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The death this week of Monty Python member Terry Jones brought back an unforgettable memory of our one meeting.

As I commented here recently, for eight seasons I hosted an eponymous interview show in Silicon Valley that was syndicated to PBS stations around the country. Over the course of 300-odd shows I had a number of memorable experiences: holding Jane Goodall’s hands to keep them warm on a freezing hotel rooftop shoot, drinking wine with Julia Child while talking about the OSS, listening to Dizzy Gillespie tell how he stabbed Cab Calloway in the butt … and scores more.

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“He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” “Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew […]

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The Elfstones of Shannara and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency have new tv shows! Made by BBC America and (for some reason) MTV, and brought to you by Netflix! With approximately 7 billion people on earth, almost as many tv networks for them to watch, and Netflix now (almost) global, it’s getting easier for good literature to […]

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The unspoken part of the old expression “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” is that additional steps are also required. Anyone can make that first step, maybe even a second step, but from the 3rd step onwards one must invest actual work in the journey, and, at some point, finish […]

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