Let the culture games begin

And so they have begun; Rio got it's last-minute act together and the world is now avidly and awe-edly watching the 28th Summer Olympic Games. The thrills and spills of super-human ability and endeavour is being played out on a screen somewhere right now. Inspirational, as they are meant to be. Not dirty and cheap and cheat-ridden. … Continue reading Let the culture games begin

All credit to the man in the arena, still

These words from Theodore Roosevelt's motivational speech "Citizenship In A   Republic" were delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910.  Fitting now, perhaps, as we mourn a man who spent his career "in the arena...marred by dust and sweat and blood". Since the heavyweight champion died last Friday aged 74, sports writers have polished their prose … Continue reading All credit to the man in the arena, still