Congratulations to my niece, Meaghan Johnson. Her high school track team finshed second overall in the Ohio Division III (Girls) state track championships, and her relay squad won the 4x200 relays. Though only a freshman, Meaghan competed on the varsity squad this year.
So from the depths of its enchantment, Terra was able to calculate a course
of action. Here at last was an opportunity to consort with Dirbanu on a
friendly basis — great Durbanu which, since it had force fields which Earth
could not duplicate, must of necessity have many other things Earth could
use; mighty Durbanu before whom we would kneel in supplication (with purely-
for-defense bombs hidden in our pockets) with lowered heads (making invisible
the knife in our teeth) and ask for crumbs from their table (in order to
extrapolate the location of their kitchens).
— Theodore Sturgeon, “The World Well Lost”