Monthly Archives: June 2011

Good values win a victory

LeBron James got it wrong again: the real world is brighter this morning. Millions of sports fans who were sick and tired of a vain braggart strutting around and proclaiming a championship dynasty are delighted with the humbling of James … Continue reading

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Fiber, exercise and running scared

I get my 14-year-old Toyota Camry checked out more regularly than I get physical exams. I find satisfaction in keeping the old car running, but I don’t pretend that mechanical parts are immortal. A ounce of preventive maintenance has spared … Continue reading

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Mavericks provide a thriller

My goodness, Game 4 of the NBA Finals really did unfold like a morality play last night. The struggling good guys, the Dallas Mavericks, made another remarkable comeback, thanks to team play, sharp passing  and the remarkable Dirk Nowitzki, who … Continue reading

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NBA Finals as a morality play

Sports and religion have this common: You have to get immersed in them as a kid to feel the passion of a true believer. I went through Our Lady of Lourdes Grammar School firmly believing in heaven and hell. I … Continue reading

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Discouraging start to new season

My first game of the new season left me discouraged. We lost by one point after the person I had been guarding made a three-pointer with seconds left in the game. Had been guarding. I had just switched to cover the … Continue reading

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