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I am standing on a playground that resembles my school’s yard  – a flat asphalt square, wet, divided by the painted lines of play spaces. The blacktop sits adjacent to streets that pour downhill into alleys, apartments and a gathering mist. I can’t see the bay, but I feel it out there, beyond the fog. I say […]

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Two weeks back, I had to pull all balls off the yard during morning recess. The cause: a high stakes form of one-fly-up that began with blasting heavy redballs high over head, and then watching them descend like bombs. Luck held for weeks, but then, a little kindergartner, Melvin got bonked and went down. Game […]

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