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Month: June 2018

“To Indeed Be a God”

[As Walt Whitman once wrote, “To indeed be a God.”  None of us knows what we will do with any certainty in later life.  Yet, I doubt there is a reader of this site that doesn’t love the thought of

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Malamud’s The Natural

[Sports fiction is a poorly covered and unappreciated craft.  It is a hard slog to bring the drama of the playing field to life on the written page.  Several authors have done it and arguably none of them with greater

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World Cup 2018 and Soccernomics

[There are few books that have had a bigger impact on my thinking about sports than Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski.  With the World Cup heating up, it felt like a timely synopsis for our Book Review section. 

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Withdrawal for Personal Circumstances, Part Three

[The writing below is the the final installment in Withdrawal for Personal Circumstances.  At some point this summer, I also plan to post a longer format piece of fiction on Texas high school football that I put together during the second term.  Hopefully readers like

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Withdrawal for Personal Circumstances (PC), Part Two

[This piece is the second in a multi-part fictional essay that I wrote last fall.  As I noted in framing the first section of the essay, it is something that I sought to frame out drawing some inspiration from a Fitzgerald short story called, Six of

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Withdrawal for Personal Circumstances (PC)

[Over the course of the summer, I will be posting a series of fictional essays on sports.  This first one is a multi-part fictional essay on tennis that I crafted earlier in the school year.  It is a set of thoughts drawn from the

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