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Entries for September 2016

Like most kids, I tried to answer the question of what I wanted to be when I grew up.

For me, the answer came in the mid-1960s during a Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers game while preparing for Thanksgiving dinner. I recall sharing the couch with my grandparents in the family room of our rented ranch while sitting before our tiny, Panasonic black-and-white TV. Both my parents were drunk. My mother was hovering between the family room and the kitchen while trying to watch dinner and the game. The smell of dinner was overpowering.
“Oh, I just love Alex Kraus,” my mother wooed and ogled at the Lion’s defensive tackle during one pass through the room. “He’s so big and strong.”

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