American Dunkirk

In General, Rowing by Barry StraussLeave a Comment

New Orleans is soaked with water. Tampa is full of hot air — and that’s just the press. Actually, with so many of them holding their mouth in a permanent sneer, it’s a miracle that they get the air out. Case in point: I tried to find a transcript of Rick Santorum’s speech online last night. I watched it on …

Barry StraussAmerican Dunkirk

Core Values

In Rowing, Spartacus by Barry Strauss2 Comments

When I took up a rowing some years ago, I learned that things were not as they seemed. People speak of “pulling an oar,” but in fact, rowing is more about pressing than pulling. By pressing against the foot-stretcher, a rower’s legs do more to move the boat than his arms do by pulling the oars. If that seems counter-intuitive, …

Barry StraussCore Values