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  •    Following a minor medical procedure recently, I had to be slapped awake from what was presumably a slightly overlong stay in Never-Never Land.
        Throughout the flurry of pummeling (during which my left hearing aid may have been broken, though its demise later that day or the next could have been a coincidence), I kept saying, “Blissful . . . blissful.”

  •    The East Hampton High School boys basketball team came up big at Elwood-John Glenn Monday night, defeating the Knights 59-52, thus improving to 5-3 in league play, good for third place, behind 7-0 Amityville and 7-1 Mount Sinai.
        Danny McKee, who hit three 3s, led the way with 21 points; Thomas King had 16; Juan Cuevas, 9; Patrick McGuirk, 7, and Thomas Nelson, 6. McGuirk also had 8 rebounds.

  •    Linda Silich, a personal trainer who has been working this winter with the East Hampton High School boys and girls indoor track teams, leading spin and TRX classes, was a football cheerleader at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, in the mid-1980s, “probably for lack of anything else to do,” she said, given the fact that the Title IX changes hadn’t fully kicked in yet.

  • Though the top-seeded team, Real Madrid, was eliminated because it did not show up for a semifinal game the night before, Saturday’s 6-on-6 indoor men’s soccer final contested at the Sportime’s Multi-Sport Arena in Amagansett by Liga Sayausi and Vasco Da Gama proved to be plenty riveting, going down to penalty kicks.

  •    But for the lack of two bodies, the East Hampton High School wrestling team might have wrestled toe-to-toe here in a match with Huntington on Jan. 25, though, despite a flurry of four pins that capped the competition, the Bon­ackers came up short, by a score of 45-33.

  •    And now a few words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday we celebrated recently, and who, in 1967, had the following to say in “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”

  •     Friday’s boys basketball game here with Mount Sinai looked, for a brief moment, as if it would provide East Hampton fans with the same thrill they’d felt 10 days before when Thomas King’s coast-to-coast layup drove a dagger into Shoreham-Wading River’s heart, sending the stunned visitors home on the short end of a 57-56 score.

  •    The East Hampton High School girls basketball team won twice last week to improve its record to 3-4, thus giving it a fighting chance to make the playoffs; the boys swimming team split, losing at league-leading Hauppauge but swamping Deer Park here at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, and the wrestling team, while it continued winless, could point to some good individual results.

  • The East Hampton High School bowling team needed at least 12.5 points in its match here with Rocky Point Monday to earn a berth in the county tournament, which is to be contested at the Sayville Lanes on Feb. 4.
        “Our seniors, Andrew Payne and Ricky Nardo, have gone to the counties every year, and they wanted to go this year too,” the team’s coach, Pat Hand, said during a conversation Monday morning.

  •    I forgot when writing of my resolutions last week, resolutions for the irresolute, to say that there were two things I especially wanted to do in the new year, first to be able to print out what I’d written on the laptop computer Mary recently gave me, and second, to avail myself of the latitude this might confer, enabled as I would then be to write of nothing in particular from wherever I found myself, whether scaling El Capitan without a rope, sipping absinthe in Montmartre, or twisting the night away in Moscow.

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