Edward Teach & Charles Vane : “I knew right away he was different than the others. He was so like me when I was a younger man. And that he and I somehow were fated to matter to one another. I was consumed with the question of whether our similarities would be a blessing or a curse.”
2/2/16 | 11:45 I enrolled in uni courses today and I’m stressing massively over whether I’ve done it correctly or not and whether I need to go to the enrollment advice session tomorrow even though I’ve already enrolled. I was not mentally prepared for the amount of stress I’m currently experiencing.
The Land of Counterpane. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. A Child’s Garden of Verses. Robert Louis Stevenson. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1905.
“When I was sick and lay a-bed, I had two pillows at my head, And all my toys beside me lay To keep me happy all the day. And sometimes for an hour or so I watched my leaden soldiers go, With different uniforms and drills, Among the bed-clothes, through the hills…”
The U.S. managed to qualify for 8 weight classes (6 men, 2 women) of the possible 13 spots (10 for men, 3 for women). The only returning Olympian will be 21 year old Claressa Shields who won the only gold medal the U.S. won back in 2012. If memory serves, the U.S. sent thirteen boxers to London in 2012 so this is a bit of a disappointment.