Updated January 6, 2003
live by training and competition alone. We also enjoy meeting and
making friends, getting involved with clubs and associations --
and sometimes expressing
ourselves online and in letters to the editor of National
current views are expressed in our blog.
cling to the notion that “negative criticism” of any sort is bad
for the movement. “We shouldn’t knock the volunteers who make our
sport possible,” they'll say. Or: “We shouldn’t compare one record
to another, since aren't all records special?”
Well, yes and
no. We should honor all officials who selflessly give of their time,
but we should also hold them to reasonable standards of conduct
and deportment. And critiquing the elites? It’s done
every day. Check your local sports section.
of Masterstrack.com is an archive of opinion articles on our beloved
sport that aren’t always politically correct. So be it. But if you
feel strongly on a subject -- even contrary to my views – you’re
obligated to express them. I welcome private e-mail.
But I encourage
you to share your thoughts with your fellow masters as well.
Below are a few selected views from the past five years.
WMA webmaster race: Ken
Stone’s final thoughts
WMA webmaster race: Courtland
Gray replies to Jordan
WMA webmaster race: Jordan
replies to Clingan
WMA webmaster race: Dave Clingan’s original post
USATF Masters Politics: Why
WAVA needs creative,
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