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Me and Joe McGee

The only man I knew who died in a war was Joseph O’Neil McGee, killed in Vietnam on Sept. 28, 1970. I knew him only as Joe. He worked at my father’s restaurant when I was a boy, and he died … Continue reading

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Never Trust ‘The Brand’

Once upon a time, a kid could trust his priest. An athlete could trust his coach. A kid could look up to the guy who won the Tour de France every year. He could believe the inspirational story of the … Continue reading

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