First, thanks to everyone who sent get well wishes and advice. I feel lots better, but can attest to the fact that a late winter head cold is no fun!
As I watch these Olympics and the $54 billion worth of infrastructure (and bribes) that went into the event, I can’t help but think that in several years, this balmy resort on the Black Sea won’t become the winter venue that Putin has imagined. When you look at other Olympic cities, you see that their infrastructures have been abandoned and are deteriorating in place.
Somehow, I feel that in just a few short years, we’re going to be looking at the ruins of the venues in Sochi, Russia. What a waste.