By SHARON K. GILBERT SEVEN years ago to the day, Hurricane Katrina reached Category 3 status in the Gulf of Mexico. The eyewall began to strengthen, and the storm’s track moved ever closer to New Orleans. The shocking images of the hurricane’s landfall and subsequent storm surge played out beforeContinue Reading

Since these world ‘games’ are touted as being a unification of the world countries in one place, with one dream, one cause (I’ll save the analysis of that Babylonian redux and its spiritual motives for another essay), why should numbers matter? Isn’t the whole point to share a friendly rivalry in peace? Of course it isn’t the point! Every country wants to take home the gold, and denying it is pointless.