Karin Davidson, a realtor whom I was introduced to through a mutual friend, sent in this photo with the comment: “The city is absolutely buzzing right now, its fantastic! I am attaching a photo of the Olympic Torches that I took last night, I hope you enjoy it.”

Karin also sent me the Olympic torch relay route for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. (PDF)

I had wanted to make it out to Vancouver before the Olympics just to get a glimpse of the city after billions of dollars of preparations. Reports from friends and business colleagues there noted that everything that was planned had come to fruition. I had recalled some scuffles with the building of the Olympic Village, but it seemed from my discussions that all ended well in the preparations.

Loni Stark
Loni Stark is an artist at Atelier Stark, self-professed foodie, and adventure travel seeker who has a lifelong passion for technology’s impact on business and creativity. She collaborates with Clinton Stark on video projects for Atelier Stark Films. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way up to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite.