Old Boys Become Young Men

Football Coach’s Words Inspire Small School to Lone Section Championship A pregame speech from head coach Buck Roggeman was a sermon from a football god. A grown man with traps that stretched neck-to-shoulders and a chest that looked as if it could press a car, his words sailed on scripts from ancient times. He toldContinue reading “Old Boys Become Young Men”

We All Just Wanna Be Big Rockstars

It was dark and cold and we were groggy when the bus pulled up to the hotel. “What time is it?” asked Big Tim, his red beard and cowboy boots. “Four-thirty,” said Emory, brown eyes under a large hoody looking at his phone. ”In the fucking morning.” * The Manchester Wolves we were, an ArenaContinue reading “We All Just Wanna Be Big Rockstars”

Ends to Beginnings and Beginnings to Ends, On End

A new year has turned old and soon it will end so another can begin. We have learned. We have done. We are the same as we were or we are different or we are some combination of the two. Maybe we’ve grown taller. Maybe we’ve grown wiser. Grown a belly or a mustache orContinue reading “Ends to Beginnings and Beginnings to Ends, On End”

Snow Valley: Last of the Ski Bums

Mike the mustached ski bum lives the good life in his mountain village of Snow Valley, but times are changing. Old Arlo Sweetwater is dead and SkiCorp — led by evil Valeman — has weaved its web into the valley. With help from wise Miss Minerva and that mystical foreigner known as the samurai, MikeContinue reading “Snow Valley: Last of the Ski Bums”