Sometimes . . .

you just need someone ’pon whom you can depend
when even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by
drop upon our heart

A play by (USAF Veteran) Pamela Olson
Sometimes . . . is a play by an
American female Veteran
Sometimes lady
Veterans, like the
guys, just need
someone ’pon whom
we can depend, when
een in our sleep, pain
which cannot !orget
!alls drop by drop
upon our heart"

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"opyright # 1$%& ' ()1! by #amela $lson
All rights reserved. All wrongs revenged.
*t’s a story.
Semblance to anyone is not intended nor should be inferred. Savvy, mate+
,oc Sererinsen-s .here *s A /irl
http011www.youtube.com1watch+v2345dgfj6789
A graduate of "ollege of :arin then Sonoma State ;nive rsity, in the middle of .he
American <ine "ountry, "alifornia ;SA, #lanet %arth, &ilky 'ay, #amela $lson is A
:arin "ounty Volunteer of the 9ear, founding board member =orth >ay :ultimedia
Association,
Home Designer, Raconteur, Gardener, Wife,
.ime .raveler, Swimmer, Veteran, :ama,
Friend, Real Estate Authority, Ballroom Dancer,
"olor 3un?ie, >on vivant, Professor, Author and,
Landlord Extraordinaire …
aka opinionated"
May all your storms e !eathered,
and all that is good get etter"

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A4*"@ AAir Borce VetC as played by 4ucy 4awless
3. 7. D4SD= A=avy VetC as played by >urt <ard
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
"A6D4 A=avy VetC as played by 7ristin ,avis
3A:@S A:arine VetC as played by 6yan 6eynolds
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
:D6/A=A AAir Borce VetC as played by 6ene 6usso

"6A*/ A=avy VetC as played by 6obert Borster
3D@ AArmy VetC as played by :organ Breeman
S.@V@ B69@, :, AArmy VetC as himself
>6DD as played by @mile 5irsch

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6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
4A"9 3. ,A4.D= as herself
3*: AArmy VetC as played by ,wight 9oa?am
A4@E A:arine VetC as played by AleF :ins?y
>A=,7*..9 as herself, voice as played by <illow Smith
.*,@ as herself, voice as played by .aylor ,ior
6@=D V@.@6A=S 5DSP*.A4 PD4*"@ "5*@B as played by >urt <ard
,*6@".D6 7athleen :arshall awardGwinning director and
"horeographer
"DS.;:@ ,@S*/=@6 :ia >aFter0 been a part of :arin .heatre
"ompany-s production team since ()). :ost recently, she has
designed props and costumes for productions at Aurora .heatre
"ompany, "al Sha?es, A."... "onservatory and SB Playhouse. She
has also wor?ed with .he 3ewish .heatre, Sacramento Dpera, :usic
"ircus, <ord for <ord, .eatro @speranHa and *ntersection for the Arts. She is an alumni
of San Brancisco State ;niversity.

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(haracter *escriptions
=ote0 Actors chosen here are for among other reasons, their age, height, voice, and body
type, as each is specificGcritical to each character’s portrayal.
3D@0 an old reliable "harlie <ilson’s <ar wor? truc? with
nightmares, the real /.*. 3oe. Dverweight, losing hair,
amiable, intelligent, methodical, lumbering painfully
from old military wounds with still a healthy dose of
his younger swagger, prone to bar fights, smo?er,
drin?er, practical, seasoned, inventive
to the core, treacherous, full of Nuiet
purpose. 3D@ is a total Q<hat would Sam
do+R guy. 3D@ is several times divorced, a
womaniHer, apathetic to his children, fiercely
patriotic, ballroom dance troller, wryly comic, and is deadly in some areas. 5e is a Viet
=am Army Vet, &)Gyear lifer, retired @$, 1))S disabled, although to the then world 3oe
was just an @&, simple, blac? and .he /rease :on?ey needed well everywhere. 3oe is
from a poor family in >iloFi, :ississippi where 3oe grew up around the Air Borce base
there. <hen drafted into the Army, 3oe earned an Associates ,egree in >usiness while
wor?ing as a heavy vehicle mechanic. 3oe’s deceptive manner covering still waters
running deep came to the attention of higher ups in the chain of command when the =am
war ended and choices were made as to what to ?eep, get rid of, and develop anew. 3oe
was wisely sent to *ntelligence school and college for appropriately, a :asters in
DrganiHational ,evelopment, group behavior. 5e had the perfect *ntel cover, heavy
vehicle mechanic. 3oe resides in Point d’*ronie in San Brancisco. 5e is a =D. :9
P4A=@. S=4 3un?ie, a /eorge "arlin 3un?ie, a 6. "rumb 3un?ie, a 6@=D >6DD
3un?ie, and a :ary 5artman :ary 5artman 3un?ie. 3oe listens to Shirley >assey and
/erald <ilson. 3D@ is QKuir? with poignancy.R 5is favorite movies are 1$%)-s 7elly-s
5eroes- there-s no booHe, there-s no broads, there-s no actionT And 1$L-s
.he 9oung 4ions- UamusedV "an * tal? about what * did with your wife the
last time * was in >erlin+ 9oung 4ions was and remains so much Nuir? it
totally rearranged 3oe’s selfGcentered head the first time he saw it. And it
still does. 3D@ inhales marijuana through a Vapolution. 3oe, eNually
charming, cruel and bro?en, is a sad bad man with a bigGscarred heart, his
shellGshoc?ed sensibilities’ emotional instability only held in chec? by
training and his intellect. 3oe is straight from Dlympus. .he troops ?now it. 5e is their
talisman and they will follow him anywhere. 3D@ drin?s sha?en not stirred :a?er-s
:ar? bourbon with crushed spearmint leaves or 6ussian 6iver Pliny the @lder. Always
armed personally with nineGround /loc? (%, fiveGround Smith M <esson snub nose .!
revolver, "67. ;ltima <ith >lac? >lade, 6aider * >oot 7nife, mace, rubber bullets,
blan? bullets as well as a variety of cool spy toys. Always carries around a VA stress ball
he inevitably sNueeHes. 3D@, along with "A6D4, :D6/A=A, "6A*/, 6@=D >6DD,
3A:@S, :A6/A, A4*"@, 3*:, and >6DD does a daily noontime hourGandGaGhalf lap
swim at San Brancisco-s =orth >each Swimming Pool. Briends with /eorge ,u?e,

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Ala ura @den , 3. 6. 5ildebrand, /ary Bisher, >rande 6oderic?, 3acNuie Phelan , 3onny
:oseley, .im 4incecum , .yler Blorence , "ourtney .horneGSmith, Annette 5aven, :ary
:agdalan, "harlie 7ell y, "lint @astwod, /avin =ewsom, Arnold SchwarHenegger ,
"harlie Sheen, 4arry 1 4ana M StriF <achows?i, "harles S chwab , 7arl Dlson, >arry
8ito, "raig "haNuico , <ill Venable , 3on Bisher , 3ames 5etfield, Prince Andrew
6omanov, .heresa Spar?s, and
4ee ;n?rich. ,rives a ()11
Porsche $11 .urbo S @dition $1
Spyder.
Q<hat would Sam do+R is from
Anton :yrer-s novel Dnce An
@agle published in 1$O, at the
height of the Vietnam <ar. *t is a
touchstone for the military professionals who devise and carry out America’s defense.
According to the =ew 9or? .imes, QDnce An @agle has wor?ed its way over a generation
into the mindset and leFicon of the American military.R =amed to the :arine
"ommandant’s 6eading 4ist, it is reNuired reading for all marines, is
assigned to <est Point cadets, and is featured in the ;nited States Army
<ar "ollege’s annual leadership seminar. Soldiers emblaHon the
protagonist’s name'Sam ,amon'across their tan?s, and military officers
at every level ma?e decisions by as?ing themselves, Q<hat would Sam
do+R
:D6/A=A0 Air Borce Veteran, Viet =am @ra, @!, ,octorate, former
model, elegant, creative intelligence, graceful, usually has smudges of
colorful paint somewhere on her, and her clothes that also have potholes in
them, "atholic schooled, alert, proud, gleaming, every inch a Nueen, esthete, gracious,
sardonic, swimmer, highGstyle, sentimental, charming, vivid, intoFicating. ,rives a red ?it
1$L& :organ, and is a falcon and bird of paradise both. <omen are comfortable around
:D6/A=A. :en see :D6/A=A as some sort of ideal they strive to impress and
protect. *n the last !) years, the only man she had ever been connected with is her
husband. She still has fun lusting from afar though. 5er voice is aged, confident and
rich, deserving of patronage. :D6/A=A, along with 3D@, "A6D4, "6A*/, 6@=D
>6DD, 3A:@S, :A6/A, A4*"@, 3*:, and >6DD does a daily noontime hourGandGaG
half lap swim at San Brancisco-s =orth >each Swimming Pool. She inhales marijuana
through a Vapolution and drin?s espresso with 7ahlua, or sun ice tea with spearmint or
peppermint sprigs from her garden. Briends with *sabel Allende, .ess ;riHa 5olthe, 3oe
>reeHe, :artin "ruH Smith, 3oyce :aynard, ,on =ovello, ,ave @ggers, Anne 4amott,
Amy .an, 3oe @sHterhas, 7ay 6yan, Vendela Vida, .win?a
.hiebaud, Strawberry Saroyan, Aram Saroyan, 7i 4ongfellow,
3ason 6oberts, /ary Snyder, .om :erritt, "erridwen
Ballingstar Annette >ening , Phil Bran? , "lint @astwood , :aria
:uldaur , >arbara >oFer , <alter :urch , 6obin <right Penn ,
:ontgomery :cBate , @dwin "atmull , Pernell 6oberts , Sean

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Penn , Andy Samberg , >renda "hapman , /eorge 4ucas , >ill 6afferty , >arry 4evinson ,
Pat Paulsen , ,on =ovello , Peter "oyote , ,avid "rosby , >onnie 6aitt , Peter .or? , ,avid
Strathairn , 5uey 4ewis , 4ars ;lrich , 6obin <right Penn , "harlie "unningham , 7evin
4ima , ,avid Bincher , 7athleen Kuinlan , .erry :c/overn , 6obin <illiams , Van
:orrison , 3. 7. D4SD= 4asseter , "onnie =ielsen , and Scott .hunes . A graduate of
"ollege of :arin then Sonoma State ;niversity, "alifornia ;SA in the middle of .he
American <ine "ountry, :D6/A=A is A :arin "ounty Volunteer of the 9ear, founding
board member =orth >ay :ultimedia Association, 5ome ,esigner, >logger, /ardener,
.ime .raveler, Swimmer, Veteran, Briend, ,ancer, 6eal @state Authority, >allroom
,ancer, "olor 3un?ie, >on vivant, Professor, Author, and 5onorary ,octorateW a?a
opinionated.
"6A*/0 =avy Viet =am Vet, @&, /ary "ooper
5igh =oon charisma, plain, ordinary, practical,
sometimes heroic, groovy stuff, arresting
clarity and compassion, mellow, austere, wellG
mannered, courtly, wears circa 1$%O 4evi L)1 white boot cut, button
fly jeans. =o belt. ,ar? brown low heel <ellington boots GG,ress
shirt and doubleGvent sports coat. *s sardonic, very familiar to others,
on the best of terms with everyone. 4eft wrist has that dead, absolutely hairless, waFed
wrin?led puffiness of a bad flameGthrower burn. 4i?es "ountry <estern,
3aHH and "lassical music. An only child, "6A*/ was born in San
Brancisco in 1$L), thirdGgeneration on his mother-s side, secondG
generation on his father-s side. "6A*/ is a disabled =avy Vet. 5e has
>achelors ,egrees in Philosophy and Physics from ;niversity of
"alifornia, >er?eley. "6A*/ is twice married to the same woman,
:olly. .hey had twins, "6A*/ was not their father, which "6A*/
?new was a possibility. .heir son 5arry died in war. .hey now have
two grandchildren from daughter :olly. "6A*/ is a retired Sonoma
"ounty "alifornia ,eputy Sheriff. 5is wife :olly is a
retired Santa 6osa, "alifornia math schoolteacher. 5as great passion and
fealty to principle. "6A*/ usually is wor?ing in something or another at
;niversity of =evada, 6eno although rumor has it he is now an under cover
mortgage fraud and foreclosure fraud P’Specialist.’ <e’d heard he’s the one that
investigates your claim. *f valid,
among other methods only
whispered that 3D@ is used for,
money is emptied from the perp’s
account. "6A*/ usually has a
physics or philosophy boo? he’s
reading he carries around with
him. 5e li?es films das >oot, .he
Perfect Storm, 7ey 4argo.
"6A*/ drin?s sha?en not stirred :a?er-s :ar? bourbon with crushed spearmint leaves
or 6ussian 6iver Pliny the @lder. "6A*/, along with 3D@, :D6/A=A, "A6D4,

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6@=D >6DD, 3A:@S, :A6/A, A4*"@, 3*:, and >6DD does a daily noontime hourG
andGaGhalf lap swim at San Brancisco-s =orth >each Swimming Pool. :ore than
competent with weapons. 5as concealed weapon permit. Always armed personally with
nineGround /loc? (%, fiveGround Smith M <esson snub nose .! revolver, "67. ;ltima
<ith >lac? >lade, 6aider * >oot 7nife, mace, rubber bullets, blan? bullets. Always
carries around a VA stress ball he inevitably sNueeHes. Plays well with others. Briends
with /emma Arterton , ,r. :ar? Schram "hristensen, @manuele Biliberto , "hris ,raper,
@giHia :aria "arla "hiara >enedetta 4ombardo di San "hirico AAnnaC, Berrante /ennaro
Antonio Brancesco 4ombardo di San "hirico A"arloC, :aria "arlotta "laude Silvia
Stefania .ommasa Vittoria 4ombardo di San "hirico A@lenaC, ,r. 4otte 5olmegaard,
3ames Spithill, /avin =ewsom, Arnold SchwarHenegger , "harlie Sheen, 4arry 1 4ana M
StriF <achows?i, "harles S chwab , 7arl Dlson, >arry 8ito , "raig "haNuico , <ill
Venable , 3on Bisher , 3ames 5etfield, Prince Andrew 6omanov, .heresa Spar?s, 4ee
;n?rich , and "lint @astwood. ,rives a ()11 Porsche $11 .urbo S @dition $1 Spyder.
6@=D >6DD0 .he 4ittle >log .hat "ould after bursting in on
the internet scene with >log Dpera "yber Pun? style, Heitgeist,
hitchhi?er, Nuir?y, magical, seFy, wic?ed, romantic, sassy, li?es to
blow stuff up, action orientated, imaginative, eFotic,
sophisticated, ambitious, glorious, influential, discerning,
whimsical, young, muscled, catli?e, wholesome, sultry, hope,
humor, blagueur, bartender, psychiatrist, visionary, beloved, noir,
slee?, stylish, show caser, lusty, irrepressible, teaser, deliverer,
possibility and potential, the only guarantee of a happy ending is
the one you write yourself, refreshing, delightfully irreverent,
accessible, hilarious, inNuisitive, industrious, adaptable, cool hunter, highGfalootinX
planetary princess and inside mind trotter, a real foF when it comes to robbing a henG
house, changing, growing, full of wonder and wondrous surprise,
inspiring, retro, "heshire "at Nualities, captured the imagination of
fans so has large cult following, all the while composing reflective
social commentary, dry. 6@=D >6DD, along with 3D@,
:D6/A=A, "6A*/, "A6D4, 3A:@S, :A6/A, A4*"@, 3*:,
and >6DD, does a daily noontime hourGandGaGhalf lap swim at San
Brancisco-s =orth >each Swimming Pool . She inhales marijuana
through a Vapolution and drin?s Perrier. Briends with /eorge ,u?e,
Ala ura @den , 3. 6.
5ildebrand, /ary
Bisher, >rande
6oderic?, 3acNuie Phelan , 3onny :oseley ,
.im 4incecum , .yler Blorence , "ourtney
.horneGSmith, Annette 5aven, :ary
:agdalan, "harlie 7ell y, 7i?u "ollins,
and Alison >alsom. ,rives a 4eFus ".
5ybrid.

