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Marino lands two stories in Wall Street Journal
February 28, 2011
Gordon Marino, professor of philosophy and curator of St. Olaf's Hong Kierkegaard Library, recently landed back-to-back bylines in the Wall Street Journal, including "Finding Calm in Mike Tyson's Pigeon Coop" and a review of Andrew Dubus III's memoir, Townie.
"Standing by the upscale pigeon coops nestled in a garage chock-a-block with new exercise equipment, I confessed that I could not glean the beauty in these beady-eyed critters," writes Marino in the Tyson story. "Recently described as the 'Bird Man of Boxing,' Mr. Tyson pointed to a pigeon in a single pen and asked, 'See anything special?' After a quick inspection, I half-joked, 'Great posture.'
"'Bingo!' he clapped. 'He's a champ.'"