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Hyphen-mania: the 2012 Canadian Weightlifting Championships

The first hour or two in French Canada is always a bit disorienting for me. It takes a few encounters with the locals to fully acclimate myself to the notion that these people really speak French rather than English. There … Continue reading

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The 2012 Arnold/Nationals/Women’s Olympic Trials/the kitchen sink (part 1)

There is a certain point in one’s interstate drive to The Arnold that you begin to realize you are not alone on this journey. And it’s not just because your vehicle is occupied by USAW’s man-about-town Louis Mangiaracina, who has … Continue reading

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Decadence and Depravity in Venice: a non-weightlifting journey into academia

A couple years ago one of the heavy-hitting academic groups was holding its annual conference in Venice. I wasn’t presenting a paper there or chairing a session or doing any job interviews, but I was living in Rome at the … Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer: Why the Only Winners among the Current Tea Party, Occupy Wall Sreet, and Related Movements will be those who are already Winning

Anyone not currently living under a rock is well aware of the apparent surge in grassroots support for the Occupy Wall Street protests. After a start in NYC the movement has spread to locations across both the US and the … Continue reading

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24 Hours of LeMons at NJMP

Any racing event in which having your car catch on fire is not grounds for automatic disqualification is bound to be an interesting scene, the sort of thing worth watching just to see how far otherwise responsible people are willing … Continue reading

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