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Scorched Earth

All the guests of the party were gathered silently in the living room. Alisha paced back and forth in the kitchen. “This is a disaster. Nobody’s talking to each other,” she fussed at Sam. “I’ve been to cheerier funerals,” replied … Continue reading

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An Apocryphal History of Curling in America

It’s common knowledge among curling enthusiasts that the primary tool of the trade for many years was the corn broom. Since corn is indigenous to North America, the corn broom can properly described as a uniquely western addition to the … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Game

Gustav and Elisha sat watching the Euro Cup on TV. Elisha rolled her eyes, looked over and asked, “what do you think of this?” “I love international soccer,” replied Gustav. “Because it gives you something to do after watching paint … Continue reading

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Texas A&M Class of ’73

I wear a university class ring. It isn’t mine. I bought it off eBay six years ago. The words ‘Texas A&M University 1876’ encircle an eagle protected by a shield with the year ’73. The name ‘Clark Chisum’ is etched … Continue reading

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