READING: The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough. This is a collection of stories of young Americans (artists, doctors, writers, architects, etc.) who went to Paris to study/work between 1830-1900 and then returned to the U.S. to make their marks on the future.
LISTENING TO: The kid is gone so I can listen to Tom Petty all day every day if I want to and no one says, "Enough already." Not everyday, not all day long, but really what's not to love about some TP every day? Don't bother to argue this, I Won't Back Down.
SWIMMING NEWS: College recruiting season has begun. Last year Matt was traveling all over visiting colleges that he was interested in and colleges interested in him swimming for them and that was, frankly, a lot of work for everyone involved. This year he gets to experience it from the other side as his coaches and team at IU are involved in interviewing and getting to know various swimmers from this year's senior high school swimming classes with thoughts of recruiting them to swim for IU next year. So far he is enjoying the process, but says that from Thursday night through Saturday morning, it is non-stop with commitments involving the process and showing the recruit around campus, etc. They are paired in groups and each group has specific things they are responsible for doing. Interesting to hear about it all from the "other side" now.