It was a night humming with hope for a new era in which Toronto takes the world stage. "It's not enough to have the steak", said McKenna, "you have to have the sizzle...Toronto needs to get its swagger back!"
Men are very competitive, so try making up a fake race that's an unrealistic distance at some vague, incredibly far off time. He'll become obsessed with winning and training, and it will never occur to him to question a 400 mile marathon in Decembruary.
Perhaps atypical of Estonian dinner parties, the conversation -- on their part -- flowed. But I couldn't take part. I could only sit and wonder: Who are you people? But I didn't ask. I didn't want to be too American, to pry with invasive questions.