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  • The Olympics: a great time to revisit dreams of being a world-class archer

I always get a little bummed out when the Olympics end. After the buzz of nonstop drama for two and a half weeks, I’m forced to acknowledge that it’ll be four more years before I get to watch canoe slalom races or revisit my childhood dreams of being an Olympic archer (which, for all practical purposes, ended the afternoon I shot an arrow through a neighbor’s screen window). On the upside, there will be a lot less of Bob Costas in my life, and for that we can all be grateful.

As we head into the last weekend of the games, here are a few of my own highlights, lowlights, and other scattered thoughts from the unique vantage point of my couch: