'“Five years ago, the most important person — the student — was left out of the parent-teacher conference…. The old conferences were such a negative thing, so we turned it around by removing all the barriers and obstacles,” including allowing students not only to attend but also to lead the gatherings.'
'When he was introduced last month as the Seattle Mariners’ manager, the first of Asian descent in the majors, Wakamatsu talked about serving as a metaphorical steppingstone for other Asian-Americans in sports.'
'University of Virginia moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt, who coined the term elevation, writes, "Powerful moments of elevation sometimes seem to push a mental 'reset button,' wiping out feelings of cynicism and replacing them with feelings of hope, love, and optimism, and a sense of moral inspiration."'
In the top tier: elite point guards and refined big men; works its way down through "salad bar" and "interior defensive presence," through "locker room chemist" and "explosive wing," and settles at the bottom with the lottery bust, the chucker, and the cancer.
Semifat Sediment is Josh Lee's weblog. Since 2003, Josh has been using this site to record his thoughts on games, television, reading, writing, and whatever else happens to be occupying his attention at the moment.
And don't try to make sense of the site's name; it's just two words that Josh liked the sound of when he was first setting up the site.