Coble Does the Right Thing (Almost)
Pressured by fellow Congressmen -- who were informed and aided by Eric Muller --Howard Coble today declared that the WWII era internment of Japanese-Americans was wrong. This came after days of defending his defense of internment on the grounds it was done in part for humanitarian reasons. Not quite the expression of contrition he needed to make, and no word yet on how it's being accepted, but it's a step in the right direction.
Two good articles at Slate today on the arts--photography and poetry.
Also on the dotcom-era online magazine front...I don't mind clicking thru a few pages of ads to get to the goodies at Salon. And now I'm semi-aware of at least one advertiser each day, too. Will it be enough to keep Salon in business?
Roll Over, Beethoven
Elijah and Syd played in a piano recital yesterday. Sydney played "Linus and Lucy" from the Charlie Brown shows. She nailed it and, I must say, looked quite adorable. Elijah played Pachelbel's "Canon in D," and he played it fluidly and with feeling, but he was disappointed that it wasn't absolutely perfect. We talked later about the importance of holding oneself to the highest standards, and the importance of enjoying the moment.
Listening to our kids and other kids play was like watching ice skating in the Olympics--the tension was high as we waited for the inevitable spill. Some kids were really talented, others merely cute, but they all get props for getting up and playing in front of a crowd. I was glad when it was over.