"Delay is natural to a writer. He is like a surfer—he bides his time. Waits for the perfect wave on which to ride in. He waits for the surge (of emotion? of strength? of courage?) that will carry him along." (E.B. White, The Paris Review Interviews, 1969)
Curling as Political Protest
If you want to help Washington D.C. get representation with their taxation, you can go to the DC Olympic Curling Team page to either:
A. Vault them into Olympic stardom, or B. Help DC get voting representation.
Hats off to these folks for making their point with humor and panache (at least to the Quebecois, eh?).