Category: Hamster

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The Great 18th Birthday Party of 1976

The Great 18th Birthday Party of 1976

This is the final chapter of my book The Great Hamster Land-Speed Record and Other Tales. I hope you've enjoyed it! Watch for my next book ... March ...

The Great Transit of Uranus of 1975

Seventeen-year-old boys are idiots. If you've never known one, take my word for it. I spent my Junior year of high school in a class full of them. It ...
The Great Kung-Fu Debut of 1971

The Great Kung-Fu Debut of 1971

 1971 was a great year for martial arts aficionados. It was the year Bruce Lee appeared in four episodes of Longstreet as a blind detective's kung-fu ...

The Great Playboy Sneak-Peek of 1970

Pure imagination is the fuel of little kids, especially up to the age of twelve. Their minds provide all the stimulation needed to create entire univ ...

The Great Male Bonding of 1972

By June of 1972, my sentence had been served. I was ready to be released from the prison that was junior high school. I had done my time – hard time – ...

The Great Bodily Harm of 1969

The human body is capable of absorbing massive amounts of punishment, but never so much as when you’re a kid. You seem to be composed mainly of rubber ...
The Great Homegrown Ballpark of 1968

The Great Homegrown Ballpark of 1968

 1968. I was ten years old and in mad love with the game of baseball. I watched it on TV, I read about it in the baseball magazines, I watched neighbo ...
The Great Hornet's Nest Imbroglio of 1967

The Great Hornet's Nest Imbroglio of 1967

Kids that are nine years old have a world of imagination at their disposal. They can create a vast metropolis out of a few Lego blocks, they can make ...

The Great Downhill Flying Race of 1966

Yet another chapter from The Great Hamster Land-Speed Record - enjoy!   Kids and bikes – what could be more American? I started riding bik ...
The Great Drake's Coffeecake Affair of 1965

The Great Drake's Coffeecake Affair of 1965

(Yet another chapter from The Great Hamster Land-Speed Record)   As a kid one of my most beloved treats was made by the Drake's Company, ori ...
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