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The impromptu Avett Brothers haiku ticket contest I launched on craigslist

Monday, April 26th, 2010

I had a ticket to Wednesday’s Avett Brothers show at the Boulder Theater. I couldn’t go, and so I went to craigslist to sell the ticket. I didn’t want to sell it to the first person to email me … that’s boring. So I wrote this in the post: “If you want the ticket, send […]

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On success, and the Colorado Rockies’ nine-game winning streak

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Denver Post sports columnist Dave Krieger (catch Krieger on twitter here) juiced out a good quote on the Colorado Rockies’ season, and what’s different now, from Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki: “The biggest thing for me is the mood on the field has changed,” Tulowitzki said. “Early on in the season, we were expecting bad things […]

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Paragraphs I liked in today’s Chicago Trib column about the Chicago Bears, Sox, Cubs and Blackhawks

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Rick Morrissey wrote a bang-up Sunday piece for the sports section of the Chicago Tribune today. It’s about Chicago’s sports teams, and what the heck is happening / going to happen to ’em. Here are my favorite paragraphs: What’s happening in our town does have a certain scent to it, a very familiar Chicago bouquet. […]

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Fruitful thought experiments

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

This a selection from the book Take My Advice: Letters to the Next Generation from People Who Know a Thing or Two — the book is a collection of articles, bits and pieces from a bunch of different people. Roger Scruton is one of them (this is Roger’s web site), and he wrote this. I […]

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