Area Man Hears Mechanical Chicken of Youth, Turns 5

If there was a sound who's contours have remained nearly perfectly etched into my adult brain despite over two decades of absence, it was the clucking of a giant, mechanical chicken that lived in a glass box in a local sporting goods store. In the two-floor emporium of guns (and even a shooting range), fishing gear,…Read more Area Man Hears Mechanical Chicken of Youth, Turns 5

Wherein Michael Battles a Turkey Through Dance

ACT ONE We invited the Turkey to join us at the table, and he plopped down to my right, elbow-high. He was stout, well-mannered, and well-read. We talked at great length, Of the stars overhead, Of why some sitcoms become dated, and not others, And his near-miraculous escape from the farm. After guzzling many holiday-strength…Read more Wherein Michael Battles a Turkey Through Dance