Awareness of the outside world. Taking the NYT to task again. NYT: The Grimmest Dilemma, The Biden administration is facing an old Cold War dilemma: Be weak or risk a world war, Leonhardt, March 21, 2022. We are not five-year olds on a playground. There is a middle ground between cravenly wetting oneself and maniacal chest thumping. It’s called diplomacy. People make careers out of it. While the article was more nuanced than the headline implies, I worry about the cumulative damage done by alarmist headlines. [Previous NYT Milton Manages Most of A Lesson]
Two days later. An article with a pearl clutching headline about a !Crime Wave! goes on to say, ” … still far below the levels of the 1970s, ’80s and early ’90s … ” NYT: Good Morning: A violent weekend highlights America’s continuing crime wave, Leonhardt, March 23. Emphasis mine.
He’s getting to be an old hand at ears photos.
Walked tiny, tiny crossrail and vertical.
Trotted double ground poles.
As we approached the double groundpoles for the first time, Rodney spent half a stride thinking about jumping the whole mess. Decided not to. Hopped the first. Trotted out. Less hop the next time through. Third time, trotted like a 17-hand metronome. Good boy.
I kept eyeing the tiny, tiny vertical. It would be such a simple little jump to trot over. One tiny little hop. However, if he was still considering leaping into the air over groundpoles, best not ask for actual elevation. [Rodney’s Recent Jumps, Free Jumping]
There was enthusiasm being around that many jump standards, which is great. Still too much bravado. Confidence needs a sound base. [The Many Faces of Rodney Over Fences]