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"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know." Using this advice from his posthumous novel A Moveable Feast, Hemingway re-invented writing from its Victorian cobwebs. Well, Papa, here goes nothing.
From the ‘We Wouldn’t Even Be Here Right
Now’ Department, at age 102, the High Priest of the revolution has taken his proper place in the pantheon of heroes along
with departed warriors Garcia, Kesey and McKenna
on the psychedelic
To Loftiest heights
Like a scene out of E.T.
The Bicycle Ride
I heard a radio interview with one of Ernest Hemingway’s best friends, AE Hotchner, and he shed light on why the Old Man took his life by shotgun in 1961. After a botched initial round of electroshock treatments, his cognitive powers tainted, he attempted unsuccessfully to walk into the propellers of a plane waiting to take him back to the clinic to finish the job.
Mending his bones after a subsequent plane
I saw Jane Goodall speak the other night at a university, and she explained
how a little girl could end up living with the chimpanzees in
In a few weeks, we will be writing the final sentence on the Warfield theatre. This place of concrete and steel housed some of the defining moments of one Jerome John Garcia, his band, and extended-extended family. I, for one, feel like that little wren tucked under the feathers of mighty birds like Garcia, McKenna, Kesey, and Hoffman, and others, soaring to highest heights. Wings a mile long carried the bird away.
To all those musicians and artists and the ones keeping our community alive by putting on shows and creating new Venues on into the future, I leave you with Mickey’s blessing from the Jerry Memorial in Golden Gate Park: "...you were the fuel that drove the bus...If the Grateful Dead did anything, we gave you the power. You have the groove, you have the feeling. . . You take it home and do something with it. We didn't do this for nothing."