My latest piece is up at
Not unusually, I preferred my title and felt my prose disenhanced by the editing, but you can't have everything. Anyway, it begins (or began):
They came from as far as Napa and Palo Alto and Petaluma to Live Oak Park in north Berkeley last Saturday afternoon. Of the forty-seven for whom contact information had been gathered, twenty-seven arrived, beating the over-under by two. Sixteen even played, albeit some only briefly and none exceedingly well.
There was a once or current car wash owner, construction supervisor, contractor, dentist, ESL teacher, flea market dealer, handyman, journalist (two), juice bar collective member, landscape architect, lawyer (five), librarian, photographer, physician (ER), pizzeria owner, PR man, therapist (three), and several whose occupations have remained unknown to me for forty years. The oldest was seventy-nine and the youngest fifty-four. A half-dozen still played regularly in parks and gyms.
Causes Bob Levin Supports
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, ACLU, PEN, Berkeley Emergency Food & Housing Project.