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  • Traversing the Big C

         Ed is dying of pancreatic cancer. All year we've been getting e-mails about his diagnosis, then his prognosis, then his treatment progress, then his...

  • Tennis, Anyone?

         All it took for tennis to shed its stuffy, elitist reputation was a long-haired sex symbol with a cocky attitude, a few Canon commercials...

  • Stranger in a Straight Land

    There we sat in a staff meeting, all twelve of us, listening to the vice president for operations talk about kitchen upkeep.      "Every bottom...

  • Striking Out

         For a bowler, there's no sweeter sound than the clamor of ten white pins crashing to the floor in a strike.      ''I love...

  • Auntie Establishment

         The performance hall in my hometown is smaller than I remember it, but most things back there are. It's been at least 10 years...

  • Wet-n-Wild

    Washington Wetskins      Take some basketball, mix in dashes of soccer and football, then flood the playing field with water until it's too deep to...

  • Renegades Rugby

    Washington Renegades (Photo by Michael Wichita) Just watching a Washington Renegades rugby practice from the sidelines, one starts to feel gripped by the passion on...

  • Future Tense

    Photos by Michael Wichita and Jonathan Padget We consider ourselves a pretty modern, no nonsense society when it comes to forward-thinking. Low-tar cigarettes, tap lights,...

  • And The Wiener Is…

    This Independence Day is certain to be one heavier on tradition than usual. You know -- as American as apple pie, mom, hot dogs, blah-blah-blah.......

  • And I Love Him

         When my friends and I were in the ninth grade, the bass player for the band Duran Duran announced plans to get married. There...

  • Greetings

    IMAGINE LOSING ONE'S CHILD. That's how the staff of Michael's Entertainment Weekly felt when, on April 11, 1994, the announcement came down from above that...

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