The laughter of children playing basketball, all crowded around the hoop as the ball spilled over the rim, carried out of the school playground and into an otherwise silent Saturday afternoon in mid December. Three stray dogs, looking for food or shelter or anything to do, walked along the sidewalk. A biting wind whipped off the prairie and inside the second to last house on the last street on the western edge of town sat Mya Fourstar, running three fingers through her straightened brown hair, squinting into the dining room table.Mya hates the day after off games, when time drips by and all she can think about is a lopsided loss and missed shots and missed opportunity.
AMY: In the ’90s the Hunka Burnin’ Love Cake was named Voodoo Love Cake. It is a rich, dark, and compelling cake, as we imagined voodoo love might be. I left the bakery in 1996 to get on with my life. Growing up, I wasn’t the stereotypically “girly girl” in ballerinas, playing with Barbies and putting on nail polish. No, I was the girl strutting air Nike’s, the “tomboy”, playing on the monkey bars, competing with the boys in flag football, baseball, and street basketball tournaments. My favorite toy growing up was probably a blue hammer that my father used to build our house.
It’s all about controlling your environment. So if you know you’re going to eat too many chips when you go to a Mexican restaurant, control it in advance. Instead of letting them bring the chips, Heidi and I say, “Can we get cucumber slices with the guacamole?” It’s delish, and you save a ton of calories.
Relative to how many there are, virtually no gun owners are ever going to end up in a gun related accident, outside of suicide or homicide. Accidental shootings are at an all time low right now, 400 something people a year and mostly condensed into specific areas. Frankly, it would be nothing more than political grandstanding to make insurance an obligation..
The company was on its 75th Anniversary when DDJ was forced to close down. What’s even more depressing than the empty building which lies 500 feet from my house is the personal hardship I witnessed first hand while my Uncles watched their hard work being washed up and sent to China. There is no denying the fact that manufacturing in industries like automobile, high tech electronics, and medical devices have also felt the impact of outsourcing labor, but for the apparel manufacturing industry, there seems to be no hope of rising from the bottom.