Let’s see how the formidable 30-30-30-10 formation fares.
While I was at my daughter’s softball practice this evening, I read this gem of an article about Aretha Franklin. The whole piece is worth your time, but the reason it was written in the first place was because of Franklin’s thunderous performance at the Kennedy Center Honors in tribute to songwriter Carole King. David Remnick, the author of the article and editor-in-chief of the New Yorker, argues that watching the video improves your life by at least 47 percent.
When I’m in a rut, there are always a few videos, besides the one above, I seek out to help get my mind back in order.
Sir Nicholas Winton reunited with some of the nearly 700 children he saved from the Holocaust:
The Bat Kid, San Francisco Make-A-Wish recipient:
Author Doris Lessing on learning she’s won the Nobel Prize for literature:
The late, great Harry Kalas making the call as the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series:
I’ve gotten really distracted by all of the good television (and a neighborhood book club selection) but I buckled down last night. Leo and I are gonna see this through by the weekend.
I love, love, LOVE that artwork and projects on display in the classrooms get the same billing as Your Kids’ Winter Wardrobes They Swore Were Lost Forever and Ever Amen But Were in the Cafeteria the Whole Time. It’s not in parentheses and smaller type at the end of the flyer; it is front and center.
You win, net. You win.
Three guesses as to how clean my basement is right now, and the first two don’t count.