Route 66 Buzz-Plucking Victory Out of Thin Air

Catching the football was a big deal in my first junior high school game.

First off, on Saturday morning I rode to the stadium. There, I met the coach and the team, then yanked over head my shoulder pads and chin-strapped on my helmet and marched out on the field. After that, I lined up as wide receiver on the right-hand side. When the quarterback grunted the signal — hut! — I…

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Rick Hammer

Rick Hammer

Rick Hammer was born in Joplin, Missouri along Route 66, schooled in Saint Paul, Minnesota at Macalester College. Writing has driven him to 16 countries.