Gene Upshaw at his best.
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Reads, Listens, Views
It’s this time of the week where I share what I’ve been reading, listening, and viewing each week – football, fantasy football, and non-football.
Football – Two Links from writer Alen Dumonjic, who does an excellent job of analyzing the game.
Goal-Line Stand – This is a part of the website The Score. I strongly recommend Alen’s contributions. He does a fantastic job with X’s and O’s and explaining football technique.
Inside the matchup: Patriots vs. Dolphins by Alen Dumonjic courtesy of Boston.com – I know this is last week’s game but the analysis is insightful and explains concepts that go beyond this game.
Sewing her way out of poverty By Nicholas D. Kristof – The inspiring story of a married mother in Kenya who resorted to prostitution to support her children after they pushed out of her house by her husband who brought in a new wife. The mother learns to sew, creates a business, and with the help of a microsavings program earns enough to work her way out of poverty.
Super-Earth: Newly discovered planet could potentially support life By Denise Chow
Tidal Turbines: New sparks of hope for green energy from beneath the waves by Colin Woodward – A town on the Maine coast is the Kitty Hawk for green energy.
A Photo Essay on the Great Depression
El Nino performed by the late, great Michael Brecker – perhaps the one saxophonist who built on what John Coltrane did (while also performing with the likes of Aerosmith, Cameo, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, and over 900 albums of music of every genre).