Had a lovely dinner with friends last night. Gin & tonics and grilled hamburgers and corn on the cob, as we sat out on the back deck. I love eating outside in the summer! Afterwards we walked across the street to the neighborhood concert in the park. The Jim O'Halloran Quintet was playing "Afro-Latin Jazz." Elva Pope, cane in hand, came on stage to sing a few songs. Her voice is still just amazing. Even little Anneka at 9 mos old loved it, and was rocking back and forth, trying to crawl and/or dance.
The finish of the women's Olympic Marathon was riveting and inspiring. Wow. 38-year old Constantina Tomescu-Dita was just amazing. She pulled away and held on. My only question is what was in those capsules that she was breaking and sniffing? Smelling salts?
And in other news, yet another Seattle poet wins a book award in Poetry. This time, it is Andrew Michael Roberts, winning the Iowa Poetry Prize. To be honest, I've never heard of Andrew, but wish him congrats! And yay for the home team.