Why Does Golf Only Have Four Major Championships?

Feb 28, 2012
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This is a question I ponder all of the time, being a golf historian. First one has to remember that coverage of golf tournaments in the infancy stages of golf was done strictly by word of mouth, or an occasional coverage of a big tournament by a local newspaper. Golf was also a game of […]

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What is The Hardest Part of Writing?

Feb 27, 2012
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Starting Actually getting started is the first hurdle in writing.  Choosing a topic, establishing an outline, actually putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), are all part of that start.  Although this can be difficult, the opportunities are countless.  Any idea floating around in your head is a starting point.  There is no need […]

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Your Lithograph Makes Me Look Fat: George Bellows and Reducing

Feb 24, 2012
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George Bellows, Reducing, 1916, lithograph, 17.5 x 16.5University of Iowa Museum of Art.   In 1916, artist George Bellows produced this lithograph, the second of three in a series depicting women doing calisthenics while their husbands slumber peacefully unaware. Best know for his depictions of men’s lives in rough and tumble turn of the century […]

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Republican Race Remains Undecided

Feb 23, 2012
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Now that Rick Santorum won his trifecta of Colorado, Minnesota and a non-binding primary in Missouri, the race for the Republican nomination stays heated up and unsettled. However there is one thing that has seemed to return to the forefront, the so-called culture wars. My question is did they really leave? Sure, the Republicans tried […]

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Zemanta Review

Feb 22, 2012
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Regular visitors to The Soap Boxers have probably noticed  changes in the past week.  Yes, we’ve become more image conscious.  I’ve often wanted to add images to articles (because they give articles an extra bit of flair), but finding royalty-free images for every article seemed like an impossible undertaking, and using images without permission is a […]

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Johnny Goes Linsane!

Feb 21, 2012
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Lin-Sanity! This has been a perfect storm for Lin, He has bounced from the Golden State Warriors to the Houston Rockets with stops primarily in the D-League (the phrase used to coin the developmental league for NBA players) The Knicks scooped him up this year and Lin found himself at the right place at the […]

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The Race is On

Feb 20, 2012
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This story originally ran on January 8, 2010.  As NASCAR season begins once again, I’ve opted to re-run it.  Enjoy. The radio crackled to life as her spotter’s voice filled the car. “Debris on the track. Stay high and prepare for caution.” A moment later, the crew chief’s voice came over the radio. “Yellow is […]

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