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Holy halfpipe, Batman!

Hope everyone was watching last night when Shaun White won Olympic gold in the men’s halfpipe. He was crying, I was crying. Seemed like everyone was crying. I’m not going […]

Another Olympian adopts a homeless Sochi pup

Not to be outdone by fellow Olympian Gus Kenworthy, US snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis is also adopting a homeless Sochi puppy. Looks a lot like Kenworthy’s pups, doesn’t it? We’ve a […]

US speedskaters abandon vented suits

For those interested, here is a picture of the controversial vent on the back of the USA Olympic speedskating “skinsuit.” That’s a significantly larger opening than what I’d first imagined […]

That beautiful Sochi rainbow quilt

There’s a lot about the Sochi Olympics to criticize, but these designs aren’t among them. Not for me, anyway. I love these intricate quilt patterns that are being used in […]

Global warming. It's happening.

Global warming, eh?

The front page at the Huffington Post this morning looked like this: HuffPo not withstanding, when I got up my outside thermometer said 7° F. My computer disagreed. Said it […]

Olympic observations – 2

» Gabby Douglas won gold medals in both women’s gymnastics team competition and the individual all-around. DOUGLAS is an anagram for USA GOLD. » The gymnastics are over. Happily that […]

Gabby is golden (slideshow)

By now you know that yesterday American Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas won the women’s individual all-around in gymnastics. In my book the petite 4’11” gymnast is the darling of our entire […]

Hamadou Djibo Issaka

Why I watch the Olympics

(Updated July 29 at 1:20 pm MT) Overlooked by American media yesterday, as far as I know, was Hamadou Djibo Issaka, a 35-year-old rower from Niger. He learned his sport […]

Olympics broadcast schedules

A suggestion for Olympics TV broadcast schedules: Check out the NBC schedule. It tells you exactly what’s on now and on which channel, with precise start times. If you sort […]