Category Archives: Baseball

The Shortstop

A photo of the northwest corner of Earl’s Meadow, where we would play baseball on summer afternoons. The Shortstop By Richard Mabey Jr. From the summer of 1964, when I was 10 years old, till about the summer of 1971, … Continue reading

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Remembering Thomas Wolfe

Remembering Thomas Wolfe By Richard Mabey Jr. In the summer of 1967, between having graduated from Chapel Hill School and starting Boonton High School, I read Thomas Wolfe’s novel, Look Homeward, Angel. I read it as one of the books … Continue reading

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The Beat of a Different Drummer

The Beat of a Different Drummer By Richard Mabey Jr. As long as I can remember, I’ve played the drums. This essay isn’t so much about playing the drums, but it does center upon the theme of playing the drums. … Continue reading

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The Old Gas Station Soda Cooler

The Summer of 1964 was a most memorable summer for me. I was 10 years old and it was a most magical time of my life. There were the old tree forts. One was located in the tall, towering maple … Continue reading

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When One Door Closes, Another One Opens

In the early Spring of 1969, at the age of 15, I learned an important spiritual lesson. Sometimes the very thing that we want, is not in harmony with Divine Spirit. While our ego pulls us in one direction, the … Continue reading

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