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[Page 48]Boys don’t drop things into a trash can if they can possibly help it. Instead, they will take aim and throw the object at the trash can as if they were taking a free throw with a basketball. This inclination is also seen in their need to direct all sorts of objects at targets, including developing alternative golf courses for “tolf” or Frisbee. Every spring at the boys’ schools where I taught, as soon as the mild weather appeared, so did pieces of tape on trees, stop signs, and other permanent fixtures around the campus. These represented the “holes” of alternative golf courses. The designers of these courses had even decided what was par ...