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Apr 19, 2023Liked by Cintra Wilson

Awesome. From your description, I have a strong hunch what chicken vs. ribs refers to and that the lady's gentleman friend had business other than the bbq. (Still a hell of a koan tho.)

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Apr 19, 2023Liked by Cintra Wilson

In Vermont, where I misspent my youth, we rode the Night Train through the railyard & down the tracks out of town, toward where Phineas Gage met his fame. I didn't get to San Francisco till well after the first Sex Pistols LP dropped, but this piece breathes that era right back atcha. Thanks <3

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““Now girl,” she said, very seriously.  “Girl you got the RIBS,” she said, indicating Angus, “Now you need the CHICKEN. You hear me?  I said you got THE RIBS,” she said again, jabbing toward Angus.  “Now you need THE CHICKEN.” 

“I will never know exactly what she meant by that.  It’s like a zen koan. It sets my mind free.”

I’ll remember that...😂

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Apr 22, 2023Liked by Cintra Wilson

Cintra, you’ve an amazing gift of entrancing who ever falls into your spell of intrigue ♥️

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Apr 21, 2023Liked by Cintra Wilson

If I ever get a tattoo, i now know what it will say.

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Apr 19, 2023·edited Apr 19, 2023Liked by Cintra Wilson

This was just great! So glad I could played the audio version. Your voice just makes it so much richer. I could see every person in great detail. Marvelous writing.

I tried to find photos of the “Doo City” and/or the “Dance Your Ass Off” clubs but sadly couldn’t find anything.

Just subscribed.

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just perfect

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More gems

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Apr 19, 2023Liked by Cintra Wilson

I love that so much. I'm carrying that around rent free.

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Apr 19, 2023Liked by Cintra Wilson

I lived at Grove and Divis in 1980. The "Dance Your Ass Off" club on Columbus, had only recently burned down, and one of the restaurants on Divis, it might have even been the one you're talking about, had a big sign next to the entrance painted in the same cartoony style as the club: "Eat Your Ass Off."

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Thank you Cintra Wilson. Due to the expression writing, I can visualize myself right there enjoying the view.

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I couldn't stop reading this.

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no idea but

THAT is an awesome gem and will set it in front of a more worn down (vermont) saying:

"haaaaaahd tellin'....not knowin!"

of course he wasnt a Vermonter ....

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