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Once upon a time, many years ago, I was working at some broken-down little radio station in some rainy little town in the Pacific Northwest. Every day before my shift the Program Director would roll me a joint and tell me, “Have a good show and don’t forget to play the commercials.” Kate was the evening DJ. She was one of the most talented women I have ever met. Kate was a bright, poetic and mischievous young woman. She was also extremely amorous (Kate and I “dated” for a little while - and she eventually ended up “dating” most of the guys at the station...and one or two of the girls). I eventually got tired of the rain and wandered back to Southern California. But every now and again I think about Kate. And I can’t help but smile.

Guilty As Charged

I certainly don’t claim to have any special insight in to the facts surrounding the “American Sniper” murder trial, but it seems to me that taking a troubled ex-Marine suffering from PTSD to a rifle range is the equivalent of taking a helpless alcoholic to a rowdy bar to attend an AA meeting. It makes no sense.

Funny Eyes

My third girlfriend was a pistol. Especially when she was drunk. And she was drunk most of the time. Her name was Phyllis, but everybody called her Phil. She was a blonde and embarrassed as hell because she had one blue eye and one green eye. I will always remember the night when Phil slapped the shit out of some chick in some bar because the chick had laughed at her eyes. Phil was arrested and spent 87 days in jail. I never saw Phil again but I chuckle every time I think about her. I thought her eyes were funny too.

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