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Episode 87 – “A Piano in the House”

A birthday party is a gathering of friends and relatives of the birthday boy, or girl, man, or, in this case, woman. Mr. Fitzgerald Fortune, a theater critic, has invited friends and colleagues from the world of the theater to … Continue reading

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Episode 60 – “The Rip Van Winkle Caper”

What, if anything,  has lasting or intrinsic value?  Suppose your strategy is to steal something of great value and hold onto it for a hundred years, with the hope of cashing in when the heat is off. Is that a … Continue reading

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Episode 38 – “Man in a Bottle”

What do we desire, and what is of value?  This episode begins with those questions. Anelderly lady brings a used wine bottle to an antique/junk shop claiming it is an heirloom. But the item is something no one desires – … Continue reading

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Episode 32 – “A Passage for a Trumpet”

Joey is a down-on-his-luck jazz trumpeter. He can’t get a gig because he is not dependable. He’s not dependable because he is an alcoholic. But addiction and jazz are intertwined. For Joey, booze fuels his flights of musical expression, in … Continue reading

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Episode 31 – “The Chaser”

“The Chaser” echoes a theme found in “Escape Clause” and “A Nice Place to Visit,” that getting what you want can be the worst thing that can happen to you. In “Escape Clause” it’s immortality. In “A Nice Place to … Continue reading

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