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Of manhood, Donald Trump and our draft board in Queens

The death of Muhammad Ali and the tributes to his moral courage in refusing to serve in the Army during the Vietnam War have gotten me thinking about the subject of manhood, military service, Donald Trump and a draft board … Continue reading

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If you could make your sports wish come true

If you could have any sports-related wish come true, what would it be? That was a question the New York Times asked readers recently, and it drew a huge response. Among my favorite responses were these: Reader David Rodriguez recalled … Continue reading

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Indictment and a steelhead arrive on the same day

Writer’s note: In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, I found myself wandering between two worlds: one as a beginning sports editor in the small town of Red Bluff, California, and the other as a draft resister awaiting … Continue reading

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Gearing up for my debut as a steehead fisherman

Writer’s note: In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, I found myself wandering between two worlds: one as a beginning sports editor in the small town of Red Bluff, California, and the other as a draft resister awaiting … Continue reading

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Feeling like a fish out of water in Red Bluff

Writer’s note: In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, I found myself wandering between two worlds: one as a beginning sports editor in the small town of Red Bluff, California, and the other as a draft resister awaiting … Continue reading

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