Received an email from a student that read, in part, “I just wanted to thank you for your character and personality throughout this year … ” So maybe I got something right this semester. I receive a few of those a year, and they are all appreciated and gratifying.
Today I graded things, working down the stack to the point where, really, it can’t grow back into something insurmountable. There is only 113 more things to read, if you’re keeping track.
We listened to baseball on the radio and the good guys won, 8-1.
We went for a run. We got caught in the rain:
This is the time of the year, suddenly, where it is warm. And after it rains it is proportionately more intense. On the one hand I could run under tree branches, jump up and shake one down upon me. On the other hand we have 90 percent humidity.
I’d much rather ride my bike in the rain. I don’t know why, but riding in it is just amusing. Running is something else. At least the cleanup is easier.
Things to read … because reading in the rain would be the best.
This is just hard to conceive. After 6 siblings lose houses in Limestone tornado, family ‘home place’ burns week later:
April 28 was the only time the Farrar siblings didn’t consider living in close proximity a good thing. The homes of six of the seven siblings were struck by the EF-3 tornado that ripped through western Limestone County just before 5 p.m., but the family emerged from a nearby storm shelter grateful. They were all unharmed and “the home place,” built by their late mother and father, sustained the least damage of any of the five homes.
The siblings, children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren moved into temporary housing in local motels and tried to regroup.
Then, exactly one week later, on Monday, May 5, the home place on Parker Road burned after catching fire when power was restored to the area.
This sounds like a lovely family. IRONMAN Mourns Passing of Dean Bullock:
It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that 2013 Kona Inspired winner, Dean Bullock, succumbed Thursday to the brain cancer that forced him to call it a day at the IRONMAN World Championship last October.
A day after Bullock was pulled off the bike course, his wife and nine children did the marathon course for him to take care of his “unfinished business.”
Last August, Gaylia Osterlund wrote a profile on Bullock. “He talked about death openly,” Osterlund remembers of her interview. “He told me if he died tomorrow or when he was 100, he did not want to be remembered for racing. He wanted to be remembered for his now 37 years of marriage, his kids, grandkids and his faith in his Heavenly Father. He truly believed nothing else mattered.”
He was 59, running the Ironman and had 17 grandchildren.
Analytics are the key here: Internal innovation report says the New York Times needs to up its digital game or else.
Have a nice day: ‘We Kill People Based on Metadata’.