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Late yesterday, I stood on the empty playground at the foot of the tetherball pole, talking to myself about cutting the pole down. “That’s it!” I said.┬áIn my right hand, I held a hacksaw. The job I had in mind would require about five minutes. Even before yesterday, however, I had closed book on tetherball. […]

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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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