Tanguay vs. Tyson, Round 3

One challenge of being human is that you’re sort of honor bound to move beyond personal prejudices and your own cultural norms in order to see your fellow persons as equally human. Meeting that challenge means acknowledging your inclusion in…

Tanguay vs. Tyson, Round 2

I haven’t read ghostwriter Larry “Ratso” Sloman’s autobiographies of Howard Stern, David Blaine, Kiss drummer Peter Criss, or the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis, so I don’t know if any of those guys, after reading the final manuscript of…

Tanguay vs. Tyson, Round 1

In the late afternoon on June 26, 1988, after half a week in the back rows of a Greyhound, I stepped with my duffel into the gloom of the San Diego bus terminal and bummed a cigarette off a fifty-something…

The Real Movie Star Is Really Dead

I’ve been meaning to finish the story I started (see here and here) regarding my movie stardom. But between episodes two and three the real actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman died an almost unspeakably sad death. I read and listened to…

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