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Introducing Michael Flynn

I love public speaking, especially the first night of the Republican convention last summer. I’m at the podium and shouting lock her up and clapping with the audience, leading the chants. That’s right, I say, if I’d done a tenth what Hillary Clinton did I’d be in jail now. I know millions at home wonder […]

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The George Foreman Addiction

This story is from the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Boxing, Brain, Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Gerry Cooney, Gil Clancy, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Muhammad Ali, Olympics

Norman Rockwell Explains

This story is part of the collection “Death in the Ring” To see “The Problem We All Live With,” please click here

Also posted in Art, Crocker Art Museum, Norman Rockwell, Painters, Sacramento

Joe Overstreet Presents The New Jemima

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Art, Joe Overstreet, Painters, Poetry - GTC, Racism

Son of John Gotti

I hereby celebrate avoiding every commercial during the Super Bowl between the wildcard Green Bay Packers and the hardscrabble Pittsburgh Steelers. I didn’t have to dodge any pitches during the first third of the game since I overslept as I battled sinusitis. Joining the showdown with the Pack leading fourteen to three, I thereafter held […]

Also posted in 60 Minutes, Commercials, Crime, John Gotti, John Travolta, Kidnapping, Media, Movies, Murder, New York City, Organized Crime, Television

Letter to my Cable Company

Dear Cable Company, Please excuse me for annually asking you to send a technician to upgrade my service from a “limited-basic” menu of twenty-one channels to the still-merely-“basic” package of seventy-five, and then a few months later recalling your cable guy, always a different one, to climb the telephone pole in my back yard and […]

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