Articles by Jim Atkinson

The Race of His Life

Jan 20, 2013 By Jim Atkinson

When a world-class athlete like Austin’s Lance Armstrong gets cancer, it’s a shock—for him, and for every man who has ever considered himself invincible.

Sober

Jan 20, 2013 By Jim Atkinson

More than a decade ago I wrote about the virtues of the drinking life and the comforts of what I called a “bar bar.” Then I hit rock bottom. It’s been eight years now since I took my last drink—and I’m finally ready to tell the rest of the story.

State of the Heart

Jan 20, 2013 By Jim Atkinson

Bypass surgery with almost no pain, and you get to go home three days later? Don’t have a coronary: It’s happening right now, in Texas.