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By Tom Palen 

Acclimation

 

March 16, 2024



As a kid living in Madison, Wisconsin, I was naturally a Green Bay Packers fan. During neighborhood football games, I dreamed of someday replacing Bart Starr as the Packers quarterback, but that was a short-lived dream.

I wanted to play football. "You're too scrawny," said Coach Scents, the junior high coach. "You should go out for track."

"You're too small," said coach Clement in high school. "You should try wrestling. You'd do well in the light weights." Admittedly, I was small, but light weights? I lost interest in football, redirecting my enthusiasm to motorcycles, a passion still wit...



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