There are many, many reasons I'm so grateful to work where I do. But for me right now, in these crazy-making times, the single best thing about WK is that it is committed to engaging in the hard conversations about racial equality and social injustice every damn day. No matter how harsh the glare of self-reflection might be, we need to be constantly and vigilantly asking ourselves what more we can do. #Shaunking
Final competition results: he placed 20th out of 164 competitors from all over the west coast. He also broke the sub 10 second barrier that was his biggest goal for the weekend. And he met two really nice friends from Vancouver BC that we're planning on visiting next year when there's another competition up there. All in all 👍🏼👍🏼
Someone had a banner day today at the Northwest Cubing Championships 2017. He competed in 7 categories, got a personal best in all of them, and qualified for round 2 tomorrow of the 2x2 and 3x3. He's stoked and I'm stoked that he's stoked 🤗👏🏼🏆
Woman Divers Pt 2: The first video is the prayer/chant they sing before going out to hunt. The orange floats carry their baskets for their catch. The second to last and last video are of one of the older looking divers who told us she was 84. I am in awe of these women.
Woman Divers Pt 1: I've been waiting this entire trip to see the woman divers of Jeju. Women, now mostly in their later years, who became the breadwinners of their society by free diving every day for abalone, octopus and other seafood. It's a centuries-old tradition that is sadly dwindling and disappearing. The NY Times wrote a great article about them here - https://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/world/asia/hardy-divers-in-korea-strait-sea-women-are-dwindling.html