I’m not much of an Olympics fan (Atlanta’s experience in 1996 pretty much soured me on the whole thing), but I do like watching the figure skating. Anyone remember Julia Lipnitskaya, the 15-year-old phenom from Russia at the Sochi Olympics in 2014?
She had a little trouble staying on her feet during the individual skate, and was beaten by her teammate, 17-year-old Adelina Sotnikova, who skated like she was saying, "take that, Julia, you little snot!"
A book that I started but never finished was Joseph Heller’s God Knows. The dust jacket had a picture of a cloud with a speech bubble that said, "Go Figure." It was written from the standpoint of King David, who spoke like an old Jewish man. The way he said things was hilarious. I might get a copy from the library and finish it. Eventually…
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