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It’s Either In You or It’s Not

By Eclipse Award-Winning Writer Sean Clancy, St Publishing

Hate our game? I love our game. I love it for the madness. For the unknown.
For the highs and lows. I love it because out of all us experts, from all
the analysis, from all the concocting and conjecture, nobody could come up
with this scenario. I’ll Have Another scratched Friday afternoon, the day
before his attempt at ending the Triple Crown drought. Some game. Read more

Ruminations and Reflections from the Weekend

By Eclipse Award-Winning Writer Sean Clancy, St Publishing

A quick jaunt to Florida for HRRN¹s coverage of the Florida Derby and Dubai World Cup, abandoning the Carolina Cup and my family for the weekend. So much happened, so much to remember, so much to forget, so much to contemplate, so much to shake your head and wonder why. Read more

Morning with Miles

By Eclipse Award-Winning Writer Sean Clancy

Slam. It’s always the door I hear first. From the far end of the house. I don’t hear feet, no voice, no anything. Other than the door. Slam. He always slams the door. Then I hear his feet. Patter. Patter. Patter. Like a chicken across a bowling alley.
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Silly resolutions. So many lies. So many false promises.

By Eclipse Award-Winning Writer Sean Clancy

Run every day. Write every day. Won’t happen. Probably won’t get through the week. But here goes. It’s 8:06 on the first working day of 2012. I’ve been up for hours, surfing the Internet, drinking coffee, reading What I talk about When I Talk about Running (so far, a dull 10-minute-mile book about writing and running). Yes, my theme. No, not my style yet. It could get better. I’ve written in fits and starts this morning, nothing very good. I guess, I can check it off, ‘I’ve written today.’ Now for the run.
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Happy New Year

By Eclipse Award-Winning Writer Sean Clancy

I tiptoe past a snoring Frenchman on the couch, turn on the coffee, feed the
fish. Four hours of sleep not enough, glad I drank the water and ate half a
loaf of cinnamon bread before pulling the curtain on 2011.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Birmingham

By Eclipse Award-Winning Writer Sean Clancy

It’s been 20-year dalliance for the southern city and me. I came here, chasing a girl, in 1990. I wound up marrying the woman in 2006; I’ve been the token Yankee at Thanksgiving and Christmas ever since. I’m the one American-ee (as they say) amongst the Kontos family of Birmingham, Alabama. There are other Anglos who have played their parts in the real-life Big Fat Greek Wedding, but I’m the true outsider; blue eyes, light skin and unable to recite the starting 11 of the football team. Roll Tide. Read more

Rest in Peace, Ferdinand

By Eclipse Award-Winning Writer Sean Clancy

He just appeared one day. I don’t remember how he got there, why he got there, who sent him or when he left. We were living in an old yellow house on the edge of Route 82 in Unionville, Pa. I was just out of college, nursing a torn ligament in my knee, eating frozen hamburger paddies cooked in a microwave and drinking beers for lunch. 1992, I guess.
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