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Truman Capote

Looking at the connection of sports to writing

Looking at the connection of sports to writing

It appears, friends, that I will only be writing a few more of these columns. In order to start another career in the world of academia, I will have to leave my post with The Aegis at the end of next week, meaning this installment will be my second to last. It is very strange to see that spelled out, for more reasons than I can relate in 600 words, or 6,000 for that matter.

I've spent roughly one-fifth of my life, seven years out of 34, cranking these things out, usually, as is the case with the one you're reading, so close to deadline that the editors probably wanted to throttle me. Some of them came to me so easily it seemed as if my fingers were a direct line to my...