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💻 brandib wrote a nice reflection on being a small creature in a big world. Read Surviving the Day

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💻 Cricket, the game, is apparently huge in India. Stephen Dowling shows a photo of some young Indian cricketers and shares a story of playing some games with them. Read Single Frame: Village cricketers

💻 She loved World War II-era aircraft, and had the opportunity to see a B-17 bomber up close. But an anonymous benefactor let her go airborne in it that day, creating one of M. B. Henry‘s best life memories. Read Historical Thrill Seeking: A B-17 and the Kindness of Strangers

💻 Late-night talk-show hosts lament the loss of studio audiences thanks to the coronavirus. They say it makes it harder to do their comedy. Ken Levine reminds them that in radio’s golden era, comedy actors made listeners laugh without studio audiences all the time. Read Being funny without an audience

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  1. Cricket is huge in many former British colonies. The sport is followed primarily in the Indian subcontinent, Australasia, the United Kingdom, southern Africa and the West Indies, Similary to how most Americans starting playing baseball in thier youth, many of the youth of the West Indies, inlcuding myself, grew up playing cricket whereever and whenever we could find a ball and a bat. I grew up playing beach cricket.

    • Beach cricket! That sounds awesome.

      I used to play baseball with my friends in a vacant lot, in the city where I grew up. I was terrible at the game!

      • I was never very good at sport but in the West Indies, I went to schools that encouraged everyone to participate (unlike in the USA) in sport regardless of talent. I played cricket, football (sometimes called soccer), volleyball, basketball and I ran track and field.

        • I’m as unathletic as they come. I wish sports in school had been more about everyone participating rather than about prowess. I might actually enjoy sports if it had been that way.

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