Olympics so far.

We’re halfway through the Olympics so I figure it’s a good time to reflect on what I’ve seen so far. Michael Phelps is a phenomenon. When he crashed and burned a few years ago I, like many others, mourned the sad end to a wonderful career. But then, like a phoenix, he has arisen from the ashes and assumed greatness once again. Good on him and good luck to him for the rest of his life. I was heartened to see the “refugee” team but then saddened when I realised that these wonderful people still can’t find a country that will give them sanctuary. I saw two young athletes – one from North Korea and one from South Korea – taking a selfie together and thought, “Ah, the Olympic spirit. How wonderful.”¬†Then I...

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