Tag Archives: Michael Phelps

Barack Obama Nominated by Acclamation … and Some Other Interesting Stuff … Really!

To my mind, this was one of the finest moments in quite a collection of ’em over the past couple of days.  Bill came through last night, too. The historic milestone that Obama’s nomination represents is both cause for celebration … Continue reading

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Of Phelps and Other Phenomena (Like the USWNT)!

Michael Phelps broke Mark Spitz’ gold medal record last night -an amazing feat, indeed. I don’t know about you, but I find such milestones diminished by the hype … the marketing … the hoopla … the commentary. The events and … Continue reading

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Piercy, Phelps, Phillies, Phantastic Phootball Phanatics … and of Course the USWNT … and Elvis!

First (from The Writer’s Almanac), a wonderful poem by Marge Piercy to start your day with something introspective – before diving into the usual sports-centric deluge! This poem runs along the thought-path I was pursuing last night just before sleep. … Continue reading

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Olympic Gold, Silver … and Something Browne That I Like … and the USWNT, Too!

First, congratulations to gymnasts Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson on their gold and silver in the all around, and to Michael Phelps on his 6th gold and 6th world record. On the Browne front, I love it that Jackson Browne … Continue reading

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USWNT v. Canada … 23 Hours and Counting

Tomorrow at 6AM we’ll start the next leg of the Olympic tournament journey. There’s not a lot in the way of soccer news in the interim. The WNT Blog is a good place to track the USWNT’s travels and preparation … Continue reading

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Another Gold for Michael Phelps, Game Three Women's Football, and Pilobolus!

Yup – Michael Phelps won another gold in world record time. Just amazing! And yup, here we go with game three of the preliminaries, starting with Germany v North Korea and Brazil v Nigeria – both interesting match-ups – both … Continue reading

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Inspirational Finish … to Start Your Monday

I didn’t stay up late enough to actually see Michael Phelps and his relay teammates get the gold – but what a stunner as Jason Lezak anchored an amazing race! (I was aiming to watch past 9PM, but when Bob … Continue reading

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Beulah's Match Report and Other News of the USWNT and Beyond

Here’s Beulah’s match report. I’m always so pleased when one or two things I noticed show up in Beulah’s write-up! I continue to be impressed with HAO’s play – and was also very glad to see Mitts playing more like … Continue reading

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