Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Opening paragraphs.....................

          Having rowed myself since the tender age of twelve
          and having been around rowing ever since, I believe
          I can speak authoritatively on what we may call the
          unseen values of rowing - the social, moral, and
          spiritual values of this oldest of chronicled sports
          in the world.  No didactic teaching will place these
          values in a young man's soul.  He has to get them by
          his own observation and lessons.
                                  -George Yeoman Pocock

Monday, October 9, 1933, began as a gray day in Seattle.  A gray day in a gray time.

-Daniel James Brown,  The Boys In The Boat:  Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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