Stories for April 1996

Thursday, April 25

If God Didn't Love Pigeons, He Wouldn't Have Given Them Wings

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Union-Tribune's Self-ish History

San Diego Magazine publisher unrelenting on Copleys

The San Diego Union-Tribune harbors “unprofessional, childlike, head-in-the-sand attitudes toward events and ideas." The paper has "bad journalistic habits, plus [a] tendency to sound the bugle call to action whenever it feels its ideological tenets ...

Thursday, April 18

When the Soprano Hit the First High C It Just Blew My Head Off

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Between You, Me, and the Navy

Reader writer tries to get in.

Al suggested I get into the nuclear field. It required a high score for entry and entailed a lot of training— more than two years — but would translate to a marketable skill in the civilian world.

Jimi Hendrix Told Me Not to Scream

Triumph in degradation

What woke me was a hand over my face, over my mouth and nose: the pressure, the instinctive still-asleep panic of being unable to breathe; someone’s hands yanking my arms over my head; a body on mine, knees crushing my chest and stomach.

Monday, April 15

The Johnny Appleseed of Books

Herman Irwin gives away a thousand books a day.

"Hi, I'm Herman Irwin, the book man. I acquire books. I sort them and I bring them to the people who can appreciate them. I'm in jails, prisons, literacy groups for children, seniors, people in ...

Thursday, April 11

Where Everybody Is a Star

"The universe is a bar," Buck says between swigs of beer, in one of those lines that led the late poet William Stafford to observe, "Everyone wanders into poetry sometimes." If Buck hadn’t just told ...

Thursday, April 4

Work Is a Vow Heaven Never Ignores

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