Malia bought me a pocket copy of the Tao Te Ching as a gift when she came back from New York. I’ve really enjoyed reading it, and I think it’s been in my back pocket almost everyday. Here’s one of my favorite sayings:
A great nation is like a great man:
When he makes a mistake, he realizes it.
Having realized it, he admits it.
Having admitted it, he corrects it.
He considers those who point out his faults
as his most benevolent teachers.
He thinks of his enemy
as the shadow that he himself casts.
In addition to reading, reading, and more reading, repairing my potato gun, and (alas) delivering pizza, I’ve been getting known to have the ability to throw a great party. So, after the Firecracker Jazz Band concert in Rogers Park in Tryon which was great, the after-party at my house did not disappoint. Appearances were made by the Reese and his brother Mike of the band, as well as numerous other folks. Hopefully before I move I can throw one more good party.