Ed Thompson

Zealots and trolls


Sports fans are an interesting breed. On one hand you have the “fanatic” or “zealot” whom The Free Dictionary defines as “a person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm.” The opposite of a fanatic, according to Yahoo! Answers, is the “troll.” A troll or “hater” as they are …

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Remembering a friend

A friend of mine died this week. I didn’t know him well, so some might say he was more of an acquaintance than a friend. But they would be wrong; he was my friend. I knew Lew Fraser for barely two years. He passed away on Oct. 8. I suspect …

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A Father’s Love — an Easter message

As I write this, I’m sitting in a hospital room in Miami looking over at my son. He’s trying to sleep but the pain keeps waking him up. Parents absolutely hate seeing their children suffer. We would willingly take their place in an instant if possible. Of course, we are …

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