First: The video recap on Youtube
I got to the court and was cleaning up a bit before the basketball players came outside. What do do with wet chalk? Just start drawing and see what emerges.
Then Justin got a nice mix of older and younger kids playing hoops.
And while people like to complain about rainy weather (supposedly so many activities are more fun or better in the sun), the farm boy in me always marvels at the lushness and the beauty the rain provides. Here, some water droplets cling to leaves in the back yard.
And the roses are looking spectacular.
Added reading material/recent links of note:
Speaking of gardens, dirt is good for kids, writes Christina at Spoonfed.
People who participate in extracurricular activities in school tend to have better jobs later in life. Liz Dwyer at Good takes a quick look at recent research.
Andrew Solomon talks about the artists in Afghanistan whose creativity had been bottled up under the Taliban. Segment No. 1 of the Moth Radio Hour.
Nonviolent protesters from Belgrade share what they’ve learned with Todd Gitlin at Brainstorm.
Meanwhile, is there any indication of how foolish our leaders’ bomb-each-other-into-oblivion strategy is than these bizarre bunkers described Martin C. Pederson in Metropolis?