Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Scraping Ice"

“If the engineers just sit in laboratories and lose connection to the daily use of the cars, the cars will not be good enough. The engineers have to experience the car personally -- scraping ice, seeing how the defrosters work, seeing how fast the seats heat up.”

The all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 will be built in Sweden

"Historic for the Industry"

“This is historic for the industry, not just for Ford. To take the No. 1 selling vehicle for 32 years -- it will be 33 soon -- and convert it like this, at this volume, to aluminum, is historic and unprecedented.”

"It Wouldn't Be a Competition"

"Let’s stop beating around the bush, Kirk Cousins has played much better at the quarterback position than Robert Griffin III has. Now, Robert is learning to work out of a pocket. He doesn’t look as smooth or as comfortable throwing the football. I mean, your eyes will tell you everything you need to know. It’s going to be a decision that Jay Gruden is going to have to make. Right now, Robert Griffin III is his quarterback. Now, if there was a quarterback competition, it wouldn’t be a competition. Kirk Cousins would be the man I believe he would have to go to, because of the efficiency with which he has run [the offense]."

"It's a Tragedy"

"All Algerian journalist(s) couldn't say a bad word against him. He was softly spoken, polite, principled. It's a tragedy."

Albert Ebosse, 24, died after being struck by a missile thrown from the crowd

Monday, August 25, 2014

"Snap Out of It"

"The Cool Part"

“The cool part of living in a diverse community is that it’s not always comfortable. It’s a fascinating place with lots of opportunities for conversation. The city has to pay attention to a lot of factors while acting within what we can regulate.”

Sign taken down because a woman complained

An Excellent Book About Poetry

I read the seventh edition of this. Excellent, in-depth exploration of the elements that make up good poetry (even chapters on good, bad, better, great poetry). Brilliant poem selections from past greats. Could be the basis of an entire course on poetry--it is set up as a text book with questions, etc.