Monthly Archives: May 2006

Don’t You Dare Laugh

Remember how when you were a kid the funniest place on earth was church? Where you could not laugh under pain of mortal sin so you just had to laugh, even though nothing was funny except that you couldn’t stop … Continue reading

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The Parcheesi Plot

Ah, the hours whiled away on the Parcheesi board as a youth. I haven’t played the game in years, but I can still remember the sound and feel of the dice rattling in the leather cup, the chok-chok of the … Continue reading

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Wild Strawberries

There are moments in every life that stand as treasures in the heart, riches that are savored throughout the life to its end. When I was 8 or 9 years old, we set out one late 1940s summer afternoon on … Continue reading

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Football In the Side Pocket

Mr. McGuire: “I just want to say one word to you -just one word.”Ben: “Yes sir.”Mr. McGuire: “Are you listening?”Ben: “Yes I am.”Mr. McGuire: “‘Plastics.’”xxxxxxxxxxxxx– From The Graduate, 1967 The Albany Billiard Ball Company, founded in 1868 by John Wesley, … Continue reading

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