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Why Did Soccer Fail In The U.S. When Other Sports Thrived?

Below is a link to a research paper I wrote last year that I’ve uploaded to my Academia page. It concerns research into the growth of gridiron football (NFL-style), baseball, and basketball in the US and why association football (a.k.a. … Continue reading

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A Reflection On The Fall Of Saigon By A Vietnamese Refugee

Today marks the 39th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, which led to the end of the Vietnam War. My friend Tom and his family fled the country to the USA as war refugees. He marked the anniversary with a lengthy post … Continue reading

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On Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon), 519 Years to the Day of his Arrival

From Eduardo Galeano‘s book, Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone: Columbus Defying the fury of the winds and the hunger of ship-eating monsters, Admiral Christopher Columbus set sail. He did not discover America. The Polynesians had arrived a century previous, and the … Continue reading

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