Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy, nay, am obsessed, with the Olympics. Winter or summer games, the break provided by a fortnight of watching sport is one of my pleasures. Curling? I’ll watch it. Sailing? That, too. Yet, like many Olympic fans and skeptics alike, I question whether the expense incurred by Olympic host cities […]
From time to time, the opportunity arises to meet a hero. These opportunities seem to be few and far between, but maybe that is because we aren’t always paying close enough attention to those around us. Intuitively, I know that there are many heroes among us, but sometimes spotting them is difficult.