Medals all around for the Laura Jeffrey Squad!
The Minnesota Youth Symphony winter concert was a couple of weeks back at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Here’s a few photos of Hilary rocking the viola!
Super-Interesting post on Kottke.
I don’t really have a lot to add – just read the Kottke summary here:
It’s interesting to me that the gap is consistent among blacks as well. I would have figured that white people didn’t think that they had it so much better, but that black people basically thought the same thing is really curious.
As you may know, Hilary is playing in the Minnesota Youth Symphony, which is kind of a big deal. As you can imagine, it’s not cheap to run a thing like that, and there is fundraising. For those who would normally give Hilary a Christmas present, please consider donating instead. You can donate on Qgiv at this link.
Here is Hilary, ready for today’s concert:
And here she is on stage:
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.