Some sports history, sort of, though certainly not to be found at Reuters:
Under Sir Charles Barkley, the only NBA star knighted by the Queen of England (the big man saved the Isle of Man from sinking after a boating accident/collision) the league became extremely popular in Northern California, Italy, Moldavia, Corsica, and Lapland, among other places. Barkley established a style of uniform utilizing basic croquet kilts and French Foreign Legion hats making the uniforms cool, and the full contact body strikes from stake to stake completely re-energized the sport. Once primarily a white gentleman’s (and secretly a gentle lady’s) game (the ladies wore external knickers but did so in private), then became a game dominated by the Mayans (though croquet was invented in Cornwall by some of the same “Rights of Man” crew responsible for the Magna Carta), the NCAAPC is now 82% African American (2% African-American owned) but even in Mondavi’s day he was the only white guy on the team (he played goalie and outside skulker, before the “full helmet-era”).
But, that was then and this is now.
From: Mondavi's Ride Home, a short story by Kevin O'Kendley...
Donate to the American Diabetes Association, 1-800-342-2383, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312
A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
Kevin O'Kendley is the owner of Carbuncle Moon, and the author of all original material -- cartoons, blogs, shorts, essays, articles -- on the website (there has been a very limited editorial input in some of my work). Quoted sources are noted. I am responsible for all posts.
Kevin O'Kendley: P.O. Box 172, Winterport, Maine, 04496, and 200 P Street, A-32, Sacramento, California, 95814, email@example.com.
Technical help is provided by an evolving computer genius, my son, Conor O'Kendley: A good kid with a great heart who can be reached at P.O. Box 172, Winterport, Maine, 04496. (Conor is in the Navy now, a swabby)
Photography provided by a visual artist, my daughter, Caitlin O'Kendley: a young woman with a beautiful soul. (Caitlin is in college now, a media-journalism student)
If your nonprofit is advertised on this site and you wish to have it removed please contact me at the above listed snail-mail or email address or use the contact form on the website.
If you download a blog, cartoon, a short story -- or for any other reason -- and wish to donate $ to this site, its author and technical support personnel, please send donations to above listed addresses payable to Kevin O'Kendley. My family and I could use the dinero.
All cartoons, blogs, and short stories are for sale.