Monthly Archives: November 2016

Of Iron and Bronze – 5

  5. A couple of months into my struggles doing the Olympic lifts at the YMCA Frankie came up to me during a workout. “You switchin’ sides?” he said, smiling and patting me good-naturedly on the back with one huge … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 4

4. In the summer of ’96, not long before I turned 17, my high school friends and I planned what was to be The Greatest Shore Party Of All Time. Through a series of deals and moves that rivaled the … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 3

3. On the drive home I noted the cars passing on the opposite side of the highway. Cars going Northbound on a Saturday around midnight. Many no doubt were on their way to the city, to begin or continue long … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 2

2. That night, after putting in a quick afternoon shift at the carwash where I worked part time, I ended up going over to Ricky’s for a bit. From the apartment I shared with Pete in a two-family house in … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different…

A weightlifting novel… [Note to the Reader: have you ever found yourself desperate for some weightlifting fiction? Of course you have. There are only so many times you can read Twilight the A Song of Ice and Fire books, after all. To fill … Continue reading

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