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A4*"@0 mother of 7@= married to his father 3. 7. D4SD= who she is
shamelessly irretrievably in love with. A4*"@ lives at at (1!O /reat 5wy, San
Brancisco, "alifornia or at her Sausalito piedGYGterre houseboat
Bountainhead moored at Sausalito :arina. Air Borce Veteran,
Viet =am @ra, @L, >achelor-s ,egree in 4inguistics, :asters
degree in 7inesiology, both from Sonoma State ;nive rsity,
"alifornia, charismatic, model from age siF until her first
pregnancy at the age of &L, brilliant, mercurial, born into
privilege and wealth, eFuberant, resourceful, full of promise,
imperious, compassionate, intense, saturnine, has depth in her green eyes,
winning grin, sensitive, catches everything, ebullient, dancing laughter, presumptuous
smile, disciplined, loyal, rogue, full of gaiety, has the magic gift of the born bon vivant,
she’s graceful, romantic, vulnerable, apricot glow, her hair in soft, happy disarrayGGa
woman of great passion. She is so alive, mystical moments come to life. ;nderstands
everybody. 5ighGstrung, highGmaintenance, is worth it, charming, plays well with others.
She see?s the far horiHons and shores that once lured generations of her *talian and
Austrian forebears, has close, connected, deep, educated and wealthy *talian,
Austrian @uropean cousins and Palo Alto, "alifornia American Savoy
cousins, has unbounded confidence, a complete surrender to delight, believes
one can be anything, do anything, is interesting, effective, wellGadjusted, and
occasionally surprising. A4*"@ gracefully saunters, undulates and jiggles as
she moves. 5er clothes are usually potGholed and paintGsmudged. She
inhales marijuana through a Vapolution and drin?s Dcean Spray diet 1))S
cranberry juice and Perrier on ice, or sun ice tea with spearmint or peppermint sprigs
from her garden. A4*"@, along with 3D@, :D6/A=A, "6A*/, 6@=D >6DD,
3A:@S, :A6/A, "A6D4, 3*:, and >6DD does a daily noontime hourGandGaGhalf lap
swim at San Brancisco-s =orth >each Swimming Pool. Briends with /emma Arterton ,
,r. :ar? Schram "hristensen, 7i?u "ollins, 4ucy /as?ell , @manuele Biliberto , "hris
,raper, @giHia :aria "arla "hiara >enedetta 4ombardo di San "hirico AAnnaC, Berrante
/ennaro Antonio Brancesco
4ombardo di San "hirico A"arloC,
:aria "arlotta "laude Silvia
Stefania .ommasa Vittoria
4ombardo di San "hirico A@lenaC,
,r. 4otte 5olmegaard, Alison
>alsom, 3ames Spithill, :aggie
/yllenhaal, "lint @astwod, and
*oan /ruffudd. A4*"@-S favorite
movies are A 4eague of .heir Dwn, >asic *nstinct, >asic *nstinct (, >ody 5eat, 3ac?ie
>rown, .he Bountainhead, and .he ;nsin?able :olly >rown. ,rives a ()11 Porsche
$11 .urbo S @dition $1 Spyder.
3. 7. D4SD=0 =avy Veteran PD!, nine years older than his wife A4*"@, messy, short,
charismatic, fat, eyes speculative, :asters degree in :usic, retired >and ,irector

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6edwood 5igh School, !$L ,oherty ,rive 4ar?spur, "A $&$!$G1L!O, A&1LC $(&GO()).
"harming, insecure, talented, immature, insincere, moody, ?in?y, selfG
centered, coarse, sensuous, sarcastic, obsessed with controlling others,
feels of solid land and rolling sea, cycle of desire and tyranny, passive
aggressive, tense, imaginative, solemn, raffish, impulsive, envious of
privilege and wealth, merryGgoGround always on the verge of settling
down, elitist, selfGdramatiHing selfish, tendency to loo? li?e a sullen
child who had been thwarted, oscillates rapidly through all ?inds of
moods, shir?s his responsibility to a defiant son and wife. 7nows
temptation and corruption well and dreams sought then, and the
blunders committed in their pursuit, treacherous, arrogant, subdued
warmth, jun? food jun?ie, high strung, manic depressive, conflicted,
mercurial, capricious, cynic, cross dresser, leather vinyl rubber
bondage mirror fetishes, in need of a haircut, ballroom dance
instructor, sailor, in scruffy loafers, sardonic, wears a wrin?led striped
button down collar shirt, had his sleeves rolled up his forearms, in
rumpled, dar?, pleated and cuffed trousers too big for him, and a hip
length blac? leather aviator jac?et, also too large. 4ives at
antiGchildren racist senior trailer par? :arin Valley :obile
"ountry "lub in =ovato, "alifornia since he was LL when
he abandoned his then & 11( month pregnant wife Alice
after stealing Z! million. 5e is on the >oard of ,irectors
of the :arin Valley :obile "ountry "lub as the .reasurer.
,rives a restored 1$L "orVette he ?eeps up himselfGG it
shows. *s a topGofGtheGgame >log Dpera player. San
Brancisco seF clubs regular. ,oes not play well with others. Started out as a cool 6eg
>lan? ' ended up a "onspicuous "onsumption 9uppie. ,rin?s /undlach >undschu
"abernet Branc or diet Pepsi.
"onspicuous consumption is eFtravagant and ostentatious eFpenditure. "onspicuous
consumption is meant not to satisfy any physical need, but rather to gratify the
psychological craving for status or the favorable opinion of others. .he term was first
used by the ;S sociologist and economist .horstein >unde Veblen A1L%G1$($C in his
1$$ boo? -.he .heory Df .he 4eisure "lass.
A 9uppie is a 5ippie who sold out and said -yup- to -the man-
"A6D40 =avy Veteran, retired "ommander, :asters degree in South M
Southeast Asian S tudies from ;.". >er?eley, blend of 4ittle =ell and
4ady :c>eth, brass ?nuc?les in a velVet glove, vitriol up a lace sleeve,
martial arts blac?belt, accomplished card counter and >lac?jac? player,
Silver 4evel ballroom dancer, romantic. 5er timing is always flawless.
5as blac? humor, courage, nobility, honesty, and selflessness. Powerful,
inspirational and unforgettable. 5as the habit of of holding her drin? in
the palm of her hand, >racing, lively and full of certainty and power. A flaming comet.

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3A:@S is not her only lover, long or shortGterm. ,eft, assertive. :ore than competent
with weapons. Always armed personally with nineGround /loc? (%, fiveGround
Smith M <esson snub nose .! revolver, "67. ;ltima <ith >lac? >lade,
6aider * >oot 7nife, mace, rubber bullets, blan? bullets. Always carries
around a VA stress ball she inevitably sNueeHes. San Brancisco seF clubs
regular. "A6D4, along with 3D@,
:D6/A=A, "6A*/, 6@=D
>6DD, 3A:@S, :A6/A,
A4*"@, 3*:, and >6DD does a
daily noontime hourGandGaGhalf lap
swim at San Brancisco-s =orth
>each Swimming Pool. ,rin?s
/undlach >undschu "abernet
Branc or Perrier. Ban of /eorge
"arlin, ,ouglas Adams, 6obert A.
5einlein. Briends with /avin =ewsom, Arnold SchwarHenegger , "harlie Sheen, 4arry 1
4ana M StriF <achows?i, "harles S chwab , 7arl Dlson, >arry 8ito , "raig "haNuico , <ill
Venable , 3on Bisher , 3ames 5etfield, Prince Andrew 6omanov, .heresa Spar?s, and 4ee
;n?rich . ,rives a ()11 Porsche $11 .urbo S @dition $1 Spyder.

