Summer Olympics, continued:
After all the sad and negative news from Colorado, it's such a relief to read about our own Missy Franklin, the 17 year old high school student from Colorado who won 2 gold and a bronze medal, so far. She is a great example for all girls and all of us. Missy is a tribute to her own hard work, her parents, and her coach. Her parents chose not to send her to an elite swimming school or to hire a famous coach, so she stayed in Colorado and honed her swimming skills. She and her team mates have a good relationship too, which helps. They have fun; they dance; they enjoy just being there, being part of an amazing time in their lives.
I am writing about an American woman; there are terrific athletes from all over the world, so please add your comments about them. Of course, our newspapers here in Colorado emphasize our athletes.
I would love to be in the UK now, I have to admit. Nothing would match being there in person.
Note: I received a "warning" about using intellectual property without permission, which means photos scanned from magazines and YouTube, I guess. So now I am bereft; I know how much illustrations add to posts, so I am thinking about how to add a little color to my posts, and unfortunately am not as creative as one of my favorite blogs, "Clay Baboons." I have a few ideas, though.