James Salter remembers his friend Peter Matthiessen: http://nyr.kr/1eBbe8P
“When you celebrate Christmases together and everyone’s birthdays and other events through the years, a dense and indestructible fabric is made, really too rich to imitate or describe. We sailed up the Nile. We were in France together, St. Petersburg, Italy. We drank together, sometimes quite a bit. For a few years, in our sixties, we had a ritual of throwing ourselves into the cold sea on November 1st, then having an icy martini with our wives on the beach.”
Photograph courtesy of Peter Matthiessen.
Guys like James and Peter, you don’t find them often.
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Olympic great Michael Phelps to end retirement
Baltimore Sun: 22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps is ending his retirement and will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at an Arizona meet on April 24-26.
Phelps’s longtime coach Bob Bowman revealed the news Monday and said Phelps would swim three events — the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly.
"I wouldn’t say it’s a full-fledged comeback," Bowman said.
Photo: Phelps celebrates after winning the gold in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2012 London Olympics. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images via Baltimore Sun)
Donald Rumsfeld says a ‘trained ape’ could do better than Obama in Afghanistan
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Monday attacked the Obama administration for failing to secure a status of forces agreement with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.
Rumsfeld, speaking on Fox News, said even a “trained ape” could do better.
"A trained ape could get a status of forces agreement," Rumsfeld said. "It does not take a genius. And we have so mismanaged that relationship."
Rumsfeld noted that the United States has such agreements with more than 100 other countries. Such an agreement would allow the United States to station military forces in Afghanistan for years to come.
Digital Daily NNC (Northland News Center)
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Deer River man sentenced to eight years in prison for stabbing
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Brigan sentenced for car crash killing Carlton County Workers
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Signs of spring: Photo Gallery
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