Category Archives: sports

The Scream

You wouldn’t expect an American to suffer much culture shock in Ireland; so similar are the two nations’ customs and values. But after a month living in a remote area of northwest Ireland I felt disconnected and discouraged. The people … Continue reading

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The Legendary Arthur Mallamo

A forty-year-old memory occurred to me while I was attending a lecture about the effects of alcohol on the brain, presented by a professor of neurology from Johns Hopkins University.  As I listened to the lecture and took notes, my … Continue reading

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Soccer vs. Basketball

Which is the superior sport, soccer or basketball?  It is basketball.  Does this question matter?  Yes it does.  Is it even possible to differentiate the moral qualities of the two sports?  Yes it is.  More importantly, do we have the … Continue reading

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