Archive For The “Wild Dog” Category

Talking To Strangers

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Talking To Strangers

I don’t go out much because everybody pisses me off.  Tried to be nice to people once but it didn’t feel right.  I didn’t enjoy it. He was mumbling to himself, inaudibly he hoped. The folks in Arizona are much friendlier than the average Floridian.  Hell, the phrase “the average Floridian” gave the old man…

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Nothing To Lose

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Nothing To Lose

March 21, 1994 “One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse…

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Lucky To Be Alive

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Lucky To Be Alive

Needless to say I did not have collision insurance.  I understand I am lucky to be alive. Hate to see anybody get railroaded. I took the train to New Hampshire. Four nights sleeping in a chair moving seventy miles per hour. Finally figured out what AMTRAK means. All My Troubles Really Are Karma. Grant was…

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Stressed Out, Doggie Style

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Stressed Out, Doggie Style

May 20, 1994 Dear Grant, “Without work all life goes rotten,” Camus said. I have come up with a new idea.  A personalized magazine called DOGGIE STYLE, whose primary editorial focus is Attractive Young Athletic Women Scantily Attired & Shot From The Rear.  Flesh, fishing, food, field & track will be covered extensively.  I knew…

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Woman: Believing In Dog

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Woman: Believing In Dog

Stumbled across this story, deep in the archives.  Had permission to use once some twenty-three years ago in the next Wild Dog.  To my mind, jdw.com IS the next Wild Dog.  Thank you, Ms. Heimel.  Thank you, Playboy. – JDW WOMAN: BELIEVING IN DOG by Cynthia Heimel I’m thinking about getting myself an old guy. An…

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THE COP AND THE DOG

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THE COP AND THE DOG

How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything which happens in life. –  Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Two a.m. Full moon. A deadend street. Inside Magic Miler, Barker Ajax slept deeply yet aware. Suddenly, he snapped awake. For three months he’d expected this night. Adrenalin pulsated to the beat of the flashing red light outside. Either…

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Donde Es My Ass?

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Donde Es My Ass?

A young man is so strong, so mad, so certain, and so lost.  He has everything and he is able to use nothing. – Thomas Wolfe Somewhere south of Monterrey, Merry Miler is rolling along Highway 1. Like it’s on rails. We’d spent the night parked between a couple of Japanese cars in an upper-middle…

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Heading For The Orange Zone, Heavily Armed

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Heading For The Orange Zone, Heavily Armed

There was a time in my life.  Could’ve been a dream.  Nightmare. Have trouble sometimes telling the difference.  Between real and imagined.  Still trying to make sense of it. I cut my hair to a half-inch, grew a white beard, and am a REGISTERED Republican in Damnhill County. That said, we both know I am…

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Why Would There Be A Coup?

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Why Would There Be A Coup?

I distinctly remember it was McCormick’s & Schmick’s, back when they only had a restaurant or two.  Maybe 1988-89. – JDW Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression. – Malcom X “WHY WOULD THERE BE A COUP?” “What would the U.S. Army have done in a coup…

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Life As A Twilight Zone Episode

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Life As A Twilight Zone Episode

Put yourself in my big power brown leather American-made recliner.  Watching the news.  Teenage analysts are explaining the import of world affairs and how nothing like this has ever happened before.  Nobody saw it coming.  Turn to the other channel.  Better-looking youths seem unaware of what the hell is going on. Imagine you are old…

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