That time when magazines and newspapers were the standard and you couldn’t wait to pick one up to find out about some far-flung place to visit and how cool it was there?
New York Times December 15, 2012,
KINSALE, Ireland — A driving downpour at Old Head Golf Links soaked through Tim Lang’s rain suit, blew in his face as he lined up daunting shots along cliffs above the gray Atlantic, and made it difficult to hold his ground on a prosthetic leg in the wet grass.
New York Times, May 28, 2016
There was a time not so long ago when young sports fans wrote actual letters to their heroes and sometimes received a photo or even a note or letter in return — not from an agent or public relations firm, but from the athlete himself. Sometimes the response came autographed, no invoice attached.
It’s a fine day on the southern Oregon coast—warm and clear, with a nip of salt on the breeze blowing in off the Pacific. I’m in the car with my new friend Al Greenfield, proprietor of A Bandon Inn, on our way from the renowned Bandon Dunes Resort to the Sheep Ranch— which is not actually a ranch, and has no sheep.