Yesterday, the men’s finals…quite a battle. When you have 5 serious contenders it’s a battle; and both Jane and I favor the men’s events because the athletics are spectacular, and, well, the scenery is always good. The standing ovation of the night went to Ryan Bradley, whose dandified comedy routine brought down the house. Ryan had trouble in his short program the day before; if he’d nailed that, he’d have been going to Vancouver as a contender: as was, he’s an alternate, watching from Colorado Springs. And it didn’t turn out the way we we hoped; but it was a good result. We stayed late to watch the novice men (read: kids); and juniors. And we can definitely report there are some jewels on the way, one to three of whom may hit the senior ranks next year, and make a run for the top. If all three move up at once, that would be an interesting number of years—but I’m not sure what the cut-off age is. And they’re nice kids, good sportsmen and really, really outstanding.