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Karl Lindholm: Habits of right living — whither football?

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Karl Lindholm



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This week, I'm not-watching football because... I'm done. The cognitive dissonance it requires to pretend that it's fun to watch awful people having awful things done to their bodies to enrich other awful people is just too much to bear.

That’s a comment made recently by a Facebook friend.

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Matt Dickerson: Fishing competition spawns innovation

Posted on October 15, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



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Andy Kirkaldy: Boston teams approaching crossroads

Posted on October 8, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



So, are those Boston sports teams’ glasses half-full, or half-empty?

First, let me say glasses containing 50 percent of their potential volume are always half-empty, and I’m an optimistic person.

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Matt Dickerson: Paddling on fall's quiet lake waters

Posted on October 1, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



There are many things I look forward to every fall. Apples. Apple pie. Apple cider. Cider donuts from Happy Valley Orchard. Also autumn vegetables. Fall foliage. Chilly mornings. Warm afternoons that follow chilly mornings. Cool evenings. Spawning brown trout, brook trout and landlocked salmon.

And very high on that list: fall afternoons paddling our canoe around the local lakes.

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Karl Lindholm: Thoughts on golf and presidents

Posted on September 24, 2014 |
By Karl Lindholm



Word is that our basketball-playing President Obama has fallen in love with golf.

He tries to get out on the golf course once a week. He says that playing golf makes him feel “almost normal; ... it’s the only time I’m outside.”

His critics find this diversion unseemly, charging that he is fiddling while Rome burns. The Tea Party site Obamagolfcounter.com tracks how many rounds he has played while in office. At last view, it registered 192.

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Matt Dickerson: For the love of fishing knowledge

Posted on September 17, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



When I moved to Addison County 25 years ago, two of my priorities were finding good local fishing and finding a good local fishing-and-outdoor store. The latter of these proved easier. Vermont Field Sports was already a well-established fixture in Middlebury in the fall of 1989. Dick Phillips opened the store in 1982 with 700 square feet of space in the Red School House building on Route 7 South.

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Andy Kirkaldy: Catch the news about the Yankee captain retiring?

Posted on September 11, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Hey, has anybody else heard that Derek Jeter is retiring?

No, really, it’s true.

Captain Clutch, the Man With the Calm Eyes (I think Tim McCarver trademarked that phrase), the man New Yorkers voted the city’s Greatest Athlete Ever in a 2011 Quinnipiac University poll (in a tie with Babe Ruth), and the man the readers of the New York Post in a 2011 poll decided was the Greatest Yankee Ever will hang up his cleats.  

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Matt Dickerson: Seeing the world from a bicycle

Posted on September 3, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



It is easy to think that tools and implements — from screwdrivers to spatulas, plows to pliers, or automobiles to arc welders — are passive things, whose use is determined by the user. There is some truth in this, of course. But it’s also true that we are shaped by our tools. There is wisdom in the old saying that when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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Karl Lindholm: Turkey Stearnes & the Detroit Stars

Posted on August 27, 2014 |
By Karl Linholm



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Cheated and mistreated, but never defeated — they had will and skill, hustle and muscle, fire and desire, intestinal fortitude and the right attitude.

That’s how Larry Lester describes the players of baseball’s Negro leagues.

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Matt Dickerson: Car camping has its own charms

Posted on August 20, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



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