Gimbling in the Wabe – What Michael Phelps and I Have in Common

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Well, the honest answer to “what Michael Phelps and I have in common” is, practically nothing.  He’s a young, strong, elite athlete with a whole slew of resources at his disposal.  I’m a dumpy, almost-past-middle-aged woman with a teeny-tiny safety net that I was able to cobble together over my […]

Gimbling in the Wabe – My Glimpse of Mother Russia

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If I take one thing from the Winter Olympics currently taking place in Sochi, Russia, it won’t be images of glittering ice skaters, the sound of skittering luge sleds or amazement at snowboard acrobatics.  Nor will it be a cautious globally focused optimism despite the snickering over a perceived lack […]