>> Monday, June 7, 2010
While I was in Japan, I was asked to write up a brief nostalgia piece for papertigers.org about what playtime was like when I was a young boy. That piece is now online, along with the memories of a number of other authors from around the world--including our friend Tanita Davis. (Hey, Tanita!)
Here's a brief passage from mine, which is mostly about how I and my best friend next door invented our own country, called West Columbia:
West Columbia endured, and for years the fantasy expanded and grew as we added more territory, made more declarations, became a proper republic, and even weathered a minor war with a rival nation of kids down the street (South Washington!) who had the ultimate kid weapon in their arsenal: a high-powered BB gun.
You can read the rest at Memories of Playtimes Past.