Ever wonder why Bobby Orr was essentially done at age 26? Defenders constantly put the lumber to his knees and destroyed them. Orr fought his own fights but cheap tactics like these are why enforcers live on in the NHL. Well, that and too many fans love hockey fights.
The 1990 Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School grad was running when we went to bed, still running when we got up, worked and came home, and he was still running while we watched Desperate Housewives.
Maybe if I were a younger man, I would pursue firefighting, but I just want to help people in the community.
Ron is a man of firmly-held beliefs, one of which is that you must confront your fears. He is afraid of heights. I’ve known him, man and boy, my whole life and I’m telling you that stepping up on that high curbstone by Leslie’s Drugstore in Vineyard Haven gave him pause.
Mr. Schaan has eight years of work in church youth ministries and good chops in coaching tennis.
Last Thursday, a handful of poets read their work in Chilmark
‘Cuz before Shem Feller tolled the lineups and a pol threw out the first pitch, the Red Sox were in first place and would remain there for at least two hours. Maybe longer if Teddy Ballgame crushed one…Opening Day creates an ascendancy in our spirit.
Probably very few of us realize the game’s appeal. But after talking to the players and learning their histories with “pegging,” “counting,” and “skunking,” the idea took shape that cribbage is a family heirloom, passed on at the kitchen table from the grownups.
Because after four months of whining and cravening through a wintry butt-kicking, I am struck with the notion that I am bulletproof again. Heady stuff, a wonderful feeling. Never mind that, in my case, picking the March Madness winners has no basis in reality. I have a better chance of being struck by lightning four days in a row.
Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Tony Horwitz spent a month traveling 4,000 miles along the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.