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Posts published by “Stephen Boni”

Stephen Boni is a writer of socio-political missives, children’s books and emails. Lots and lots of emails. A conflicted New Englander with an affinity for people, music and avoiding isms, he lives in Oakland, California with his wife and young daughter.

The Mania for Winning is Killing U.S.

In the little New Hampshire town where I was raised, there was one main activity that obsessed grammar school boys—and to be involved in it meant achieving a healthy measure of respect in the pecking order. It happened at recess every day. Kickball. If you never been exposed to it, the rules are like baseball but the game is played with a heavy rubber ball that the pitcher rolls to the kid who’s “at bat”.…

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