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 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.