Author Archives: Ben Gannon

Child Two

Johnny Appleseed was one tough cuss.  My good friend worked on a stage with my future wife in an elementary school performing in front of an angry mob infested with parents crying about their son not receiving the lead role.  … Continue reading

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Tired of Crying

I just told a good friend of mine I’m tired of crying. Recently, I lost a brother and a friend.  Now, we are losing a mother who only has twelve children left. I will cry, but she will prefer me, … Continue reading

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Child One

At the age of ten, a girl, who would later become my wife, was an aspiring actress.  After one performance, she then became an expiring actress.  In the off broadway elementary play, “Johnny Appleseed”, she played the part of “child … Continue reading

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Game One: Brats and Onions

Unable to attend game one of the 2017 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros,  I celebrated it with my wife with grilled onions and brats. Two of my best friends, Mark and Trevor St. Johnsonville … Continue reading

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Game Three

My wife, brothers, and friends are watching the World Series tonight, and it doesn’t matter who wins or loses.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m rooting for a team, but the fun of the atmosphere may provide pleasure for those suffering … Continue reading

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Turn on the Lights

Light poles weren’t easy to come around in Spokane, Washington in the ninety seventies.  They weren’t even easy to hide behind on a night when lights were required. My late brother, Steve, although mostly revered for his wrestling talents, was … Continue reading

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Rulers and J.D.

What seems to be a million years ago, I was a teacher of sorts.  When Autumn comes, someone can either rise or fall.  One of the most brilliant students, sadly, was not in my classroom.  I taught English, and my … Continue reading

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Sorry, Golf.

Golf season is always over for me, but post season baseball is starting soon. The NFL and college football is also beginning, but I would like to provide a sweet conclusion to golf. Admitting that I am a less than … Continue reading

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Errors

Analogies are something I appreciate.  The baseball team I’ve been rooting for the last forty years recently committed a crime.  They proceeded to commit five errors in one inning…Something which hasn’t been done since 1977.  Bravo. The President of the … Continue reading

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Eclipse This

Although today will be an interesting two and a half minutes of darkness regarding the total eclipse, I’m more concerned with the specialized glasses I may have to purchase when Sasquatch comes back to town. Can you look directly at … Continue reading

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