That Sinking Feeling by John Mazarella

When I was about 4, I used to get pretty excited about the amusement park boat ride. Maybe you rode it too – the little boat in 1 foot of water on a track that glides along but there’s never any risk since it’s tethered to a pole and anchored by a chain.  I must have had a vivid imagination because I was sure I could feel the spray of the waves in my face and the thrill of the chase as I pretended to be Blackbeard the pirate on the hunt for treasure!  Years later I realized it was simply a kid’s … [Read more...]