Excellence Award. The Knights were one of only 36 NCAA Division III programs to take home this accolade and are one of two teams from ... more
- Town + Novak Road. 53 minutes. 7 miles.
Extra slow and easy run.
- Treadmill. 22 minutes. 3 miles.
- I guess they needed reminding because the Communist Party of China delivered a powerful message to "publishers" of news about who is in charge.
China seeks to eradicate 'vile effect' of independent journalism
Top Chinese internet portals had been forbidden ... more
- My inner bear (and lack of proper tools!) took control in the garden this past weekend. Replacing rotten fence posts only to remember that 18 inches of concrete anchor them to the earth. BIG ROCK. SMASH! This time I'm ... more
- It's been nearly a year since I wrote here about anything I read.
Partly that's because reading got interrupted. I bought a book for my "Nook" to take on a family vacation to Wyoming. I figured I wouldn't have much ... more
Carleton Athletics: Men's Basketball: Knights Earn NABC Academic Excellence Award, Six Knights Named to Honors CourtThe Carleton College men's basketball team earned the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award after posting a cumulative GPA of 3.43 for the 2015-16 academic year. John Eckert ’16 and Patrick England ’16 were named to ... more