Have We Met Before, or is That Just a Lion?

In the large “stack” of email I had waiting for me when we got back from Cambodia, one was from the Fort Worth Zoo. We are frequent zoo goers (although not as frequent as we were before the WCG moved to the other side of the world), so I clicked on the link. It took me to their Holiday Adoption page, where you can “adopt” a hippopotamus for Christmas. It wasn’t the adoption info, though, but the picture on the page that drew my eye. I’m still a bit (a lot) jet-lagged, but it looked very familiar.

Because, as it turns out, I took the picture.

How to Overcome that Hardest Word

I’ve written several times on the subject of apologies and how many of the things that go by that name really aren’t. I’m several weeks late, but I thought it was only right to highlight a real apology, one you can point to and say, “It’s hard, but it can be done.”

In late May, Jordan McNair, a young man on the football team at the University of Maryland, collapsed during a team workout. He died two weeks later.

A couple of months later, ESPN released a story on the culture at UM football. It was, predictably, not complementary–the word “toxic” appeared in the headline.

When Eight is Greater than Nine

While pondering a possible first Nike purchase as a lifetime Reebok guy…

I bought the Last Jedi Blu-ray over the weekend at Half Price Book’s Labor Day sale, which of course gave us a good excuse to watch it again. Although we saw it three times last year, all were within two weeks of release, so this viewing came after enough time had passed to give us a fresh perspective.

Meet the new perspective, same as the old perspective.