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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Despair

I thought a couple years ago when somehow the movie Andre Rublev and repeated listenings of Arvo Part's Magnificat almost took me to an ethereal place during the Holidays; I thought I was going to evaporate into the Spirit World.
A good viewing of The Pink Panther and some fun with Steve Martin's press conference early in the flick and some good laughs with my nephew Andrew, who fences with Pace, brought me back to my charisma of the 80's there for a while; a little episodic bon vivant.
Now the funk is on me again and this Village Voice Reading List may not help. I share the link below from a post to my friend and Carson Newman Grad Scott Erwin, now in Knoxville.
That post tells the story.
Have some friends with Habitat who appreciate Padgett Powell. Hopes this brightens their Holidays as they have extended family who will take the humor of Curs to the Next Generation.
The Context is the point. And class, if you can find a better exegesis in American Fiction than Padgett Powell, please let me know.
In the Meantime, Merry Christmas to you.

Knoxville and Padgett Powell
by Stephen Fox ยป Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:46 pm
Scott:Hoping you will have read Powell's Woman Named Drown for our CBarrel discussion that are bound to occur in 2010, if not January.

And the Wells Tower collection by reputation is something.No excuses for not reading Powell. I've had email exchanges with him. Finest anecdote on class ever come my way in Woman Named Drown, toward the end of the book.One to remember me by; and the discussion on Curs is classic.

"I'm the only sane {person} in here." Doyle Hargraves, Slingblade"Midget, Broom; Helluva campaign". Political consultant, "Oh, Brother..." or google asfoxseesit


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