august 5, 2019

“Real empathy is sometimes not insisting that it will be okay, but acknowledging that it is not.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg     Somewhere in my house are photos of Gary Thurman that probably no one but me has seen. And that’s where they’ll remain until the remodel is over and I can get back in to find them. So, for now, this starting gate at Keeneland will have to stand

august 14, 2018

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” ~ Muhammad Ali     So, the thing that surprised me most about harness racing was the gate. I was expecting a stationary gate, the horses get in, the gate opens, the horses run, and then a tractor hauls the gate directly off the track. No. With harness racing, at least this harness race, the horses