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Rob McKuen
« on: March 27, 2014, 01:38:20 PM »
In the waiting room at the Va Clinic is a table table of donated books.  Sometimes I come across something more interesting than the latest mysteries or romance novels.  I just read a book of poems by Rod McKuen called Stanyon Street and Other Sorrows. It really liked them.  Very simple, romantic and sentimental but not too sappy or pretentious.

It doesn't make sense to let go of something you've had for so long.  But it also doesn't make sense to hold on when there's actually nothing there.

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Re: Rob McKuen
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 01:49:47 PM »
He was real popular with we old hippies back in the late 60s, early 70's. Well, the girls really liked him, so we had to too.

That's the problem with being a rebel. There are rules for that too.

But yea, I remember actually liking his stuff.
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Re: Rob McKuen
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 02:41:39 PM »
I have always thought I was born a decade too late.  I am really a displaced hippy.
It doesn't make sense to let go of something you've had for so long.  But it also doesn't make sense to hold on when there's actually nothing there.

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Re: Rob McKuen
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 11:16:12 PM »
He was real popular with we old hippies back in the late 60s, early 70's. Well, the girls really liked him, so we had to too.

That's the problem with being a rebel. There are rules for that too.

But yea, I remember actually liking his stuff.

I can vouch for that sentiment but I don't follow them.

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