Luke Melia


August 11, 2003

Weekend Update

I returned this afternoon from a bachelor party weekend in the Poconos. A dozen-plus guys helped our friend Ilio prepare to be married by shooting him with paintballs. Many paintballs. The weekend was great.

Paintball was a lot of fun, too — strategic and adrenaline-provoking, competitive and physical. As I drifted off to sleep last night, though, I had half-dreams of paintballs whizzing by and some making welt-producing contact. It made me shuddder to think of the dreams soldiers must have after days of battle.

Tonight, Jeanhee and I went to see Spellbound, the documentary about the national spelling bee. It was great, especially the views into the varied backgrounds and family life of each of the kids they followed.

A few quick politcal notes…

Lawrence Lessig shares some good thoughts on the California recall election.

As described in this Baltimore Sun article, Howard Dean is running television ads in Texas and describing Bush as “all hat and no cattle.” I love it.

Finally, signs that John Kerry is getting a bit more on the ball in his campaign appear in this NY Times article. I think that the more good competition we have early, the better candidate we’ll have to vote for next fall.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

One Response to “Weekend Update”

  1. anthony chimed in:

    Bush was here in denver yesterday to raise money, Liz and I went down and joined the small crowd yelling at him and his supporters.

    Oh yeah.. Spellbound rocked.

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