Something Shocking for Lightning Day, in 6 Words


We’ve all done something in our youth that might have wiped us off the face of the earth.

Or is that just me?

Only I wasn’t that young. I was in my 30s. It was a dark and stormy night. No really, it was. I worked as a copy editor at the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record. And a thunderstorm and high winds ripped through the downtown streets. Disarray reigned.

Or, just a lot of rainwater.

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Go Ask Daddy About Age Limits, Pricey Tickets and Google Trick … ets?

Virginia Tech Hokies block punt vs Duke
This would be me – getting blocked. By a Hokie.
So, I used to have this wacky-ass idea.

After a non-descript high school football career that lasted zero games and about six practices, I wanted to make a comeback. Years later. Like, when I was in my mid 30s. But now that I think of it, can you make a comeback when you’ve never really had a career?

My wacky-ass idea was to finish my degree, at nearby Guilford College, as a punter. Guilford wears these cool crimson uniforms, and plays in a little campus stadium on their cozy brick-laid campus, with a backdrop of the changing Carolina leaves across the field.

No, linebackers wouldn’t care much about the bricks and fall foliage.

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