I want to see…

Michael Clayton.


Theodore Roosevelt

I just read an article about Roosevelt. It inspired me. I mean one time he got shot. Then he checked his own mouth for blood to see whether his lung was punctured. It wasn’t. So he stood up and gave his speech anyway…with a bullet in him. The article praises his efforts to live a strenuous life and suggests some ways to follow his example. One of these ways is to take on a challenging goal. I’m sure we all have oft done so but perhaps it is time to take on another, like a pilot’s instrument rating (at least) or B soccer coach licensure or racing a BMW. What challenging goal might you suggest?

Today is George Washington’s other birthday.

The federal government, in a brilliant move, voted to move his birthday from his, well, birthday on February 22nd to the third Monday of February. President’s day, which fell this year on the 18th, is still legally known as “George Washington Day” here in his home state, Virginia.