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August 22, 2002
Today and tomorrow I’ll post three short pieces. Here’s one:

Nimble “I shouldn’t have made that bet.”
“You didn’t know his dad would do this, Jack.”
“It seemed like a can’t lose wager.”
“A candle-stick-maker for a dad. Who’d have guessed it?”
”I thought he was a baker.”
”No, that’s his mom. His real dad was a butcher.”
“Whatever. Anyway, how tall is that thing?”
”At least four-feet. Think you can clear it?”
”Don’t know. I’ll try my best.”
“Well, take a running start, close your eyes, and leap. Keep telling yourself, it’s just a candle-stick. It’s just a candle-stick.”