Phelps Phascination. The next month will tell the world whether (or not) Michael Phelps will be as big a winner at the 2012 London Olympics as he was at Beijing in 2008 .
Who knows how much of his approach-avoidance was ginned up by the media. Doesn’t matter. If he wins 4 more medals, it makes him the most prolific Olympic athlete in history. The possibility of seeing that is irresistible. And inspiring.
”Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”
On this day, when we celebrate our nation’s independence, I honor my ancestor, Betsy Ross, and her beloved husband, a brave minuteman who willingly sacrificed his life for the freedom of his homeland.