Stephen Roxborough

Rookie (June 4,1953 / Albany, New York)

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Stephen Roxborough (aka roxword and Rox.) was born in New York to a Canadian father and American mother. He was raised in the Midwest, and grew up in Vancouver, B.C. He won Canadian and British swimming titles and represented Canada on the national team. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, washed dishes with aliens in Las Vegas, and rode his ten-speed from Cape Spear to ... more »

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  • Lenchen Elf (12/9/2004 7:30:00 PM)

    Enjoyable and witty, hope to read much more

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