Thanksgiving has passed.
Christmas has passed.
A new year's celebration welcoming a new decade has passed.
I haven't managed to get myself near a keyboard to note anything momentous.
But now, as February 2010 brings us the opportunity to remember that the world isn't really so big after all, and that athletes have the same collective heart no matter what country they call home, the XXI Winter Olympics are here.
We were part of it in 2002 here in Salt Lake City.
The next two weeks will be good for me.