Jack and Losing Season all over NPR. Here’s what’s coming…

November 20, Dick Gordon interviews Jack for APM's "The Story," airing on the same day as the Buzz Ridl Classic and the 50th anniversary of Buzz' 1959 team. Listen online or get your showtimes here: http://bit.ly/2li9yd

November 22, Garrison Keillor will read "Head Cheerleader" on The Writer's Almanac
AND
December 1, Keillor will read "Scrub Dreams of Making the Last Shot."
Listen online or get your showtimes here: http://bit.ly/GDD8O

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One thought on “Jack and Losing Season all over NPR. Here’s what’s coming…

  1. Head Cheerleader Takes Up The Chalk

    For Jack Ridl

    She found the pom-pons on the closet floor
    in the back, nestling the winter boots
    like mulch. Picking them up,
    their rustling echoed the crowd
    of fans on the bleachers cheering
    another losing season.
    She cheers for another team now.
    No strips of plastic beating together like young hearts.
    Her weapon is ink
    on the page scribbling, “Yes, you got it!”
    Or, “What might happen
    if you moved that sentence to the bottom of the paragraph?”
    Her team changes with the bell
    but they still have those hormones.
    Each hour a new play is required to move mountains
    toward the goal line.
    Sometimes she is back on the hardwood
    and it’s still a losing season
    but every once in awhile there’s the throw across the court
    to the net and it swishes in,
    as silent as a whisper and again
    she says, “Yes!”

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