Walmart Carrier Classic

Yesterday, on the deck of the USS Yorktown, the Walmart Carrier Classic was played. It would be poor blogger etiquette to joke about Hurricane Sandy and losing basketballs. So I’ll leave you with this picture:

Natalie Achonwa of Notre Dame reaches for the ball against Ashley Adams of Ohio State during the Walmart Carrier Classic on the deck of the USS Yorktown in Charleston, S.C., Nov. 9, 2012

Give Me Your Tired

Sailors, from the amphibious transport dock ship San Antonio, look at the Statue of Liberty before helping to get water out of the building from Hurricane Sandy.

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

–Emma Lazarus, 1883