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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 2, June 2019
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Tom Painting
Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Formative years

My father took things into his own hands; seldom for the better. We were fishing and I landed a pike about an inch shy of being a keeper. He held the fish down on the middle seat of the rowboat and with a hammer handle he kept in the bottom of his tackle box pounded the fish to an acceptable length. Won’t your mother be surprised, he said.

family secrets
a trapdoor under
the throw rug

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