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A Play in Three Acts

Act the First: our hero is abed long past any decent hour for proper folk to sleep when work was to be done. “Will’am Tinker!” came a cry from outside the daub-and-wattle house standing on the dusty road snaking through … Continue reading

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Wonders to Perform

If it weren’t for marijuana you wouldn’t be here. I know I’ve told you your mother and I met when a mutual friend cast her in a one-act he directed for his senior project. It was fall 1978. We were … Continue reading

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The Fifth Act Of Mankind

“The past is always/ closing door, closing door” —Mick Jones      Dreams are meant for sleeping.      When I was a teenager I had all sorts of dreams. They were not really plans. Plans imply plan-ning and some sort of … Continue reading

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Gollywhop! Story Start!

Those of you who are old enough to remember (read ancient1) will remember the United States’ Bicentennial celebration in 1976. It was a pretty big deal. We had come a long way since the exceptionalism which Alexis de Tocqueville cited … Continue reading

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Dancing on the Wind

It was Anna, my first wife, who initiated me into the joy of flying kites. Of course, like probably every middle class boy in America in the 1960s, I had my experiences with those cheap paper kites. You know the … Continue reading

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