Monthly Archives: April 2017

Have you heard the word?

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Beatniks

  Taken from Writer’s Almanac: It’s the birthday of the man who inspired the word “beatnik” in the 1950s: poet Bob Kaufman, born Robert Garnell Kaufman, in New Orleans, Louisiana (1925). Kaufman’s mother was a Roman Catholic woman from Martinique … Continue reading

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Excerpt from: “Lost In Seattle”

  CHAPTER 12–THANKSGIVING *       *       * Wednesday morning ‘End The War’ protesters hold up traffic on my way to work, but I was here on time. It’s just a little after ten now and the day is crawling, slowed by … Continue reading

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Published in mgv_88 Swan Song today.

  mgv2_88 | swan song| 04_17 Departure Implicit by Bruce Dodson     Loretta lives across the street has cancer both of us are long of tooth it happens but at least I don’t have cancer . . . yet … Continue reading

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Herb Caen

  From Writer’s Almanac and Wiki: It’s the birthday of San Francisco columnist Herb Caen. Born in Sacramento, California (1916). He wrote his column six days a week from 1938 to 1991, and he had an established routine: he wrote … Continue reading

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