Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Professor (1929-2014)

In 1960, the U.S. Air Force, ever on the alert to avoid waste—except on cost overruns for faulty aircraft—decided to feed the troops c-rations from World War II. I was a raw 19-year-old when I dined on the canned delicacy … Continue reading

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The Unique Sport

The so-called four major sports in the United States—baseball, football, basketball, and hockey—must now make room for a fifth—soccer. The emergence of soccer has once again brought home to me the stark differences between the national pastime and the other … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Rhyme With Dances

I got lost once in the middle of the night in Laredo Texas. I was on foot in the dark and had 10 minutes to find the bus station. Panic set in. I spotted a Mexican man riding a bicycle … Continue reading

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