Stories for May 1985

Thursday, May 30

The Late-Night Lunacy of Uncle Ed Muscare

Eleven o’clock. Dark. Quiet. Mr. Coffee set for morning. Neighborhood lawn sprinklers turned off. Dogs inside. Air dry and barkless, only crickets. Down to bare feet, worn-out jeans. Not awake enough to read, not wound ...

The Last Wrestling Piece

To say it's fake is to miss the point, you pencil-neck geek.

There is no more a problem of truth in wrestling than in the theatre. — Roland Barthes, Mythologies I threw the paper into the corner and turned on the TV set. After the society page ...

Thursday, May 23

If It's Free, It's For Me

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Thursday, May 16

The Only Honest Game in Town

Who needs poker parlors? A bunch of elderly gents up at the Ace'e Duce'e, that's who.

"We thought it was the bingo parlors out on the Indian reservations cutting into our business. For a while they were getting 1500 people a night out there. Now I’ve heard their business is way ofF.”

Digging It in Kensington

Unearthing oddities

Joseph Franklin Rutherford, president of the Jehovah’s Witnesses from 1916 to 1940, planned to see Kensington engulfed in flames one day. If his predictions held true, he foresaw himself standing in the third-story watchtower of ...

Two Chairs

Psychotherapy is work.

In an age in which psychotherapy is looked upon with much disdain and bitter criticism, it’s refreshing to know that there are a few people so skilled in the art and science of therapy that, ...

Thursday, May 9

So You Want to Be a Doctor

You say you've got a good mind, top grades and top scores, and the desire to help people? Don't be surprised if UCSD School of Medicine turns you down.

"The pre-med nerd sits in the front row in his classes and asks questions all the time to display his knowledge;' explains Hu. "Usually he already knows the answer. He takes furious notes and carries a tape recorder."

When the Fly Slaps the Water

Fishing the coastal cnayons for fun and philosophy

You come full circle, making of fly-fishing what nothing else in your life can ever quite offer. Beyond the intangibles of sport, which are no small part of human psychology, fly-fishing affords one the pleasure of learning.

Thursday, May 2

Bugs and Worms and Dinosaur Bones

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