Almanac Weekend Reading: ‘Hamilton,’ by Joe Posnanski

Here’s a story for a weekend. Thanks to Tommy Clarke, formerly of Brunswick East, latterly of Geneva, for alerting me to this.

 

‘Hamilton,’ by sports-writer (National Columnist for NBC Sports since 2013) Joe Posnanski.

It begins: “The idea took hold a few months ago. It’s hard to say exactly what sparked it other than … well, have you ever been the parent of a 14-year-old girl? It is a daunting experience. Elizabeth is a good person. She’s a good student. She has a huge heart. She’s a loyal friend. She’s funny too. She likes Death Cab and Spinal Tap and comic books and reading. The other day, she told me that her favorite movie of all time is “The Godfather.” I mean, she is more me than I am.”

 

Full text appears here on his blog.

 

Joe Posnanski in Muppet form

Joe Posnanski in Muppet form

About David Wilson

David Wilson is a writer, editor, flood forecaster and former school teacher. He writes under the name “E.regnans” at The Footy Almanac and has stories in several books. He is married and has two daughters and the four of them all live together with their dog, Pip. He finds playing the guitar a little tricky, but seems to have found a kindred instrument with the ukulele. Favourite tree: Eucalyptus regnans.

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