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Theodore Roosevelt And Jerry Garcia: Brothers Under The Skin?

This piece combined two of my interests that are not related to the Chargers.  It was originally written for the Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA) Journal under the title “The Old Lion And Papa Bear.”  However, it made its way over to American Heritage and was purchased for their website.  It appeared there on April 5, […]

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The Week That Made Bruce Springsteen

This piece was originally published on August 13, 2007 to commemorate Bruce’s historic stand at The Bottom Line.  It got some nice reviews and was later used by my favorite Springsteen cover band, Tramps Like Us, to promote their recreation of the August 15th show.   The Week That Made Bruce Springsteen In the Summer […]

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Jimi Hendrix Dies–And Lives On

This article appeared on American Heritage’s web site in October 18, 2006 to commemorate the anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death.  Its original title was “To Kiss The Sky From The Bottom Of The Sea: Remembering Jimi Hendrix.”  Sharon Lawrence, whose book on Jimi is essential reading, contacted me and had some very nice words about […]

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Ouzo Shots And Lollipops: The Genius Of Kojak

No quality seems to be presently valued in our society as highly as style.  “Swag,” is only the most recent adjective for it.  Charisma, magnetism, even coolness have all done the job.  In 1973, Telly Savalas, who had previously only been known for playing wackos in Birdman of Alcatraz and The Dirty Dozen, brought a […]

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