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I lived through the 30's and 40's on the streets of New York, otherwise I am self-taught. I have been a soldier and able bodied seaman. I learned Spanish in Puerto Rico and French in France.
I have traveled the world and have seen horror and beauty.
I went to LA with a wife and baby in a U-Haul but no money. Five years later went bankrupt for a million dollars. Got a real business education.
I have lived in third world countries. I read the 100 great books of the Harvard Classics while studying under the GI Bill in Paris. I had long and close friendships with Bill Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, James Baldwin and Richard Wright.
One summer I worked in summer stock and learned about theater from Woody Allen and Carol Burnette.
Yet, all I know is that I don't know anything.