Yes, after several days off, mostly busy and relatively sleepless though enjoyable, I’m back. Thank you for your patience and forbearance. Few things could rouse me from my blogging slumber so fitfully and so excitedly as that AMAZING Olympic swimming relay comeback victory by the United States.
The image of American swimmers Michael Phelps and Garrett Weber-Gale in raw exultation as teammate Jason Lezak helped secure them and Cullen Jones a USA victory in the 4 x 100 freestyle relay has become indelible. Only slightly less rewarding was watching the stunned and sullen looks on the faces of the French swimmers, the favorites in the race, whose anchor leg teammate and 100-meter freestyle world record holder Alain Bernard couldn’t close out on his arrogant prediction that they would “smash” the Americans.
Thanks to Lezak’s heroics, the question of whether Phelps really will win the eight gold medals is more intriguing than ever.
Yes, it’s safe to say I’m now into the competitions of these Olympic games – with as much time as I can reasonably give in admiration and loyal enthusiasm.