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Coltrane at Ninety MPH

‘ He didn’t play Coltrane until he was out of the city. Till then he would have felt too confined Windows up, roof closed, traffic all around Stopping and going. The music would not have felt right then. . But … Continue reading

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morning poem, january 8, 2015

    White smoke rises from the chimney And fades into the white sky. There is no horizon and no clear lines All is as if inside a cloud As if in a dream. Only the whisper of the rain … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 15)

15. Evening comes again and Sparks and Murphy appear and his shots again go one by one into the night air and bounce off of the crooked rim. Nothing new. I am still holding out some hope that my interaction … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 13)

13. After I made the final cuts, we began our season with an away game against Duval High School. Even though my team did not have a standout player and even though none of my first seven players had ever … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 12)

Hey, faithful readers!  Here is chapter twelve in its glorious entirety. Thanks for reading and liking so far.   I’ve got a request, though.  This afternoon between 3:24 and 3:31, I got five “likes.”  This is very unusual, since I … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (chapter 11)

      Hey faithful readers.  Just a note here to mention and explain my method here for the last few and next few days.  I’ve a got a new novel up for sale on Amazon. ( It’s dirt cheap … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 10)

. 10.   THIS EVENING AS I WATCH SPARKS AND MURPHY I think not only about how to make progress with Kelso tomorrow and in the days following, but wonder once again at my situation. I understand why Sparks is … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 9)

9. THE YEAR BEFORE I TOOK THE JOB at Walhonde High School I taught and coached at a tiny junior high school in Pocahontas County. We were about as far up in the mountains as a school could be and … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 8)

Here is chapter 8.  If you’ve missed any of the other seven chapters, just back up a post or two on this blog.  (Ed.)   8.   Of course, I am anxious as the afternoon progresses and I sit alone, … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 6)

Here, in all its glory, is chapter 6.  The plot begins to thicken here. 6. The next day is another fine, sunny, autumn afternoon. I have been hearing the playground sounds of the schoolchildren every day for a week or … Continue reading

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