Monthly Archives: February 2014

Train of Thought

Ever since the news, my inner Arlo Guthrie hasn’t stopped singing. Writin’ on The City of New Orleans, Simon & Schuster, Monday-morning rail, It’s got 15 cars of would-be J.K. Rowlings, Three pot-boilers, 25 plots so frail … The occasion, … Continue reading

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Clowning Achievement

It started with a puking dog. As all good comedy should. But I’m getting ahead of myself. The author Spider Robinson once speculated that the universe is connected by a number of invisible switches, set to activate at certain times. … Continue reading

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The Face in the Mirror

When I was little, getting my hair washed could be a life-changing event. Every parent and grandparent knows the drill. Get the child in the tub for a bath. Pour water over their head. Shampoo, then rinse with another drenching … Continue reading

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