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Peace on earth, goodwill towards all: wouldn’t that be nice!

It’s the Christmas season. Whether you lean more towards spiritual traditions or secular ones – or both – it’s the time when songs and greeting cards ring out with heartwarming messages of Peace, Joy, Love, and Goodwill towards all. Hmm. I’m … Continue reading

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The parade of nations: a brief moment of Olympic idealism

I fall for it every time. The Parade of Nations that is one of the main features of every Olympics Opening Ceremony never ceases to fill me with the sense that we human beings, for all our flaws, have the … Continue reading

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The end of innocence for runners?

What happened yesterday?  Anyone who has run in a large city race or anyone who has been a spectator at such a race will know the rush of emotions: exhilaration, excitement, apprehension, perseverance, celebration.  When recalling the experience of a … Continue reading

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