3A:@S0 former :arine, just retired :ajor, a total Q<hat would Sam
do+R guy. :asters degree South M Southeast Asian Studies from ;.".
>er?eley, charismatic, sensuous, charming, fashionable, swaggers,
Silver 4evel ballroom dancer, his timing is always flawless, dash and
honor, still gets fear sha?es, romantic, puts duty, honor, and the people
he commands above selfGinterest, graceful, eager, consummate political
animal, brilliantly advances by ma?ing the right connections behind the
lines and in corridors of power, always is pushing himself up and onward,
believes his life is a wellGcharted avenue toward power and distinctionX
lives on the edge, lusty, irrepressible, wellGmannered, courtly, 7ing of 5earts, obsessed
with dreams of 5igh Adventure. 5as martial arts blac? belt. Sometimes his eyes for a
second glaHe over li?e one hit by a round. Dther times a burning desperate loo? floods
them for a couple seconds. Dther times he has a brief air of aw?ward diffidence that was
not eFcessive modesty but na?ed fear. Bor he leaped astride a tiger, and wasn-t always
sure where it would ta?e him, or whether he even could ever dismount and return alive.
:arried to .6A"9, and having long term now eightGyear affair with "A6D4. 4istens to
the >lues , @tta 3ames, >illi e 5oliday , 3anis 3oplin, 6obert "ray, "hris *saa?, /aye
Adegbalola. ,riven by his own war nightmares. Accomplished card counter and
>lac?jac? player. 5as the habit of of holding his drin? in the palm of his hand, been
trying unsuccessfully for years to seduce A4*"@. 3A:@S drin?s sha?en not stirred
:a?er-s :ar?-s bourbon with crushed spearmint leaves or 6ussian 6iver Pliny the @lder.
3A:@S, along with 3D@, :D6/A=A, "6A*/, 6@=D >6DD, A4*"@, :A6/A,
"A6D4, 3*:, and >6DD does a daily noontime hourGandGaGhalf lap swim at San
Brancisco-s =orth >each Swimming Pool . :ore than competent with weapons. Always
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revolver, "67. ;ltima <ith >lac? >lade, 6aider * >oot 7nife, mace, rubber bullets,
blan? bullets. Always carries around a VA stress ball he inevitably sNueeHes. Briends
with /avin =ewsom, Arnold SchwarHenegger , "harlie Sheen, 4arry 1 4ana M StriF
<achows?i, "harles S chwab , 7arl Dlson, >arry 8ito , "raig "haNuico , <ill Venable , 3on
Bisher, 3ames 5etfield, Prince Andrew 6omanov, .heresa Spar?s, and 4ee ;n?rich . San
Brancsico seF clubs regular. ,rives a ()11 Porsche $11 .urbo S @dition $1 Spyder.
Ban of /eorge "arlin, ,ouglas Adams, 6obert A. 5einlein.
:A6/A0 ,uring the world wide /reat ,epression :arga was born in
:unich, /ermany on ,ecember !rd. .he :unich >avarian State Dperetta
recogniHed early in :arga’s childhood that she was a gifted dancer. *n just
one year :arga danced in more than !)) performances of 3ohann Strauss’
Q,ie BledermausR A.he >atC. .hat same year, /ermany’s then "hancellor,
Adolph 5itler, invaded Poland, drafted :arga’s father into the /erman
Army over her father’s futile protestations, and attended several of
:arga’s performances. :arga’s father died five months later in a :unich Army 5ospital
at the age of !$. 5e died never seeing his talented daughter’s performances. *n 3anuary
1$&) while dancing for Adolph 5itler :arga did not ?now then that in less then three
years she would have an accident completely severing her Achilles tendon. =ever again
could she stand on her toes. An American air raid on :unich later destroyed the .heater.
:arga married a disabled American << ** Vet. =ow a widow, :arga remains
committed to supporting American Veterans’ causes. :arga is ?nown for her
thoughtfulness. She is a Silver 4evel ballroom dancer, polite, attentive. 5er eyes flash
li?e swords, her smile is grave and gentle. ,rives a 4eFus ". 5ybrid . She inhales
marijuana through a Vapolution and drin?s espresso with 7ahlua, or sun ice tea with
spearmint or peppermint sprigs from her garden. :A6/A, along with 3D@,
:D6/A=A, "6A*/, 6@=D >6DD, A4*"@, 3A:@S, "A6D4, 3*:, and >6DD does
a daily noontime hourGandGaGhalf lap swim
at San Brancisco-s =orth >each Swimming
Pool. Ban of >ette ,avis, >ette :idler,
Annette >ening . Briends with Annette
>ening, Phil Bran?, "lint @astwood, :aria
:uldaur, >arbara >oFer, <alter :urch,
6obin <right Penn, :ontgomery :cBate,
@dwin "atmull , Pernell 6oberts, Sean Penn,
Andy Samberg, >renda "hapman, /eorge
4ucas, >ill 6afferty, >arry 4evinson , Pat Paulsen , ,on =ovello , Peter "oyote , ,avid
"rosby, >onnie 6aitt, Peter .or?, ,avid Strathairn, 5uey 4ewis, 4ars ;lrich, 6obin
<right Penn, "harlie "unningham, 7evin 4ima , ,avid Bincher, 7athleen Kuinlan, .erry
:c/overn, 6obin <illiams , Van :orrison, 3. 7. D4SD= 4asseter, "onnie =ielsen, Scott
.hunes .
3*:0 5as that -oh so selfGimportant :arin attitude -cause he-s got a :arin address..- *s a
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see?s lots of seF. 4ives at antiGchildren racist senior trailer par? :arin Valley :obile
"ountry "lub in =ovato, "alifornia since he was LL. 5olds martial arts >lac? >elt.
:ore than competent with weapons. Always armed personally with nineGround /loc?
(%, fiveGround Smith M <esson snub nose .! revolver, "67. ;ltima <ith >lac? >lade,
6aider * >oot 7nife, mace, rubber bullets, blan? bullets.
Abused as a child. 5appily drafted by Army out of high school,
later /eneral ,ischarge for ?illings without orders.
<ellGendowed, several times divorced. Abusive,
stal?er, Peeping .om, drin?er, smo?er, selfG
indulgent, <hite Supremacist, li?es to wear
women-s panties and often drops his circa 1$%O
4evi-s L)1 white boot cut button fly jeans to tuc? in
his shirt, eFcommunicated :ormon, pirate tattooed,
ballroom dance troller, drugstore cowboy in high
heeled cowboy boots, licensed gun dealer and
private investigator, has women-s high heel fetish. 4ibertarian. ,rives a
restored grey and blue 1$1 @l "amino he ?eeps up himself. Always
carries around a VA stress ball he inevitably sNueeHes. San Brancsico seF
clubs regular. Dne of the owners of /*/@6 and .he /iger >uilding. 5as
a storm in his mind. ,oes not always play well with others. Accomplished card counter
and >lac?jac? player. 4istens to .oby 7eith and /ary Allan. *nto Kuentin .arantino-s
"hic?s <ith /uns. *n love with
A4*"@ who he has on a pedestal.
5as the /iger habit of holding his
drin? in the palm of his hand.
Briends with :ichael Savage.
6egularly does contract wor? for
sleaHy :arin "ounty lawyers. 5e
inhales marijuana through a Vapolution and drin?s 6ussian 6iver Pliny the @lder or
sha?en not stirred :a?er-s :ar? bourbon with crushed spearmint leaves. 3*:, along
with 3D@, :D6/A=A, "6A*/, 6@=D >6DD, A4*"@, :A6/A, "A6D4, 3A:@S,
and >6DD , does a daily noontime hourGandGaGhalf lap swim at San Brancisco-s =orth
>each Swimming Pool .
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=0 Singer, songwriter, musician, celebrity, activist, .ime
.raveler, actress, /al Pal.
,6. S.@V@0 American physician, sailor, world traveler, s?ier, Army
/reen >eret paratrooper Veteran, "aptain, who ?nows how to
pursue his own interests while ac?nowledging that we are all
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>6DD0 Amorphous, varied in tastes and interests, creator, consumer,
umbrella. .o the tune of "alifornia ,reamin’ and with all respect to
:amas M Papas, here it-s to 3ose Beliciano0 All the views are down and
the drone is bait *-ve been for a loo? at >roo wa wa hey. *-d be drun? and
warm if * had the bar’s ?eys. "onspiracy ,reamin- At >roo wa wa hey.
Stopped into a bar * passed along the way. <ell, * got down on my
?nees just to face the day. 9ou ?now @l / li?es the bold @l ?nows *’m
gonna stay "onspiracy ,reamin- At >roo wa wa hey. All the views are
down and the drone is bait. *-ve been for a loo? at >roo wa wa hey. *f *
didn-t drin? here * could leave today. "onspiracy ,reamin-. At >roo wa
wa hey. >6DD, along with 3D@, :D6/A=A, "6A*/, 6@=D >6DD,
3A:@S, :A6/A, A4*"@, 3*:, and "A6D4, does a daily noontime
hourGandGaGhalf lap swim at San Brancisco-s
=orth >each Swimming Pool. @nvious of privilege and wealth.
,rin?s a /ordon-s gin ,irty :artini with a couple PiNuillo Pepper
Stuffed :anHanilla Dlives by 4a .ienda. "onspicuous
"onsumptionist 9uppie. ,rives a ,ucati motorcycle. 5e inhales
marijuana through a Vapolution. Briends with *sabel Allende, .ess
;riHa 5olthe, 3oe >reeHe, :artin "ruH Smith, 3oyce :aynard,
,on =ovello, ,ave @ggers, Anne 4amott, Amy .an, 3oe @sHterhas, 7ay 6yan, Vendela
Vida, .win ?a .hiebaud , Strawberry Saroyan, Aram Saroyan, 7i 4ongfellow, 3ason
6oberts, /ary Snyder, .om :erritt, "erridwen Ballingstar
A4@E0 :arine "orps Veteran, mortarman, 4ance "orporal. >orn
and raised in :ission Viejo, "alifornia. Dn a day that was at 1))
degrees, he drove a 5umvee over an *@, in Afghanistan and got
caught in its eFplosion. *t cost him his right leg, burned his body,
fragmented his jaw, and severely disfigured his right arm when the
eFplosion peeled away layers of s?in. *t also resulted in a head
injury that put him in a coma for L days. 5e now has severe
visual deficits and his jaw is stitched together with steel plates.
.he burn scars are interwoven into his tattoos. Some goals he has
are to gain some more eFperience modeling, and to become
successful enough to support himself.
Setting
SA;SA4*.D 5D;S@>DA. .5@ BD;=.A*=5@A,0 3. 7. D4SD= and A4*"@-S 1$$1
home, and A4*"@-S ()11 piedGaGterre as A4*"@-S main house in ()11 is (1!O /reat
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richly colorful, burgundy, robin’s egg blue, evergreen, plum, in? blue, merlot, bering sea
blue, contrasts of dim, dar? and saturated color, intimate, romantic, upscale, classy, !)s,
elegantly eccentric, comfortable, teFtured, blac? lacNuer cabinets, and well appointed
with Bound, houseboat moored at Sausalito Shipyard M :arina formally ArNues Shipyard
M :arina. (!L) :arinship <ay Aaccess on 6oad !C Sausalito, "A $&$OL. Phone0 A&1LC
!!(G!LL(. 5arbormasterISausalitoShipyard.com. .he feel is a pleasing miFture of
.ahoe, Sante Be, a Bran? 4loyd <right Prairie 5ouse, :editerranean, Paris countryside,
Blorentine, "armel, *talian hospitality, 3apanese manners, 6at Pac? banter, raHorGsharp
>eat intellect, and San Brancisco Painted 4ady. .he overlay is all Bran? :iller, S?y
"aptain of .he <orld of .omorrow, =orman >el /eddes, and .im >urton. .he feel is of
a delightful, decadent, Sybaritic way of life with soft, warm places to curl up, alone or in
company for swell gossip. .he air smells of peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint,
cloves, nutmeg,
cinnamon, rosemary,
salt, and iodine.
PSnow’ Pfalls’ through
the stage lights giving
more spatiality and
dimension to the set.
Dn set always are a
female orange tabby
cat named
>A=,7*..9 and a
female /olden
6etriever named
.*,@ that are always
interacting.
,uring <orld <ar **,
the :arinship yards
used the Sausalito,
"alifornia waterfront. After <orld <ar **, ".4. ArNues bought five ferryboats and had
them placed in 6ichardson >ay. .he Vallejo and the "ity of Seattle were remodeled into
cool homes. .he "ity of San 6afael was eventually also used as a home, although only its
upper dec? was used. Another ferryboat ended in Sausalito. She was the "harles Van
,amme. 5er tenant for many years was a business called .he Ar?.
#acing
Slow, languid, undulates, jiggles, long beats of silence with body language, costumes,
music, and eyes telling the story, ebbs and flows, laHy bac?waters, deliberate, savored,
everything-s sipped not chugged, drawn out, nuances, sway, trances, thoughtful, all the
time in the world, rhythmic.

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Acts + Scenes
Act , Scene 1 G <hat the hell does it mean+
Act , Scene ( G >est wal?ed on a leash
Act , Scene ! G =arcoGterrorism
Act ,, Scene 1 G A fight between two bald men over a comb
Act ,, Scene ( G >anal >ogy
Act ,, Scene ! ' So it goes
Dpening0 A5ouse 4*/5.S dim, start :;S*" "hris 6ea singing 6oad to 5ell. I
http011www.youtube.com1watch+v21@>wJda%>8?. halfGway through the tune the
";6.A*= opens. Dn set0 3D@, "6A*/, 4A"9 3. ,A4.D=, 3*:, 3A:@S, ,6. S.@V@,
.6A"9, :D6/A=A, "A6D4, 3. 7. D4SD=, :A6/A, 6@=D >6DD, >6DD,
A4*"@, >A=,7*..9, and .*,@.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
A3D@ sits on the dining room chair pushed away bac? from the blac?
lacNuer dining room table. .he houseboat coolly breathes wealth, sensuous
fun, elegance, permanence, grace Gthe good life. 3D@ has his hands loc?ed
around his ?nees while he loo?s around at a 6oomba vacuuming. 5e sways easily with
the motion of the houseboat. >A=,7*..9 is curled up on the dining
room table in front of 3D@. .*,@ is at 3D@-S feet, 3D@ pets
>A=,7*..9 GG3D@ then pets .*,@. >A=,7*..9 stands up, says
QwaarrrhR and moves to the floor where she stropps 3D@-S shins
vigorously bac? and forth a halfGdoHen or so times before moving to
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=-S shins. 3D@ pic?s up his ice tea from the table,
drin?s, then holds it in the palm of his hand. 3D@ spea?s to 3A:@S,
who pretends to ignore him.C
<hy don-t you sirs act li?e sirs, sir+ *t doesn-t
ma?e sense. *t isn-t even good grammar. <hat
the hell does it mean to disappear somebody+
.he chaplain has mastered, in a moment of
divine intuition, the handy techniNue of
protective rationaliHation, and he is eFhilarated
by his discovery. *t is miraculous. *t is almost no
tric? at all, he sees, to turn vice into virtue and
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arrogance into humility, plunder into
philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy
into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and
sadism into justice. Anybody could do itX it
reNuired no brains at all. *t merely reNuired no
character.
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=
AShe shifts herself on the dining room chair, .*,@ trots over to chec?,
4A"9 pets .*,@ while she sways easily with the motion of the
houseboat. Brom the houseboat-s open screened windows the sounds of
the channel, the Sausalito harbor and the San Brancisco >ay reach in.
/ulls scream, boats- air horns pierce the air, people-s voices rise and fall,
fog horns blast throatily, the lap and slap of the waves against the
houseboat, an occasional dog bar?, are all intermittent. Shadows dance
gracefully on the blue walls of the houseboat. .he smells of salt, iodine, charcoal, diesel,
and marijuana waft though the houseboat. .he curtains ripple against the blue walls. 3.
7. D4SD= sits across the blac? lacNuer table from 4A"9. 3. 7. D4SD= watches
himself in the mirrors.C
3oe, everybody ma?es mista?es. 4ovin-s as close to craHy as * ever wanna- be.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, spea?s wryC
4acy, [.hey-re trying to ?ill me,[ * told him
calmly. [=o one-s trying to ?ill you,[ the
4ieutenant cried. [.hen why are they shooting
at me+[ * as?ed. [.hey-re shooting at
everyone,[ he answered. [.hey-re trying to ?ill
everyone.[ And what difference does that
ma?e+[ * as?ed the 4ieutenant. =o answer.
.hen, eFasperated, * said, [Dh, go salute
yourselfTR
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=
9ou can-t help where you were born, and you
may not have much to say about where you die,
but you can and you must try to pass the days
between as a good person.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster

