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Basketball Taught Me How to Live

On the impermanence of youth, health, and my crappy ankle

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ItIt happened again one night when my fiancée and I were walking home from work. One second we were side by side, mid-conversation about our days, and suddenly she was alone in the darkness. I dropped abruptly, as though I’d been hit by a sniper. Andrea took a few steps before noticing I was on the ground behind…




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Eric Stinton

Eric Stinton

Writer, teacher. Columnist at Sherdog and Honolulu Civil Beat. Essays and journalism all over the World Wide Web but conveniently located at

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