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A Note from Douglas Adams

Of the many comic influences I’ve had in my life, the late writer Douglas Adams figures prominently. He was, and continues to be a strong influence on my inner comic voice; my meter, my rhyme, my ideas about low-budget science fiction television and so much more.

Back before Douggie left us, he had a website that he kept maintained for the fans. Not because he was egotistical, not because there was some kind of profit incentive….he did it because he genuinely liked the fans. A writer is never more appreciative than when they find a receptive audience because it generally means that they can step beyond all the awkward ideological translations and move straight into whatever it is that they’d like to discuss.

I dimly recall being excited at finding that “official” Douglas Adams website, and was delighted to discover that the man would actually answer people’s questions from time to time….even one of mine….
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Goodbye Aunt Ida Maude

My Great Aunt Ida Maude Cameron passed away recently and we laid her to rest in the loamy, sandy soil of South Georgia on the grounds of the church she’d attended since her youth. It’s a ritual I know by heart.
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Blackie’s Last Ride

Today was Blackie Stephens funeral…his last big ride. To the Atlanta film community Blackie was known as THE camera truck driver. He was also known as a Georgia cowboy and could often be found riding his Harley, taking care of his horses or playing his guitar with his friends in out of the way dives. He lived hard and he played hard.
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