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Jun.01.2011
Thank you University Presidents and Trustees across the nation, Honored Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.  I’m deeply grateful for this historic opportunity to address all of America’s graduating seniors at once.   It’s customary to begin these oratorical exercises with a joke … and perhaps an...
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May.27.2011
Taking a show on the road involves a different kind of roadie life pretty much everywhere you go.  In Alabama, in the summer, it can be nasty.  We fetch up in Extended Stay Dixie.  It fits in the budget.  Rooms with thin sheets, thin towels and thin walls.  Kitchens with two cups, two plates, and...
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May.27.2011
My Old Man was a Bastard.  Oh, he didn’t start out that way.  He started out as a sweet-faced, quiet farm boy from Bard, New Mexico, a flyspeck collection of adobe and frame houses just off the Caprock on the northern New Mexico plains, about midway between Santa Fe – where I was born – and...
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