Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Invisible Obsession

More Agony

“[T]housands of unknown athletes will be doing faintly ridiculous things for the hell of it. Unseen are the four years they spent performing repetitive actions to prepare them for their big day. The Olympics are largely a story of obsession.”
Paul Hayward, chief sports writer, The Telegraph, writing about the 2012 London Olympics (Thanks—again—to alert WORDster and JCOM survivor Kenneth Miller, Olympic addict) 

• Editorial Comment: Now I feel guilty—didn’t watch a single minute of the Sochi Olympics.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 
The Wellsvilles, Cache Valley, Utah


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