Our readers may have noticed the lack of Saturday linkage. I was at the MD/PA/WV/VA combined state Tumbling and Trampoline state championships, in a facility with Faraday-cage properties. I am pleased to say that my daughter qualified for National Junior Olympics in her two main events — trampoline and double-mini trampoline. Along the way she took first place and fourth place, for Maryland, in her age-group and level. Below is video for her Level 6 tramp routine.


Although most Americans’ attention was focused on the dramatic apprehension of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, quite a lot of significant events happened around the world. For example:

There’s also been a lot of interesting commentary and stuff, including: