The Underground Man, two times two, and Justify

So said Fyodor Dostoevsky in his masterpiece "Notes from Underground": With the ant-heap the respectable race of ants began and with the ant- heap they will probably end, which does the greatest credit to their perseverance and good sense. But man is a frivolous and incongruous creature, and perhaps, like a chess player, loves the... Continue Reading →

our chapter

eleven names have always hearkened back to what the books of history have said mute tones of sepia and white and black accented with blue checks or devil’s red illuminated manuscripts of old bring illustrated tales of hero steeds though yellowed leaves fall short of making bold the full extent of witnessing those deeds our... Continue Reading →

in defense of Martha Claussen

The new NTRA poll came out this afternoon.  American Pharoah was one vote short of unanimous atop the Top Thoroughbred poll, and this fact has broken Twitter. Hold your horses, everyone. Would I have voted American Pharoah on top or not if I had a vote?  I can't say -- I do not have a... Continue Reading →

soundtrack to a Triple Crown

when you're thinkin' you're a joke and nobody's gonna listen to the one small point i know they've been missing around here Yesterday, I was more excited about seeing a horse race in person than I was about seeing the Goo Goo Dolls in person for the first time. I was more excited about catching... Continue Reading →

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