Tuesday, October 28, 2003
 
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                                                                                Photo taken by B. Hartinger

This photo was taken in the land where I grew up. The image reminded me of one particular summer spent in recovery from an especially exhausting year of college. It was filled with a good deal of biking and boating. On several occasions, I was invited to play tennis with my former High School English teacher. He owned a sheep ranch and ran boarder collies in competitions. At one point he was 85% self-sufficient. He always welcomed help on the ranch, so as we prepared to play tennis one Saturday afternoon, he suggested we wager something on the set. "If I win, you work the afternoon on my ranch. If you win, I'll take you sailing around the peninsula." It was a lovely day for sailing, and I am not sure if he threw the set because he wanted to sail or if I legitimately won it. I suppose I will never know for sure, and the way I tell it will depend on my self-image and pride at the time. It is a nice memory in any case.



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