Author's note: It's really okay if I seem to bad-mouth Akron, Ohio; I went K-12 and 4 years of college at Kent State University. Then again, it was 30+ years ago. KSU was fine then. A reader has told me since that Akron's now a pretty decent place. Great!
There are dates scattered throughout to help you keep the timeline straight. It's the 2005 - 2006 calendar so that's the story's time setting. You won't find a lot of "current events" such as the Iraq war and Hurricane Katrina; those really have no bearing on the story.
Relax and enjoy; may you ladies experience the Sorcerer's Grip!