By Esther Whitman Johnson
The Olympics have come and gone. As millions of people return to normal, cooking, cleaning and reading to their children, I reflect on the phenomenon of national pride.
Maybe hubris is a more apt word.
Johnson is a retired high school guidance counselor who lives in Roanoke and is a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Global Village. She recently returned from El Salvador, where she completed her 12th international build.