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About epiphanettes

Writer, songcrafter, possibly the best French pedal steel guitarist in Virginia.

Mmmmarijuana

Mmmmmmmarijuana. The state of Virginia is set to allow cultivation and possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal and recreational use. I’m a 70s sort of guy. I loved marijuana when you could buy a few ounces for a … Continue reading

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The Inconvenience Store

Every couple of years or so, I feel it incumbent to perform my duties as a citizen and warn my fellows against convenience stores. Wait. Don’t stop reading. This will get more interesting shortly. This time around, I am motivated … Continue reading

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My Almost-friend Patrick

Patrick Juvet died today. I didn’t know him at all well, but I liked him a lot and meeting him led to one of my life’s unforgettable moments. Patrick was a French rock ‘n’ roll star in the 70s. He … Continue reading

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Teeth

I had a tooth pulled recently. A small and vital part of my anatomy was forcibly removed and now my tongue is fixated on that empty space, right upper middle, of my mouth. The tooth didn’t want to go. It … Continue reading

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Vive le Français!

Not too long ago, I resumed writing the sequel to my book, L’Amérique, which was published by a small university press. It’s a thinly disguised partly fictional autobiography—something I like to call faction (fact/fiction, get it?) and when it came … Continue reading

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A Hard-working Scam

I have in my hand (I am not quoting the late, great, Senator Joe McCarthy) a check for $6,000 from James Madison University addressed to me and dated mid-February. I could use $6,000—who couldn’t—but unfortunately the check is part of … Continue reading

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Treasures

I have treasures. There are fewer now than when I lived in a house, but the ones I really care for made the move without too much difficulty. My best treasure is an 18th century chest of drawers that belonged … Continue reading

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The Cretins’ Coup

This year the Darwin Awards may have to create a sub-category for coup cretins. The Cretin-in-Charge, Mr. Trump, will be given a special mention, but let’s face it, even his idiocy was surpassed by that of some of his followers. … Continue reading

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Inanimate Objects and Me

There’s no reason to rehash 2020. We know how horrible it was. Insidious, really, in almost every way. I don’t like whining, so I decided to focus on a particular aspect of that nasty year—my relationship with inanimate objects. We … Continue reading

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The Joys of Hearing

Not too long ago I was sitting at an outdoor table having tea with a friend when I mentioned that I was getting hearing aids. Traffic roared fifty feet from us and an ambulance’s siren added to the din. My … Continue reading

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