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Archival Skate Punks

A recent article in the Times about middle aged skaters prompted me to dig out archival evidence of my own short lived career as a skate punk. In the mid 1980s there was a boom in half pipe construction in my hometown of Richland, Washington. My favorite ramp, located a block from my house, was …

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Saudade: Spudnut Donuts

In her show “Andrea sings Astaire,” cabaret diva Andrea Marcovicci first introduced me to the Portugese word “saudade” which, to quote web resource http://www.answer.com, is a “vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist.” Marcovicci uses the term to characterize her encounters with the film story world of Ginger Rogers …

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