Category Archives: Book Excerpts

Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 11: Sounds like “perfect world” stuff to me…

Eleven “I read the news today, Oh boy” – The Beatles   Dublin. Frenchman’s Lane. Sturdy, hardwood table conversation, firelight. Copper-covered city night, youth hostel, hostile youth, field stone fire with a bit of turf for grins. United Nations volunteer. … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 10: Mediterranean’s not too far away, Mmm…

Ten   “Rame it’s me. I’m in Alicante. Did you get the Morocco story?” “Is that 1631 words including the three lines from Crosby, Stills, and Nash?” “Use the quote from Orwell. Rame, have you ever had green tea?” “What … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 9: Sweeping cobwebs from the edges of my mind…

Strait to Tangier by Livy Tinsley (unedited, 1631 words) Sweeping cobwebs from the edges of my mind, Had to get away to see what I could find. Hope the days that lie ahead bring us back to where they’ve led. … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 8: Never seen eyes so blue…

Cold late night so long ago When I was not so strong you know A pretty man came to me Never seen eyes so blue. – from “Magic Man” by Heart   Journal Entry He looked over his shoulder at … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 7: Livy on the Continent

  There can be no integration of love and ambition, deception and clarity, compassion and war. So long as occupation and relationship are kept apart, so long will there be endless conflict and misery. All reformation within the pattern of … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 6: White Cliffs of Dover…

Journal Entry Talked with Ramie. It’s all set. Europe. It’s all set. God, I’m bloody tired and excited. Spain, France, Amsterdam, maybe even Morocco. They said all they need is 2,000 words a week. Can do that standing on my … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 5: I know what it’s like to be dead…

At the office where the papers grow she takes a break, drinks another coffee and she tries so hard to stay awake. It’s just another day.  – Paul McCartney, Wings   The New Yorker. New York. Central Park. Times Square. … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 4: We don’t need no thought control…

We don’t need no education, we don’t need no thought control, there’s lots of hazards in the classroom teachers leave them kids alone. – Pink Floyd, The Wall Somerville College, founded 1879, in honor of Mary Somerville, 1780-1872, mathematician. Dedicated … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 3: The lunatic is in the hall…

The lunatic is in the hall. The paper holds the folded faces to the floor… but everyday the paper boy brings more… – from Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd   Elysian fields, night. Quiet for writing. Trudy’s here … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 2: Just Another Day

Book 2, Just Another Day  Livy Tinsley, 1975 Every day she takes a morning bath, she wets her hair, wraps a towel around her as she headed for the bedroom chair, It’s just another day. – Paul McCartney, Wings   … Continue reading

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