Category Archives: Basketball

The Perfect Pop

Beating sounds came from the pine of our aging practice facility as I send the basketball up and down like a yo-yo. I was dribbling the ball at the top of the key. For my non-basketball friends, that’s the highest point of the half circle on the offensive side of the court. I felt fear in my...
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Tears in the Desert

Tears streamed down my face as the desert air hugged me with her warmth. Alone but not lonely, a cellphone was stuck to my ear. My international calling card propelled my mom from thousands of miles away to just a millimeter from my cheek. I kept repeating to her, “I made it Mom,...
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