Category Archives: Childhood

Winning: The Shaq Attack

It was winter sometime in the late-90s. We were brand new grown-ups, yet searching for the kind of fulfillment that can only be found by hanging up flyers with awful pictures of your friends all over college campuses with captions … Continue reading

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Why I Am Not an Astrophysicist

A story of revenge, lost redemption, tragedy, humiliation, and broken dreams Fourth grade. Time to learn all the states and capitols, play kickball, read novels, draw maps, play new instruments, and compete in scientific agility challenges. I had finally moved … Continue reading

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Festive

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A Brush with Greatness

The Grape Catcher The year is 1988. The season? Summer. The cost of a gallon of gas was $1.08. It was a time of big bangs, fluorescent leggings, breakdancing, and giant high-top sneakers.  Above all that, the greatest book known … Continue reading

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