Category Archives: Sport

On the Body

Though I don’t follow basketball, I have preceded it. The athletic director at the college where I teach has a long tradition of inviting a faculty member to deliver an annual lecture on this, the opening day of March Madness. … Continue reading

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Interested in a Game of Ball?

Recalling my pilgrimage to the grounds of Plato’s Academy several years ago, I was first reminded (in a roundabout way, as this post and the next will spell out) of my dog Aktis’s love of ball games, and then of … Continue reading

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The Deeds of Great Athletes

I don’t know exactly what’s going through his mind, but whatever it may be, it’s clearly not an obstacle to performing under pressure!  And, just as the friend who sent me the link pointed out, it’s obvious he’s loving every … Continue reading

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The Minds of Great Athletes

When I was in high school, nothing mattered more to me than running, and nothing was a greater source of exaltation, anxiety, and depression—often in quick succession.  Those who are runners don’t need me to gloss that part of “exaltation” … Continue reading

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The National Sheepdog Finals, Part IV.

In my final post about my trip to the National Sheepdog Finals, I promised to say something about the sheep. (Here are links to earlier posts, parts III, II, I.) Before actually watching the trials, it hadn’t occurred to me … Continue reading

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