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Thoughts About Sportsmanship

A couple of weeks ago, I stayed up to watch an Interleague baseball game between San Francisco and Oakland.  My Giants had just returned from a triumphant road tour and were back at AT&T Park.  It was at home that … Continue reading

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Our Monuments And Sites

We have been rightfully shocked by the destruction of ancient and historic monuments by ISIS.  News reports from the Middle East have reported the terrorist group destroyed Assyrian statues and artifacts some 3,000 years old. The group imperils all the … Continue reading

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The Boys In The Boat (Review)

As I tap out this book review an hour after completing my read of the book, I’m still pleasantly stunned by the experience. I need to choose my superlatives carefully so I don’t come off as a shill for the … Continue reading

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Johnny Weissmuller

For most of us, the first awareness we had of Johnny Weissmuller was through viewing his appearances in vintage “Tarzan” movies.  Who can forget the iconic Tarzan warbling yell that has become a cliché? Johnny starred in six “Tarzan” films … Continue reading

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Chariots Of Fire

My mental music player has been looping Vangelis’ theme from “Chariots Of Fire” in my head ever since I played back the movie the other day.  I remember the instrumental song as a number one hit in 1982.  I fell … Continue reading

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