So much to tell you about in this Weekly Wrap-up. Let’s get started:
- I met artist Sarah Shotts (awesome last name for a photographer, right?) at Arkansas Women Bloggers University last year. Her latest post came at just the right time. I had written something during my lunch break yesterday that I planned to publish last night, and after reading Embracing My Inner Samwise, I decided to rewrite my piece and be gentler on myself. Thank you, Sarah, for being a like-minded gal! Now, to move Bruce’s well-loved copy of The Hobbit to the top of the stack on my nightstand …
And congrats, Sarah, on the one-year anniversary of your blog!
- As we mourn the loss of our beloved Mr. Spock, enjoy The Challenge (less than 3 minutes), pitting Leonard Nimoy against Zachary Quinto (who played the young Spock in the most recent Star Trek film).
Here’s a New York Times piece on Nimoy, which includes a short video in which he explains the origin of the Vulcan hand signal. Fascinating. 🙂
Live long and prosper, Mr. Nimoy.
- Spring training is about to start (dance of joy!), and I’ve updated my MLB.com At Bat app on the iPad and iPhone. So isn’t it nice to find this short piece on the “Vulcan changeup” as even baseball players remember and honor Mr. Nimoy.
(That reminds me: I still have a baseball book I need to review to fulfill a commitment.)
- Another great loss this week: The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, who was president of the University of Notre Dame while Bruce was a student there, died Thursday at age 97. Bruce remembered Fr. Ted as a champion of civil rights who marched with Dr. King. From the current ND president: “With his leadership, charisma and vision, he turned a relatively small Catholic college known for football into one of the nation’s great institutions for higher learning.” Read more of this remarkable man’s life here.
- If you don’t know about the dress-color debate, you don’t do media, social or otherwise (I heard about it on a local radio station). I thought the whole thing was just a waste of time until Your Turn Challenge blogger Randall Hartman put it in perspective.
- One of the things I want to do every day is take a risk, whether large or small. YTC mate Corey Bennett talks about risk, preparation and improv.
- Snow has postponed this morning’s Penguin 10K and 5K races in Batesville, as well as the Polar Bear Plunge. Both events benefit Special Olympics. New time and date: 5 p.m. March 21.
- But the Little Rock Marathon is still scheduled to go on tomorrow, and this morning’s 5k went off on dry ground. And, y’all, Bart Yasso is there!
- On my friend and “Evernote evangelist” Rusty’s recommendation, I subscribed to productivity guru Michael Hyatt this week. You can download his FREE ebook by subscribing, too. (I’ll be reviewing the ebook once I finish it. I plan to review Evernote Essentials, as well, once I finish that ebook.)
- I’m still reading the World War II story Unbroken. Louie and Phil have finally left the raft after 47 days on the Pacific; unfortunately their “rescuers” are the Japanese. Also still listening to The Boys on the Boat during treadmill time. Those rowing boys still haven’t made it to the 1936 Olympics, but they’re getting there, one race at a time.
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