There's a great blog about maps. Strange maps it's called. Each blog talks about an unusual map, gives a picture of the map, and serendipitously flows into various nooks of history, geography, anthropology, economic history and biography.
Losing is not sad, or even infuriating, so much as it is itchy. A loss is uncomfortable, awkward, a disturbance in the force, and it doesn’t matter how many times it happens, it always feels that way
A team wins by doing the few clear but immensely difficult things that all its members have known, for their entire careers, that they must do
... there is a great deal of nuance to losses. There are games lost on unfortunate bounces, on injuries, on fatigue, on bad calls. There are close, down-to-the-wire losses and losses so one-sided that it’s as if only one team was even there. A game can be lost on one bad play or twenty, and sometimes even on none at all. Each of these losses is different, they feel different and they are, in fact, structurally different.
It is true, then, that a game can be lost easily on individual failings. But it can only be won as a team.
e, I don't know if you aspire to a job as a sportswriter. If you do, I hope someone spots you soon and gives you a job. I like what you say and how you say it. You go, girl.
Now I see that there's even more to enjoy. Some of the Australian War Memorial's curators and conservators have been blogging about the upcoming exhibition George Lambert: Galipoli and Palestine Landscapes.
The press release is distinguished by its lack of clarity and soporific effect.
Here are some quotes:
The landmark report shows that among all of the 21 OECD countries there are improvements to be made and that no single OECD country leads in all six of the areas
“No single dimension of well-being stands as a reliable proxy for child well-being as a whole and several OECD countries find themselves with widely differing rankings for different dimensions of children’s lives.”
Child wellbeing needs to be addressed by public policies across a broad spectrum of aspects. Given levels of child well-being are not inevitable and show what is possible to do to improve the lives of children
I know, I know, something must have suffered in the translation, or the use of English by a person who is not a native speker or writer.
Last weekend Gabrielle bought some gardening equipment at the hardware store, and we decided to buy some for Ed too. We got a couple of tools with bright yellow handles.
This afternoon he told me he wanted to practice gardening with his new tools. So we got out the hand spade and he set to work in a shaded part of the garden. After a couple of minutes he went intothe house to locate his gum boots; he thought them essential equipment too.
He spent some time shifting little spadefuls of dirt around the garden bed and then decided to dig up some river pebbles.
And a note for my American readers: The red coloured top Edward is wearing is called a singlet here. It has a proud yet humble place in Australian culture. Edward's singlet worn here was made by the famous Australian clothing company, Bonds.
Here, it doesn't have the socio-economic and criminal stigma like the US wifebeater .