February 18th, 2009

little review

Poem for Wednesday

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I don't have a lot to report from Tuesday except that Daniel got his SAT scores and they were excellent -- this is the first time he's taken the test, so we didn't know what to expect or hope for, and we were all delighted! It was the last day of the robotics build season -- the robot ships out tomorrow for the start of the competition season -- so he was at school till after 8 p.m. Adam came home usual time and worked on a penguin illustration for some sort of contest; he didn't tell me details but he did get me to scan and crop the image for him.

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I was recording stuff for my uncle and ended up watching most of Something the Lord Made, which I had not seen in a couple of years...terrific movie and terrific acting even though Alan Rickman can't do a Southern accent much better than Kevin Costner can do a British one. I didn't know Vivien Thomas's story before the film and only the barest outlines of Alfred Blalock's. I also appreciate that it's local history, since a lot of the events take place in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins.