2012 Summer Olympics are history

The Olympic summer games have once again come and gone, to become a part of our collective world history. I am proud to be an American. Our superior athletes walked away victors, winning more metals than anoly other country with the following: 46 Gold, 29 Silver, 29 Bronze and 104 total. China took 88 in all for second. But now we are left with some fond memories, and our great athletes have experienced the time of their lives. Rather than mention a few by name, I will just express my thanks to each, whether or not they came home with metals. They are all heros to me. God bless them, and God bless America!

 

Leap year, Summer Olympics and US Presidential Election

In America we have the same senerio every four years. Not only is it leap year, it is our presidential election and the summer Olympics.

Leap year gives us an extra day to plan for the other two, as if we needed it or it made a difference in the grand scheme of things. But merely the fact that it happens in the same year every time the cycle rolls around is a topic for conversation around the water coolers.

This year the summer olympics in London coincides with the year of Queen Elizabeth’s 60th jubilee, so it gives citizens of the UK something to take the place of the fact that they aren’t having a presidential election. As the trials get underway for the coveted spots on the teams the athletes are putting their best (should be better) foot forward,

In America the debates rage on as to who is more qualified and will do a better job at firing up our national economy. And me? I’m sitting here using a number of cliches, the meanings and origins of which you can read about in my great-selling book, On the Origin of the Cliches and Evolution of Idioms, and its companion, On the Origin of the Cliches, All New Book Two. Have a great day and get your mind off the steaming temps outside by relaxing with a good book or e-book.