Seismic rings around the Olympics
We all are touched by the juxtaposition of the Games and the Chilean earthquake
Human frailty and grace this week, hockey and ballyhoo, high ideals and low expectations, straight teeth and round figures and all things everywhere glorious and horrible.
This was meant to be your usual Winter Olympics wrap, another disappointing quadrennial 1000-word thingamajig with all the usual hacky observations about the host country and What We've Learned About Ourselves. In this case, I'd have spotlighted back bacon and polite self-effacement, bad-flannel poets and ...
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