i feel compelled to respond to brian’s comment on my previous post (brian… you know i’ve got nothing but love for you…) while i’m sure i won’t see the likes of last weekend’s croquet match in benin, to imply that the event lacks cultural and economic diversity really misses the mark. first, it’s free. and while some wealthy alumni may put out a fancy spread (which they share with everyone) the bulk of us sit on blankets eating sandwiches. culturally, it is a seriously diverse group. i’ll be honest… johnnies can be a little weird. they are anything but cookie cutter. where else would you find seer sucker, tie die, a game of magic, and an ugly yellow top hat… all on one blanket? on my way to class on monday, i stumbled upon a group of johnnies reading, one in a speedo. my point being, diversity isn’t just about the color of your skin, nor is culture. and when i’m the only blond at an event in benin, somehow i don’t think i’ll be concerned about the over abundance or lack of diversity. maybe i’m missing the point of your comment, brian, but at least it gives me an excuse to post the pic of the classics-reading speedo-wearing johnnie.