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Rock Creek Park, 2004
Homemade veggie burger (sweet potato, brown rice, black beans, molasses, honey & BBQ sauce) and baked potato fries.
A church looking to halt defections among so many younger Catholics should understand that casting itself as a militantly right-wing political organization — which, face it, is what some of the bishops are doing — clouds its Christian message. Worse, the church seems to be going out of its way to hide its real treasure: the extraordinary examples of generosity and social reconstruction visible every day in parishes… and in the homeless shelters, schools, hospices and countless other Catholic entities all over the nation. Politics divides Catholics. The works of mercy bring us together and also show the world what the power of faith can achieve. — E.J. Dionne, Washington Post
Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Pelecanos. Each of his books opens up a new dimension of DC. Hard Revolution, set in the 1950s and 60s, gives an added appreciation for the place through the unique context of time and history, while keeping the characters and storytelling as sharp as ever.
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The Marquette basketball blog Paint Touches has a fantastically detailed and thoughtful analysis of the league that the Big East basketball-only schools could (and should) form, examining recent success, location, tradition, fan support and outlook. It’s well worth the read.
The New World -
New York Times:
History chews up borders with the same purposeless determination that geology does… Here is a map of what could possibly be the world’s newest international borders.
In the later stages of his Boston tenure, his bitterness hurt the Red Sox as much as his bat helped, and he crossed that vague line where talent can no longer pay its own passage. — The Wrath of Kevin Youkilis - Shane Ryan - Grantland
it takes no talent to hustle.
[Marquette Coach Buzz] Williams came from nowhere, and you get the sense he is still doing everything he can – driving himself and his players – to make sure he never returns there. — Howie Manger, Inside Milwaukee - “The Perfectionist”