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Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 12:32:14 +0100
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Still dealing with the trace of the suicide attempt.  Let me be the
first to nominate Spalding Gray for a "Children of Twain" hall of fame.

(from the NYT)  "Mr. Gray, 62, practiced the art of storytelling with a
quiet mania, transforming his travels, fascinations
and traumas into such acclaimed works as "Swimming to Cambodia" and
"Monster in a Box." He
almost always appeared seated behind a simple desk, with a glass of
water and some notes."

Richard R.
Bob Gill wrote:

> > "The city seems so cramped and so dreary with toil and care and business anxiety.
> > God help me, I wish I were at sea again!"
>   This made me think of a passage from Huckleberry Finn:
>   "Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't."