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President Kennedy

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U.S. Open Golfers: Shut Up and Play

U.S. Open golfers are already complaining about the Chambers Bay course. Umm, should it be easy?

Unspoken Understandings

Over the weekend, my family went for dessert at Holsten’s, the ice cream parlor where they filmed the final episode of “The Sopranos.” It was my first trip there since the series ended, and, upon walking in, I asked the waitress, “Where was Tony?” There were no more words needed. She knew that I was […]

How Competition Put a Man on the Moon

Fifty years ago today, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit the earth. Back then, a Cold War raged and a great propaganda coup awaited the first nation to land safely on the moon. The United States won that race, motivated in part by Gagarin’s journey. “I would say here today that […]

Positive Expectations

What a year 1969 was! Man on the moon and the Mets as World Champions. Back then it was hard to say which was more of a miracle; for centuries man had gazed at the moon in wonder. And for seven years, the Mets were a baseball joke, never finishing higher than ninth place in […]

The Power of Great Goals

“Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark. Aim for the company of immortals.” — David Ogilvy Within the next week or so, college basketball teams will be entering tournament season and facing enormous odds. Win or lose, this difficulty can lead to greatness.  Think of one of the greatest challenges mankind has ever faced: putting […]