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Music, History of Native Americans, Reading, Playing guitar, poker, string theory, food, women, singing, single malt Scotch, small batch Bourbon, beer, dogs, college football, major league baseball, fast pitch softball (UGA and SEC), time, money, politics, philosophy, staying alive, bar rooms, vinyl records,
Favorite Books:
Slaughterhouse Five, Lord of the Flies, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and the increasingly misnamed Hitchhiker Trilogy, Blood Meridian, The Road, Naked Lunch, The Ginger Man, The Hunter, Stranger in a Strange Land, The World According to Garp, Hotel New Hampshire, The Ripley Novels, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven, Ironweed, The Haunting of Hill House, It, Bloodsucking Fiends; a Love Story, Fool, The Enderby Novels, Sweet Thursday, In Dubious Battle, Reservation Blues,
Favorite Authors:
Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, Karen Slaughter, Mark Twain, Patricia Highsmith, John D. MacDonald, Christopher Moore, Donald Westlake, Sherman Alexie, Shirley Jackson, Robert B. Parker, John Irving, Cormac McCarthy, Robert Heinlein, William Burroughs,
Favorite Movies:
The Big Sleep, The Postman Always Knocks Twice, A Clockwork Orange, The Silence of the Lambs, City of God, Full Metal Jacket, The Godfather I and II, The Hustler, Unforgiven, The World of Henry Orient, The Right Stuff,
Favorite Music:
John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Willie Deville, John McLaughlin, George Benson, Tom Waits, Gil Scott Heron, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Little Walter Jacobs, Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Koko Taylor,


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How many miles to Babylon? Chapter One

There were still twenty days to go till Christmas, but everybody was celebrating. After twelve years, ten months and nineteen days, prohibition was finally over. It was good news for the drunks, but hard luck for the people who ran the speaks, the people who had kept the drunkards supplied with hooch during that long dark age. Fortunes had been made in illegal alcohol. Everything from brown...

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Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
01 Jan 2014 00:30
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
31 Dec 2011 18:13
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
30 Dec 2011 18:13
Hope you had plenty of turkey on Thanksgiving...it is a tradition, after all...
24 Nov 2011 21:54
06 Jan 2011 13:01
Thank you for your comment on my story! That means so much to me.
19 Dec 2010 11:41
11 Nov 2010 10:31
Once upon a time, you began... once upon a time there was a man shaped crow, who spoke not only in the launguage of his brethren crow, but also in those of his adopted brothers, mixing among them, both belonging and not belonging.
05 Nov 2010 10:23
I'm as buzzy as a chilled out Spectacled bear; just looking for food LOL
04 Nov 2010 15:26
Thank-you for taking the time to read my poem it makes me plesed you read it.
25 Oct 2010 09:35
Thanks again for the great comments! They really mean a lot! And Sprite is right... based on your forum posts, I sense you have a knack for the written word! I hope to read something from you sometime! Hope you have an awesome weekend in the meantime...
22 Oct 2010 15:10
Hey, we need to see Bear stories over here! Seriously, i'm waiting to see that other side of you - somehow i know it will be amazing! hugs
22 Oct 2010 08:10
Thanks so much for your great comments and feedback on my first chapter!
18 Oct 2010 15:32
Glad we're friends now Jay.
18 Oct 2010 12:44
I got your mail after I had sussed it out; but it still made no sense to me haha Glad I figured it out myself whoooooo-hoooooooo!!!!!
17 Oct 2010 10:06
Yeah hee hee I can copy an url now ha ha I'm so excited!!!! This is a pictureof Sanjay at Chester Zoo I have adopted him and his Mrs for a year. I go down to Chester Zo next March 2011 to see them and meet the keeper. )))))))
17 Oct 2010 06:20
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15 Oct 2010 16:58
Oh thank you for that picture on my profile! That is so touching.
15 Oct 2010 12:44
Thanks for the picture of the bear its really lovely. I still haven't mastered posting pictures on people's profiles and its starting it irrrritate me slightly
15 Oct 2010 08:51
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