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About pdxwiz

Robby is a writer/photographer who lives in the Caochella Valley near Palm Springs, CA.. He posts on whatever flights of fancy strike his often restless mind. Stupid media gets his ire up, reflective history makes him happy/sad/wistful, and people always amaze him in any way. Feel free to suggest a topic if, after reading something of his, you feel you'd like to hear his take on an issue.

My Sinatra, His Way

My Sinatra, His Way  When I was young I don’t recall my parents, both born in 1912, to be Sinatra oriented in any way. They albumed through Perry Como and the like but I believe Frank Sinatra represented an ethnic … Continue reading

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Old Was Never an Option

Old Was Never an Option Let me rephrase that. I simply never, actually, thought I would BE old. I was diagnosed with HIV about as early in its virulent history as it gets, early 1984 officially but through blood donor … Continue reading

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A Good Husband Makes a Good Wife. John Florio (1553–1625)

How The Supremes Saved Marriage And Didn’t Even Know It The Supreme Court’s recent ruling, making marriage legal throughout the country, may just have the exact net-positive effect that the religious fanaticism of the far right has been postulating would … Continue reading

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Men of Steel

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Day Dreams and Night Terrors

Day Dreams and Night Terrors Helene, the proverbial middle child, is in the hospital tonight, sending us all into our versions of hell as we fret the night away wondering what the morning will bring. Fighting what? Pneumonia? A blood … Continue reading

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I Am Now a Member of AA

I Am Now A Member of AA Aging Amnesiacs As I careen forward into the decades, knocking over years like stacks of falling dominos, it occurs to me almost daily (hourly?) that the axiom “Everything old is new again” has … Continue reading

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So You Wanna Put On A Show

So You Wanna Put On A Show Artists are a breed apart from all others in the world. We are deeply insecure, wildly enthusiastic, mild to moderately arrogant and perpetually engaged and engaging (usually, at least in the sense that … Continue reading

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