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What Was Your Favorite Album When You Were 13?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. When I was about seven, I was obsessed with mini-NFL helmets that were sold for a quarter in the A&P. Unlike baseball cards, which involved fierce trading sessions and nerdy card shows at seedy hotels, I don't recall doing anything with them. But I still remember the day I completed my collection. My dad took me to a Winn-Dixie in Sarasota. I put two quarters into the dispenser and amazingly pulled the two helmets I needed: the Redskins and Buccaneers. Highlight of the vacation. So, what's something you collected as a kid?

2. What was your favorite album when you were 13?

3. In honor of this weekend's Independence Day (and yesterday's Canada Day), what's one thing about your country that makes you proud? According to Google Analytics, we've got readers all over the world, so let's hear from everywhere.

4. I need a good audiobook for the beach this weekend. When I listen to books, I tend to gravitate towards essay collections. Any suggestions?

Have a fantastic weekend!

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