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The Critical Mass

How I spend my idle time As an unemployed American, I am frequently asked by my concerned fellow citizens, “So, what are you doing these days?” In response, I’ve been compiling a “To Do” list, just to keep the conversation going. I haven’t crossed off a whole lot yet. But I think some of this […]

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The Critical Mass

Vic Chesnutt: 1964-2009 When Michael Stipe, angered by his friend’s over-reliance on drugs and alcohol, dumped Vic Chesnutt from his wheelchair a few years ago, Chesnutt suggested to me this summer that Stipe’s act was simply, “Another piece in my war against my self-destructive tendencies.” After a series of battles that included waking up in […]

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