Alaskan Sourdough Starter: The Mother Sponge (4)
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I had a good job. I paid my dad back and made some money besides, but I hated the crowds after being in Alaska for two years and having all the freedom in the world. You go back to a crowded city and people jostle you around; you just want to be a football player and say charge. But, I didn’t dare. I had to catch a bus at 6:30 a.m. to be to work by 8 a.m.
I interviewed for a job with the Cleveland Indians baseball team and Bill Veck, the owner, offered me the job, but then I thought I can’t do this. I’m going back to Alaska. I told him, ‘I’ve got to be honest, I’m going back to Alaska and I’d be leaving you in the middle of the season.’ He said he appreciated my telling him and that he really thought I would fit in. I...
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