Weekend Reading – the greatness of Michael Phelps, Clara Hughes and some fine blogs

Weekend Reading – the greatness of Michael Phelps, Clara Hughes and some fine blogs

Are you serious?  16 Olympic gold medals?  20 Olympic medals overall?  Superhuman really.  Congratulations to Michael Phelps on becoming the most decorated Olympian ever.   The scary part is, before these London 2012 Games are over, he might win a couple more medals.

In other greatness to recognize this week although she fell short of her goal to win a medal during these London 2012 Games, congratulations for an A+++ effort goes out to Clara Hughes, in my opinion Canada’s greatest Olympian.  Don’t believe me?  Visit her site and check out this video below to understand why.  What an outstanding role model for all Canadians.

Here’s to Clara Hughes and all our Canadian athletes in London, making us proud, Citius, Altius, Fortius!

Enjoy the Olympics, the long weekend and of course, the great blogs that make up this Weekend Reading edition.


Glenn Cooke said to be wary of no medical exam life insurance policies on Boomer & Echo this week.

Retire Happy Blog discussed the common misconceptions about retirement.

The Blunt Bean Counter is giving away some books:  Choosing the Right Investment Advisor.  This book looks like a great resource, and better still, the profits of the book sale are being donated to cancer research at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.  Awesome stuff.

MDJ is well on his way to completing his Million Dollar Journey based on his recent net worth update.


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  2. Thanks for the mention mark. I think the coolest moment of the games so far came when a 15 year old took on the world in women’s 800! I can’t even imagine doing something like that at 15. Sometimes I wonder what the human body is actually capable of.

  3. I love the Olympics. Success, emotion and heartbreak all rolled into one. It doesn’t get much better for me. I didn’t really watch Clara Hughes because I just can’t sit through cycling on TV, but I’ve been enjoying a lot of the other sports that I would never otherwise watch.

  4. I always seem to get really hooked on the Olympics. It is great except the being tired part. I end up staying up late to watch and event and it bites me in the butt the next day.

    Congrats to Phelps too. I just hope he keeps his ego low and in tact.

    Thanks so much for the inclusion and have a great long weekend.

  5. Phelps is pretty crazy, but it’s too bad that he didn’t train harder for these Olympics to be super dominant again. That’s a pretty damn impressive medal haul by one person though. Hughes put in a pretty gutsy performance with her recent broken back. To go through that and still finish fairly high is a big accomplishment.

    And thanks for the mention Mark.


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