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Animal House

Long before John Belushi popularized rogue students behaving in unusual ways in the movie ‘Animal House’, me and my buds on the 16th...

Bikers

I bought my first Harley in 1976. It was the key that opened a door into a world that few get to walk through. I was sitting in the local...

Malfunction

In 1955 my father took me to Coney Island to experience the ‘Parachute Jump Ride’. This was a gigantic wooden structure with a cable...

The pain of unrequited love

I got my first motorcycle at 16 and my first broken leg three months later. Having a cycle meant I could focus all my energy on learning...

Working for a living

I’ve already written my obituary – it’s a somewhat whimsical glance of the passage of time I’ve seen. Much of it is surrounded by the...

Crisis

It was the middle of the night and all I saw was confusion. My tentmate was awake and frantically packing his gear. As he started...

Hitchin’ a Ride

I was a semi-professional hitchhiker for many years, and I guess the only thing that stopped me from going full on pro was Charlie...

Friendship

What price can you place on the moments etched so deeply into your mind by the people who helped make who you are today? It was the...

Rain

When I was a kid, spring rains were a treat. The warm gentle pitter patter was refreshing and invigorating, even though neither adjective...

The Vacation Begins

(Author’s note: This is a verbatim transcript from a written journal I kept on a vacation {circa 1982-86}. Aside from a few punctuation...

Hell on wheels

I am certain most of us have been stuck in a hellish job at some point in our lives. Whether it was the type of work, the people we...

Me and The Mafia

Anyone raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) in the 50’s has at least a passing recognition of the name Russel Bufalino. When I was...

Sunshine

Ric and I were in the 14th hour of trying to shake off some really bad acid. A little strychnine is hallucinogenic, a lot is, well, just...

A History with Hawks

Hawks have been following me around since the 1970’s. My first experience occurred in the nearby farming town of Mecca. I had set up by...

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