By Tom M. Paolangeli
Copywrite 2011 by Tom M. Paolangeli
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Cover illustration by Spooks, used by permission.
This collection is dedicated to Jim Bilinski, publisher of the Ithaca Times, and to my great first editor there, Kenny Berkowitz. Without the opportunity they gave me, and their continued support, none of this would exist.
Also special thanks to Leslie, for pushing me to “make it better,” and to her mother Margaret, for invaluable proof reading on my latter day columns. And especially many thanks to all the wonderful readers who sent notes or stopped me on the street to say how much they enjoyed a particular piece. That always made my day, and encouraged me to keep on writing.