Story of the Swamp Rat

Story of the Swamp Rat

Photo Credit: Valley News By Bruce Mastracchio Another bad period of time for losses as two former teammates, fellow coaches, friends and members from somewhere in my circle have left us. Fifteen in last month or so. I went to a wake the other night for one person and...
The  Academy  Cow

The  Academy  Cow

By Bruce Mastracchio Who knows what brews in the minds of teenagers? Given the time and the resources, but mostly the time, teenagers can come up with some pretty creative and innovative stunts. In the story that follows, that is exactly what happens when Chink,...

Christmas List

By Bruce Mastracchio I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book, And every year at Christmastime, I go and take a look. And that is when I realize that these names are a big part, Not of the book they’re written in, but of my very heart. For each name stands...
The Thanksgiving Turkey

The Thanksgiving Turkey

By Bruce Mastracchio November. An orange,brown and maroon month. Pilgrims and Indians. The time of one of my favorite holidays. It seems to get pushed to the back burner lately as people start getting ready for Christmas way TOO early! For this story we once again go...