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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

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Plenty of Firepower

That’s Rocky Gresset on the left, and Adrian Moignard on the right. They have a sort of friendly contest ongoing to see who can blast out Gypsy Jazz faster and more musically than the other. It’s always a tie, though they each have their own style. “Cherokee” is

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Great Moments in Maine Real Estate: Nueve

Well, Maine has really been letting me down of late. It’s getting harder and harder to populate Great Moments in Maine Real Estate, because many of the free spirits in the state, with the appropriate “devil may care” attitude, have lit out for greener pastures, or maybe back

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Not Right

I’ve participated in several walks of life that required me to have my head on a swivel. I had to be on the lookout for anyone that was “Not Right.” Not Right is a nebulous thing. It depended on the place, and time, and your responsibilities. Your Not

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Lost Love, and He Ain’t Lookin’ for It, Neither

I wanna be as detached as the pianny player. When there’s some chick caterwauling right behind you about something or other, he’s not about to turn around or stop doing his taxes in his head, or whatever he’s doing. I especially like when he turns his head towards

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Nothing New Under the Sun. Or In the Cellar Hole

 That’s pretty impressive. No, I’m not referring to building a house with a giant toothpaste tube full of mortar. You know, right after building a space village starship dock around the building site, and a giant factory to pre-fab anything that sticks out of the walls. When

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Greatest Hits


A Particular Kind Of Salieri

She’s gone past gray to the shores of Thanatos. And there the children of dark Night have their dwellings, Sleep and Death, awful gods. The

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The Varykino Gambit

Ever watch Dr. Zhivago? It’s a David Lean movie. Made all sorts of money. It’s a tale from Russia, with love. The love part was

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Sagas and Compilations

A Kingdom Where the Sky Is Burning