Archive for ◊ March, 2019 ◊

Miami Open 2019
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | Author:

We took a mini-vacation in Miami, Florida and we used the opportunity to attend two days of the Miami Open. We saw five very good ’round-of-16′ and quarterfinal ATP matches – Aliassime; Kyrgios; Anderson (all on the Grandstand court) and Federer, Isner…  This 18 year-old Aliassime is going to be quite the tennis player.  He’s better than Djokovic at the same age… As usual, Kyrgios played with his antics on the court.  However, he did have some great shots… here is the Kyrgios highlight of the day: https://youtu.be/qGVqJWro-4Y

Yes, that’s Missy with Mike (or is that Bob?) Bryan… right after the Bryan brother’s won their doubles match.

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Happy Birthday
Thursday, March 21st, 2019 | Author:

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First Four Basketball in Dayton
Thursday, March 21st, 2019 | Author:

We attended the First Four NCAA basketball games on Tuesday and Wednesday at UD Arena.  It looks like the games were very well attended again this year.  The most interesting contest was the matchup between St. Johns and Arizona State, which resulted in a win for the team from the PAC-12.

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Politics Defined
Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 | Author:

Hat tip to Joe K.

 

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Dayton Museum of Art – Not Too Shabby
Sunday, March 17th, 2019 | Author:

We visited the Dayton Art Institute this weekend to see the special exhibit from the National Academy of Design.  This exhibit is intended to feature the paintings of American artists from the past 150 years.  Based on our observations, we never realized that there are so many very accomplished American painters.

On a side note: while the wifey and I are not necessarily art connoisseurs, we’ve actually visited four art museums in the last 9 months.  In addition to the Dayton Art Institute, we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Modern Museum of Art in Chicago, and the Picasso Museum in Barcelona.

For those of you wondering about the white spots on the first photograph below — yes, those are large snowflakes falling in Dayton, Ohio in the middle of March.

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Relying Too Much on Stereotypes
Friday, March 01st, 2019 | Author:

Some great comments about relying too much on stereotypes:

Most of us have always known exactly what real racism is.  It is the intellectual laziness of over-generalizing in either direction.  Human beings are neither guilty nor innocent by the light of their appearance, nor by the peculiarities of their grandparents’ lives.  In a truly just society, each of us would have to stand on his own merits.  We are what we are.

And here we have the opposite extreme when a famous couple poses to overcome stereotypes by raising a child without gender:

Meghan has been talking to some of her friends about the birth and how she and Harry plan to raise their baby. Her exact word was ‘fluid’. She said they plan to raise their child with a fluid approach to gender and they won’t be imposing any stereotypes.

 

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