Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sumi Jo: My Korean Alter Ego

When I spent a year teaching English in Korea, all of my students had English names.  A Korean student is given an English name by the teacher on the student’s first day of English class, and he often keeps it … Continue reading

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Aly Raisman and the myth of artistic gymnastics part 2

So, I’ve already talked about how artistry and beauty are not synonymous.  So, what is artistry? Now is the point of the article where I cop out.  I’m not going to give a definition of artistry.  However, I am going … Continue reading

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Andy Murray: US Open Champ!

Better late than never. 9 months ago, when I heard that Andy Murray had hired Ivan Lendl as his coach, I thought, “He’ll probably fire him in six months, just like the others.” I was wrong.  Again.  Which is fine.  … Continue reading

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Aly Raisman and the myth of artistic gymnastics part 1

A month ago(!) the Olympics ended, hard to believe.  However, I have been thinking about this issue since then, and I think I am finally ready to write about it. When Aly Raisman won the Gold Medal for floor, many … Continue reading

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