Cloister Commentary, Day 352: I Beat a Headache

I battled a tremendous headache most of the day, but I managed to be productive. Updated both of my blogs and my resumé, though as far as the latter is concerned, I learned upon deeper inspection the job I was looking for I don’t quite fit. Nicole did some serious cooking, and I kept the dishes clean for each wave. Dipped into the three books I have going–their titles are Red Pill, Heaven’s Prisoners, and The Bear Comes Home–took a three-mile stroll with the cook (what a week for walks!), then came home, opened a window, and cranked up Glenn Gould’s glorious Goldberg Variations (both ’55 and ’81 recordings–a gift from my friend David) and was dazzled.

I was prepared to be disappointed by the NBA All-Star Game but it was quite entertaining, and I’m not sure I’m ever going to get used to players calmly sinking jump shots from around half court–again and again. Basketball’s come a long way from the set shot. My favorite moment occurred when, in succession, Damian Lillard, Steph Curry, and Chris Paul (!!!!!) each dunked (well, Paul’s was 80% dunk) off each other’s lobs. Also, Grambling’s and Florida A & M’s marching bands rocked.

Streaming for Strivers:

I’d follow Sandy Denny damn near anywhere.

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