I have noticed that when all the lights are on, people tend to talk about what they are doing – their outer lives. Sitting round in candlelight or firelight, people start to talk about how they are feeling – their inner lives. They speak subjectively, they argue less, there are longer pauses. To sit alone without any electric light is curiously creative. I have my best ideas at dawn or at nightfall, but not if I switch on the lights – then I start thinking about projects, deadlines, demands, and the shadows and shapes of the house become objects, not suggestions, things that need to done, not a background to thought.
i made a sweater to wear for thanksgiving
On nights like this when the air is so clear, you end up saying things you ordinarily wouldn’t. Without even noticing what you’re doing, you open up your heart and just start talking to the person next to you - you talk as is you had no audience but the glittering stars, far overhead.
Crash Course U.S. History looks at America in the 1950s and the emergence of the Civil Rights movement.
Sun Giant - Fleet Foxes
Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.
During a recent game in Saudi Arabia’s domestic league, the goal keeper for Al-Nahda noticed that his boots were untied. He tried to tie them but wasn’t able to because of his gloves. So a striker for Al-Ittihad- the opposing team- came up and tied the keeper’s laces for him.
After he shook hands with the opposing team member for helping him out, the referee called a foul on him for time wasting. Players for both teams appealed to the ref for a bit of leniency (and common sense) but the official wasn’t having it and awarded Ittihad a free kick right on the edge of the box.
The score was level at the time, but the Ittihad players decided they didn’t want to take the lead like this. The player who took the free kick intentionally sent the ball out of bounds, giving possession back to Nahda. (The game ultimately ended in a draw.)
While acts of good sportsmanship are more common at the professional level than some folks are willing to admit, it’s still important to point these out when they happen. Kudos to everyone involved.
I’m very fortunate to work at a technology company where we’re able to do everything in house, and feel damn good about the results.
I worked on 3 commercials at Elepath over the last year, but this one has been the most rewarding. A live action commercial I directed, animated & edited starring Reggie Watts.
I hope you like it (or love it), and I hope you make some music with keezy.
"What’s the most frustrating part about being teacher?"
"I think it’s getting increasingly difficult to convince my students that what I’m teaching is relevant to their lives. They see a world where the path to success is much more muddled, and social skills are beginning to seem more important than academics. It’s hard to instill the importance of memorization when information is so freely and instantly available."
EVERYDAY WE HUSTLIN’, E-EVERYDAY WE HUSTLIN’
Pancakes, that is.
In 2002, Wimbledon lost their football team when it was moved to Milton Keynes in one of the most disgraceful decisions in the history of English soccer.
Supporters of the club that had been Wimbledon F.C. responded by starting a new team, AFC Wimbledon. The team was (and remains) owned and operated by its fans.
They began in the ninth tier of English football. Just nine years later, they found themselves only a penalty shootout away from returning to the football league as a full-time professional team*.
The supporters you see, the radio announcers you hear—these people started the team from scratch and funded it themselves, and now they had one penalty shootout to be back in the football league.
Even if you don’t enjoy sports at all, you will enjoy these eight minutes. I promise.
* One of the big differences between American sports and European football is promotion and relegation. If the Chicago Cubs finish last in the major leagues, they still get to play in the major leagues next year. But in English soccer, the bottom teams in a league go down to the league below, and the top teams from the lower league go up to the next league. This means that theoretically any time from anywhere in England can form and slowly work its way into the professional football league, although in practice it almost never happens.