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Apr.17.2010
NPR "This I Believe"
I have never been accused of being fashionable. That I was presentable at all in high school was a testament to my well-healed mother’s tireless prodding. In college a gaggle of roommates mothered me out of t-shirts and into blouses, only to find me backsliding daily into a pair of old sweats. Probably, I thought myself above vanity, and consumerism. A woman,...
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Mar.21.2009
Women's Basketball Magazine-Summer 2008
"Coaches, commentators and players alike speak of team chemistry as an elusive and unquantifiable, (perhaps a spiritual) gift of winning teams.  They speak of senior leadership, of role players, of young talent, of seasoned coaches and inspired newbies.  Now I don’t know for sure, but I propose that one rarely considered, but vital element of team chemistry...
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Mar.21.2009
For the eight years she lived with us my Nana needed two things to make her happy: baseball and books.  While her baseball loyalties remained firmly with the Bash Brothers and the Oakland A’s, her reading loyalties were less stringent.  Larry McMurtry and Daniel Steel were close companions on my Nana’s bookshelf.  Crossword puzzles and National Geographics...