Journal: News & Comment

Saturday, February 09, 2002
# 11:07:00 PM:

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I've never liked sports. Hockey, football, basketball, boxing, rugby, lacrosse, Australian rules football, archery, jai alai -- none of them hold much appeal for me. But I've always enjoyed the Winter Olympics. Maybe it's just because I'm Canadian.

Our first daughter was born in Vancouver while the Nagano games were on in 1998. During my wife's long labour, we at least had something to watch in the middle of the night as events happened half a world away. This time our two kids keep us too busy to watch much, but what we can catch is still worth watching.

Adam Woodall, guitarist and harmonica player in my band, The Neurotics, was a ski racer in his teens. Had things gone a bit differently, he might have been in Salt Lake City this week, or in Nagano four years ago. As it was, he was playing with his other band in North Vancouver tonight, where my wife and I dropped in to see him. Canadian ski racers were on the pub TV.


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