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Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, he rubs his his left wrist with its dead,
absolutely hairless, waFed wrin?led puffiness of a bad flameGthrower burn, he frowns
comically, pauses, then spea?s sardonicC
3oe is a troublema?er and a wise guy. <e ?new
that 3oe might cause even more trouble if he
wasn-t watched. 9esterday it was the broobies
and Summer SoldiersX tomorrow it might be the
world. 3oe has a mind, and *’ve noticed that
people with minds tended to get pretty smart at
times. Such men are dangerous, and even the
broobies whom 3oe had helped were eager to
give damning testimony against him. .he case
against 3oe was open and shut. .he only thing
missing was something to charge him with.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
A5e stands up, sways easily with the motion of the houseboat, then moves to the
houseboat-s window in an indolent swagger of the professional soldier in any place, any
time. A boat goes by, its diesel engines chug. 5is face is very hard and plain, all ridges.
3A:@S shifts his weight on his feet with the movement of the San Brancisco >ay, then
he murmurs grim and disciplinedC
3oe gets [.han? you[ notes from people he said
he-d never see again.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
;nder certain circumstances a wanted poster is
a letter of recommendation for /.*. 3oe.
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=
/.*. 3oe and 3ane, flung into the most terrible of
power in war ma?ing the world safe for 7ing
:idas and his .welve "roesuses, then bound to
scorn and neglect in days of peace.
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
A>A=,7*..9 moves over to :D6/A=A sitting at the table. >A=,7*..9 levitates
up to :D6/A=A-S lap, puts her forelegs on :D6/A=A-S chest, and demands pets,
right now and no nonsense with a QnaaowwTR .*,@ trots over ma?ing the same -pet me-
demand on :D6/A=A. :D6/A=A pets >A=,7*..9 then .*,@. An orange spot
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forepaws and sings a low song sounding bees buHHing in deep clover, her eyes narrow in
contentment. :D6/A=A sways easily with the motion of the houseboat as she then
sighs, then smiles and laughs while she murmurs to >A=,7*..9, then puts her ice tea
glass in the palm of her hand, pauses to pet .*,@ who-s sitting on :D6/A=A-S highG
heeled clad feet, :D6/A=A sips her tea, then puts the glass bac? into the palm of her
hand.C
3oe ?nows everyone-s afraid. <hat inspires me
to write is not new ideas, but my obsession with
the idea that what has already been said is still
not enough.
,6. S.@V@
*t isn-t a bad plan to ?eep still occasionally even
when you ?now what you-re tal?ing about.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
A3A:@S swaggers over to the settee where he sprawls out on it. >A=,7*..9 and
.*,@ move to 3A:@S. >A=,7*..9 says Qkwleert-, jumps up and sits down on
3A:@S- lap and starts to wash herself. 3A:@S pets >A=,7*..9 and .*,@. 5is voice
ta?es on a supplicant and distressing note C
6ight, Steve. =obody ever forgets where he
buried the hatchet.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboatX his ice tea glass held in the palm of his
hand, he sips his tea, then puts the glass bac? into the palm of his hand, C
Amen.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, her ice tea glass held in
the palm of her hand, she sips her tea, then puts the glass bac? into the
palm of her hand, she turns and watches out the window as the bay swirls
through the pilings where she sees seal-s heads bob in the swells. She
turns to loo? at 3D@ then 3A:@S. 5er eyes flic?er with wic?edness. She
then shivers as she spea?s with snar?C
3ames, * can-t do it. <rite those notes to the
cruel and than?less. *-m not a psychiatrist. * am
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Ashe lowers her eyes, falls silent thin?ing as she sways easily with the motion of the
houseboat, she turns to ,6 S.@V@, eyes him, then says in a practical, credent toneC
GG>ut, a psychiatrist in the ;nited States
"ongress+ W 5ell yes GG6oc? Dn for ,r. Steve.
"5D6;S
6oc? Dn ,r. Steve.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
5ey, Steve. 5alloween in =am
GGbobbing for shrapnel and
cement GGwith the ship’s
psychiatrist.
,6. S.@V@
Asways easily with the motion of the
houseboat, humorC
,octors in =am "raigGGPut in cement+ <e are
doctors, not dentists.
"5D6;S
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat,
laughsC
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
A.6A"9 sits at the table and sways easily with
the motion of the houseboat. .6A"9 pets >A=,7*..9 who gives a long bubbling
-bleerrrt- then >A=,7*..9 bops .6A"9 when .6A"9 reaches down to pet .*,@
while .6A"9 loo?s around and then she pets >A=,7*..9 who gives another long
bubbling -bleerrrt-. .6A"9-S eyes snap with enthusiasm, she is slender, younger loo?ing
than her age and vibrant. .6A"9 runs her fingers over her chest and throat.C
"raig, well, * guess there-s crosses some thin?
wrongly we all gotta carry which is why * will
never be part of a religion whose symbol is a
man nailed to two pieces of wood.
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Astands, stretches, sways easily with the motion of the houseboatX his ice tea glass now
held in the palm of his hand, he lifts it to sip his tea, then puts the glass bac? into the
palm of his hand, he is cynic, sardonic, alert, measuring, intenseC
<ar isn-t a religious hell at all. *t-s man at his
bestX the highest morality he-s capable of. *t-s not
war that-s insane, you see. *t-s the morality of it.
*t-s not greed or ambition that ma?es war0 it-s
goodness. <ars are always fought for the best of
reasons0 for liberation or manifest destiny GG
Always against tyranny and always in the
interest of humanity. So far this war, we-ve
managed to butcher a few million humans and
even more animals and vegetation in the interest
of humanity. =eFt war it seems we-ll have to
destroy all of man in order to preserve his damn
dignity. *t-s not war that-s unnatural to usX it-s
virtue. As long as valor remains a virtue, we
shall have soldiers. So, * preach cowardice.
.hrough cowardice, we shall all be saved.
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=
Aloo?s at A4@EC
.hey are fools who fear to spea? for the fallen
and the wea?.
A4@E as played by AleF :ins?y
<hen * wo?e up, the first thing that went
through my mindW how do * get through this+
5ow do * get better+ 5ow do * get bac? into the
field with my men, my :arines+
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
>e fleFible, 3ames. .he lesser evil usually lasts
longer.
3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am
Kuality is timeless, .racy0 *t will clearly define
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"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
3ames, *’m not saying that eFpecting or
demanding male behavior out of me is all right.
<hat * am saying is * do things, * feel things, *
see things, * hear things, * say things, from a
female perspective. * am hardwired female. So,
as for on being a female Vet, far too many
people at the VA perceive my tal?ing or
complaining as too emotional, that * am too
disturbed, and they want emergency to sedate
me to calm me down. .hat begs a very
disturbing Nuestion. <here’s your diversity
training+ ,idn’t you get your diversity classes+
* don’t need a sedative, * need to tal? and be
heard eNual to a man. And * need to do it my
way GG:y female way.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
Asmiles, >A=,7*..9 moves to A4*"@ who pets >A=,7*..9 who
says -krrwarr-. A4*"@ scratches >A=,7*..9 under the chin, doing it properly.
>A=,7*..9 accepts it, stretches her nec? and closes her eyes, loo?s very pleased. .hen
A4*"@ smilesC
* hear you, "arol. <e’re all professionalsX
college graduates of one form or another, some
of us several times, collaborators all, diversity
jun?ies all.
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
"ompare and contrast is what ma?es life so
interesting, "arol. ,iversity. .he body lives
only for itself. .he mind lives for the body and
itself. 4ife is time travel. So you Nuic?ly learn in
the military that if you don’t say anything, you
won’t be called on to repeat it. * was always
saying something.
3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am
Amoves to stand at a window of the houseboat. 5e sways easily with the
motion of the houseboat, his ice tea glass held in the palm of his hand. 5e
passes his hand over his chin, pauses, then win?s at :D6/A=A and
shrugsC

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.he world turns in on itself, as a universe unto
itself, in the shape of one human being whose
strength of character and professional
competence are indispensable
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
Alice, a woman is li?e a teabag \ only in hot
water do you realiHe how strong she is.
3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am
Arestless, moves from window to window to window, sways easily with the motion of the
houseboat, pets .*,@, turns, his face eFpressionless, peers direct at .6A"9, pause, then
murmursC
.racy, they-re more than women. .hey are often
juvenile delinNuents, with a conscience.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Alaughs, he sways easily with the motion of the houseboat, his ice tea
glass held in the palm of his hand, he pets >A=,7*..9C
Attaboy, 3im. :y mama told me when * left for
the Army, be very careful with who you
associate with, that they are of the right stamp
and whose influence over you will be good. 9ou
must bear in mind that now is always the time
for you to deepen and strengthen your character.
"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
9ou wouldn’t ?now it from some of the people
here GG,iversity that is.
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=
.hey built those great big boF’s they all live in
W and a way of life *’ll never understand GG3ust
tawdry, murderous, uncaring minefields.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
*n life one has to go to the funerals of the people
we li?e and the birthdays of those we don-t.

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A4@E as played by AleF :ins?y
* realiHed * needed help. * started getting honest
with myself. * started ta?ing suggestions,
learned some humility, and began listening to
the people around me. *’ve been sober ever
since.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboatX his ice tea glass held in the palm of his
hand, spea?s with weighted precisionC
.racy, li?e total recall. :ayday, :aydayT 5ail,
:ary, *-m up the cree? without a paddle. .hat-s
what * said. Dver, and over '>ut, * got no help.
.hey can prepare as many official reports as
they want and choose whichever ones they need
on any given occasion. ,idn-t you ?now that+
.he enemy is anyone who-s going to get you
hurt or ?illed, no matter which side he-s on.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
4et’s me say this clearly. *’m just an ole city
cowboy trying not to fall out of my saddle. As
@d Attanasio wrote, unfortunately, when they-re
in the spotlight they-re subject to the brightest
lights. 9ou may not li?e my eFposes, which is
your right. 9ou may thin? it-s not your or
anyone else-s business, which is your right. *f *
find that it is my business, * can read about it
and write about it. .hat-s my right and my
freedom. * can roar with laughter or bellow with
rage.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
<hen you-re in command, "raig, command.
A3D@ stands. 5e continues to spea? as he swaggers off set, now loo?s
wry and mournful over his shoulder, sways easily with the motion of the
houseboatC
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chance to eat, sleep, seF with or without another,
or peeX another chance may be a long time
coming.
3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am
3oe, controlling success before it controls him.
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
Aimperious, crisp and vivacious against the blue wall, :A6/A sits at the blac? lacNuer
table. She sways easily with the motion of the houseboat, her ice tea glass held in the
palm of her hand, she sighs, a ship-s diesel engine starts up 'a series of swift chuff, chug,
chuf, chug, chuf, chug burstsX :A6/A turns to loo? out the window, its curtains move,
abruptly the engine stopsX other sounds now are heardX the slap and lap of waves against
the houseboat-s floats and the doc?-s pylons, gulls calling out, and people-s voices and
laughter, the diesel engine starts up again chuff, chug, chuf, chug, chuf, chug then settle
down. .he smell of diesel, salt, charcoal, marijuana, and iodine are in the air as the ship
moves into the Sausalito channel and away towards San Brancisco. She spea?s with a
combination of force and tact.C
9es it is. "arol, it’s also more than the lac? of
diversity in female emotions being acceptable
rather than these thugs violating the law when
they demand you tone it down.
Apause, then her tone shifts to entreatinglyC
=o. Are some of these 6eno people really that
ignorant, indifferent and intolerant+ Seems so
with these people.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboatX convivial, sly offerC
"arol, they just don-t appreciate the values of a
volatile, highGstrung, sophisticated, educated
lady. =ow me, *’m not humble. Since that part
of me which is called for convenience 6eno
>roo isn’t here anymore to step it along, those
other parts of me will have to ta?e over, each to
his own.
>6DD as played @mile 5irsch

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Asways easily with the motion of the houseboatX blagueur, loving teaseC
>roo was a going brothel long before you came
to town. 4et-s not pass >roo off as the age of
enlightenment.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
Aholds her ice tea drin? in the palm of her hand, sways easily with the motion of the
houseboat, pets .*,@, she spea?s dryC
6emind me to beat you.
>6DD as played @mile 5irsch
9es, dear :yth :a?er. >ut not todayX you-re
eFhausted.
3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am
Aput his hands on the table, scratches his ear, then scratches >and7itty-s earC
>roo, women and cats do what they doX there is
nothing a man can do about it.
Apause, he stretches his arms and legs out, eyes 6@=D >6DDC
6eno, just wal?ing through a room you are in
should change a boy into a man, either way he-ll
wiggle li?e a puppy.
6@=D >6DD as played by
"hristina 6icci
Asways easily with the motion of the
houseboat, cry’s out in a sly teaseC
/et out of that noteboo?, 3im.
And, ?iss me li?e you mean it.
>6DD as played @mile 5irsch
Dne ?issed by 6eno stays ?issed
for hours, even if they are
wounded, even if she ma?es it
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Stage 4*/5.S dim. Start :;S*" and V*,@D on big screen, "huc? :angione I
http011www.youtube.com1watch+v2w?alEP6?ff*. At end of :;S*" ";6.A*= closes,
@nd of Act 1 Scene 1 G <hat the hell does it mean+
Act 1 Scene ( G >est wal?ed on a leash. Start :;S*" tune @nnio :orricone GSiFty
Seconds .o <hat+ I
http011www.youtube.com1watch+v2ABtmdorK/G;. ";6.A*= open. Dn set are 3D@,
"6A*/, 4A"9 3. ,A4.D=, 3*:, 3A:@S, ,6. S.@V@, .6A"9, :D6/A=A,
"A6D4, :A6/A, 6@=D >6DD, >6DD, and A4*"@.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Awal?s on stage, sways easily with the motion of the houseboat, pets >A=,7*..9 and
.*,@ in passing, watches himself in the mirrorsC
Viva la enlightenment. <hat’s going on+
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, chorus of greetingsC
"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, dryC
<ere doing one of our favorite past times, Dlson
GGBinding ways to deal with the ignorance,
indifference and intolerance of some here.
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, pets .*,@C
Sha?e if off, Dlson, and get your lic?s in when
you can. Bind yourself some sweet sonGofGaG
guns.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asits at bar, swirls his /undlach >undschu "abernet Branc, watches himself in the
mirrors, ta?es a drin?, >A=,7*..9 and .*,@ wal? over to him, he pets each of them,
puts his glass down on the bar, interrupts while he sways easily with the motion of the
houseboat and watches himself in the mirrorsC
*’m a sweet sonGofGaGgun. "arol, are they
addressing you as mister again at the 6eno VA

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hospital+ Spill it, lady. Savvy, mate+
"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, her eyes are
constrained and puHHledC
*’m in the waiting room, * hate that male only
room with its male only 4incoln saying on the
wall, and this someone is again wrongly and
insensitively calling out :ister prefacing my
name. "an you believe it+
>6DD as played @mile 5irsch
AA speedboat-s engine roars to life, >6DD sways easily with the
motion of the houseboat, he says with lovin’ teaseC
9es. "arol, a good listener is usually thin?ing
about something else.
"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
Apause, sways easily with the motion of the houseboat, runs her hand through her hair,
disheveling it casually, pause as the speedboat moves out into the Sausalito channel, she
spea?s in a friendly toneC
/o to hell.
>6DD as played @mile 5irsch
Apause, sways easily with the motion of the houseboat, smir?s, banters
bac? withC
4ater, don-t rush me.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
Astands and sways easily with the motion of the houseboat, stiffens and stares ?nowingly,
raises his hand and swings it across his body in a long, sweeping gesture, intimate as he
brushes his crotch, spea?s seductivelyC
I’ve never mista?en you for a mister, "arol.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless

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AA4*"@ sits on the setteeC
And you’re *talian.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself
in the mirrorsC
.hat she and you are GG=ordic *talian GGStill the
center, the object of all eyes\avidity, lust and
just plain sentimental longing. Savvy, mate+
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
Ahe stands and swaggers to the settee where he sits neFt to A4*"@. 5e draws A4*"@ to
him gently and ta?es her onto his lap and ?isses her on the chee?, then moves her to her
feet as he stands up in front of her. .he San Brancisco >ay breeHe stirs the room-s drapes.
A4*"@-S eyes flash with amusement as she eyes 3A:@S, she smiles faintly, then her
mouth draws down wryly while she grips her arms together in front of herself. 3A:@S
win?s at A4*"@, then spea?s seductively to A4*"@ and "A6D4.C
Dh, you’re both *talian all right GG4oud, chic,
colorful, a bundle of energy always moving,
gloriously *talian.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
*talians love their theater, wherever they find it.
Savvy, mate+ GG.hose *talians, hot and dar?.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
*talians always sleep in all of one-s guest beds,
to ma?e sure of comfort.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
A3A:@S loo?s thoughtfully around, pets >A=,7*..9 then pets
.*,@, then he sits at the bar. .*,@ sits down on 3A:@S feet.
>A=,7*..9 says QwaarrrhR and stropps 3A:@S- shins vigorously
bac? and forth a halfGdoHen or so times before moving to other shins.C

