I just stumbled upon the Rubin Bolling reimagining of Richard Scarry’s “What Do People Do All Day?” painting from 50 years ago. These are depressing as hell, but they are gold.
Lily recently completed the Twin Cities Theater Camp(!) production of Urinetown. She had a great time! Her character’s name was Emily Ocean. It’s an intensive 5 week program, and Lily missed over a week of it due to our summer vacation, but she rallied and was a big presence on stage for the performances!
This may be on McSweeney’s, but it’s a great history lesson on US depredations in Latin America. Yup, we owe these people at the border. Big time.
After 2 seasons of no scores, the Sharks (Lily’s soccer team) finally scored a goal, in the last game of the second season. And it was Lily that scored it! “Elation” falls short of the screaming!
If there are any Sharks that see this, Thea’s name is Lily, but we called her Thea (short for Dorothea which is her middle name) because there was already a Lily on the team!
As I’ve been fortunate to be reasonably successful in life, I am looking more and more for ways to give back. And not being a jerk about the most fundamental way to do that is, literally, the least anybody can do.
And it makes me pretty angry. We talk about “crime” and “inner city problems” like they are inevitable. Well, they are when you cultivate them.