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Happy Birthday, Jerry Nelson

Thinking of Jerry Nelson, who would have been 82 years young today. Here’s the biographical essay I wrote about him, “The Count Writes a Haiku”. Grateful for all his work to make “millions of people happy”.

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“The Muppets” (2015) – The Review!

The Muppets passes my most important test – it’s funny as hell. At moments, it’s old-school, Muppet Show funny — and that’s my highest praise. ~ Puppets are a great art form: They don’t die. The most beloved outlive those … Continue reading

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Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography – Revealed!

In honor of World AIDS Day, here are the opening paragraphs of Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography. Enjoy! June 1970 found Richard Hunt feeling restless. He’d been out of high school for a year, trying on various ill-fitting endeavors. … Continue reading

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The Count Writes a Haiku

Jerry Nelson would have been 80 today. I was lucky to know him. Here’s my memorial essay, “The Count Writes a Haiku.”

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The Count Writes A Haiku: Jerry Nelson (1934-2012)

Cape Cod in February has an austere beauty: sand dunes draped in snow, grey-streaked skies, a generous silence. My friend Mallory and I parked outside the house five minutes before our noon appointment and stood by the car getting our … Continue reading

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