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Our Generation’s John Lennon

The other day I was talking to my uncle. He’s my dad’s age, a boomer. I was struggling to explain the importance of Steve Jobs’ death to my generation (“Generation X”, more or less) when this popped out of my mouth: “He was our generation’s John Lennon.” Ever since I said it, it’s been rattling around my brain. Could it be so?

Operators Are Standing By

Inspired by Ev and pressured by my last-minute adoption of NaBloPoMo, I’ve decided to open the floor to questions and…

Be Honest and Unmerciful

Memorable quotes for Almost Famous Lester Bangs: Aw, man. You made friends with them. See, friendship is the booze they…


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