After a Texas afternoon run I am forced to wonder if the cardinal I am seeing really is a cardinal, a bird, or even there at all.
I finished watching Baby Driver.
I finished listening to *Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice*.
I finished reading Siddhartha.
No other president — of either party — has behaved as Trump is behaving. He is trying to create an atmosphere in which reality is irrelevant.
I finished reading “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character.
Made it to the Newseum, the United States Capitol, the Library of Congress and saw the Presidential motorcade twice yesterday. Today: Arlington National Cemetery and Richmond, VA.
If you didn’t catch John Wick, put it at the top of your list. If you didn’t catch John Wick Chapter 2, put it second on your list.
At the Ryder Cup every little detail becomes an obsession, from the pleats in the golfers’ pants to how the pin positions favor the collective ball flights of the home team. No minutia is insignificant … unless you’re Dustin Johnson and his brother-caddie, Austin, golf’s most laconic characters. During last year’s event at Hazeltine, Dustin faced a sloping mid-length putt that plainly had two or three feet of right-to-left break. After conferring with his brother, he started his ball a yard left of the hole, missing the putt by at least six feet. Had the tension short-circuited his stroke or perhaps clouded his vision, even though this was just a practice round? In his soft South Carolina drawl, Dustin offered his caddie a different explanation: “Awwwww, man, I had the [green-reading] book upside down.”
This is just a simple status that will serve as a test for designing this specific post type.
The ingredient based explanation for supercell thunderstorms cites moisture, wind shear, instability and lift as the reasons for their formation. I prefer to focus on the big picture. Supercell thunderstorms are a manifestation of nature’s attempt to correct an extreme imbalance. The ever ongoing effort to reach equilibrium, or viscosity, is what drives all of our weather, and the force with which the atmosphere tries to correct this imbalance is proportional to the gradient. In other words, the more extreme the imbalance, the more extreme the storm.
A study by SeatGeek — in collaboration with ESPN — does just that: it combines seat locations with where home run balls land to determine where fans should sit if they want to catch a home run ball. To determine if a home run was “catchable,” SeatGeek overlaid data from ESPN’s Home Run Tracker with their custom seating charts to figure out an approximate location of where each ball landed. Stadiums that have spots where fans are not sitting weren’t included in the catchable total. SeatGeak, which sells tickets to sports and entertainment venues, then created a measure to determine what sections will give you the best chances of catching a ball for the lowest average ticket price.
I finished reading Make Your Bed.
I finished listening to Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.