The human body is an adaptation machine. If you force it to do something a little harder than it has had to do recently, it will respond — afterward, while you rest — by changing enough to be able to do that new hard task more comfortably next time. This is known as the progressive overload principle. All athletic training involves manipulating that principle through small, steady increases in weight, speed, distance or whatever.
Any fool can be ebullient in victory, but only an aristocrat is undaunted by defeat.
Sports Illustrated 7/06/14
“Where are They Now - Ernie Banks”
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson (maybe?)
You can hear Geoff Brumfiel's full story about cosmic microwave background (the thermal radiation left over from the Big Bang) here.
I’ve seen the facility and antenna. It’s old and broken down now, but still an unbelievable feat of engineering and physics.
From Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones.
(In addition to being a great quote about parenthood, this satisfies my #terps pride as well… Henson was a fellow UMD alum.)
Took my kids to moma. Never too early to introduce them to great art, and we didn’t get thrown out!
Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.
- TE Lawrence