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Merlin Sprague

Copyright 2013 by Merlin Sprague at Smashwords

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This ebook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This ebook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each person you share it with. If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return it and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

Author’s Note.

If you’ve read any of my other stuff, you’ll see this book is different. While everything else I do is written with irreverence, cynicism, ribaldry and base humor, this is not. That’s because of the subject matter. Because of the subject matter, this was a very hard book to write. Consequently, it may, at times, seem stilted and awkward. For this I apologize.

That said, I hope you find this little book illuminating.


Some Things You Might Like To Know

A guy is lucky if, his whole life
he has three minutes of pure magic.
- Attributed to Frank Zappa -

I just hit seventy. When you get to this age, you know the hurly-burly is behind you. You can now take your ease -- sit out on the porch, put your feet up on the rail. Relax. With a drink in your hand and a pipe in your teeth, you can lean back and watch the clouds.

You can put dinner in the crockpot anytime after you arise, and you can arise late. Dinner can come at any time you like (no more schedule). If it’s your pleasure, you can sit around in robe and slippers all week and watch the Discovery Channel. With no job, there are no more hairdos, three-piece suits, girdles or ties. You can sit up late and watch Letterman live. You can get up at three-AM for milk and cookies without worry you’ll be tired at work and have your fanny dragging all day. You can even get up at three-AM, go out on the porch, contemplate the moon, listen to an owl hoot, enjoy the musty night air and then, before the sun comes up, go back to bed.

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