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Sweet Dreams

“Sleep, those little slices of death; oh how I loathe them” is attributed to Edgar Allan Poe, as found on the ever knowledgeable Internet, which must make it true, right? Wrong! Show me from what work of his that quote … Continue reading

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Reminiscing

Just finished reading a very astute, Rolling Stone article about the early days of Pink Floyd, in which Nick Mason, the drummer, was interviewed about various aspects of the band’s evolution. They, like The Who, have just released an epic … Continue reading

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Ode to Muhammad Ali and Drinking Too Much Coffee

Ode to Muhammad Ali and Drinking Too Much Coffee Listening to the radio on a cold, February night in 1964, my uncle and I drank mucho coffee, feeling quite raucous, sitting in chairs on his tiny, cluttered, living-room floor. Our … Continue reading

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Freud would have had a field day with this!

An annoying, recurring dream has been threading its way through my overnight cache of remembrances lately, in which the latter normally reviews semi-consciously, a dysfunctional, somewhat mundane existence up to now, making my memories appear glorious, hilariously outrageous. Dreams are … Continue reading

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Alice’s Restaurant: Redux—Leading Up to Conclusion

How was I going to get out of this crazy predicament: having to face a rudimentary, hanging judge for littering in this small city of 30,000 folks, whose majority of forefathers came from the wild, yet mellow, moon-shining hills of … Continue reading

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Happy St. Paddy’s Day: A Radio War Story

Mike Slickster, Johnson City, TN; 1978 March 17th is a distinctive mark on the calendar for me: not only is it St. Patrick’s Day, but also a day that will live forever in infamy—at least in my mind— for it’s … Continue reading

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