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  • I read recently a column by an 88-year-old who had discovered it was contentment that kept his peers going. What happened to “Rage, rage against the dying of the light”?
  • Ryan Fowkes, East Hampton High’s standout senior cross-country runner, placed 11th in a field of 200 at the Manhattan College invitational, the country’s largest high school cross-country race, Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.
  • The Y.M.C.A. East Ham­pton RECenter has, under Rosie Orlando, the Y’s health and wellness director, been working with those who have Parkinson’s disease for the past two years, at the instance of Steve Sicilian, a Y member who has Parkinson’s and also participates in Epic Martial Arts’ boxing sessions.
  • When Kathy McGeehan was asked Monday if the East Hampton High School girls volleyball team she coaches should be considered league champs, she said, “Oh my God, don’t say that . . . this league may not be decided until the last ball hits the floor.”
  • Six days a week, at her Epic Martial Arts studio in Sag Harbor, Sensei Michelle Del Giorno challenges and urges on numerous Rock Steady Boxing students of hers who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease — hard-charging 75-minute Parkinson’s-specific workouts that would test the stamina of most anyone.
  • Kai Costanzo had been planning to do the Serpent’s Back Duathlon’s relay with his cousin, but the latter was a no-show at Ed Ecker County Park in Montauk Sunday morning, so Costanzo ran, biked, and ran his way to the win in 1 hour, 25 minutes, and 36 seconds
  • Nick West, who, had he not suffered a broken foot in a semifinal win, would have provided East Hampton High School’s boys soccer team with considerably more firepower in its 2014 state final versus Rochester’s Greece Athena, which the Bonackers lost 4-2, has been the collegiate men’s soccer scoring leader — that’s D-III, D-II, and D-I — in the nation this fall.
  • East Hampton High’s girls volleyball and swimming teams continued undefeated in league competition this past week, one in which the field hockey team won three in a row, the boys and girls soccer teams won twice, the golf team, avenging itself on Westhampton Beach at the South Fork Country Club, might have played itself into a three-way share of the League VIII title, and the boys volleyball team won for the first time this season.
  • When a woman with whom we were talking one night at Cittanuova said she had never felt she was any better or any less than anyone else, I said, “That’s it.”
  • A month from now we’ll know if there will be a course correction politically, as many hope, though how many will back up that hope by voting — presumably for a more evenhanded, more thoughtful, less lacerating society — remains to be seen. I hope there’ll be a record midterm turnout.

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