Imagine that you have just entered the Cyburbia Building. As you walk down the tiled hall you notice that both sides of this hall are lined with trophy cases. What kind of trophys are in those cases?
Perhaps sports trophys. Maybe debate team trophys. Or an award your employer or a group bestowed upon you. The trophy might just be a nice memory of something you did well and somebody acknowledged it.
Let's take a look at what I see so far.....
Bear pitched a no-hitter in the Lincolnshire Little League All-Star Game, back in about 1960. My baseball career plummeted after that.
In a Creative Writing class in my junior year of high school our first assignment was to write a story that included a hammer, a honing tool, and a chisel. The next day, the teacher started off the class by saying that everybody in the class wrote their stories centering around people who would use those tools and how those tools worked. She then read out loud my submission, which was basically two (2) men talking, sitting on a bench in Vienna, after nuclear war had destroyed most of the world. They were waiting to die from radiation sickness and within the contents of their sentences, I used the tools mentioned. The class clapped for five (5) minutes and I was stuck on writing (like Band-Aids are stuck on you) for there everafter.
In the mid-1970's this Bear won first place in The (Toledo) Blade's Annual Poetry Contest. It was a small amount of mula and a ton of chicks-dig-poetry exposure.
Sorry to say, no trophies for my basketball career or my running career. Do trophy wives count?
Whats in your trophy case?