A dress I saw in a dress shop just because I think it’s pretty:
So I had this flash of certainty last night. There’s this interesting dichotomy with ambition. On the one hand, it is necessary to take you higher, farther, deeper, wherever it is you wish to go. You have to be ambitious about getting there in order to put up with the almost certain setbacks, disappointments, etc along the way. But it is also the single source of all the negative things I’ve seen otherwise good people do. They get dollar signs or corner offices or disposable incomes or easy lifestyles in their proverbial eyes and they just do weird stuff. And people that understand how to massage and manipulate this kind of ambition in other people do terrible things. Anyway…I’ll carry on to better things…
This is a wonderful post from a new site I’ve been enjoying because sometimes I get tired of trying to explain that I’m not a bad person to people who just insist that I must be, despite all evidence to the contrary. Stuff like this makes me feel like the crowd being preached to.
Did you hear about the Braves game last night? Seriously, 11 innings, 28 runs total, and a walk-off homer by a 40 year old 3rd baseman who may not be around in a year or two. Glorious. The Coach posted this as a dramatic representation of Chipper Jones’ home run. But the real thing is pretty dramatic in and of itself. I’m finalizing a head count for a Braves game against the Nats on June 1st and this kind of thing just makes it all that much more exciting…
Speaking of Atlanta, this one’s for you Julie D. Madea is a hero. “Hallelujer.”
I have my regular Thursday dance class tonight and I thought you’d like to meet my teacher. This is his street jazz class in Bethesda on Sundays — and that’s the fabulous Ms. McClain in the foreground of the first class shot with the funky braids. I tend to prefer his jazz/contemporary class in Friendship Heights, both for the style of dance and the actual studio environment. But he’s the same every time. Such a good man and teacher.
Good thing I had an extra expense pop up so I have to wait on the new phone because I may have changed my mind…
As a former reporter and current news junkie, I found this absolutely fascinating. I haven’t played it yet but I bet it’s really easy to propagandize…
Started this book again. It’s important to remember with CS Lewis that the entire exercise of reading one of his books is intended — and is best understood — as an escape into metaphor. In literature we call this “allegorical.”
And now, for your music. I flat loved this band in college.