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The End–and Beginning–is Here

August 31, 2010

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Today marks my last day of employment at the U.S. Trotting Association. What a long, strange trip it’s been. Those who cares about such things know that I have not actually been in the USTA office since June 9, having given my notice to take a full-time teaching job at The Ohio State University (which […]

Introducing Scott Arniel

August 25, 2010

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Scott Arniel is ready to take the reins of the Blue Jackets and he has a special interest in Ohio State Hockey!

Talking With Chuck

August 23, 2010

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I was 19 and caring for my beloved Best Of Dani in California when Chuck Sylvester first won the Hambletonian. A bunch of us were in a Sacramento Fudruckers that first August Saturday of 1987, watching the race on TV when Mack Lobell cruised in what was an astounding 1:53.3 effort. Never had I seen […]

Job, Internship Hunting (updated 4/21/11)

August 21, 2010

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Here are recent positions I came across that might interest you. Editorial Internship Opportunities: Cleveland Magazine is looking for editorial interns for fall 2011.  The deadline for applying is July 15.  (We have already chosen our summer interns.) The internships are unpaid. (We reimburse for parking or a bus pass.) The internships range from 16 […]

Racing Round and Round

August 16, 2010

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Went to my first Indy car race last weekend at Mid-Ohio just north of Columbus–and I admit, I am hooked. I also saw a lot of things there that I wish horse racing could incorporate into itself. It actually wasn’t my first exposure to Indy racing, as we have been watching the Indy 500 for […]

Not So Homey in Indiana

August 3, 2010

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First the good news–our horse won! JD’s Awesom Al, who we bought as a $6,000 claimer, won his third race in four starts–now competing in a $12,500 claimer–to the great joy of his owners, who had driven three hours to see him. It was one of my most joyous moments at the racetrack–and I have […]