New work by faculty member C. Dale Young appears online in Waxwing:


People play games. They cannot help it. They play them long after they are age-appropriate. They play them because they play them. No one knows why. Haven’t you seen old women playing Cat’s Cradle or Duck Duck Goose? Haven’t you watched grown men playing Dodgeball, Tug-of-war, Punch-the-target, the pen-knife game? The ones where they shout out dares and exact various punishments? People play games, and the boys were no different.

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