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Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Story written in 1967

God knows I am not too hippy. Perhaps because I am too much around the hip and I fear fads for, like anybody else, I like something that tends to last. Then, too, the hippy foundation or diving board or resting place or whatever you want to call it does suck in its fair share of fakes, promoters and generally vicious people trying to overcompensate for some heinous psychological defect. But you have these everywhere—hippy and non-hippy...


More Notes of a Dirty Old Man - pg. 5 - 2011

Magazines and periodicals

Open City - June 23-29 - 1967

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