Why the Olympics are Important


Weekend Wrap-Up

The Olympics was pretty great overall. Although I was a little consumed with them. It was a long 16 days. Some parts annoyed and incensed me. I let that out on FB & Twitter. The closing ceremonies were good overall, but long in the tooth. They could have ended after 1.5 hours and it would have been fine. They way they had the athletes jogging in I figured it was going to be a quick....more

Is Michael Phelps Really THE BEST? Maybe Not.

My swim cap is off to Michael Phelps.He is a sick athlete and a true source of pride for the swim community and America in general. He’s won 22 Olympic medals over an 8-year period during three Olympics. He has set and broken a ridiculous number of world records and has (except for one minor bong incident!) behaved like a true gentleman. He is a young man that any mother would be proud of and an athlete who will be remembered forever.But (and here come the boos) I question whether or not it’s fair to laud him as "the most decorated Olympian in American history"....more
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An Olympic Dream Unwatched

Whenever I catch a glimpse of Olympic news, I am struck by a myriad of different emotions: frustration, sadness, regret, annoyance, even anger. These were not the feelings I experienced while actually watching the games, however, but were instead caused by the fact that I couldn’t watch them....more

What to do with Defeat

This week, the world’s greatest athletes return home from London wielding medals, triumph and the pride of their countries.Even more of them will go home defeated.The lucky ones will have another change in four years. For others, this was their last or only shot. They go home knowing that they are great … but not the greatest.We all suffer defeat from time to time. If you don’t, you’re not really living. Which means that defeat is merely a symptom of a rich life....more

olympic spirit: a lesson for our young girls

I've never been an athlete. The closest I came to competitive sports was a one year stint as a right-fielder in a junior high softball league. We started out as the second worst team in the league, but quickly swapped that title for the worst team. I did not do much to help relinquish that honor. ...more

Searching For My Gold

  Like much of the world population (or at least the U.S....more
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Why I love the Olympics

I know.  I know.  Another Olympics post.  I just can’t help myself.  I’m hooked. ...more

Things I'm Loving Thursday

To tell you the truth, this week has been a blur and I've not really had much time to stop and smell the roses. As far as what I've been loving, does getting to bed at a reasonable hour count? Maybe, but that's boring, so here are some things I have been obsessed with:...more