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May. 1st, 2011

the only thing that ended was someone's life.  this is an important moment, but it is only a turning point. and we know not which direction we are now heading.

Australian Open 2011

So, I'm making this post a bit earlier than anticipated.  Rafa lost in the quarters to his countryman Ferrer 4-6 2-6 3-6.  Rafa was hurt and maybe not completely over his illness, but he finished like a boss.  Ferrer played great tennis, so even if Rafa was 100%, it would not have been easy sailing.  (And if he had to fall, I'd rather he fall to his fellow countryman and friend)

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Purple Wednesday

Originally posted by thelake at Purple Wednesday
IT GETS BETTER


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

- original post by neo_prodigy


Espana!

Too happy for Spain right now.  Thanks, Paul!


Somewhere Rafa is celebrating hard core.

In sadder news, what will I do now without the World Cup? It's been an amazing month. Can't wait for 2014. Até Brasil!

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one year later

Congratulations, Rafa!



ps, Happy Fourth!

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Scratch Gym Membership Off of Budget

I'm trying this "poor" thing on for size.  It's ill fitting. But! The good news is I won't have to spend money on a gym membership. Why? Because SF has hills like they were D cell batteries before a bad storm hit.  No lie. 

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There I was sitting at the kitchen island eating my Cheerios-inspired cereal and listening to Chris Matthews say outlandish things about the history of slavery in America.   And I mean flat out incorrect things about the relative responsibility of the North versus the South, who should be apologizing to whom, and other truly flawed arguments.  I was shocked, not from what he was saying (I’d heard it all before), but that he had such free reign to say and propagate patently incorrect statements about American history.  His voice reaches far and many do not know any better than to take his statements as gospel.

I was going to flex by newly conferred African American Studies degree but found that the article that first brought the video to my attention already did a wonderful job of correcting Chris Matthews’s mistakes.  Instead, I have to address what this video and other recent conversation have been making increasingly apparent.  In this post-racial society we find ourselves in, there has been an overwhelming attempt to get rid of my history and by extension my race. 

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Sadness

Dear Rafa,

I hope you get well soon.  I know this is hard for you, but I believe this was the right decision.  Remember, haters will hate.  You concentrate on your knee.

Espero que tú sienta mejor, mi cariño