I wrote about fashion and civility. I stated that I thought our culture has lost a bit of something with the changes of dress. A came across a news article titled, When civility was the norm: Three fashion titans of yesteryear in which it describes a similar view in that people have become so lax that going out in your pajamas is acceptable. I just think that when you have respect for one’s self in all manners including dress, you retain a certain aura about one’s self, and when you don’t care and society doesn’t care how you maintain yourself, you do lose a little civility.
In the reading, My favorite person was Jim Searles, the checker's player and President of the Brooklyn Elite Checker Club. I enjoyed this story the most because it he talks about the simplicity of a single passion that means so much to him and his friends. Even through the good and the bad, they hold together the same passion for playing checkers, what it means to them, and the tradion of their way of checkers. It wasn't just a hobby but almost a way of life. A quote well put by Jim Searles was, "A man don't quit what he love. Love is a great thing!"