"Recently a man in my town took up residence on the town football field,  in a tent in the northwestern corner. He had been a terrific football  player in high school, and then in college, and then in the nether  reaches of the pros, and then he had entered into business ventures, but  these had not gone well, and he had married and had children, but that  had not gone so well either, and finally he returned to the football  field, because that was where things had gone well, and he needed to get  balanced again, so, with all due respect to people who thought he was a  nut, he thought he would stay there a while. He had already spoken with  the cops, and it was a mark of the general decency of our town that he  was told he could stay a while as long as he didn’t interfere with use  of the field, which of course he would never think of doing." Read more …

"Recently a man in my town took up residence on the town football field, in a tent in the northwestern corner. He had been a terrific football player in high school, and then in college, and then in the nether reaches of the pros, and then he had entered into business ventures, but these had not gone well, and he had married and had children, but that had not gone so well either, and finally he returned to the football field, because that was where things had gone well, and he needed to get balanced again, so, with all due respect to people who thought he was a nut, he thought he would stay there a while. He had already spoken with the cops, and it was a mark of the general decency of our town that he was told he could stay a while as long as he didn’t interfere with use of the field, which of course he would never think of doing." Read more …