Hedging My Bets

I just watched Venus Williams clinch a spot in the Australian Open final at the age of thirty-six and now her little sister Serena (35) is playing Mirjana Lučić-Baroni (34) in the other semifinal. Those results, coupled with the success of Federer (35) and Nadal (30) in the same tournament, make me think that maybe thirty isn't really the beginning of the end after all.

But just in case it is, I'm taking precautions…