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An Ode to the 8
April 27, 2005
Heavy, outdated, full of wood/You gave us the best that you could.  more

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The High School Rowing Life
March 29, 2005
My friends think I’m crazy.  more

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The Colgate Snow Coxed Four
February 17, 2005
Ready all - melt - please...  more

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Sully's Rowing Christmas Carols
December 23, 2004
Since nobody ever knows second verses of the real carols anyway, I went with single verse and chorus.  more

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Torque gets first!!!
June 28, 2004
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Otter Attacks Coaching Staff
April 7, 2004
Otter terrorizes rowing coaches, film at 11.  more

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Rubberband Girl
February 9, 2004
Since I'm not one of the lucky few to live in such pleasant climes as California or Georgia, I made do with the erg.  more

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Rowing in Iraq
February 6, 2004
Letter from Iraq, Diane F. Godorov, D.O. CPT MC, US Army  more

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Upon Schuykill's Flows
November 20, 2003
with apologies to Robert Herrick's poem Upon Julia's Clothes  more

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A crab in the life of a novice eight
October 16, 2003
Whoah, Coach never told me that could happen.  more

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Homecoming
September 10, 2003
When you fully commit to something, all sorts of things fall into place.  more

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Blackout: In NYC, Life Imitates Rowing
August 20, 2003
I weaved my way through blackened silhouettes. It was then that another memory came to mind. Rowing home.  more

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Go West
March 5, 2003
Gone West: A new river, a new club, new sensations  more

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The Worst Erg Music
February 19, 2003
Stop asking me why we build castles in the sky - I'm trying to erg!  more

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A Rowing Billet-Doux
December 19, 2002
Darling...  more

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Shakespeare on Morning Practices
December 18, 2002
To bed, or not to bed: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to linger
Twixt sheets and pillows of luxurious fortune,
Or to take oars to row a sea of honors,
And by stroking win them? To row--or sleep...  more

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What Game Are They Playing?
December 13, 2002
"The lessons of life are learned on the playing fields. Camus said that the only context in which he really learned ethics was sport. Athletes compete, deal.with winning and losing, bond with and resolve conflicts with teammates. They learn to manage their time and multitask. All of this makes them successful in life."  more

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Seat-Racing A Twinkie
December 12, 2002
The oars barely clear the puddles, the blades seem to hesitate for weeks above the water and then thrash in with all the grace of a drunken spider doing a belly flop. It's one of those days. You've cajoled, you've cursed, you've thrown your megaphone.

But wait, you think. I know what'll shake them up...  more


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Athens Here I Come
December 4, 2002
This little rowing misadventure begins with a Saturday night out on the town with some friends, a few gin and tonics too many, and a woozy feeling of: "I think that I'm forgetting something" as my head hit the pillow at about 3am.  more

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Truly memorable, holy-beegeezus crabs
November 1, 2002
We've all seen 'em: big crabs, little crabs, crabs in practice, in racing, full-blown over-the-head ejector crabs, you name it. But even among those, there is that species of crab that stands above the rest: the truly memorable, holy-beejeezus crab.  more

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