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You may have seen the perfect 10 gymnastic floor performance today by Katelyn Ohashi. Here’s a little more about her and how she recovered from a sport that left her broken.

When she finally made the decision to retire from elite gymnastics with the hopes of becoming a college athlete, she had been competing with a fractured back and two torn shoulders.

UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi wows with flawless floor routine, earns perfect 10
Katelyn Ohashi – I Was Broken
Katelyn Ohashi – 10.0 on Floor Exercise (1-12-19)

The empty shoes that lined up in front of the capitol in San Juan belong to people who are still among us. They did not die; they will come and step back into their shoes. They will walk back up functional roads and sit in their houses where the electricity is working. They will laugh with relief that this was not a real disaster, nothing like Katrina. They will fill glasses with water that is safe to drink. They will live on an island where the recovery has been progressing with alacrity and competence.

Source: ‘Three thousand people did not die’ – The Washington Post

As brutal as it is brilliant.

Reading Reptiles

The Georgetown Library was closed for more than two days after staff noticed an odd gathering near one of the building’s basement meeting rooms: snakes. Several of them.

It’s unlikely the snakes were looking for a quiet corner to do some reading.

Source: A D.C. library was closed for more than two days after several live snakes were found inside

Daddy Holtby

Daddy Holtby will make it all OK.

Did Jakub Vrana need to get Holtby to sign a release? Is he old enough for anything?!

I wrote Show at the top of the stairs in an open loft, wearing headphones to try to block out the cries of the baby. Let me tell you: Headphones are not a replacement for a shut door.
– Austin Kleon

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