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On the Ball and Off the Wall: Swimming with Dolphins

This column is for non-sports fans who would like some enlightenment and hopefully humor without being sports fanatics. Race to the Top One doesn’t believe that former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores is scheming and calculating enough to bring his racism suit against the National Football League for ignoring racial equality in hiring head […]

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Playing on Thick Ice: Ocean State Curlers are a stone’s throw away

“Alright, so basically, curling is shuffleboard on ice,” Dave Rosler says. “If you’ve ever done a lunge, you’ll be great at curling. Also, if you’ve never done a lunge, you’ll be great at curling.”  Rosler is the President of the Ocean State Curling Club, and he’s giving his introductory talk at the club’s monthly “Learn […]

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ON THE BALL AND OFF THE WALL: Pastime is Now Past Time

This column is for non-sports fans who would like some enlightenment and hopefully humor without being sports fanatics. The French-born educator, philosopher and author Jacques Barzun once wrote of what was known as our country’s National Pastime: Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball… No more. Major League […]

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Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Local hiking expert says your beach days ain’t over yet!

Cliff Vanover has long been interested in the natural world. For decades, he has enjoyed hiking in and near Rhode Island, especially where he can observe evidence of glacial geology. As the proprietor of Great Swamp Press, based in southern RI, he writes and publishes maps and guides for walking and biking that are regarded […]

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On the Ball and Off the Wall: Tokyo Olympics — Down and Dirty (and Deadly?)

This column is for non-sports fans who would like some enlightenment and hopefully humor beyond being sports fanatics. Anybody want to buy 160,000 condoms, cheap? If so, contact the International Olympics Committee in Tokyo, where they plan to hand out that stockpile of rubbers to the 11,000 athletes who will be competing in these audience-free […]

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