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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

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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

WHY I’M GLAD SALLY JENKINS WASN’T PRESIDENT IN 1865

Here, at last, is a final set of thoughts sparked by the recent controversy over public displays of the Confederate battle flag. (I say “recent,” even though it’s been almost three weeks since the flag was removed from the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol, and three weeks in the blogosphere is just a hair shy of an eternity.) I’ve already written at length on the controversy (see… 1,234 more words

American Civil War

EXCHANGING ONE MYTH FOR ANOTHER? OUR ONE-SIDED MEMORIES OF THE CIVIL WAR

If you are like me and don’t have to earn an honest living during the summer, perhaps you had the opportunity to watch last week as the Confederate battle flag was lowered from its flagpole near the South Carolina state house. 2,949 more words

American Civil War

Sally Jenkins On The Handling Of Deflategate By The NFL And Roger Goodell

Sally Jenkins is a sports columnist for the Washington Post.

Sally joined Ken and Steve to talk about her recent article on deflate-gate and the AEI study on the subject. 154 more words

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