Despite the armchair psychology, while Newtown school mass murderer Adam Lanza was probably rather off upstairs, National Rifle Association CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre isn’t a psychopath. He’s a million-dollar-a-year shill in a nice bespoke suit who seems to know which side of the toast the butter’s on. His idea of a flannel outdoorsy shirt probably has a Brooks Brothers label.… [Read more]
Amidst the muck and the mire of the paint by numbers US presidential campaign - 1 %! 47 %! 53 %! 99%! – and its inevitable lies, damn lies, and statistics… a respite. A little Canadian Dream in a hard-core hoopsters’ package.
I have coached young women’s basketball for a long time. Way back in the analog age, circa 1985, when Ontario player ambitions rarely extended beyond an indifferently organized and sloppily played high school season.… [Read more]
I was raised by a mother who wanted very much to be progressive and forward-thinking and who, in many ways, succeeded. But she was saddled with a troublesome belief that you couldn’t be smart and anything else. She had a very compartmentalized view of me, and decided I was to be academic, not athletic.… [Read more]