I’m not going to thank ESPN The Magazine for this, but I will share it with you: Sex in the Olympic Village. I think it’s a sign of my age & stage that my reaction wasn’t Wow, wish I were an athlete but Note to self: If either of my boys ever qualifies for the Games, discuss respect.
One of my favourite ethics – and Joe Morgenstern – stories regarding an engineering mistake made in building the Citicorp tower in New York: “‘I had information that nobody else in the world had,’ LeMessurier recalls. ‘I had power in my hands to effect extraordinary events that only I could initiate. I mean, sixteen years to failure–that was very simple, very clear-cut. I almost said, thank you, dear Lord, for making this problem so sharply defined that there’s no choice to make.’” (The New Yorker via Duke University)
What’s a challenge for you in your work? In mine it’s balancing the crazily amazing possibilities of the web with the reality that I don’t have a time machine in my cubicle to make more hours in the day…yet.
We’re talking about Wanderlust and Jennifer Aniston on our Facebook page. And this weekend I’ll be posting on Facebook during the Oscars, and Linda will be tweeting from her party, so don’t miss those!
Meanwhile Marlo Thomas asks, at the Huffington Post, whether women are breaking new ground in this year’s Academy Awards. (So far commenters don’t seem to think so.)