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Posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 21st 2020:

In Reply to: Re: Castle Hill Avenue posted by phil on Monday, July 20th 2020:

No, I'll leave the writing to pros like you, although somebody once said my pen was kissed by the Blarney Stone. I forgot about John's - I still remember only the name and if I had seen the bikers I surely would have remembered that. My biker bar experience was once in Cleveland - very weird. Yeah, you should write about John's Paradise. You got at least one sale!

I see you checked out Kevin - he's a good Prkchstr source

At Fort Lee, you need a/c for the heat and humidity this week. Out here in the western wilds of the state, we rough it. 800 feet elevation helps a little and nights are usually tolerable. Last heat wave was two years ago.

Bikers - THE WILD ONE, source of the Brandos name - Jimmy (Jubal) Walsh, name from the movie JUBAL (Kevin knew him as a strange guy - true). I wonder if anyone took MARTY?

If you're not into it, a contemplative monastery like the Trappists is the most boring place on earth. They ran a hard-work cement-block plant, but when the bottom dropped out of that market, they switched to fruitcakes - a standby of several religious orders. They recently transferred the Abbey to a group of Vietnamese Trappists - American vocations disappearing.

Thomas Merton was a Trappist and a wonderful writer of that life via his many journals. Pope Francis cited Merton along with Dorothy Day as American "radical activists" - Merton would have smiled at that, him being a cloistered monk for all his adult life. However, the title definitely fit Dorothy.

Well, I'm getting away from Parkchester --- stay cool and safe.

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