You are terrified of your own children, since they are natives in a world where you will always be immigrants. Because you fear them, you entrust your bureaucracies with the parental responsibilities you are too cowardly to confront yourselves. In our world, all the sentiments and expressions of humanity, from the debasing to the angelic, are parts of a seamless whole, the global conversation of bits. We cannot separate the air that chokes from the air upon which wings beat.
While her work has called her to other scenes Miss Cather told us that there is not any place in this world that is more interesting to her than Red Cloud. She came here from Virginia with her parents when a child, and here grew to womanhood, graduating from the local high school. During part of her course she wrote school items for the Argus, which may have been her first contributions to the public press. In those days she was often called upon to stay in her father's office while he was at the court house making abstracts or was out of the city on other business. She had her own desk in the office, and here she did much studying and writing. But the matter which she deems of greatest importance in this connection was the acquaintances formed with the leaders in the life of the community who, calling to transact business with her father, remained to visit with her, telling her of personal affairs in the way that grownups will disclose to a child matters which they would not discuss with a mature person. Often she accompanied Dr. Damerall or Dr. McKeeby on their long trips into the country, and listened with childish admiration as they talked on a variety of subjects from their personal experiences. There were no trained nurses here in those days, so sometimes she was called upon to assist them with surgical operations. In the best homes of the city she was always a welcome visitor. Red Cloud had many men and women of exceptional ability. Miss Cather looks back to her association with these as one of the brightest and most helpful periods of her life.
Part of the book focuses on dietary ideals, explaining different dietary systems and providing practical instructions on how to live out those ideals. The other part focuses on some of the puzzling questions raised by thinking about the ethics of eating: from whether veganism is always best in a complex system such as ours, to the pros and cons of eating local.
It is difficult to isolate what I learned about discipline and teamwork through sports to my short time in the NFL. While, of course, reaching the level of playing professionally for the National Football League allowed me to play at the highest level with the best teammates and opponents in the game, I have been playing football and learning about discipline and teamwork through sports since I was eight years old. That being said, playing football has taught me the value of working with others, more specifically, the value of identifying the unique skills and talents of others and learning how to not only allow my skill set to work in a way that compliments theirs (and vice versa), but also to try and learn from them and make myself better by paying attention to how they do what it is that they do best! As for discipline, I was always told that to be a pro at something, you needed to complete 10,000 reps. That standard and discipline is one that I hold myself to when I learn any new skill set in myself. The determination to win or complete the task at hand, regardless of the obstacles that might be in the way of achieving it, are also disciplines that I possess as a result of playing football from Pop Warner all the way to the NFL. 781b155fdc