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My Favourite Sports Books

Over the past year and a half or so I have read a lot more books, including those of the sport variety. They have helped guide my blogs, they have helped me do research, and they have stimulated and fascinated me the way only books can. 1,890 more words


The Problems With Expansion

Sport is a constantly growing entity, with commercialisation and globalisation having huge effects on sport worldwide. As a result, expansion is a constant and ever-present reality of modern sport. 1,828 more words


ON THIS DAY: April 10, 2018

April 10th is


National Equal Pay Day *

Golfer’s Day *

National Sibling Day *

Encourage a Young Writer Day *

National Farm Animals Day * 1,546 more words


Trumpism is the new McCarthyism

“Around the country he flew, reckless and audacious, stopping long enough to make a new charge, to exhibit a new list, a good newsworthy press conference at the airport, hail-fellow well met with the reporters, and then on to the next stop, the emptiness of the charge never catching up with him, the American press exploited in its false sense of objectivity (if a high official said something, then it was news, if not fact, and the role of the reporter was to print it straight without commenting, without assaulting the credibility of the incredulous; that was objectivity). 689 more words

Talking 'The Return of the Moguls' with Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The first event I have scheduled for “The Return of the Moguls” is a bit off the beaten track: Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, located at 65 James St. 47 more words

The Return Of The Moguls

Truth over Acquiescence: How Journalists Set the Standards of an Independent Press during the Vietnam War

In 1963, the New York Times Saigon correspondent, 28-year-old David Halberstam who was covering the Vietnam War, sent a strongly-worded cable to his editor in New York, “GERSTANZANG IF YOU SEND ME ONE MORE CABLE REFERRING TO THAT WOMANS COPY YOU WILL HAVE MY RESIGNATION FORTHWITH BY RETURN CABLE AND I MEAN IT REPEAT MEAN IT HALBERSTAM.” 998 more words


“I Have No Idea What the Mission for General Westmoreland Was” Matthew Ridgway and the Questions We Need to Ask About Today’s Wars

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Tonight is one of those nights where I want to write about a number of topics but cannot really figure out which one to do a deep dive into, so I will post a thought from David Halberstam’s great book… 706 more words