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Spook

     “What I’m after is proof. Or evidence, anyway - evidence that some form of disembodied consciousness persists when the body closes up shop. Or doesn’t persist.” (13)…

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4 Replies · Reply by Riley Heeren Nov 18, 2016

Scorecasting

Scorecasting by Tobias J. Moskowitz and L. Jon Wertheim

Trying to predict who will win the next Super Bowl is a fool's errand, but trying to predict who will win the next World Series is far easier.…

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4 Replies · Reply by Soren Jensen Nov 18, 2016

Our Boys

“Coach Barta was a legend in western Kansas, or so I was told over the course of a three-day visit in November 2007”(1).

You are sitting in the locker room before the first…

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4 Replies · Reply by Dayton Ross Nov 18, 2016

League Of Denial

“The Webster’s needed to move on, but Mike was paralyzed….Mentally Paralyzed”(47). Scary to think of, but concussions experienced by Mike Webster during his time in the NFL made him a living zombie. At mercy of the traumatic…

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4 Replies · Reply by Koby Paulsen Nov 18, 2016

The Life of Slang

“Slang was once considered a sign of poor breeding or poor taste, but now it indicates that the speaker is fun-loving, youthful, and in touch with the latest trends”(71).

“Bae”, “lit”, and “fleek” are all common slang…

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5 Replies · Reply by Jamie Stuhr Nov 18, 2016

Evicted

“Arleen could have given Sherrena her reduced check, but she thought it was better to be behind and have a few hundred dollars in her pocket than be behind and completely broke. Quentin kept his eyes on the road, ‘Story of they…

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5 Replies · Reply by Carlie Gladden Nov 18, 2016