"I was genuinely looking for a conversation, thinking, fool-headed though I was, that after all this time there grew a maturity in the other party that made him a person from whom I could learn. This proved to be an erroneous thought."
"Again, Shane. That's not how it works. Those are simply the rules of logic. If one want to make a statement, be prepared to back it up and don't get butthurt when one is called out on it.
In any case, I can hardly prove a negative, except…"
"Where? It's not a cheap sport.
I rowed for some time in college. It was one of very few varsity sports that took anyone with a pulse over six feet (except coxswains). Very beautiful but also very demanding sport. Training was often grueling…"