Tag: Richard Ford
The View From Thirty Thousand Feet
A retrospective consideration of my intentions in writing At the Edge of the Solid World.
Two Thoughts on Thinking Athletes
Bismarck’s epigram about diplomacy and sausage applies also to the way we Americans seem to feel about professional athletes. We revere athletic excellence, competitive success. And it’s more than attention we pay; we vote with our wallets. We’ll spend large sums to watch a truly great athlete; we’ll reward him with celebrity and adulation and…