Two of my favorites from HappyAcres:
and the always appropriate
My hat goes off to the people of Norway, who recently withdrew their bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, after receiving an insulting set of demands from the IOC, including
It’s about time folks stopped knuckling under to this band of Eurotrash grifters.
Tip from The American Interest
The cult of genius tends to undervalue hard work and the productive persistence that psychologists nowadays like to call “grit”—not to mention creativity, perspective and taste, without which all those other virtues may be wasted on pointless projects.
I purely wish my students weren’t intimidated by the myth.
OK, so I sometimes succumb to fads. While munching on toasted pan de xocol with crunchy peanut butter for breakfast, I mentioned to my lovely wife that we were honorary hipsters, indulging in the latest bistro trend, fancy toast. “You’ve gotta be kidding,” she said. “Toast? Toast?! What happened to muesli and quinoa and cupcakes and kale all that other hippy-dippy stuff?”
I assured her that cupcakes were passe, kale was s-o-o-o yesterday, and tapas were, well, toast. I confess, toast is a trend I can get with, mainly because it’s always been with us*–who doesn’t like toast?–now it’s just more so. And now my oversized bagel toaster is vintage hipster gear.
*In her fractous childhood, my baby sister (the oncology nurse) subsisted entirely on toast and chocolate milk for about two years with no ill effects.
Rumor has it that San Antonio Mayor and Democrat Latino Heartthrob Julian Castro is being considered to become the next Secretary for Housing and Urban Development. Naturally, there’s already speculation in the Alamo City corridors of power about who will replace Little Obama when he leaves.
Or is really leaving? The Internet has made opposition research cheap and easy, so Castro’s financial ties and lackadasical management of federal funds have already been exposed beneath the nearest rock. Who knows what another week may bring?
Check out the mugging when Spurs Coach Greg Popovich had lunch with Castro, Henry Cisneros, and Bill Clinton. A perfect opportunity for the older heads to give some good advice: “Keep your eye on the ball” and “Don’t let your little head do the thinking for your big head.”
Update: It’s semi-official. If the comments are any indication, there will be many a dry eye when he leaves.