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I met Mark about 20 years ago when we were both working for Sports Eye (a.k.a. “The Bible of Harness Racing”). Every employee played the horses. We all had that one thing in common. Mark and I also shared a fondness for smoking weed. When his mother kicked her tenant out of the upstairs apartment … Continue reading Oh Captain, My Captain
First let me say in this brief introduction, That I’m listening to a BBC production, Of the Canterbury Tales, by Chaucer, Geoffrey, Who wrote in Middle English, which is all Greek to me. This poem in High School, I surely did dread, Because I couldn’t understand a word that he said. But now this story … Continue reading The Trotterbury Tale
When I was a teenager, my family bought a summer bungalow in Yaphank, Long Island. The place where we lived was part of the German-American Settlement League, a private club exclusively for people of German extraction. They had 50 bungalows, a ballfield, a clubhouse, and a private beach on the Carmen’s River. Our house was … Continue reading I Was A Teenage Nazi
It was Star Wars night at Clipper Magazine Stadium and the first 1,000 attendees got free bobblehead dolls of the Barnstormers Mascot, Cylo, dressed in Darth Vader attire. I got there an hour before game time, but that wasn’t early enough to be among the first 1,000. Almost 7,000 people showed up for the game. … Continue reading Storm Troopers