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Seeing Red!

Kirk

01/15/2017

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Like Dr. Frankenstein sparking his infamous monster to life, I feel compelled to revive the long-buried sportswriter inside me, at least for a day. And what, you ask, necessitates this radical resurrection? The greatest creature of them all: Manchester United vs. Liverpool! Okay, so it’s only a football/soccer match. And we’ve got Syria and ISIL […]

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Sharks (and a Dragon) Bite Back!

Kirk

07/06/2016

Sports

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Place: Istanbul | Drink: Orange juice | Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water of football fairy tale finishes…  Someone finally handed the “sharks” – Germany, France, Portugal – a familiar script, the one in which they progress to the latter stages of yet another major international soccer tournament, in this […]

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Head, Heart, Heritage

Kirk

06/26/2016

Sports

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Place: Istanbul | Drink: German beer | The tagline for the European Championship football tournament so far could read “Minnows Bite Sharks!”  And, with two weeks to go in this month-long extravaganza in France, there may be even more blood in the water. If you’ve been watching, then you’re well aware how the likes of […]

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Kirk Wolcott’s First Novel

  • Politics, terrorism, and sports collide in this riveting debut novel by American diplomat and former sportswriter Kirk Wolcott, prompting a crucial question for our time: How far is too far when trying to change the world?

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