Independent Thinking Blog


I Am Not an Athlete

I overheard a woman at the gym the other day telling her friends that she'd once run a marathon. While they were oohing and aahing over her accomplishment, she added some caveat that I didn't catch. Then she said, "I'm not an athlete." She might run the world's...

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Why I’m Not an NFL Owner

You might have read that the Green Bay Packers are selling ownership shares. Which means that, for $250, you can own a share of the franchise. You can't sell you share (or shares) and it won't increase in value--but it makes you an owner of the NFL-Super-Bowl-winning...

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Out of Practice

Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester suggested that his team's historic late-season collapse had nothing to do with the fact that he and his teammates were drinking on the job. His rationale: they were doing the same thing in April and May--and the team was winning....

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