Four Men in May (Part 1): Memory, Oscar Wilde, and Aldous Huxley

Introduction: The Cold of Winter Is Just A Dream On November 8, 2013, I'll turn twenty-three years old. To many of my "experienced and enlightened" readers this may not seem like much of a milestone, but to me, though, it feels like an awakening. Here's how I see it: while the exact age is arbitrary, … Continue reading Four Men in May (Part 1): Memory, Oscar Wilde, and Aldous Huxley

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“If you ever get the feeling that you’ve lost touch with everyday John Doe reality …”

Thumbing through my copy of The Proud Highway: A Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman 19655-1967 (1997), which is the first volume of "The Fear and Loathing Letters" of Hunter S. Thompson (edited by Douglas Brinkley), I came across something the late Gonzo journalist had written about the stresses of unemployment that I think could serve … Continue reading “If you ever get the feeling that you’ve lost touch with everyday John Doe reality …”