First there were the All-American games - baseball, basketball, football. Being a Philly guard it was easy to leave two of them behind and play hoops everyday shoveling snow in the winter, sweating buckets in the summer.
The Army called. Went to every sports tryout they had. Better than carrying or field-stripping a rifle. Played all three sports again until knee cartilage damage at Fort Bragg. Womack Army Hospital treatment included traction for torn knee cartilage? Not quite state-of-the-art. Back to school hooked on rugby and English lit.
Fatherhood and finance led to computer software to pay the bills. 35 years later 'bye-bye' to bits and bytes 'hello, hello ' to paperback writers in Merida, Mexico.