Category: Essays & Articles

Life Among the Cloggies

The City of Amsterdam By Tom Regan Three couples linger in the elegant lobby. The men wear expensive wool suits, their white silk shirts open to the navel, the better to display the gold medallions on their gold chains. Two of the women wear fur coats that flow to ankle length; the third, a fur [...]

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Still Up to the Challenge?

Royal Lytham and The British Open by Tom Regan The 125th playing of the British Open begins today at historic Royal Lytham and St. Annes. Located on the west coast of England, just south of Blackpool, Lytham is not a links course in the truest sense. The pounding surf of the Irish Sea is never [...]

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Life Lessons

by Tom Regan Four. Three. Two. One. Seven-thirty, on the dot. We’re talking rocket science here. You can’t phone for a tee time before seven-thirty, the day before you want to play. And you don’t want to be back in the queue when the call goes through. So timing is everything. And what timing means [...]

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And the Real Open Winner was . . .?

The Golf Course by Tom Regan All the mainstream stories are in. Monti lost yet another major because he can’t handle the pressure. Ian Wosnan failed to resurrect a dying professional career because his caddie (forget about Woosie) never learned to count beyond fourteen. And David Duval? After elbowing his way through the ill-mannered British [...]

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Vegan Choice

In the invitation extended to me on this occasion I was asked to address vegan choice. Now, at least in my experience, different vegans understand veganism differently. Some are inclined to think of it as the name of a food choice: vegans are people who do not eat the flesh of other animals, but neither [...]

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