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By Binnie Klein

A provocative story of an not likely contender and her midlife transformation via boxing.

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Farnsworth had a love affair with electricity and it led to the invention of television. ” The design had improved by the time my family had one of the few sets on Peshine Avenue in the 1950s, and the image was black and white and absolutely riveting. Children today watching fifty-inch color plasma high-definition screens mounted above fireplaces have no idea how eagerly we huddled around an ugly piece of furniture, turned it on without a remote, waited for it to “warm up,” and changed the sparse handful of channels manually, although not without constant negotiations.

Boxers? ” I asked. “Why do you think, brainy girl? ” He’d been calling out punches and stopped moving in circles to glare at me. “Oh, of course. ” I felt like an idiot. There are these odd and embarrassing blips in my knowledge. My worst subjects in the game of Trivial Pursuit are geography and history. I’ve often wanted to go back to school . . grade school. Oh, to have another chance at the basic facts of the world. Maps and wars and algebra and the finer points of grammar. My hometown of Newark has a seaport that is one of the largest in the country, but I never knew that.

The jab is your bread-and-butter punch,” John said, thrusting his left hand into the air with a short, defiant burst. “It’s a way to establish your range, see what’s out there. ” “There is no right jab. ” “Oh, I thought, well, the other trainer said . ” “This is what kills me about those typical gym trainers. ” John looked impatient. “He didn’t mean . . ” John held up two pairs of gloves, pink and white, offering me a choice. “White! ” All of a sudden I was butch; all memories of scraping my knees in the shallow end of the lake at summer camp had disappeared.

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