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DAILY QUOTE 03.23.16

“Fitness if like the blade of a knife; you want to sharpen it without ruining the blade.”

– Sally Jenkins


The State of Jones by Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer

One of the weirdest adjustments I had to make when I moved down south last year was getting used to seeing Confederate flags. As the Boston-bred child of a man who considers anything below Pennsylvania to be the Deep South, I was totally unprepared to see these flags flying over houses and car dealerships. 737 more words

Book Review

The toll of football

I never watch CBS News Sunday Morning, but I stumbled across it this morning in time for a portion of a very nicely done report on the potential harms resulting from playing football. 553 more words

Why I'm Giving Up Writing for Grown-Ups

I read recently on Sally Jenkins’ blog about a writing competition currently being promoted in the UK magazine, Good Housekeeping. 10k advance and a potential publishing deal, don’t mind if I do. 570 more words

My Story

Recommended Reading From Sally Jenkins And Mary Karr

As regular readers know, On Sports and Life is taking a brief break for holiday travel. In the absence of regular posts, a recent column by Sally Jenkins is highly recommended. 233 more words


Birth of a Novel

By Sally Jenkins

Two things happened in October 2013 which made that year’s NaNoWriMo particularly productive. I went on a weekend writing course, ‘How to Write the Mystery Novel’, and I discovered a free-to-enter novel competition where the only requirement was that the hero of the story be called ‘Ian’. 698 more words

The Business Of Writing