Monthly Archives: July 2006

Another Miscalculation?

I hate to write about politics because it stirs up such feelings both positive and negative. But I feel compelled to get my feelings down here because I think we are once again being led down a blind alley. I … Continue reading

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Barbaro, Seabiscuit, and Smarty Jones Part III

Shortly after Smarty Jones had been shipped back from Florida to Philadelphia Park he suffered what could have been a catasophic injury and ended not only his racing career, but his life. During a training session preparing for his first … Continue reading

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Tour de Landis

Yesterday I watched as American Floyd Landis, the leader of this years Tour de France, crack over the last 8-10 miles of hard mountin road. I saw him finish 8 minutes behind the new leader of the tour and lose … Continue reading

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Barbaro, Seabiscuit, and Smarty Jones Part II

Barbaro, Seabicuit, and Smarty Jones Part II Laura Hillenbrand has written a brilliant book about horse racing from the perspective of one incredible animal in a time of depression in America. She begins her story like this: “In 1938, near … Continue reading

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Barbaro, Seabiscuit, and Smarty Jones Part I

Much of my writing is stream of consciousness. I start one place, plan to head in one direction and end up somewhere else. This bit of writing concerns horse racing, and thoroughbred race horses. It was triggered by my life … Continue reading

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Global Warming

Tom Brokaw is hosting a program on Global Warming this week on the Discovery Channel to further our discussion about a movie no one has seen yet, An Inconvenient Truth. I will try to find the time and night it … Continue reading

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An Inconvenient Truth

I wanted to recommend a movie to everyone I know. I don’t think it’s gettin enough attention. I’ll admit it’s pretty scary, but I think we need to be scared. It’s not about the war, or gas prices, or the … Continue reading

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