Laff in the Dark

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As I say, when I button-holed people on their ways to their cars in the parking garage and told them I thought it was "marvelous, just marvelous the way you people pulled together in the end," they all gave me looks like, "Oh, gag a maggot, you weenie.

"You're gonna wake up one night, and we'll be standing over you with an ax, Schutze!"

But that's as it should be. The point is that they rose above it, came together and did something good. In spite of.

OK, I'm off to see the doc about my mind.

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Jim Schutze has been the city columnist for the Dallas Observer since 1998. He has been a recipient of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ national award for best commentary and Lincoln University’s national Unity Award for writing on civil rights and racial issues. In 2011 he was admitted to the Texas Institute of Letters.
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