Monthly Archives: February 2016

Train

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Warm the bench.  The high, red-brick gymnasium overshadowed our school’s single-story classrooms. Parked on the cold bench with fellow player-wannabees, my gaze dropped to the tennis-shoed polio foot at the end of my left leg. My rear end’s the best thing this bench ever saw come its way. I’ll keep this wood plank warm all season. I looked up to the scrimmage…

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Race to Space

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My index finger entered the circular hole of the rotary disc. I dialed the figures scrawled on the paper before me. A job lead, maybe? The seconds taking me to dial had me reflecting. Boy oh boy, just yesterday it seems. I was five-years-old – shedding the leg brace. Then nine – hospitalized by the second polio bout. My thoughts…

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