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The Truth About Fishing

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 2:22 PM

The campus where I teach writing is exactly seven minutes downstream from one of my favorite fishing spots. I check the weather on my work computer and try to figure out why today would be a good fishing day -- even if I'm not fishing anytime soon. Warm equals hatches....

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Change My Mind: Should Big Boys Cry?

(11) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 11:58 AM

Did Bubba Watson embarrass the male sex by getting all weepy after he won the PGA Masters 2012? As reported on Huffpost (where you can also watch the video of Bubba blubbering):

Rather than let out a defiant sequence of yells like Tiger Woods did after winning at...
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Russ Beck- On Crying in Sports and the Mormon Church

(1) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 8:39 AM

I grew up knowing that real men castrated sheep, lifted hay bales above their heads, killed deer on dead runs and cried in public. Not just cried, not snivels, not single tears rolling down cheeks, but full-on, red-faced, snot-covered bawling.

Once a month in the Mormon church, members are invited...

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