Jody Michael
We run as a reminder of the odds we have overcome. We run on behalf of those who can’t, or who never had the ability or opportunity. We run for the world that shares our spirit and camaraderie. We run for ourselves, for the personal satisfaction it brings.
Boston Athletic Association
Some differences between North Dakota and Ohio

(besides the obvious stuff like weather)

  • Easter seems to be a bigger deal in North Dakota. Two people have asked me if I’m going home for Easter. I never considered Easter a big enough deal to spend $600 on a flight home for it?
  • Apparently the popular style of jeans in North Dakota is the kind with sparkly stuff on the back pockets. Even some guys wear them. Is that noteworthy, or did they also suddenly became trendy in Ohio while I wasn’t paying attention?
  • Prom is in the school gym because there aren’t exactly any fancy banquet halls anywhere nearby.

world-shaker:

Phonebloks

Don’t get me wrong, the new iPhones look interesting. But this is an excellent idea for the future of cellphones. 

(by Dave Hakkens)

Hey, remember this? It’s now a thing!

Bad Arguments: North Korea edition

Mike Huckabee:

My gosh, I’m beginning to think that there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States. When I go to the airport, I have to get in the surrender position while people put hands all over me. And I have to provide photo ID in a couple of different forms, and prove that I really am not going to terrorize the airplane.

Wikipedia:

Freedom of movement in North Korea is also limited, as citizens are not allowed to move around freely inside their country.

And that settles that.

In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester.
malloryrunsthis:

Incredible Portraits Of Boston Marathon Survivors With Messages Of Healing And Hope To The World

McConnell was among the first political leaders to grasp that Republicans had everything to gain and nothing to lose from withholding support for every major element of Obama’s agenda — that the old Beltway folklore, which warned the opposition party that voters would punish them if they appeared obstructionist, had no basis in reality. Most people pay no attention to the details of policy, and form rough judgments on the basis of how much noise and controversy rises out of Washington.

Perhaps the administration could muddle through a final two years of total paralysis. Perhaps not.