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USA Wins Third Women’s World Cup

Three Stars

It’s late and I really need to get some sleep, but I wanted to share with you the perfect capper to this past 4th of July weekend.  I had to work last night, so I didn’t see Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, Hope Solo and all the others of the US Women’s Team win in convincing fashion against Japan in the finals of the 2015 Women’s World Cup.  Fortunately, I have it on the DVR, and Monday is a day off for me.  My son will consider me insane; to me, who went to a college with soccer as our fall game, it’s perfectly logical.

I was worried, especially after our game against Colombia.  At times it seemed that the team was phoning in their play.  But they kept winning, and kept denying the other sides a single goal.  Sunday in Vancouver paid off our faith in them.  Well done!  You’ve earned your third winner’s star, and no doubt about it.

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The Holy Flame Burns in Vancouver

The Olympic Games are always an important thing to me, but most especially the Winter Olympics.  I watched the last parts of the Opening Ceremony last night live after I returned home from work, including the double lighting of the cauldron — once in BC Place, and the second time the actual outdoor urn on the waterfront, done solo this time by Wayne Gretzky.

The Olympic Flag will fly over my store, Harper’s fine Art and Photographs, in Desire region until the games close in about 16 days, and this replica of the Vancouver torch will burn inside the store.  May its holy flame, symbol of aspiration, peace and the striving for excellence, inspire us all both in world and beyond the Grid.

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