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MY BRAIN ON FOOTBALL: Greatest hits and other debilitating memories from a no dreadlocks defensive backfield

MY BRAIN ON FOOTBALL: Greatest hits and other debilitating memories from a no dreadlocks defensive backfield

    It’s all reflective of how pro football has become our pseudo-religion. Why else do you think they play it on the Sabbath?  Chris Erskine, LA Times February 4 2016 My mind is going. I can feel it.  HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14603566/former-steelers-wr-antwaan-randle-el-wishes-chosen-play-football Here it is Super Bowl week so when I […]

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My Man Dan From Detroit Country Day School

My Man Dan From Detroit Country Day School

              WHEN DAN HOLLOWAY dropped dead of a heart attack on Xmas Eve at just 60 years of age, the first from my high school graduating class to die — Doctor Daniel Keith Holloway — it just started a whole thing unravelling for me. I hesitate to call it THE WEB […]

Nostalgic for Conversation

Nostalgic for Conversation

Last week I found myself in a long discussion with four writers about of all things, nostalgia. I enjoy quoting a view (ala Nietzche I think) that sees nostalgia as, “looking backwards with bullshit in both eyes.” But there I was on a panel sponsored by the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) held at […]

BLACK LAUGHS MATTTER

BLACK LAUGHS MATTTER

“If you had a choice of colors, Which one would you choose my brothers. If there was no day or night, Which would you prefer to be right?” Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions, “Choice of Colors” 1969 This summer I read how a woman, Rachel Dolezal, head of the NAACP in Spokane Washington, was forced […]

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