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6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
Apause, sways easily with the motion of the houseboat, smileC
<ellW that depends on the guest doesn’t it,
3ames+ Although no matter the guest, * always
throw a swell party.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
9ou have honored Veterans, 6eno. All Veterans.
,6. S.@V@
.here are no Pmale’ or Pfemale’ graveyards of
battle.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Awal?s onto setsX sways easily with the motion of the houseboatC
Amen.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the
houseboat, watches himself in the
mirrorsC
=one but the brave, 3ames.
Savvy, mate+ GGAnd who am * to
tal?, anyway+ <e are never Qover
itR ' any of us. .here is no
immunity. .he recurrences come,
and leave, and come again ' a
month, a year, a lifetime later, and we connect
every bit as intensely as we did the first time.
A4@E as played by AleF :ins?y
.hrough my determination to defy the odds *
proved a lot people wrong. :y motivation was
the thought of going bac? to wor? and being
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A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, soberC
.han? you, Steve. 9ou get it.
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, teaseC
3ames, if you really want to ma?e a billion W
the Nuic?est way is to start your own religion.
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=
<here grace abounds.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
Apause, sways easily with the motion of the houseboat, dryC
And where honor is almost greater than the
pleasure.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
6ailways and churches have their critics but
both are ways of getting a man to his ultimate
destination.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, ta?es a deep breath, spea?s goodG
humored, interlaces with dryC
Dh stop it *’m getting misty. <hen * loo? up, *
see people cashing in. * don-t see heaven, or
saints or angels. * see people cashing in on every
decent impulse and human tragedy. ,on-t tell
me /od wor?s in mysterious ways. .here-s
nothing so mysterious about it. 5e-s not wor?ing
at all. 5e-s playing. Dr else 5e-s forgotten all
about us. .hat-s the ?ind of /od the SarahPalins
tal? about G a country bump?in, a clumsy,
bungling, brainless, conceited, uncouth hayseed.
/ood /od, how much reverence can you have
for a Supreme >eing who finds it necessary to
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decay in 5is divine system of creation+ <hat in
the world was running through that warped,
evil, scatological mind of 5is when 5e robbed
old people of the power to control their bowel
movements+ <hy in the world did 5e ever
create pain and dangers+ <hy couldn-t 5e have
used a doorbell instead to notify us+
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, spea?s flat, her voice heavy with ironyC
5ad * been present at the "reation, * would have
insisted on the implantation of much more
useful tips.
3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am
"ash customers, even gods or wanna be gods,
want to be entertained, not amaHed, not
instructed, not frightened.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
.ime staggers on. Savvy, mate+
Stage 4*/5.S dim. Start :;S*" and V*,@D on big screen, "huc? :angione I
http011www.youtube.com1watch+v2w?alEP6?ff*. At end of :;S*" ";6.A*= closes,
@nd of Act 1 Scene ( G >est wal?ed on a leash.
Act , Scene ! G =arcoGterrorism. Start :;S*" tune @nnio :orricone GSiFty Seconds .o
<hat+ I http011www.youtube.com1watch+v2ABtmdorK/G;. ";6.A*= open. Dn set are
3D@, "6A*/, 4A"9 3. ,A4.D=, 3*: 9oa?am, 3A:@S, ,6. S.@V@, .6A"9,
:D6/A=A, "A6D4, 3. 7. D4SD=, :A6/A, 6@=D >6DD, >6DD, A4*"@,
>A=,7*..9, and .*,@.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, he nods, his voice is of maturity, wisdom,
eFperienceC
<hat is objectionable, what is dangerous about
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they are eFtreme, but that they are intolerant.
5ey, 6eno.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
*-m ta?ing a bath. "all me later.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
/roovy, *-m relieved. 9our simple selfGcentered
selfishness has been a haven of stability in an
everGchanging world.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
<hy * ?eep the righteous oath better than any of
them so never mind the compliments, ,eputy.
you still owe me three more stories.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
9ou mean -5ippocratic.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, teaseC
Dh, you thin? so, .racy. * ?now these crews
better than you do. <hen in doubt, tell the truth.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
6esume flan? speed, .racy. Savvy, mate+
Apause, sways easily with the motion of the houseboat, he spea?s with vehemence and is
sardonic, watches himself in the mirrorsC
9eahW doorbells GG/od and the military GGDh, *
am fine. <ell, not really, * am closer to lousy
than fine. 9ou ?now what time it is in the
military+ *t-s Nuarter to deadT Savvy, mate+
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Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, snar?C
<ith me it was R<hat+ 5e’s in to psychiatry+
.hat-s craHyTR
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, loving teaseC
*t’s fitting, SteveW 9ou different men are all
ali?e.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, spea?s matterGofGfactC
* don-t eFpect anything compleF out of a man.
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, snar?C
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
9ou-ll have to eFcuse these men GGthey are
themselves today.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, pause, a dog bar?s a couple times then a
woman-s voice calls out with laughter Q6ic?, 6ic? boy, come here,R pause, the woman-s
voice is fainter as she moves down the doc?, Qattaboy 6ic?.R 3A:@S spea?s flat, taut,
controlledC
*t-s not professional to let any surprise slow you
down. *t will help when we run the :>A-s out
of <ashington ,.". and bring bac? the Ph.,-s.
4et us not be guilty of maudlin sympathy for the
criminal who, roaming the streets with
switchblade ?nife, gun or corporate whiteGcollar
crime superior ?nowledge see?ing a helpless
prey, suddenly becomes, upon apprehension, a
poor, underprivileged person who counts upon
the compassion of our society and the laFness or
wea?ness or corruption of too many judges to
forgive his offense.
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Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, she nods slow then laughs and says with
sass, being very wryC
<ell, * do have holes blown in my mind.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
Ashe shivers, then her manner crisp and vivacious, A4*"@ spea?s in a voice of maturity,
wisdom and eFperience as she sways easily with the motion of the houseboatC
,on’t we all here+ <ar is a rac?et. *t is the only
one international in scope. *t is the only one in
which the profits are rec?oned in dollars and the
losses in lives.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
>y the time * reached my final scene with the
=avy and its voyage of war discoveries * was
crying, Savvy, mate+ GGweeping for the
inconsolable losses, the desperate decisions, the
long death of innocence.
"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
Athrough the windows of the houseboat she watches seagulls as they drove down from the
fog ban? and s?y in wild abandon into waves and waves of swells and wonders, one
seagull did a silly, pirouetting s?ittering dance as it came in for a landing on the
houseboat where it eyes "A6D4 through the window screen, the sounds of the San
Brancisco >ay slither, slap, pop, and snap by the screened open windows. "A6D4 turns
her head to loo? at 3. 7. D4SD= as she sways easily with the motion of the houseboat,
her face eFpressionless, pause, then she murmurs with calm deliberation.C
9ou-re a good man, but *-m afraid you-re an
awful fool. <ar is such a manliness issue.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
Putting aside all the fancy words and academic
doubletal?, the basic reason for having a
military is to do two jobs GGto ?ill people and to
destroy.

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"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, spea?s practical, wistfulC
3ames, * never cared much for military fashion.
*t was the girls * li?ed.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
.hose are pearls that were his eyes.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
.here is a hole in everything. *t-s how the light
gets in. Peace today is the sophistication of the
wise modern in a at rare times colossal harsh
world.
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, sad voice of eFperienceC
9ou have to be taught to be some afraids.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
<eapons are li?e moneyX no one ?nows the
meaning of enough.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Amen.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
.he military doesn-t start wars. .he politicians
start wars.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
<ar is more usually a rough, very rough and
tumble, development of revisited ideas.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard

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Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
<ar is always good press, Savvy, mate+ GGand
boF office.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
,eath was certainly astonished to see me then in
>aghdad. <e actually had an appointment a
couple hours later. *n the confusion * got missed
over.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
<hen people spea? to you about a preventive
war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my
eFperiences, * have come to hate war.
3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am
3oe, only a green soldier will fight long and hard
for a bit of colored ribbon.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Amen. 6efusal to ac?nowledge legitimacy is
eNuivalent to imposing eFile. =ew faces came\
frightened, unsure faces, and they needed
legitimacy fast to get over their dangerous
ineFperience.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
3ames, ?nowing Penough’ is not the litmus test
of democracy or capitalism but of civil society.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
*’m not sure some of these 6enoites, these
Summer Soldiers, really ?now what an *talian is
though. Dr post traumatic stress disorder GGDr
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"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, flatC
"an’t stand churches, though * appreciate some
of their ideas.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Amen.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
3oe, the best church * was ever in was when *
climbed into my sac? after lousy chow, going on
watch to glare out at the heaving blac? sea with
cup after cup of foul, watery coffee against the
aching cold hours and wished for rain for fresh
soft water. .here * swayed with the ponderous
heave and sin? of the ship, and * was filled with
a ?ind of goofy fierce joy at being a member of
the crew, ;nited States =avy sailors wor?ing
together in this rolling world of L1R steel. ;ntil
the terrible moment the general alarm goes off.
And you come out of your sac? in a flash of
na?ed panic, put on your life jac?et, and the ship
heels over sharply as an eFplosion erupts below
you followed by the pulsing freight train
whoosh of shells passing overhead. 9ou Nuiver,
your whole body a sha?ing you cannot stop.
.hen you steady down. <ithout feeling you run
a new clip into your sidearm and close the flap
on your cartridge belt. =ausea and despair hit
you and you soa? in sweat then chill to the bone
until you steady down again. 9ou somehow
survive to fight again the other war GG.he war
between weather and salt with steel. 9ou-re
forever scrubbing and chipping and painting and
holyGstoning all day and half the night bitching
li?e a good jac? tar with all ?inds of obscene
suggestions. 9our arms throb. .he red rust is
everywhere. *t-s all =aval procedures, the =avy
is big on procedure, and how you react to it all
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repetition flares up all around you li?e 6oman
candles to ma?e you a hero. A minor hero of
course GG<ith casual poise for vulgar behavior
GGAfter all, it-s history, and we-re part of it.
Savvy, mate+
,6. S.@V@
.hose issues are eFactly why no easy problems
ever come to a Senator of the ;nited States. *f
they are easy to solve, somebody else has solved
them.
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, voice of eFperienceC
,ifficulties always argue for themselves.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
5ow about the gulf between the corporate smug
complacency and the angry alienated
maladjusted returning Veteran+
>6DD as played @mile 5irsch
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat as he moves to loo?
out at a window where he sees a seal gracefully swirling and gliding
through the San Brancisco >ay swells, he then smiles, turns, ma?es a
short bow from the waist to ,6. S.@V@, pauses and then says to ,6.
S.@V@.C
Steve, ya’ll gonna be a roc?in’ senator. =obody
can get the truth out of me because even * don-t
?now what it is. * ?eep myself in a constant state
of utter confusion.
,6. S.@V@
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, dryC
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to
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ourselves in the vain search for absolute
security.
3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am
=othing is impossible, only mathematically
improbable.
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, wryC
,r. Steve, <inter Soldier, ma?es wise and
gnarly distinctions.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, giggles then cries out in a broad drawlC
9ooou the maaaan, doc.
,6. S.@V@
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, chuc?lesC
.ell that to the () percent of the population who
are against everything all the time.
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=
Awal?s across the rich, ruddy, gloss mahogany 1
redwood 1 walnut floor while she sways easily with the
motion of the houseboat, spea?s in a sour toneC
.he SiFties came, the SiFties went0 <e let the
court appoint a president.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat,
watches himself in the mirrors, ironic, grins, goodG
natured growlC
"heer up. .he day is young. Sometimes .he
<indbag is right. Sometimes .he Aphorist is
wrong. *t is a tough world.

