Tag Archives: Olympics

The Olympic Do-Over Bit

Olympic sized greetings to you! Here in the midst of the Tokyo Olympic fortnight, thought I’d repost an early blogging effort (with some tweaks and new content) published on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics back in 2014! When I wrote about my worries for those Games that “everyone on this big international stage […]

The Marking the Day Bit

We’ve probably all been establishing new habits in these Covidian times, right? I sure have – but I’ve also noticed one long-standing habit has all but disappeared. I don’t check my calendar each morning anymore. Because my schedule – is – open. I do still flip over the wall calendar page every month just to […]

The Bit About My Favorite Fortnight!

The Olympics are almost here!  The Olympics are almost herrre!  And one of my favorite things to do every even-numbered year is to kick back for two glorious weeks and watch other people achieve! I have to admit though that, just like when I wrote about the Games four years ago (in “The Citius, Altius, Fortius […]

Finland: The 17 in ’17 Bit (Part 2)

Tervetuloa!  That’s a Finnish “welcome” to the second half of my list of 17 reasons why I love Finland!   Part 1 covered reasons 1 to 9 – now, in this 100th anniversary year of Finnish Independence, here (in no special order as always) are the rest: 10.  Seeing the Forest AND the Trees! As I […]

The Mind’s Eye View Bit

It was an ache. A longing kind of pain in my chest that told me I was already missing a place I hadn’t even left yet!  Sheltered beneath a stand of sweet-smelling pines to escape the growing heat of a summer’s morning, I was nursing a coffee-to-go and recalling how much better I’d come to […]

THE “CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS” BIT

I love the Olympics!  Always have. And when my travels take me to a city that’s played host, I can’t help stopping to breathe the same air and snap a picture where the sporting youth of the world once assembled! I’m thrilled we’re on the eve of the Olympic fortnight – but as the torch has been making its […]