Don’t quit on this one.
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It happened in a blink of an eye. More than 25 years ago. My collegiate hockey career, for what it was, was long behind me. This was a pick-up game. A lazy Saturday afternoon. I should have been watching the Michigan Wolverines on the tube. Yet, if you know a hockey player, you can’t take the game out of the player. (If one could only roll the tape back and bend the story a wee bit.)
It begins and ends with coolness – Real Men don’t wear face masks. Right.
I could hear the defender chasing me from behind – his skate blades cutting the ice. (Swoosh right. Swoosh left. Swoosh right. Swoosh left. All moving in slow motion now.) He was closing in.
I went down. Fellow player, Doc Lovell, bent over and said “Lay still Dave.” I shouted back: “WIPE THE SWEAT FROM MY EYES, DOC.”
Long day. Very long day. I needed this. While my fingers are tapping the mouse (time to go, time to move on, time to go, batta bing, batta bang, go, go, go, GO, GO), I’m thinking Tom Ross. He could do it. 10 minutes without interruption. I was thinking Mimi. She’s chanting Peace. Gentle. Calm. Peace. Gentle. Calm. She’s smiling. She’s framing wonderfully crafted sentences readying herself to drop a comment. Anake’s mind is whirring as he’s watching the waves lap the shoreline. Lori is off in New Zealand while she’s petting her dogs on her ride. Francine’s saying a prayer and staring at the beauty wondering how they captured the shot. Stephen is mentally replaying his cross-country run – this is kid’s play for the Ironman. Keith is chanting his Sutras and Suttas. Ivon has drifted away to the Canadian Rockies. Laurie willed herself to get through. Sandy is mentally drawing and could have run this for 15 minutes. Indira has moved to another peaceful planet. I bet even Michael Brown can manage to get this done. (No offense Michael.)
And me? I’m banging the mouse on my head.
Hit this link.
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Pick which “bold, beautiful” image ties to the word (and definition below):
|Leptosome:||A person with a slender, thin, or frail body.|
|Tarantism:||A disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to dance.|
|Scripturient:||Possessing a violent desire to write.|
|Gorgonize:||To have a paralyzing or mesmerizing effect on: Stupefy or petrify|
|Welter:||A confused mass; a jumble; turmoil or confusion.|
|Acersecomic:||A person whose hair has never been cut.|
|Fanfaronade:||Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.|
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