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Monthly Archive for April, 2009

This isn’t funny so try not to laugh: Flyers festoon the walls, lampposts, electrical boxes and kiosks of downtown Athens, GA, where the the pollen is also abundant. At first I thought this was a goof— wait, wait, Bandita was stolen?! But that’s because my Spanish is rusty and in fact, bandita is not a […]

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Congratulations to the family and friends of activist Janet Jagan on a life meaningfully lived; Janet died last week in Georgetown at the age of 88. Janet was, of course, not only the former President of Guyana, but also the cousin and subject of our good friend Suzanne Wasserman’s documentary film, Thunder In Guyana (2003). […]

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Dunedin Lanes, Florida Because of a minor but irksome arm injury sustained by Caz Dolowicz in a recent cosmic bowling accident, Caz is, by Cosmodemonic doctor’s orders, taking a few days off. During this involuntary furlough, I, Amber Tides, will be around if the old man just has to say something— ya’ll know how he […]

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“Lays Of Chinatown and other Verses,” by George Macdonald Major, deals with the slums of New York and vicinity. This the author does not in a philanthropic manner, but as an itinerant photographer, who carried with him a phonograph. Some of the meter of some of the poems is very like what might be expected […]

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Drinking near the Anclote River— watch out for the alligators! Drunk in Belleaire. Drunk in Clearwater and watching Cocoanuts again with Caz— why a no chicken? Drunk in Dunedin. Drunk at Eli’s BBQ and about to eat a pound of sausage. Drunk and fantasizing about Effie Richards. Drunk in Gulfport.  Drunk in the Civil War […]

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Effie Richards, Effie Richards, do you remember me, And how I used to worship you at P.S. No 3? In the good old days of Childhood, full of happiness and mirth When I thought old-fashioned Brooklyn was the greatest town on earth. What soft brown eyes you had, my dear, what shy and birdlike ways […]

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