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MY FAVORITE OLYMPIC MOMENT: A HAIRY GUY IN PINK SPANDEX

It’s nearly over for another four years. I don’t know about you, but in the normal course of life I wouldn’t watch badminton, dressage or synchronized swimming if someone held an anti-aircraft missile to my head. Why change now? But … Continue reading

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THE HISTORY OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

The most widely accepted date for the inception of the Ancient Olympics is 776BC; the dating is based on inscriptions, found at Olympia, listing the winners of a footrace held there every four years. The Games were a series of … Continue reading

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WHY DO GOOD PEOPLE DO BAD THINGS?

I wanted to follow up on my November 13 post “For Evil to Triumph,” about the general bewilderment around the behaviour of those involved in the Jerry Sandusky affair. I referenced the Stanley Milgram experiments. “[Milgram’s] tests were designed to … Continue reading

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FOR EVIL TO TRIUMPH

 “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke I read an article this week by Bill Phillips in Mens Health that raised a thought-provoking question about the Penn. State scandal. … Continue reading

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