Had lunch today with a friend who's been sober awhile herself. Being drunks, albeit in recovery, we each talked about ourselves until, miraculously, we started to focus on what the other was saying. It was just like a real, live, what are those things called--conversation, instead of a ping-pong game of monologues.
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A quiet Sunday in Wasau, Wisconsin. I suspect there are many quiet Sundays here. Still, I managed to have a heated conversation in the hotel lobby about, of all things, an appearance I made on CNN more than 18 months ago.' Since George was sleeping, I wandered the grounds of the Plaza Hotel, slipping off … Continue reading Aren’t You What-his-name? I Saw You on TV.
Early readers of On Account of Because asked the same question over and over. "Keith, you're incredibly charming, handsome enough in the right light AND you've written a moving, funny and insightful book--one which all of my friends should read--but I have to know. How much of On Account of Because is autobiographical? Are you Clayton? … Continue reading Guaranteed 99% Non-Autobiographical (the book, not this post)
Day Three of Travels with George: Today was a day for strange conversations. I talked with an immigrant from Communist China who thinks the Jews control the defense industry, a softball referee who finds his 14-year-old players secretly attractive, a father who got into a restaurant food fight with his son and a ginseng grower … Continue reading Heartfelt Instead of Smart Ass (at least that’s my intention at the beginning of this road to hell)
Ginseng is a miracle herb that does nothing. Ginseng is the cure for every malady except a diagnosable disease. Ginseng is a force multiplier for life in its battle against death, although the death rate continues at about 100% over time. Ginseng is a root that grows wild all over the world, particularly in cooler … Continue reading Oh. Yes. Why Ginseng?
Spent the day today traveling with George--about whom more later, I suspect--flying from Boston to Milwaukee. The last time I was here I was arrested. More accurately, the last time I visited GREATER Milwaukee (which is still not all that great) I was arrested in Waukesha. Of course, I was 17, in the army and … Continue reading July 6, 2017–Travels with George