Tag Archives: Jean Shepherd

Poor Cher

Eventually, in all of our lives, we see our youth receding into our past.  “Come back,” we call.  “We were a great team together.  We had such fun.  Just stay a little longer.  It doesn’t have to end like this.” … Continue reading

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The Magic Relive Box

“The Relive Box” by T. Coraghessan Boyle.  The New Yorker, 3/17/2014 The insights of this sci-fi short story about a divorced father raising his teenaged daughter while coping with his life’s failures deserves a lengthy discussion, but, here, I am … Continue reading

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Directions to the Armorer

I came across this poem in my diary that I copied almost ten years ago from a Jean Shepherd program recorded probably in the 1960s.  Thanks to Google, I was able to track down the original published in The New … Continue reading

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Hot Dogs and Coffee

About the time of our high school years, there was a tiny diner on a triangular piece of land at the corner of Long Lane and Marshall Road, across from the huge gas storage tank.  And it was very tiny, … Continue reading

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Steel Mills

Standard stories on old Jean Shepherd radio shows is about his early years of working in a steel mill.  On a recent rebroadcast, he mentions that few people have actually seen the inside of a steel mill because of the … Continue reading

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