Just several random thoughts:
-the coldness of water is relative: after swimming in the unheated outside pool, the pool inside seemed positively tropical! We vowed never to complain again that the water inside was cold…however, after the first shock and hint of frostbite had worn off, I thoroughly enjoyed swimming without the overpowering smell of chlorine.
-taking several courses on Multiculturalism leads to a different way of looking at the world. Even the soccer game I watched on Friday was analyzed on its multicultural content…
-want to be reminded of the pointlessness of violence and the fact that life could be over before you know it? (but in a very nice artistic way?) watch “Elephant”, directed by Gus van Sant. I finally got around to watching it last Sunday, and though I can’t say I enjoyed it (how does one enjoy a movie about school shootings?) I did think it was well worth the time spent