Well this post has been sitting as a draft since the end of last summer. I started classes again, so now seems like a good time go over notes from last time!
On learning a new skill
It’s almost commonplace in Seattle, for people to have read or remembered the story of The Boys in the Boat. The book tells the history of the University of Washington rowing team that competed in the Berlin Olympics in 1936. It captures the feel of the sport through the teamwork, bonds, and drive of those on the UW crew, but also recounts what life what like in Seattle years ago.