Monthly Archives: June 2014

100 Yard Dash

We measured it carefully with a 100 foot tape, dad’s longest tape in an encased disk. Starting at the mailbox, a natural line post, I held the disk and you pulled the tape all the way down tar-covered Buckskin Road … Continue reading

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Stars

Many a summer night, hot, muggy, teenage sweat-clinging nights, I lay atop a rough hewn picnic table, under a brilliant Northwest Ohio sky, far from manmade light, far from noxious urban air, far from everything, except the hovering moon and … Continue reading

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Sticks

It is not lost on me that I grew up in the sticks, live in the suburbs, and work in the city. It has been more thanthirty-five years since I lived in the countryside, with the closest neighbor on any side … Continue reading

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