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August 20, 2013

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The quote about the greatest athlete of all time is taken out of context. Here it is as it should be: "There is no question in my mind that Achilleus was the greatest athlete of all time. He could do it all -- run, throw, field, hit, hit with power. Even Odysseus, no slouch at such events as the javelin throw and shot put, deferred to Achilleus, who was god's man, less mortal than divine." When I asked Sisskind who among modern athletes he would rank near the top, he said Ted Williams and Gordie Howe. Thank you for your attention. Sincerely yours, Janet.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark
                   

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