Don't be a cynic and disconsolate preacher. Don't bewail and moan. Omit the negative propositions. Challenge us with incessant affirmatives. Don't waste yourself in rejection, or bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


The Man Who Kept The Secrets

1968 -- JFK, MLK & RFK were dead.

The Vietnam War raged on.

From Berkeley to Cambridge, student revolution was in the air.

Yale graduate Thomas Powers, wrote for the Rome Daily American in Italy and for UPI ...

TP> > "If I'm wrong, no big deal. If the country is wrong, maybe it would be a big deal, and maybe it wouldn't. It would depend entirely on the facts as established -- if the whole Warren Commission knew the truth and sat on it -- yikes!

If some scraggly highschool dropout Fidelista friend of Oswald drove him to the Texas School Book depository and wished him luck on the fatal day, then lived in secretive fear until an overdose killed him a few years later -- well, no big deal. So it depends."


Jerry Garcia's Lost Lyrics

Dear Attorney Hellman,

It's recently come to my attention that Mr. Robert Hunter is publicly looking for missing lyrics that were confiscated when Mr. Jerry Garcia was arrested in 1985.

According to SFPD records, Officer Esparza said briefcase and papers were "turned over to a responsible partly, likely Mr. Garcia or his attorney at the time."

In an attempt to locate Mr. Hunter and Mr. Garcia's missing lyrics, were you Jerry's attorney at the time? Did you take possession of the brief case?

Attorney Hellman:

Any information that I have is not available to the public.

-David Hellman


The Giant

At the age of 12, Andre Roussimoff was 6' 3" and weighed 240 pounds.

At age 17, he began wrestling professionally in Paris, France and was given the name Le Geant Ferre.

He moved to Montreal, Canada where his wrestling legend grew.

Vince McMahon, Sr. billed him as the large, immovable monster: Andre the Giant.