Tag Archives: memoir

  1. John Madden NFL Football vs Bust Buy Return

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    September 12, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Clint Eastwood talked to a stool. I talked to a game case for Madden NFL 2013. It’s normal when you know it’s slipping away.

  2. PIER PRESSURE

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    August 6, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    My hometown had the biggest shopping mall on the Pacific coast between San Francisco and Seattle. It was a small …
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  3. Wrestling With The Devil

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    June 14, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    BOOK REVIEW All great stories are about journeys, either internally or externally. Wrestling With The Devil is both. From The …
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  4. Vietnam And The Spitter, Myth or Fact?

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    June 2, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    A Korean War Memorial in the front room Myths did so much to explain the world before science kicked in. …
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  5. Basketball And The Wrestler

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    April 12, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    When Your Neighborhood Weight Room Has A Basketball Court (also seen on oregonsportsnews.com) Get choked? Take a punch in the …
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  6. The Bulldog, part one

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    February 5, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Nominations are open. The measure of a man comes from how much they give. The big man who gives little …
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  7. A Funeral With A Flourish

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    December 26, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    There are phone calls you look forward to, and those you don’t. Nick Steele got one. It was from his dad. “You …
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  8. Birth Of Caveman

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    November 30, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    by David Gillaspie The recent news from Penn State and Syracuse deal with coaches from other sports. Assistants in football and …
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  9. Starbucks Confession, pt 1

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    August 24, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    OR HOW COFFEE GOT ME GOOD  Once upon a time the cup of coffee in your hand graded somewhere between thirty-weight Turkish oil …
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  10. A Parkinson’s Trip

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    August 24, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    You’ve heard it before, “Hate the war, love the warrior”; “hate the process, love the results?” Adapted for Parkinson’s, it …
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  11. Sauna Difference 9

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    April 14, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    It’s Hot Because It’s Supposed To Be Hot A lovely woman explained her situation to the sauna ladies. “I need …
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  12. Autzen With An O

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    January 8, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    The Boss sings Glory Days and I think of Autzen Stadium, though I had no glory there. When you play …
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  13. DUXFORD SUPER GUNNER

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    September 1, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    How does military genius work?  Start with technology.  Military genius understands the role of technology. The knife wins hand to …
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  14. The Missing Cowboy Treasure

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    August 26, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    I’ve confessed before and I’ll admit it here:  I coached youth soccer.  I was a soccer daddy.  More than that, …
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  15. New York Matador, pt.3

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    August 24, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Felix Brinkmann sat at a table near the front door of Adam’s Apple.  He saw everything.  He was there when I left …
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  16. Wrestling With WTF

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    August 6, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    For most, the word wrestling works best as a metaphor, a way to connect two ideas. For example, when you …
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  17. Home Town pt. 1, The Log Cabin

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    July 18, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Most places have a ‘corner’ store.  It’s best if it’s within walking distance, but still good if you don’t want to …
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  18. BATTLE SCAR

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    June 9, 2010 by David Gillaspie

      War movies work best when they take familiar emotions places they’ve never been.  We experience strange feelings and think we can track them back like a story arc with …
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  19. Caregiver’s Corner Technique: Dry

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    June 9, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    If you are involved with your family, you may become a caregiver.  That’s not a statement as much as it …
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  20. Writing, Whine, and Cheese

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    June 1, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Are you a writer?  Do you want to be a writer?  Doesn’t everyone? Some say, “When I retire I’ll write …
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