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Matt Dickerson provides posts from Alaska Part 1: The Yurts

Posted on July 23, 2015 |
By Matt Dickerson



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“I want to stay in a yurt.”

That’s what my wife Deborah told me. The comment did not come out of the blue. Two years ago I went on a research trip to Alaska. It was the summer of the graduation of my oldest son, Thomas, from Saint Michael’s College. So I added a week to the end of my research trip, and took Thomas with me as his graduation present. We backpacked, fished, biked, and saw Dahl’s sheep. We also went on a three-night sea-kayaking trip in Kachemak Bay near Homer, and stayed in a yurt at Right Beach.

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Karl Lindholm: Ubiquitous announcer-man: Dave Sears

Posted on July 15, 2015 |
By Karl Lindholm



Editor’s note: Local sports figure Dave Sears died on Saturday at the age of 56 (see obituary on Page 6A). In February 2007, sports columnist Karl Lindholm offered this perspective on Dave’s generous, gregarious nature, and his powerful engagement in the community.

Every time I turn around I bump into Dave Sears. The man is everywhere. I think there must be three or four of him.

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Karl Lindholm: Baseball uses silent language

Posted on July 9, 2015 |
By Karl Lindholm



Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?

(Five Man Electrical Band)

 

All I did was open and close my fist, subtly — then all hell broke loose:

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Matt Dickerson: Fishing brings people together

Posted on July 2, 2015 |
By Matt Dickerson



I am often amazed at the connections that happen through fishing.  Indeed, “connections” is too sterile a word. They can be profoundly serendipitous, community-building, and often lifelong. 

Fishing is about connections. The most obvious one is between human and fish.

A classic blessing among anglers is “tight lines”—a quick way of saying, “may you often find yourself connected to a fish.”

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Andy Kirkaldy: Many thoughts on a crowded sports scene

Posted on June 18, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



So much sports news right now, so little time … some thoughts:

• Serena Williams just won her 20th Grand Slam tennis title, the 2015 French Open. Sister Venus Williams has won seven Grand Slam titles. They have teamed up for 14 Grand Slam women’s doubles titles.

How is this not a bigger story?

• Baseball this summer will be stress-free. The Red Sox stink.

And it starts with the bad pitching, which creates pressure on the hitters.

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Matt Dickerson: Fly fishing in Vermont scratches different itches

Posted on June 10, 2015 |
By Matt Dickerson



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It was Friday morning, and we’d just loaded our fishing gear into the car, but neither of us had a preference for any particular stretch of river. As I sat behind the steering wheel in my driveway trying to decide which way to go, I suggested pike fishing in Otter Creek, probably from my canoe.

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Karl Lindholm: 'Play Balle!' au Montreal; will Major League Baseball return?

Posted on June 3, 2015 |
By Karl Lindholm



They’re talking about bringing Major League baseball back to Montreal. How great would that be!

“They” are Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, big boys who can make things happen, or at least get things started.

It’s a long way off, no doubt, until expansion or relocation brings an MLB team to La Metropole. Manfred has said that the “big thing” for Montreal is to have an “adequate facility to support baseball over the long haul.”

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Matt Dickenson: Spring into summer with pike

Posted on May 27, 2015 |
By Matt Dickerson



Wyatt Allenson caught a big pike. But I’m getting ahead of myself. My story this week is supposed to be about trout fishing in May.

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Sports column by Andy Kirkaldy: Extend equality of the sexes to the rules of the game

Posted on May 20, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



I have long enjoyed watching well-played women’s and girls’ lacrosse games, something we have been blessed with living in these parts. The sport is elegant, fast and graceful. It showcases teamwork and individual athleticism as well as wonderful hand-eye coordination.

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Matt Dickerson: Even as weather changes, the joys of fishing stay the same

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By Matt Dickerson



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