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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
Just saw this on TV while watching the Olympics. Died laughing.
(Updated July 28 at 12:07 pm MT) Grandma’s miscellaneous observations about the London Olympics: The Opening Ceremonies need to be shortened enough to ensure all the athletes can participate. They’ve […]
I confess I didn’t know about and haven’t been following the adventures of fellow Coloradan Jon Kedrowski. But I just read that he reached the summit of Mt. Everest last […]
For the record, I’d like to address briefly the shootings that followed Monday night’s NBA game in Oklahoma City. Eight people were shot on the street in a downtown area […]
Suddenly I don’t feel quite so old. After all, I’m a mere 69. Saturday morning a 73-year-old Japanese woman, Tamae Watanabe, reached the summit of Mount Everest. At 29,035 feet […]