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Jeff Galloway, in his book Cross-Country Running, says that the admissions director of an Ivy League university was asked for a couple of activities that would look good on an application if he or she were on the waiting list.His answer?Cross country.The director explained:
Cross country runners…have a special type of discipline and are willing to work very hard physical and mentally without receiving recognition. This combination of characteristics produced successful graduates who could handle the pressure-packed university culture. (Galloway 11)
It’s a hard sport, but keeps kids fit and develops great character. I was glad to hear that at least some people recognize and value that.
Social networking and Klout and all that? I like L.L. Barkat’s thoughts. She suggests focusing on things we love.I may not be great at social networking, but I do enjoy passing along things I’ve wondered, marveled, learned or laughed about. Sharing things I love makes sense to me. I can do that. I love doing that, actually…and I think that’s her point.L.L.’s list includes these topics: tea, French, bread, writing.What’s on your list?
As some of the nation dealt with a freak October snow storm, we were graced with Crayola blue skies and clouds that would melt sweet against your tongue if you popped them in your mouth.
I’m pondering my social media focus modeled after L.L.’s approach—my love list, if you will. When I’m done pondering and ready to zero in, I’ll follow up with a post entitled something like, “5 Things I Love to Share, Write and Talk About.”
Credits:Photos: Images by Ann Kroeker. All rights reserved.Book: Galloway, Jeff. Cross-Country Running. Maidenhead (UK): Meyer & Meyer Sport Ltd., 2011. Print.