Monthly Archives: February 2006

The Jelly Donut of Nothingness

Anyone over 30 knows that the human mind and soul carry around all the cravings you often don’t even realize you still have (as any former smoker can tell you); those silent and unnourished (usually) embers remain with you always. … Continue reading

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Fin de Cycle, Part Deux

Bob, you and I were coming out of a Saturday matinee at the Delaware Theater back in ’52 (no doubt after seeing a film in which the good guys got the bad guys) when we discovered that my bike was … Continue reading

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Life as Part of a Bike

Yes, Mick, it must have been the artist in you that inspired you at that young age to be the first of us to hotrod your bike, take the fenders off, chop and channel and the like, a look that … Continue reading

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Fin de Cycle

It was 1952, the year that Gary Cooper took back Hadleyville and left his badge in the dirt as he left town in High Noon. The theme song, Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin’, became a top ten hit, … Continue reading

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Here’s To You, Mrs. Robinson

Bob, I have to correct something, just for the record. In an earlier post, The One True Church, I offhandedly remarked that Shirley Connell was my second great love; Dodo Einstein, Albert’s daughter, being the first. Wrong. My real first … Continue reading

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Inventing the FrisbeeĀ®

Ah, there is so much, so much… But in a comment, Mick, you mentioned the dump, that seminal source that later led to so many dumps, so here I go with the first rummage… The major dump in our area … Continue reading

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The One True Church

Fly the ocean in a silver plane,See the jungle when it’s wet with rain,Just remember till you’re home again,You belong to me True enough; you were for one brief, shining moment, a tadpole holier than moi. Even though my heart … Continue reading

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Across the Street from Heaven

Bob, just to add another touch of celestial glory to your story, I present these images of the very sights you and I would have beheld 1) on our way into St. James Church on a Sunday morning, our minds … Continue reading

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