Pie a la Mode

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—The Obscure Penguin— In the eighties Peggy and Rodney Collier came to visit my wife and me in England.  For those who have followed The Obscure Penguin, you know that Rodney and I hitchhiked to the Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic in 1976 as our celebration for graduating from Amarillo College.  If you remember […]

Accents Across The Pond

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— The Obscure Penguin — I arrived in Cirencester, England in the eighties,  The beautiful Cotswolds!  I got a job at an electronics factory making capacitors. They store energy and blah blah blah. The point is they were made of something like old analog tape, rolled in a certain way and wrapped tight. Then they’re […]

Cirencester (My First Pub)

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— The Obscure Penguin — In 1984 when many people were worried about Big Brother I landed on the shores of Avalon.  I’d been desperate to go to England since I’d read Lord of the Rings and listened to Yes.  Fire hydrants reminded me of hobbits and I didn’t know what the hell a roundabout […]