Bill fired up the coffee maker. Mary shuffled in a few minutes later wearing white socks and a robe that looked like it could fly. They listened to the radio until the caffeine kicked in.

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I look around at my former classmates. …

It was the first morning of the first day of Summer Break and nothing (not even my mom’s jet-engine-vacuum banging around at 6am) could bring me down.

My brother and I kicked things off by measuring exactly our length of freedom.

72 days.

There were 72 glorious days between us…

It was the 10-year-old youth basketball finals.

A dozen or so dutiful parents watched from the stands.


Me and another kid stepped forward.

The opposing point guard flung the ball to a player near the baseline. He shot. The ball bounced. We got the rebound.

“Time out!”

Our coach…

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We’re not even through our appetizers yet when it, he, the conversation inevitably, invariably arrives.

“You talked to Tyler?”

“No,” I say, “not really.”

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