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one card short.

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it’s well into the night

when it becomes apparent 

that one of our players

has fully slipped into a

‘one card short of a deck’

state of mind

and announces –

“i can’t play anymore, all of my cards say the same thing.”

“as long as there are games to play it is not over. “

-alex ferguson

all.

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at the asian new year birthday celebration

of our young friend, y

wearing her traditional korean holiday dress

and bowling shoes

with

basketball, rock and roll, and football 

playing on the big screens

of the american bowling alley

celebrating with grandies and more friends 

indian, african-american, lebanese, irish, iranian, korean

adults, children, babies

all enjoying the fun

all bowling

all sharing a meal

all languages

all blowing out the candles

all toasting

all.

“preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.”

-cesar chavez

a day late and a trifle short.

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imagine my surprise 

when i found out

that the party i was going to tonight

at my sweet irish friend’s house

had already happened last night

and

 when i stopped over today

 it looked like

a great time was had by everyone 

especially those who were there on the right night.

img_7493-2i think this may have been a trifle.

“it gets late early out there.”

-yogi berra

puzzled.

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headed off to the puzzle house 

to try out an ‘escape room adventure’

just going in was a bit scary

and i thought

we might have to escape right away

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but

eight of us

ventured in

and

read a story

memorized details

then used

codes that we had to translate and crack

 black lights

a laser

a microscope

a tangram puzzle

a piñata head

hidden and found things

boxes

math

logic

wild guesses

opinions

ideas

sweat

spiders

stars

moons 

crystals

locks

a lot of darkness

and a little bit of wit

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we had one hour and made it through two rooms

never got into the third

but

what an adventure

and

eight of us ventured back out.

 

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“there are always wonderful mysteries to confront.”

-david e.