Sunday, July 30, 2006

Finishing up (and thinking about) old projects

Today I am going to invite you to indulge me one last time, reading my last two The Authority Speaks columns that I wrote as the sports editor of one of my old college newspapers.

The first one is a reflection on Arthur Ashe, who died the week before this column was published.

The second one was my last column. I wonder now if some of the things I wrote weren't unconsciously chosen by me to reflect my desire to end the job. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't fired or run out by the readers. I was burned out from trying to run too many things on a very small staff. I had no experience and precious little training at this job. I decided that it was causing too many sleepless nights and too much stress at a time when my school work was the main thing to be focusing on.

The other thing I am offering up to you today is a brief piece I wrote in response to Alton Brown's new show--Feasting on Asphalt.

I really enjoyed the show, but it got me thinking about roads not taken.

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