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Tag Archives: Essays

The Professor and the Porn Legend 2

December 7, 2010

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ROADWORD An occasional series on notable road trips into and out of WestVirginiaVille Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, right before their Nov. 6, 2010 ‘Purple Wedding to the Mountains’ on the campus of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio photo by douglas imbrogno | click bigger Part 1: Annie Sprinkle Comes to Dinner PART 2: Zoot-Suiting […]

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The Professor and the Porn Star

November 11, 2010

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Encountering former porn star Annie Sprinkle in an Indian restaurant in downtown Charleston, W.Va., she and her West Virginia native wife reveal their upcoming Purple Wedding to the Mountains. And your intrepid narrator bags an opening gig to the event.| READ ON …

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800 MILES: Part 3

July 1, 2010

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“800 MILES (or Parenthood is not for Wusses)” Part 1 | Part 2 | PART 3 | Part  4 | Part 5 | Part 6 There is no proper way to prepare for 800 straight miles of driving in one day except to get good rest the night before and to wake the next morning […]

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800 MILES: Part 2

June 26, 2010

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“800 MILES: An Epic Journey in Several Parts” Part 1 | PART 2 | Part 3 | Part  4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Should your offspring’s car ever break down nearly 400 miles from home, I have a bit of advice. When you go to rent a U-Haul truck to haul his sorry-ass […]

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800 MILES: Chattanooga Dreamin’

June 23, 2010

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800 MILES: An Epic Journey in Several Parts Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 My cell phone rings in my pocket. It’s Monday morning. Why is my cellphone ringing in my pocket on Monday morning? I’ve taken the day off from work for today […]

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On a hill in Italy

June 20, 2010

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This being Father’s Day, I am reprinting this tale of a visit to the sunny  hillside in southern Italy where my father, Dulio Faustino Imbrogno, first checked into the world. Originally published Father’s Day, 2006, in the Sunday Gazette-Mail in Charleston, W.Va.. This essay is adapted from the website ‘Calabrian Journal.’ By Douglas Imbrogno I […]

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