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Back when I played high school basketball I had a coach that I dearly loved. Best dry vodka martini recipe No, he wasn’t my high school coach, but an assistant. Dry vermouth martini recipes He was always there for me, counseling and giving advice when I needed it.

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Alas, I did not, and in the process I almost outed my favorite coach.

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