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"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, Nuiet fervorC
And that’s another reason why * wrote GG
>ecause it is a tough world. * wrote my stories
to have a positive impact on my community and
ma?e it a better place to live. .here are all ?inds
of newspapers, pamphlets and magaHines that
posture their advertising as articles and stories. *
don’t do that. * want to publish in great
newspapers and blogs that are successful and
enduring that create a Nuality wor? environment
that encourages employees and their freelance
writers to grow professionally while respecting
personal welfare. *t is never my job, editors’
jobs or other freelance writers’ jobs to promote
any business, or individual, be it or they local,
big or small. *t’s not my job to pretend
objectivity or balance or that * can be absolutely
comprehensive. *t is my job to write about my
eFperiences from my idiosyncratic and
independent point of view and to be honest as
possible. *f * have a conflict of interest, * avoid
or disclose them. * write for my readers and
nobody else. * don’t ?now how else to say this0 *
put out the best stories * can with the
?nowledge, that * have verified, and resources *
have.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
<hat we call war does not come into us from
the outside, but emerges from within us.
3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am
After all Sgt. 3oe, according to your file, you-re
a psychopathic personality with schiHophrenic
delusions, suffering from recurring amnesia
based on traumatic repression leading to
outbursts of antisocial and violent behavior.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman

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9ou hope. *-m rationally careful. * need a drin?.
>6DD as played @mile 5irsch
Please bear in mind that the management does
not permit me to serve alcoholic beverages other
than for purposes of seduction. Savvy, mate+
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
.homas SHasH is best ?nown for his boo? .he
:yth of :ental *llness, in which he argues that
soGcalled Ppsychological disorders’ are not really
illnesses at all but only labels onto normal
behaviors through
which governments
and the capitalistic
medical profession try
to eFercise social
control
GG5omoseFuality being
a clear eFample.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
A3D@ sways easily with the motion of the houseboat, he says to 3*: with snar?C
3im, * only attempt to rule the world on my days
off. Savvy, mate+
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, says to .6A"9C
.racy, in individuals, insanity is rareX but in
groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
<ar is something barbarous, for it constructs
novelty without reason and replication without
benefit. 4i?e that really unintelligent insane
don’t as? don’t tell.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
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camera stills. * thought * was going overboard
W a towering plume of boiling water five
stories high so close you could touch it, when
the gay guy, ship-s coo? and ba?er, moved in to
safety hoo? me and * thought for a craHy
moment we were both going from a shattering
eFplosion aft then the whole bridge heeling over
and debris raining down on us. Sam pulled me
bac? and we turned to see our fantail a mass of
smo?ing, twisted wrec?age. A near miss right
off the port bow then almost too? us over and as
* turned * saw he was covered in blood. So was *
from the loo? on Sam-s face. Brom below the
well dec? came a detonation and a pureGwhite
flame pillar. .he ship shuddered and leaped and
we all went sprawling as the dec? tilted. Brom
the hatchway came a terrible hissing, gurgling
sound and off to the side the sea began its
heaving, bubbling blac? wall rise towards us.
Sam only said, -we-re going to be swimming in a
few minutes. .hat-s gonna ruin my ma?eup.- *
started laughing uncontrollably as he really
meant it.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Dut of life-s school of war0 <hat does not
destroy me ma?es me stronger.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
And if you gaHe for long into an abyss, the
abyss gaHes also into you. :any a man fails as
an original thin?er simply because his memory
is too good. Savvy, mate+
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
* felt detached, disembodied, as if all moorings
had been slipped. Sam got us over the side, and
the water was an icy shoc?. <e were gagging
and pu?ing from the oil in the water. Plans,
dreams, memories, buddies, down in the deep
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mille, signore. :ille graHie.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, with sympathy and affectionC
;n amico, caduto.
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat GG5er hands ma?e a
swift, eloNuent pantomime\a plane spiraling down and down and
downC
.here is always some madness in war. >ut there
is also always some reason in madness. Savvy,
mate+
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
Ah, poveretto . . . 9eah, * hear you. Dlson and *
just came from a Veterans’ meeting. .here *
saw one of those Summer Soldiers, a state
employee, tell a Veteran in desperate need of
assistance to shut up and how stupid the Veteran
is. 3ust li?e that. .hin? how that Veteran feels
who sacrificed so much of their mental and
physical health to now hear another American
citiHen trample on this Veteran’s civil rights.
A4@E as played by AleF :ins?y
6emember that when you are doing the right
things even when you don’t want to, good
things will happen.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself
in the mirrorsC
.hat does seem the 6eno way of treating
Veterans. ,r. 7urt <. Schlegelmilch, director of
the 6eno Veterans :edical "enter, still today
continues his crass closedGdoor policy to
Veterans. .hese are reasons why people are now
leaving 6eno in droves. Savvy, mate+

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3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, dryC
,r. 7urt <. Schlegelmilch never sees anyone in
his office while he-s in his office. Schlegelmilch
is indefatigable that way, an industrious, intense,
dedicated military tactician who calculates day
and night in the service of him. And has an
unreasonable belief that everybody around him
is craHy, with a homicidal impulse to machineG
gun strangers, retrospective falsification, and an
unfounded suspicion that people hate him and
are conspiring to ?ill him. 5e won-t help
anybody. .hat-s one of the reasons he-ll go
farW out the door and away.
A4@E as played by AleF :ins?y
,on’t be a ?nuc?lehead, and ?eep it simple.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, glorious whisperC
.hat-s the way things go when you elevate
mediocre people to positions of authority. *n the
:arine "orps, ran? represents more than the
chain of command. :arines constantly strive to
achieve, and every success demonstrates
commitment to the mission and to fellow
:arines. @ach :arine "orps ran? confirms that
the men and women who wear it have earned
greater leadership and responsibility.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
<hat really raises one-s indignation against
suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the
senselessness of suffering.
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=
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VA 5ospital ,irector ,r. 7urt <.
Schlegelmilch, you might want to as? yourself
first. Am * standin’ ?nee deep in the river and
dyin’ of thirst+
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
Prejudice is the child of ignorance. Savvy,
mate+
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
/o about with your middle finger up and people
will say you-re vulgarX go about with your little
finger out, and people will cultivate your
acNuaintance.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
<hen a person can no longer laugh at himself, it
is time for others to laugh at him until he’s
laughing with them.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
/ive up philosophy because *-m an old man+ *t-s
at the end of a race that you brea? into a burst of
speed.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
:y country correct or in the wrong W if correct,
to be ?ept correct W if in the wrong, to be set
correct.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Amen.
,6. S.@V@
<hen my theory of drug legaliHation is proven
correct, America will claim me as an American
and the =etherlands will declare that * am a
citiHen of the world. Should my theory prove
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an American and America will say *’m in the
=etherlands.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
>ravo ,r. Steve. <hich side do you cheer for+
,o you cheer loo?ing bac? to where you came
from+ ,o you cheer for where you are+ ,o you
cheer for where you are going+
A4@E as played by AleF :ins?y
* am always striving to be a better version of the
old me.
,6. S.@V@
*’m on the side of drug legaliHation because
when you have eliminated the impossible,
whatever remains, however improbable, must be
the truth. ,rug legaliHation is the truth.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
<hen legaliHing, always cheer, never insult
more than siF men when all you have is a siFG
shooter. <hat part of having a soldier or sailor
or airman in the house is an eighty or so year
wee?end stay over does ,r. 7urt <.
Schlegelmilch miss+
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=
Sometimes you just need someone ’pon whom
you can depend. 9ou recogniHe a true friend by
how he lies to you.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself
in the mirrorsC
,r Schlegelmilch, don’t ma?e us imaginary
evils, when you ?now we have so many real
ones to encounter. Savvy, mate+ 6eno, what
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6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
<hen you-re as small as * am and female, if you
don-t stand up for your rights, you-re sure to be
pushed around by big, hairy, smelly men named
something li?e Steve or Dlson or @l or .ony or
7urt with delusions about male superiority.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
*-m not one to insist on prettiness as long as a
girl-s heart is pure.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
<hy W
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrors,
interruptsC
>ut since your heart isn-t all that pure gold, it-s
nice you-re prettyGG and gorgeous and seFy and
lively and a bloodthirsty little wench with clean
nails and putatively clean mind, a rich plenitude
for as many husbands and lovers as you choose.
A3. 7. D4SD= moves up the stairs to the dec? where he tends the barGbGNueC
,6. S.@V@
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches 3. 7. D4SD=, sniffs the smell of
the charcoal, says matterGofGfactC
<e haven’t got the gold, the money, so we got
to thin?. .he reasonable people reasonably
adapt themselves to the world. .he
unreasonable person persists in unreasonably
trying to adapt the world to them. .herefore, all
tal? and action depends on the unreasonable
person learning to be reasonable.
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Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, loo?s speculatively at 3D@ C
<hoever 3oe was or is or what he was or is and
no matter how craHy and different he seemed, he
was and is not craHy. 5onest conceit is better
than false modesty. Savvy, mate+
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
,on-t always follow the crowd, because nobody
goes there anymore. *t-s too, well, crowded.
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=
Sometimes you just need someone ’pon whom
you can depend.
"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
*sn’t to be impartial is to have ta?en sides
already with the status Nuo+
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
Peace with a >ig "lub >ac?up is the side to
ta?e. 6owdy Peace is part of Society and its
traditions\6owdy Peace, li?e Politics, li?e
"ountry :usic, Pop and "amp, has its uses.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, cynicalC
Stay alert \ you can observe a lot by watching.
Any idiot can face a crisis. *t is this dayGtoGday
living that wears you out.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, behind scrim 6@=D VA police chief
plays his roleC
* was in my usual dress and high heels. A man
was standing behind the fourGfoot pony wall at
the 6@=D VA hospital. 5e watched me as *
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on a uniform shirt, and as he stepped out and
wal?ed towards me, * noticed he was a VA
policeman, although a short and fat one. 5e
tossed a cigarette down, then spit onto the
ground as he strutted towards me. As * stepped
from the crosswal? onto the sidewal?, he
ordered me to Q5alt.R * warily did. Q<hat are
you doing here,R he demanded from me. Q*’m
here for an appointment.R 5e shoo? his head
and said, Q9ou can’t par? here. /o move your
car.R * said again, Q>ut, *’m here for an
appointment.R Q.hat lot’s for our Veterans.
:ove your car.R he replied. Q* am a Veteran,R *
told him as * started to wal? not wanting to be
late for my appointment with 8ola Berguson. 5e
stepped in front of me, bloc?ing me, Q=o,
you’re not. Dur Vets are old alcoholic men. =ow
move your car.R * went for my VA *,, he went
for his gun. Q=ow move your car,R he bar?ed. *
moved my car. * was late to my appointment. *
tried to complain to the :edical ,irector, but he
wouldn’t see me. <hat part of there are also
lady Veterans don’t they understand+
3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am
A real police comedy of manners there.
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=
.he SiFties came, the SiFties went. 4isten to the
wind and the drivin- rain. 4isten close and
you-ll hear -em sayin- that what goes -round will
come around again.
,6. S.@V@
4acy, you are so correct. @ven a purely moral
act that has no hope of any immediate and
visible political effect can gradually and
indirectly over time, gain in political
significance.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
/roovy Steve. .oday’s governments, businesses

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or religions that dismiss or ignore consumers do
so at their own ris?. .he *nternet is free at
public libraries, free at many businesses and free
to anyone that wants to crawl on to it from a
nearby wireless connection. "onsumers of these
goods and services more often than not relate
bad eFperiences over good eFperiences.
@Fercising their freedom of speech rights where
legal and illegal in other countries, they not only
spell out and lin? the offending business’ name
and location, but also the offending employees
and1or owner’s names and locations.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
"raig, one should always sleep in all of one-s
guest beds, to ma?e sure that they are
comfortable.
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
.he lesser evil usually lasts longer.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
=o one can ma?e you feel inferior without your
consent.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
5istory, li?e beauty, depends largely on the
beholder. * lost my definition of right, correct,
morals and courage after seeing someone-s
insides spill out all over the plane. * then
decided to live forever or die in the attempt, and
my only mission each time * went out was to
come bac? alive.
3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am
3oe, only those who go out beyond the end of
street lights and pavement ?now how such
things can happen. Savvy, mate+
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* just wanna ease my mind here. Briend 6eno
VA police chief, you might want to as? yourself
first. Am * standin’ ?nee deep in the river and
dyin’ of thirst+
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Amen.
";6.A*= down. @nd of Act 1 Scene ! =arcoGterrorism.
Act ,, Scene 1 G A fight between two bald men over a comb. Start :;S*", "hris *saa? '
>aby ,id a >ad >ad .hing I http011www.youtube.com1watch+v2a%a!L/nfP.c.
";6.A*= opens to same set. PSnow’ continues to Pfall’ through the stage lights giving
more spatiality and dimension to the set. "6A*/ and 3D@ are front. A partially depleted
bottle of 3im >eam is between them, an ice sha?er neFt to it. >6DD and 6@=D >6DD
are bac?ground.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Acircles his glass of sha?en not stirred bourbon with crushed spearmint leavesC
"raig, just promise me one thing, o?ay+
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, drin?s, holds the
glass in the palm of his hand.C
Sha?en not stirred bourbon is still groovy. *t was
good enough for Bran? so * smartly figured
good enough for me. *t was :olly that thought
to add the bruised mint leaves during her
pregnancy. :int was one of her cravings, hold
the alcohol. *t’s a promise, Sergeant. <hat+
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
A@motions travel across his faceC
Stic? around, all right+
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
9ou can depend on me, 3oe.

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3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
<hat * mean is, don’t go away. ,on’t let any
cars or trains run over you or fall off a cliff.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
9ou can depend on me, Sergeant. Put that in
your pipe and smo?e it, 3oe.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
*t’s not you * worry about. *t’s some of the
people that run things. =ew generations
Nuestion the old wars, but follow Healously the
new.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
/otcha. *t is terrifying to totter into war. .here’s
been two times in my adult life that * wanted my
mother. .he first was during and just after the
=avy.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
*t’s rites and ceremonies.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
.he second was divorce.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
Asaunters on stageC
"iao. A wee? isn-t a long honeymoon and it-s an
awfully short married life.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
*t’s discoveries and revelations.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
4i?e to avoid siFGfoot stumbles.

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3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
*t’s illuminations and intuitions.
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
Awal?s on set with ,6 S.@V@, sways easily with the motion of the houseboatC
5ow are you <inter Soldiers doing+ Aging is a
definite reason for using marijane over bourbon.
Savvy, mates+
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, ta?es a hit off a Vapolution, passes it to
3D@C
* cover both bases. Savvy, mate+
Asnar?C
*t is a far, far, far better thing to have a firm
anchor in nonsense than to put out on the
troubled sea of thought.
,6. S.@V@
AhumorC
* resemble that. :y goal now as a medical
doctor is to change all drug policy to regulate,
control and taF drugs, as they have done with
such great achievements in the =etherlands.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
/roovy. Put that in your pipe and smo?e it.
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=
Awal?s on set with :A6/A, 3A:@S, .6A"9, and 3*:C
* love it. 9ou’re telling pot jo?es+
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso

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<e are. <e are indeed telling pot jo?es. * was
1% years old when * enlisted in the ;nited States
Air Borce. 1% years old is young and stupid. :y
Birst Sergeant turned me on to every drug then,
courtesy of our "aptain. * then bought land in a
state where marijane is legal and * leased out to
a marijane farmer. <e were all so scared the
base psychiatrist had us on a variety of
pharmaceuticals, including marijane. A man on
marijane is lovely while a man on alcohol is
well, useless.
,6. S.@V@
:arijuana is the most mellowing drug out there.
<e should be issuing it to prisoners, as it would
?eep violence way down.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
<hat do you call to?in- a doobie with your
friends+
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
sways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the
mirrors, ?isses his wife A4*"@C
A joint effort. <ant to go do a joint effort with a
Veteran+
>6DD as played @mile 5irsch
Ato 3. 7. D4SD=C
She loves you, Dlson. She really does. /od
?nows why.
Ato A4*"@C
>ut you didn-t let yourself be divorced
Nuietly the way you were supposed to.
9ou-re a troublema?er. 5e loves you, but
that does not mean that he will tell you
the truth or always act in your interest.

