Jammin’. California Soul y’all.
Inspiring in more ways than one.
“No one built this country on their own. This Nation is great because we built it together. This Nation is great because we worked as a team. This Nation is great because we get each other’s backs. And if we hold fast to that truth, in this moment of trial, there is no challenge too great; no mission too hard. As long as we’re joined in common purpose, as long as we maintain our common resolve, our journey moves forward, our future is hopeful, and the state of our Union will always be strong.”
Territory Marking of the Day: To avoid any potential confusion over who owns the resort island of Al Futaisi, Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, a member of Abu Dhabi’s obscenely rich royal family, spent some of his family’s seemingly limitless wealth to carve his name into its sands.
The massive imprint is two miles across, half a mile wide, and visible from space.
Mine’s spelled M-I-N-J-A-E. Get to it, please.
SUPER proud: I just realized that Pyeongchang’s winning bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics means the Dragon Valley Ski Resort will probably host some of the events. My dad was its chief architect at inception. Though the resort has undergone some face lifts, many of the original buildings bear his signature. Must take Baby O to show her what her Grandpa had built from ground up!