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Sunday, August 28, 2005

With Grit Like That...

I'm proud to point out that a college classmate, Howie Axelrod, makes his debut today in the NYT Magazine with this inspiring story (entitled A Baseline Recovery) about James Blake, the American tennis player who broke his neck in a game last May and has since recovered to play again.  I'd never heard about Blake before I saw Howie at our 10th reunion this past June, who told me about the story.  Having read it now, it'll be hard not to keep one's eyes on him.  An amazing story about perseverence. 

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I studied poetry and fictiona at asu with howie axelrod. ive been trying to get in touch with him. do you have any contact info?

andrea england

Posted by: andrea england | Mar 21, 2006 6:08:08 PM

Indeed he is Marc!

Posted by: Dan Markel | Aug 28, 2005 9:29:35 PM

Pretty neat that Blake just won the Pilot Pen today.

Dan--I went to high school with Howie--a little private school called Roxbury Latin in a Boston suburb. When I knew Howie he was a pretty good tennis player and already a gifted writer. I was glad to see that he has his first piece in the Times. He's a bit of a comeback story himself.

Posted by: Marc O. DeGirolami | Aug 28, 2005 8:10:43 PM

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