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  1. http://www.awesomedude.com/alan_dwight/a-boy-called-joe/index.htm A moving story about Joe growing up. R
  2. I remember reading this story some time back (before it was a Pick from the Past), and I'm sure there used to be a topic here for it. Oh well . . . . In addition to the multi-level play on words in the title, the story skillfully keeps us wondering whether the on-again, off-again connection between the two main characters will ever solidify. My only real gripe is that I would have liked to find out what consequences befell the cretin Timmy for nearly killing Dallas by his infantile behavior. Good repeat read. R
  3. So many things in this story I could relate to. R
  4. Found here: http://www.awesomedude.com/john-s-lloyd/french-horn-trio/french-horn-trio.htm Charming story that sounds a gratifyingly positive note (pun intended, I suppose) throughout. French horn is one of those instruments (oboe is another, I would think) that is sufficiently difficult to play well that people may tend to look at you funny when you can . . . especially during school years. Many film scores would sound empty without them, especially in dramatic moments. "Waltz of the Flowers" from The Nutcracker Ballet would lose something essential. My only regret is tha
  5. Taking this philosophy seriously.
  6. Bureaucracy in action. http://www.awesomedude.com/joe/gianni-and-the-admiralty-strad/gianni-and-the-admiralty-strad.htm R
  7. I enjoyed the story again on rereading it as a Pick from the Past. R
  8. I could not locate a preexisting thread for this Pick from the Past. It appears at http://www.awesomedude.com/solsticeman/shades_of_gray/index.htm. Bravo for this quiet and contemplative story that weaves in many important life themes. The last scene is particularly moving. R
  9. It has the tristesse associated with this setting. R
  10. Monkees? https://i.ibb.co/Gnxy8xj/1200px-The-Monkees-1966.jpg
  11. Even though this is a Pick from the Past, there does not appear to be an existing thread for this story. http://www.awesomedude.com/cole-parker/halloween-deviltry/halloween-deviltry.htm This seems like a suitable companion to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, and I would say Bobby got a surprisingly good deal. I would only caution him to be careful about any future daydreaming . . . R
  12. Yes but it was very disruptive of the reading experience. R
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