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One job I fell in and out of fairly quickly was the time I worked for Robin Leach, the ‘the rich and famous’ dude. He and a TV network agreed to create a 20-episode pilot in one month. The concept was Mr. Leach and his co-host Rae Dawn Chong presiding over a ‘cocktail party’ with the two of them center stage on a sofa. First segment was them chatting with a ‘celebrity’ (anyone would do- we even had Donald Trump), the
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Mexican Candy

Uninhibited as a child he danced with his eyes closed. In tight black pants he snaked his narrow hips. A billowing shirt flashed a wall of muscly torso. Early 20s tops. He took her by the hand and spun her toward him. She let him and then he led her out of the club and into the cool air of the wide quiet street. Tenotch, He slurred at her, I’m from Mexico. That’s a big country. Can you narrow things down?
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Kings, Cake & Country

When my grandfather took the train, it was his own train. That’s comfort. My grandfather, HRH Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, was Serbian, and Serbs have a thing for cake. One day my grandfather had plans to visit a friend. For a gift he brought with him a magnificent chocolate cake. His favorite, in fact. He boarded his train. He placed the cake, in its box, on a table by a window. After divesting himself of overcoat and
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The Boys Are Back In Town

On nights I can’t find a band to inspire me another destination is The Garden of Eden, a clothing optional club, an open rooftop bar downtown Key West. But not for the obvious reason. I have no interest in soaking up the sights. I’ve danced there many a night but I’ve never removed a stitch of clothing and I never will and mostly I keep my eyes closed. Also my friend Cory is the DJ and he selects the grooviest of tun
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Pretty Face

This predator says he is an ordinary guy, ‘with a pretty face.’ That face gets him into all sorts of happy trouble. His beguiling features divert from his simple intentions of a conquest. The mouth alone distracts with a top lip that curls upward, a miniature smile of its own. However it is not a smile, but that is hardly his fault. Neither was the sting of never having met his father. A person who is alive today, so
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Gutters And Castles

Awake and asleep all at once and lying on my side on a hard bed slowly waking. I had no clue where I was, a sensation so familiar as to remove any tartness. Instead I was blasé about discovering where now had I landed. I was more concerned with why my eyes were open but I could see nothing. More curiously, I could feel the blowback of my eyelashes fluttering but I could see nothing at all. Blades of panic speared me.
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Dance, Dance, Dance

On nights I can’t find a band to inspire me another destination is The Garden of Eden, a clothing optional club, an open rooftop bar downtown Key West. But not for the obvious reason. I have no interest in soaking up the sights. I’ve danced there many a night but I’ve never removed a stitch of clothing and I never will and mostly I keep my eyes closed. Also my friend Cory is the DJ and he selects the grooviest of tun
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Looking For Leo

I met Leo when I was 14 years old. He was no more than 17 himself but I took him for a grownup.  Turned out Leo had run away from boarding school in the English countryside and somehow made his way to the Khyber Pass. Leo found a brotherhood of freedom fighters and he lived with them. He wrapped his head with the local headwear, his swarthy countenance providing the height of camouflage. He easily picked up their lan
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Peru & the Coca Leaf

Long ago I was traveling around southern Peru. Along with some local pals we hired a car from the coastal city of Arequipa and headed east and inland and up thousands of feet into the fabled Andes. Our intentions were to travel over the first peak, or cordillera as they are called, stop at the midway restaurant and then wind our way down to a golden canyon where time has been idling in magnificent stillness. Placid i
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