Practice Trumps Talent

…One day, I ran into something I did not understand and instead of giving up, I pushed through… That day was a turning point for me. It was the last time I thought that whether or not I was successful depended on my talent or intelligence. It really comes down to hard work people. Ever since then, I have attacked each thing that I do not understand until I understand it. John Noonemaker

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Do Anything

Remember the movie, Say Anything? Well, this morning I started a fitness routine that I’m calling Do Anything. I’d taken time to go over and add to today’s Task list and noticed I hadn’t scheduled time for exercise. So I decided to stop at the clubhouse on property for a little treadmill in case I didn’t get to the gym for my first choice, swimming. Increasing my chances for getting into the pool, I slipped my suit under the workout clothes and put attire suitable for the office in the car.

As I entered the clubhouse, Jimi Blu’s advice to switch up my workout routine every two weeks, offered during Saturday’s tailspin as he picked me up from a ‘graceful’ dismount off the rowing machine he’d so ably demonstrated, came to mind. Lately, the elliptical machines on site have been unplugged because they short out the electricity in the room for some reason. Seeing no one to object, I checked to see if they were once again online and, voila!, the one I touched started right up. So I got on and got down, excited that I’d soon be listing a new workout on my Fitocracy app. Cautious about overdoing such a reunion and wanting to get two errands done before getting to the rowing machine (thanks again go to Jimi @ LVAC), I agreed with myself on completing a mile and did so while listening to two and a half of the chapters in today’s Chronological Bible study plan. The OUTPOURING has begun!

Anti-Abortion Activists Abort Free Speech on College Campus

A funny thing happened on the way to 21st century democracy. Rumor has it that one group’s civil rights were aggressively trampled by another. Today, in honor of Women’s History Month, an event was planned in the quad at the Charleston Campus of the College of Southern Nevada. Not coincidentally, perhaps even in a similar spirit of celebration, it so happens that an anti-abortion group had made plans to leaflet the community in the same area at the same time. Now, under typical conditions, both groups would have been able to peaceably assemble and occupy the same place at the same time. Had any of the resources of space, time and bodies in transit been considered scarce neither group would have selected that location and time for their event. What went wrong? What inspired those in the anti-abortion camp to attempt to drown out the voices of those in the women’s history camp? What motivated those in the women’s history camp to call security? How is it that those championing the right to life reject another’s right to live and exercise the rights afforded by the democracy that ‘protects’ us all?