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The Telegram

This is a sequel to my earlier post, Trax boy and now ain’t dat a man!. A school friend kindly sent me a telegram after I won at the Australian Schools Athletic championships, admitting I was good enough despite wearing cheap sneakers called ‘trax’. I still

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1 per cent of the world will own more than half its wealth by 2016, Oxfam report says

Here is the report from ABC news Australia Despite reading constantly about the great humanists, transformational and servant leaders like the Pope and Obama, I think in light of these facts about wealth that Charles Bukowski’s poem ‘Born Into This‘

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Charles Bukowski – The Genius of the Crowd

there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average human being to supply any given army on any given day and the best at murder are those who preach against it and the best at hate are those who

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Charles Bukowski’s gravestone epitaph ‘Don’t Try’

Many people have wondered what the gravestone epitaph of the great American counter-culture poet and novelist Charles Bukowski means – ‘Don’t Try.’  I was baffled by this too until I came across this ‘all things’ Bukowski.net web site. Bukowski said:

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Ham on Rye – Charles Bukowski

Finished Reading: Ham on Rye Currently Reading: The Poet – Michael Connelly I had been wanting to read a Charles Bukowski novel after seeing the illuminating documentary, ‘Born into this‘. As Goodreads describes Ham on Rye, ‘Charles Bukowski details the

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Comedy and the Ages. Lenny Bruce, Charles Bukowski and Hunter S Thompson

George Carlin himself once put it: “Lenny Bruce opened the doors for all the guys like me.”

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