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By Joe Puglia | August 12, 2010
Part 2 : I think the Allman Brothers sang "Ramblin' Man" just for me, 'cause I swear I was born a ramblin' man. Perhaps my concept of rambling (travel) is not akin to yours, but four blasts of a ship's whistle still raises the hair on the back of my neck. Last week I wrote about our road trip across the blue highways of America. It's our 11th day on the road and I have to tell ya that Dr. Seuss was right when he said, "Oh the Places You'll Go. " However, he implies that to do so you have to leave the "Waiting Room," defined as a state of paralysis where nothing happens.
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August 6, 2009
I think the Allman Brothers sang ?Ramblin? Man? just for me. I swear I was born a ramblin? man. Perhaps my concept of rambling (travel) is not akin to yours but I have to tell you that four blasts of a ship?s whistle still raises the hair on the back of my neck. My concept of travel was shaped years ago. I was prisoner to the works of Steinbeck, Kerouac, Melville, and the great travel writers such as Paul Theroux. I?ve read ?On the Road,? ?Blue Highway? and ?Sunrise with Steam Monsters?
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August 25, 2010
Column's headlines inspire him The titles of Dr. Joe Puglia's columns catch my eye. A few years ago he wrote of his boyhood nun, Sr. Jean, and it reminded me of my 8th-grade nun Sr. Jean Dolores. Dr. Joe's article spurred me to communicate with her and tell her how much she had inspired my life and the Valley Sun published my thoughts about her. On a recent week Dr. Joe wrote about his travels along America's Blue Highways. That title caught my eye too, because in the early '80s I read book named "Blue Highways" by the author, William Least Heat-Moon.
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By Joe Puglia | September 15, 2010
I've always had a hankering for motorcycles. I've had many fantasies of riding a Harley-Davidson adorned with buckskin saddlebags, careening across the blue highways of America. I've even visualized what I would wear. Somewhere above, an orchestra would play, "Born to Be Wild," by Steppenwolf and I would race with the wind to the sound of heavy-metal thunder. Bikers speak of the feelings of freedom, the sensations of wind and movement, and ownership in a distinct subculture where everyone is a brother.
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By Joe Puglia | February 8, 2012
In the Corps, everyone had a nickname. You either created your own, or you were anointed with a name that would hardly depict your best interests. Mine was “Lt.” There were two boys in the regiment from Arkansas. They joined the Corps on the buddy plan and were inseparable. They called themselves “Butch” and “Sundance.” They were tough, competent sergeants with iron wills, undaunted when things went south. Butch and Sundance had a penchant for yarning. They'd captivate the Marines for hours telling tall tales from the Ozarks.
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By Joe Puglia | August 12, 2010
Part 2 : I think the Allman Brothers sang "Ramblin' Man" just for me, 'cause I swear I was born a ramblin' man. Perhaps my concept of rambling (travel) is not akin to yours, but four blasts of a ship's whistle still raises the hair on the back of my neck. Last week I wrote about our road trip across the blue highways of America. It's our 11th day on the road and I have to tell ya that Dr. Seuss was right when he said, "Oh the Places You'll Go. " However, he implies that to do so you have to leave the "Waiting Room," defined as a state of paralysis where nothing happens.
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August 6, 2009
I think the Allman Brothers sang ?Ramblin? Man? just for me. I swear I was born a ramblin? man. Perhaps my concept of rambling (travel) is not akin to yours but I have to tell you that four blasts of a ship?s whistle still raises the hair on the back of my neck. My concept of travel was shaped years ago. I was prisoner to the works of Steinbeck, Kerouac, Melville, and the great travel writers such as Paul Theroux. I?ve read ?On the Road,? ?Blue Highway? and ?Sunrise with Steam Monsters?
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