The Key to Happiness Is Bocce Ball

Want to live a long, happy life? Head down to the courts and roll.

The following article, written by William Giraldi, appears on The New York Times. 

The Secret to a Long Life Is Bocce

Against the ball, put the laser against the ball, kid! Madone.”

I was folded over on one knee at Boston’s North End bocce courts, trying to get the guys a measurement. Eyeing the distance between a bocce ball and a pallino often doesn’t work, so Sammy Viscione comes armed with both a tape and a laser measure, though his sciatica makes it impossible for him to bend. So he asked me to do the laser measurement. I’m inept with tools, and the guys kept hollering, “Against the ball, kid!” Someone else said, “Bocce, baby!” in that keyed-up way that meant he lives for this. Continue reading at The New York Times. 

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