Send In the Clowns.

In Steven Sondheim’s immortal words, “Don’t bother, they’re here,” we learn we’re all fools waiting to collide.

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Now they were circling the wagons, hiding the under-aged girlfriends in backwater motels with enough coke to feed a Libyan army.

It’s the nature of clowns. We all have killer and complacent genes. Collisions are meant to teach us which is which.

The collision had happened. Nixon was impeached. Why embellish what already stank of corruption and sin?

Was the Scopes trial about creationism or our own fears of alternate thinking?

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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