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California Coast - Part II
December 3, 2012
My friend Randy called me and urged me to take it slow and soak it in, which was good advice and easy to follow  more

Hanging with Xeno in Hollywood
November 27, 2012
After arriving in California, I made my way to the Newport Aquatic Center, having received a welcoming message on Facebook from the legendary Xeno Muller.  more

Coughing My Way to California
November 21, 2012
In which John does "manage to get my sick, sorry a55 up to Austin to row."  more

Boat on the Bayou
November 13, 2012
I definitely made a geographic leap yesterday, crossing the wide Mississippi and arriving in New Orleans.  more

Destination: Destin
November 9, 2012
Speed traps, underwater burrs, pelicans, and rooms with a view - how's the camping going?  more

Excerpt three of John Tracey's road trip across the country with his single.  more

From Philly to Nashville
November 3, 2012
In which John tours Nashville, and takes a row on Johnny Cash's lake.  more

Contemplating An Epic Journey
October 29, 2012
John Tracey sets off to cross the country with a single and a song.  more

A recounting, from the umpire's launch, of the epic 2012 Peabody Cup Final between Phillips Exeter and Mt St Joseph.  more

Nights before a Championship…
May 25, 2012
Anyone who has ever participated in a sport knows the feeling..the pre-competition nerves that take over on the eve of competition.  more

April 24, 2012
About halfway down the lake, I noticed a very peculiar trend. Some of the other boats were already heading back, not even fifteen minutes into the practice.  more

November 7, 2011
A poem by Rose Ehrlich, a senior who rows two-seat for the Mount Saint Joseph varsity eight. She wrote this poem to read to her team mates at the boat talk before her final Head of the Charles rowing for the Mount.  more

Gently Down the Stream
October 10, 2011
I was a coxswain at Merion Mercy Academy in Philadelphia for the past 4 years of high school, so when asked to write a definition paper for my english class, naturally, I defined the word "crew". The meaning came upon me during last years Head of the Charles regatta, so I felt it necessary to share it with the rowing world headed to Boston this year.  more

Letter from St. Petersburg
Golden Blades, the race
June 14, 2011
The long Russian winter has given way to a warm Russian spring.  more

Letter from St. Petersburg
Golden Blades, post-race
June 13, 2011
Win or lose, racing was over, fair enough. Dinner at the hotel, decent and plentiful.  more

7am Warmup in Oak Ridge
April 18, 2011
Junior rower Hannah Weiss bring us this essay, about her "first ever row before dawn" in Oak Ridge, TN.  more

Rowing with Volcanoes
March 21, 2011
When I told my friends that I was traveling to Antigua this winter, they “oohed” and “ahhed” and immediately conjured up visions of the Caribbean island by that name, located in the Bahamas. When I informed them that the Antigua I meant was actually a landlocked city located within the third-world country of Guatemala, their envious smiles quickly faded to blank stares..  more

6 am Practice
March 1, 2011
Junior lightweight rower Samantha Brecht makes her second contribution to row2k with a poem on the everyday early morning practices that help her crew to their goals  more

Winter Rowing...A Cautionary Tale
December 14, 2010
One winter’s morn the cry went out,
“This morning we will row!”  more

I Bought Myself an Erg for Christmas
December 13, 2010
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except for a spouse  more

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