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Stay alert.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
Ato >6DDC
/o ta?e your nap Agente Provocateuse. Savvy,
mate+
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
Asmiles to her husband 3A:@SC
A friend with weed W
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
*s a friend indeed. *f you will indulge me, want
to get friendly with a Veteran Agente
Amoureuse+
A?isses wife .6A"9C
";6.A*= down.
Start :;S*" tune 5enry :ancini G @Fperiment in .error I
http011www.youtube.com1watch+v29SemVL5DH)@.
";6.A*= closes. @nd of Act ( Scene 1 G A fight between two bald
men over a comb.
Act ,, Scene ( G >anal >ogy. Start :;S*" tune 3ust ,ropped *n G
7enny 6ogers M .he Birst @dition I
http011www.youtube.com1watch+v2yhD7h3a:1K@].
Dn set0 3D@, "6A*/, 3*:, 3A:@S, .6A"9, :D6/A=A, "A6D4, 3. 7. D4SD=,
6@=D >6DD, >6DD, :A6/A and A4*"@. PSnow’ continues to Pfall’ through the stage
lights.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Pooh began to feel a little more comfortable, because when you are a >ear of Very
4ittle >rain, and you .hin? of .hings, you find sometimes that a .hing, which
seemed very .hingish inside you, is Nuite different when it gets out into the open and
has other people loo?ing at it. .hat’s the moral law within.

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3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
<ho is to guard the guards themselves+
"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
.rust but verify.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
Always\for when truth loses its temper, it
eFaggeratesT
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
.hat is why human diversity ma?es tolerance
more than a virtueX it ma?es it a reNuirement for
survival. .olerance is being indifferent to things
that are none of your bloody business.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
,amn right about that. :ore Bear and 4oathing
in 4as Vegas by 5unter S. .hompson <hy not+
:ove confidently into their midst. Still 4ife
with <oodpec?er by .om 6obbins. 3itterbug
Perfume by .om 6obbins. S?inny 4egs and All
by .om 6obbins. Another 6oadside Attraction
by .om 6obbins’ [.here are three mental states
that interest me[, said Amanda, turning to the
liHard door?nob. .hey are0 one, amnesiaX two
euphoriaX three ecstasy.[ She reached into the
cabinet and removed a small green bottle of
waterGlily pollen. [Amnesia is not ?nowing who
one is and wanting desperately to find out.
@uphoria is not ?nowing who one is and not
caring. @cstasy is ?nowing eFactly who one is G
and still not caring.[ Bierce *nvalids 5ome from
5ot "limates by .om 6obbins. 5alf Asleep in
Brog Pajamas by .om 6obbins. @ven "owgirls
/et the >lues by .om 6obbins. 5unter S.
.hompson and .om 6obbins ?nows Nuir?.

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6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
3oe, our Papa ,ada. Still, military relations are
li?e seFual relations. *t’s legal only between
consenting adults. >etter too.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
<hat the American public wants, is wars with
happy endings.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
Viet =am worth seeing as a tourist, yesX but not
worth going to see as a poor boy sent off to fight
rich men’s wars.
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
:en travel in search of what they need only to
return home to find it. 4ife long friends are the
best. All those deep roots grew into much
diversity, sophistication, compleFity, and
elegance.
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
.ravel, li?e all education, is fatal to prejudice,
bigotry and narrowGmindedness. .hat includes
.ime .ravel.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
Absolutely. @ducation is the significant tribute
that Power pays to 6eason. *t was because of
the education gained in their travels that four
nations flushed with victory and stung with
injury stayed the hands of vengeance and
voluntarily submitted their captive enemies to
the judgment of the law.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman

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*t is one thing to show a man that he is in error,
and Nuite another to put him in possession of
truth or conseNuences. Savvy, mate+
>6DD as played @mile 5irsch
And do it in today’s gadgetGfilled paradise
suspended in a hell of simultaneous worldwide
indifference and Peeping .oms G a world of
communities not eFactly hostile and not eFactly
friendly, just indifferent and intrusive, until
given a reason to be otherwise.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
.he true ;niversity is always boo?s. >oo?s in a
place of light, liberty, of learning and touches of
vulgarity. Vulgarity has its uses. Vulgarity
often cuts ice which refinement scrapes at
vainly. Same for ?itsch GG >oth are integral
parts of the human condition.
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
.he value in education is not in training and in
facts, but in ending up with a mind that
remembers only when needed what’s in the
boo?s and also thin?s of what is =D. in the
boo?s. .hin? ,ifferentT
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
.wenty years after we left Viet =am, our then
Secretary of ,efense, 6obert :c=amara wished
he and others had acted then differently with
Viet =am, when he said, Q<e acted according to
what we thought were the principles and
traditions of this nation. <e were wrong. <e
were terribly wrong.R
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
* remember it was in 1$O$ than President
6ichard =iFon said, Q4et us understand0 =orth
Viet =am cannot defeat or humiliate the ;nited
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.hat’s just simply not true. <e need to ?now
upfront that defeat and humiliation is always a
chance in war, which is why it’s always better
not to go to war. *n violence we forget who we
are. A blow in cold blood neither can nor
should be forgiven only learned to live with.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches
himself in the mirrorsC
*t is true\one must ?now the limitations of
forceX one must ?now when to blend force with
a maneuver, a blow with agreement.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
*n war0 resolution. *n defeat0 defiance. *n
victory0 magnanimity. *n peace0 goodwill.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
:a?e love when you can. *t-s good for you.
Savvy, mate+
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
* need massive Nuir? to get me through the
night. A classic eFample why is only in America
G do drugstores ma?e the sic? wal? all the way
to the bac? of the store to get their prescriptions
while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the
front. "onspiracy ,reaming .o the tune of
"alifornia ,reamin’ all the views are down and
the drone is bait *-ve been for a loo? At >6DD
hey. *-d be drun? and warm if * had the bar’s
?eys "onspiracy ,reamin- At >6DD hey.
stopped into a bar * passed along the way well, *
got down on my ?nees just to face the day. you
?now @l / li?es the bold @l ?nows *’m gonna
stay "onspiracy ,reamin- At >roo<aha hey. all
the views are down and the drone is bait *-ve
been for a loo? At >6DD hey. if * didn-t drin?
here * could leave today "onspiracy ,reamin-
At >6DD hey. GGGG Anyway, changing lyrics was

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something we learned in =am to hide our fear.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
=othing of him doth fade but doth suffer a seaG
change . . .
3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am
* save a lot of things, but * weed through them
from time to time. * li?e to thin? of myself as an
orderly pac?Grat.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
* stood as close to the edge as * can without
going over . . . Dut on the edge you see all the
?inds of things you can-t see from the center.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
*t is a very miFed blessing to be brought bac?
from the dead. <hy me+
3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am
4et^s see if we^re able to live among the living,
wal? among the living.^ And proving life’s own
timelessness.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
.hat is a very human Nuestion to as?, Sgt. 3oe.
<hy you+ <hy us for that matter+ <hy
anything+ >ecause this moment simply is. 5ave
you ever seen bugs trapped in amber+
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
9es.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard

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Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
<ell, here we are, Sgt. 3oe, trapped in the amber
of this moment. .here is no why.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, humorC
.rue, Dlson. .rue terror now is to wa?e up one
morning and discover from your wife that her
high school math class is now running the
country.
"5D6;S
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, laughterC
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
Seriously. <e could have saved the world,
several times over, but we were too damned
corrupt. <e were even ordered to burn boo?s. *
cried GG it was damn creepy to burn a boo?.
=ever again.
>6DD as played @mile 5irsch
3ames GGand on the subject of burning boo?s0 *
want to congratulate librarians, not famous for
their physical strength or their powerful political
connections or their great wealth, who, all over
America, have staunchly resisted antiG
democratic bullies who have tried to remove
certain boo?s from their shelves, and have
refused to reveal to thought police the names of
persons who have chec?ed out those titles. So
the America * love still eFists, if usually in the
<hite 5ouse and the Supreme "ourt and the
Senate and the 5ouse of 6epresentatives and the
media. .he America * love also still eFists at the
front des?s of our town’s 6D"7*=’ public
libraries.
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso

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A first grader should understand that his or her
culture isn-t a rational inventionX that there are
thousands of other cultures and they all wor?
pretty wellX that all cultures function on faith
rather than truthX that there are lots of
alternatives to our own society. "ultural
relativity is defensible and attractive. *t-s also a
source of hope. *t means we don-t have to
continue this way if we don-t li?e it.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
.hat-s one thing many Veterans have learned to
do0 Put aside the awful times and concentrate on
the good ones.
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
.he last thing * ever wanted was to be alive
when the three most powerful people on the
whole planet would be named >ush, ,ic? and
"olon.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
:arga, a politician is a tourist who behaves
shoc?ingly indecent in the decent society
they’re visiting.
A4@E as played by AleF :ins?y
* would tell them to learn from their mista?es
but don’t dwell on the past and ?eep pushing
forward one day at a time.
"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
.here is no reason why good cannot triumph as
often as evil. .he triumph of anything is a
matter of organiHation. *f there are such things
as angels, * hope that they are organiHed along
the lines of the :afia. .he American military
should also ta?e note.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless

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Dnly to the eFtent that its ideas are humane,
"arol.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, cynicC
Dne of the few good things about modern times0
if you die horribly on television, say the 6eno
police sadly thin? Sergeant 3oe’s a craHed Viet
=am Vet and shoot him down in cold blood on
the O0)) news, 3oe will not have died in vain.
3oe will have entertained us. .hat’s what some
always thin? war is, entertainment, until they
get up close and personal with war.
>6DD as played @mile 5irsch
*t may be raining outside but inside it’s
entertaining. Anyway GG because we are
>roosters, we don-t have to wait for some
communications eFecutive to decide what we
should thin? about neFt GG and how we should
thin? about it. <e can fill our heads with
anything from aardvar?s to Hucchinis GG at any
time of night or day.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
* say let-s get bac? to the good oldGfashioned
Birst Amendment of the good oldGfashioned
"onstitution of the ;nited States GG and to hell
with the censorsT /ive me ?nowledge or give
me deathT
>6DD as played @mile 5irsch
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, teaseC
And they gave her death. Savvy, mates+
<omen are so useless and unimaginative, aren-t
they+ All they ever thin? of planting in the dirt
is the seed of something beautiful or edible. .he
only missile they can ever thin? of throwing at
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plant, dish, vase, etc etc etc.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
*f you can do no good, then do no harm.
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
3ust because Americans can read, write and do a
little math, doesn-t mean that America’s entitled
to conNuer the world.
"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
*n case you haven-t noticed, as the result of a
shamelessly rigged election in Blorida, in which
thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily
disenfranchised, we now present ourselves to
the rest of the world as proud, grinning, jutG
jawed, pitiless warGlovers with appalling
powerful weaponry G who stand unopposed.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
*n case you haven-t noticed, since >ushco we
are now as feared and hated all over the world
as the =aHi-s once were.
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
And with good reason.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
>loody right. .he first night * sat in a jungle in
=am, waiting to be ?illed, sopping wet * was,
then * had my blinding revelation0 * discovered *
was a coward. .hat’s my new religion. *’m a
coward. *’m a big believer in it. "owardice will
save the world.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
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6ational choice. *n case you haven-t noticed,
our unGelected corporate puppet leaders have
dehumaniHed millions and millions of human
beings simply because of their religion and race.
<e wound -em and ?ill -em and torture -em and
imprison -em all we want.
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
Piece of ca?e.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
*n case you haven-t noticed, Americans also
dehumaniHe their own soldiers, not because of
their religion or race, but because of their low
social class.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
Send -em anywhere. :a?e -em do anything.
>6DD as played @mile 5irsch
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, sarcasmC
Piece of ca?e.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, snar?C
.he D-6eilly Bactor.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
So * am a man without hope, eFcept for the
librarians.
"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, snar?C
>ut, before America attac?ed to invade *raN, the
majestic [=ew 9or? .imes[ guaranteed there

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were weapons of destruction there. Savvy,
mate+
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, voice from off stageC
<ar is now a form of .V entertainment, and
what made the Birst <orld <ar so particularly
entertaining were two American inventions,
barbed wire and the machine gun.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrors, snar?C
An @nglishman of the same name invented
shrapnel. ,on-t you wish you could have
something named after you+
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, voice of
eFperienceC
4i?e my distinct betters Al @instein and :ar?
.wain, * now give up on some people too. * am
a Veteran of <ar and * have to say * hated
surrendering to a pitiless war machine.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
=apalm came from 5arvard. VeritasT
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
.he American president is a "hristian+ So+ So
was Adolph 5itler.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
<hat can be said to our young people, now that
psychopathic personalities, PPs, which is to say
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pity or shame, have betrayed us+ .hey have
ta?en all the money in the treasuries of our
government, corporations and people and made
it all their own.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
PPs love the tool money. PPs do not love one
another because they do not love themselves.
PPs are .erminators.
>6DD as played @mile 5irsch
Perhaps, when we remember wars, we should
ta?e off our clothes and paint ourselves blue and
go on all fours all day long and grunt li?e pigs.
.hat would surely be more appropriate than
noble oratory and shows of flags and wellGoiled
guns. Savvy, mates+
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
* remember .he Bal?lands <ar thing as a fight
between two bald men over a comb.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
<ell wars are ?nown for there well GGwarness.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, campC
<ar . . . the only way, in which a person can
become famous without ability, they just have to
die.
"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, dryC
Somebody missed their training about it’s better

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to loo? over than to overloo?.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
* see you.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
*t was a murder.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
<hich one+
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
:y sensibilities. .hen they all just left the
scene of their murder.
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, nods to 3D@C
<hen a Veteran feels that they have been
betrayed, their sensibilities murdered, they have
every right to see? some form of justice to put
right what they feel has been wronged.
"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
* hear you Sergeant 3oe. :y sensibilities as a
woman were immediately attac?ed. * had and
have to always remind that my contribution to
the military was just as valuable as any mans.
6ecently is was with that seFist arrogant fullGofG
himself lac?s manners 6alph "oppola, :, at
the 6eno Veterans hospital.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
"learly there were and sadly are some who left
you feeling different.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
*t must suc? to watch your bac? everyday

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wondering if you burned, hurt, forgot, the wrong
Veteran. <ere you indifferent, negligent,
thoughtless, cruel, to the wrong Veteran+ <ere
you the one that betrayed a Veteran who was
only loo?ing for someone Ppon whom they
could depend+ >etrayal is very clear to the
Veteran betrayed because the effects of betrayal
are a ?noc? out. .here’s distress. .wofold
distress. *n no particular order, there are the all
those side effects of being betrayed. Another is
the effect on you that you can no longer trust
that person. *’m upset that you betrayed me and
*’m upset that * can lo longer trust you.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
.he most immediate effect of the betrayal of
trust is in the emotional impact on the person
betrayed. /enerally spea?ing, the greater the
trust that you had put in the other person and the
greater the impact their betrayal has on you,
then the greater the distress you will feel.
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
A number of different emotions may be felt
upon realiHing you have been betrayed. .he
most common is anger. ,epending on the
situation, you might fear, at the loss of the
relationship and, repulsion at the lac? of
integrity of the other person.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
4oss of trust.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
<hen a Veteran is betrayed by someone, li?e
someone failing to do their duty, their job, ?eep
a vow or oath, it is highly li?ely that Veteran
will not easily trust them again. .rust is fragile
and can be lost instantly or there is a hysteresis
whereby a longGearned trust may be eroded and
then suddenly lost.

