Dear Basketball

Dear Basketball, I didn't realize this was it how it was done. Thankfully, Kobe Bryant has shown us all the way. That being the case, I've come back to you on this day — the last day of November in the year of our Lord, (Michael Jordan) — to let you know I'm announcing my …

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‘Tramps Like Us, Baby We Were Born To Run’

To this very day, I can vividly remember my first-ever cross country practice. I arrived at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor, Maine, on a late August day, a 14-year-old freshman who didn't know shit about tomorrow, and I was told we were going to run the Howard Street course. We would start from …

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These Two Are Always Winners To Me

In the fall of 1980, me and a group of friends joined the political campaign of a young up-and-coming citizen of Bangor, Maine; a gentleman named John Baldacci, who was running for city council against a man named Howard Trotzky. We walked neighborhoods, handing out fliers; we cold-called people from a long list of numbers …

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