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Harnessing the Ties That Bind

February 15, 2011


I left my life in horse racing behind when I quit working at the United States Trotting Association and joined the community that is Ohio State University. But thank goodness my horse racing life didn’t leave me. On Monday in my magazine writing class, we had a video conference visit from Charles Leerhsen, who has […]

The Confidence of Roy Halladay

October 6, 2010


I just watched Roy Halladay pitch a near perfect no-hitter for my beloved Philadelphia Phillies, and couldn’t help but be struck by how calm he was. Pre-game, during the game, post-game, I have never seen a pitcher more unflappable or less emotional, who instilled more confidence than Halladay. But for a lone walk, he was […]

The End–and Beginning–is Here

August 31, 2010


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 […]