September 28, 2010

Others > Self

  Considering others above self makes all aspects of life better, and the same, I’ve discovered, holds true in writing. This is going to set the tone for the rest of this blog, and I think it’s even going to mean the return of The Lighthouse Project.  I just want to encourage people to look beyond...
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Ed Thomas and Small Town, Iowa, and What They Know That We Sometimes Forget

Sports Illustrated ran this story in July 2009 about Ed Thomas, the beloved Aplington-Parkersburg High School football coach who was shot to death by a former player. Written by Lee Jenkins, one of the best sportswriters around, the piece is beautiful. I'd forgotten about it until tonight, when I watched the video  after a friend posted it to Facebook (available after...
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