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Stop the Presses! Man Attacks Midget!

In 1977 my fortunes were in sore need of repair.  I had just returned from two years of voluntary religious service in Thailand, done at my own expense.  981 more words


Popeye and Cherry Pie; Is That All There Is?

As a rattle-brained boy I had only one ambition when the Minnesota State Fair rolled around in late August, and that was to see the infamous “Popeye” on the Midway.  1,250 more words


Justin Kaplan, Prize-Winning Literary Biographer, Dies at 88. Some Personal Reflections.

The passing of Justin Kaplan reminds me of my own failed attempts at biography.  Explaining someone else’s life is harder than explaining the universe; there are rules and theories for the cosmos, but who can accurately chart the human heart?  757 more words

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