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Monthly Archives: August 2009

I’ve come to find that there’s a world championship for pretty much everyone and everything. Case in point: The 2009 World Police & Fire Games in British Columbia, Canada. After looking at past photos online and the week-plus-long schedule, I decided to focus my attention on the two-day Ultimate Firefighter competition. According to those with […]

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When I grow up, I want to be like Cousin Sid from Evanston. The kid is cool. Not only does he LOVE sports, but he plays them with reckless abandon, determination and desire. I remember watching him take surf lessons in Mexico and feeling a sense of awe: he would have gone all day if […]

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Life tosses many a curveball. And if things had broke in another direction, I’d have grown up at Wrigley Field. My dad and his people are from Chicago – and Cubs fans. While my folks met in Oregon, and I consider myself a native Oregonian, I was born in Skokie, a little-known fact that is […]

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