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:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
Ashe sway easily with the motion of the houseboatX her ice tea glass held in the palm of
her hand, she lifts her glass and sips her tea, then puts the glass bac?
into the palm of her hand, she turns and watches out the houseboat
window as the bay swirls through the pilings where she watches seal-s
heads bob in the swells and a sailboat motors out to the channelC
=ote that justice and fairness are different things
and vary with conteFt. Brom a personal view,
justice means -ma?ing me feel better-.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
So don-t get into these situationsTT =ever betray
a Veteran. *f you do betray a Veteran, it is best
to come clean. Accept responsibility for
personal failure, personally apologiHe and help
the Veteran. Savvy, mateT+
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
,emonstrate how you will fiF, process failure,
and offer compensation. .he alternatives to
these recovery actions may, probably will, cost
you much more.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
.he bounties of war are three0 empty heroics,
low comedy, and pointless maiming and death.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
5eroics are drug salesmen . . .
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
/ood thing *-m a writer.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
<hat ma?es you thin? a writer isn-t a drug
salesman+
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso

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.he big show is inside my head.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
9ou were sic?, but now you-re well again, doneG
well well done, indeed, and there-s wor? to do.
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
* have had all * can stand of not ta?ing myself
seriously.
Start tune @dwin Starr G <ar I http011www.youtube.com1watch+v2Jd"&A*Bg;g]
@nd of Act ,, Scene ( G >anal >ogy.
Act ** Scene ! ' So it goes. Start tune 3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am G Bast As 9ou]
I _http011www.youtube.com1watch+v2A(No1F$rc"cMob2av(e]. Dn set0 3D@, "6A*/,
4A"9 3. ,A4.D=, 3*: as played by ,wight 9oa?am, 3A:@S, ,6. S.@V@, .6A"9,
:D6/A=A, "A6D4, 3. 7. D4SD=, :A6/A, 6@=D >6DD, >6DD, and A4*"@.
PSnow’ continues to Pfall’ through the stage lights.
"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
<e no longer ta?e pride in death or maiming in
this house.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, pic?s up the Vapulation bong, pulls its
smo?e deep into his lungs, pauses, eFhales, puts the Vapulation bong down, grins happily
at "A6D4, held up his hand, then spea?s in a matterGofGfact voice of eFperienceC
* don’t trust people who ma?e bitter reflections
about war. *t’s always the generals with the
bloodiest records that are the first to shout what
a 5ell it is. And it’s always the widows who
lead the :emorial ,ay parades W we shall
never end wars by blaming it on ministers and
generals or warmongering imperialists or all the
other >anal >ogies. *t’s the rest of us who build
statues to those generals and name boulevards
after those ministersX the rest of us who ma?e
heroes of our dead and shrines of our
battlefields.

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:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
<e wrongly wear our widows’ weeds li?e nuns
and perpetuate war by wrongly eFalting its’
sacrifices.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
:y brother died at *raN ' an everyday soldier’s
death, no special heroism involved. <e
cremated what pieces they found of him. >ut
my mother insanely insists he died a brave death
and insanely pretends to be very proud. .hat’s
all just a >anal >ogie.
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
>ad wars are another >anal >ogie as they are
the worst form of tyranny. <ell, right up there
with bad laws anyway.
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, cynic, flat, snar?, hurtC
<hen * served it was .he /ospel Brom Duter
Space. *t was about a visitor from outer space...
UwhoV made a serious study of war, to learn, if
they could, why politicians found it so easy to
be cruel. .he conclusion was that at least part of
the trouble was slipshod storytelling in the
media. * supposed that the intent of politics was
to teach people, among other things, to be
merciful, even to the lowest of the low. >ut the
politicians actually taught this0 >efore you ?ill
somebody, ma?e absolutely sure he isn-t well
connected. So it goes. .he flaw in the military
stories was always the politician of the :ost
Powerful "ountry on .his Planet messing up
their lines. People understood that, so, when it
came to the *raN invasion, people naturally
thought0 [Dh, boy G they sure pic?ed the wrong
guy to hang that timeT[ And that thought had a
brother0 [.here are right people to hang.[ <ho+
People not well connected. So it goes.[ 9ou

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?now, * thin? the main purpose of the American
military is to get poor Americans into clean,
pressed clothes, so rich Americans can stand to
loo? at them. Savvy, mate+
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
A politician has no business with the justice or
injustice of the cause that they underta?e, unless
as?ed their opinion, and they are bound to give
it honestly. .he justice or injustice of any cause
is to be decided by a jury.
6@=D >6DD as played by "hristina 6icci
Astanding under a s?ylight, she sway easily with the motion of
the houseboatX its streaming sunlight is ripples of rainbows off
the blueGgreen ceiling, her ice tea glass held in the palm of her
hand, she lifts her glass and sips her tea, she reaches in and
pulls out a mint sprig which she eats, then she puts the glass
bac? into the palm of her hand, she turns and watches out the
window as the bay swirls through the pilings where she watches
seal-s heads bob in the swells and a sailboat motor out to the
channel, a woman in her early !)-s drives it, a man in his late !)-s chec?s the life jac?ets,
then shows a preteen boy and girl the wor?ings of the sails as they ready them, their
happy and eFcited voices carry in through the screened windows of the houseboatC
4i?e anyone with an oath, jurors and judges
must follow their oaths and do their duty. 9et,
when they ma?e a mista?e, editorials, letters,
telegrams, threats, petitions, panelists, blogs,
and tal? shows are appropriate.
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
:ay be politicians do blunder us into wars, but
the least the rest of us can do is to resist
honoring the institution of war, another >anal
>ogie.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
<e grew up in the times to be empathetic and
sympathetic free thin?ers and creators with a
strong sense of the sardonic because of
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community and the full protection of the ;.S.
"onstitution.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, his tough Veteran
shoulders go tight, his voice is flat, controlled, he seems aloneC
<hat has my mother got for pretending futile
bravery is admirable+ She’s under constant
sedation and terrified she may wa?e up one
morning and find her grandchild has run off to
be brave.
Athen he swung around and his voice shifts to faint and amused
contemptC
She sits in church among other hypocrites.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, his teeth flash in a
savage grinC
Amen. =ow, * may be an atheist, but that does
not mean * do not go to church. * do go to
church. *-ve just moved from coc?sure
ignorance to wise uncertainty. .he church * go
to be the one that magnificently emancipated the
slaves, that gave women the right to vote, that
gave you every majestic freedom that you hold
dear. :y church is this very "hapel of American
,emocracy that we sit in together, and * do not
need nor want any god to tell me what my moral
absolutes are. =o >anal >ogies for me. =o sir.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
/roovy. *n war, it is not nations that have
arguments, >anal >ogies, but rather their
governments, who send their poor people to
fight their moral absolutes’ arguments. .his
inevitably involves conscripts of the respective
governments ?illing each other in great
numbers. .he war within the war is often the
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of the military, as its leaders joc?ey for
promotions and glory. And even within each
service, another silly war rages0 the rivalry
between those in the field and those behind
des?sX between those who were trained in the
academies and those who came from the civilian
colleges.
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
Dne must not treat all people ali?e. Dne that
does is either too laHy or selfGcentered to study
the richness and compleFity of the personalities
of those around one.
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
6ighto . . . :ore >anal >ogy. *f there were,
Qproblems,R they blamed QothersR for disrupting
Pthe common good’ which is really their good,
which may or may not be necessarily your good.
Probably isn’t. "onNuest is often too easy.
"ontrol is a horse of an altogether different
color. Some with viewpoints different from
yours push to control others into conformance
with their viewpoints. So they enact their rules,
laws, regulations, codes, it goes by many names,
but all share the root "ontrol. .hat means a
police or military or eNuivalencies, must be
brought in to ?eep those with different
viewpoints Qin line.R Brom that perspective,
anybody who disagrees is now a criminal,
enemy or eNuivalent.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
* do not believe that war mar?s the end or the
beginning of anything of real concern to a
human spirit. <ar is virtues and vices, pleasures
and pains crossing boundaries at will. @mphasis
on at will.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
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intelligent to say about a massacre. @verybody
is supposed to be dead, to never say anything or
want anything ever again. @verything is
supposed to be very Nuiet after a massacre, and
it always is, eFcept for the birds that return. And
what do the birds say+ All there is to say about a
massacre, things li?e [PooGteeGweet+
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
4ife’s big priHes go to builders G not destroyers.
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
.he 1$()s and 1$$)s were the
only two decades when
American assets eFceeds its
debts. <ars are bullish as they
do create shortGterm jobs. .hey
Nuic?ly turn bearish when
power plants, roads, utilities,
factories, bridges, schools,
railways, water mains, malls,
retail outlets, and shoppers are
destroyed. .hose shoppers that
live are either too maimed or too
frightened to shop. <ars have
always pushed inflation to its
highest due to politicians
spending li?e a drun?en sailor on shore leave,
whether it was with cash or the credit card.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
/overnment is good. At times, certain members
of government are bad. /overnment still
remains good.
.6A"9 as played by >arbara 5ershey
:ilitary nightmares have driven my Veteran
husband to ta?e a loaded thirtyGeightGcaliber
revolver from under his pillow W
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, pauses, ta?es a drin? of her ice tea,
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her stomach burns, her eyes glisten, then her body tightens and her eyes become dry and
impenetrableX she turns to gaHe flatly at the others, who loo? bac? in compassion, then
she continuesC
W and stic? it in his mouth. .his is a tool whose
only purpose was to ma?e holes in human
beings. * don’t want any more holes in my
husband.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the
mirrors, drin?s his ice tea, does a slow, complicit win? to .6A"9 C
.racy, again you stri?e me as an appropriate
representative, character for all man?ind.
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
.here are almost no characters in war because
most of the people in it are so wrongly thin?ing
they are helpless and so much the unwilling
playthings of enormous forces. Dne of the main
effects of war, after all, is that people are
disturbingly discouraged from being characters.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
4i?e >anal >ogies "GStudents from 5ell.
"ommanderGinG"hief /eorge <. >ush W
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, a faint disdainful smile appears on him as
he watches himself in the mirrorsC
W had gathered around him upper crust "G
students who ?now no history or geography,
plus notGsoGcloseted white supremacists, a?a
"hristians, and plus, most frighteningly,
psychopathic personalities, or PPs, the medical
term for personable people who have no
consciences.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman

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.o say somebody is a PP is to ma?e a perfectly
respectable diagnosis, li?e saying he or she has
appendicitis or athlete-s foot.
"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, sips her ice tea, pauses, her eyes
narrowed and speculative, then she grins followed by a chuc?le and then she spea?s with
a practiced flippancyC
Students of history always learn that the human
being is a very complicated contrivance.
5umans are not good or bad. 5umans are both
GG often at the same time.
3. 7. D4SD= as played by >urt <ard
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, watches himself in the mirrorsC
>ut it is always a mista?e to gloat. Always.
=othing so provo?es the wrath of the gods.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
PPs are without good, they ?now full well the
suffering their actions may cause others, but
they do not care. .hey cannot care because they
are nuts. .hey have a screw looseT Savvy,
matesT+
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
So many of these heartless PPs now hold big
jobs in our federal government, as
though they were leaders instead of sic?.
.hey have ta?en charge of
communications, airports and the
schools, so we might as well be *raN
under occupation.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
.he very culprit /eorge <. >ush might have
felt that ta?ing our country into an endless war
was simply something decisive to do. <hat has
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corporations and government is that they are so
decisive. .hey are going to do something every
fuc?in- day and they are not afraid. ;nli?e
normal people, they are never filled with doubts,
for the simple reasons that they don-t give a fuc?
what happens neFt. Simply can-t. ,o thisT ,o
thatT :obiliHe the reservesT PrivatiHe the public
schoolsT Attac? *raNT "ut health careT .ap
everybody-s telephoneT "ut taFes on the richT
>uild a trillionGdollar missile shieldT Buc?
habeas corpus and the Sierra "lub and *n .hese
.imes, and ?iss my assT
A4*"@ as played by 4ucy 4awless
5uman beings can get craHy drun? on power.
>y saying that our leaders are powerGdrun? am *
in danger of wrec?ing the morale of our soldiers
fighting and dying why around the world+ Df
course not. .heir morale, li?e so many bodies ad
minds of the troops, is already shot to pieces.
.roops are being treated, as * was, li?e toys a
rich child got for "hristmas.
:A6/A as played by "harlotte 6ampling
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, spea?s in a dry tone,
her eyes intentC
As an American citiHen, be more than a total
amateur at it.
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, turns crisp and loo?s
alertly at :A6/A, his eyes gleamC
As a human, be more than an amateur at it.
.here are plenty of good reasons for
fighting...but no good reason to ever hate
without reservation, to imagine that /od
Almighty hates with you, too. <here-s
evil+ *t-s that large part of every man that
wants to hate without limit, that wants to
hate with /od on its side. *t-s that part of every
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attractive.... it’s that part of an imbecile that
punishes people and vilifies diversity and ma?es
war gladly.
"6A*/ as played by 6obert Borster
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, his face lined and tense, his voice rawC
,uring my years in Vietnam, * certainly heard
plenty of last words by dying American foot
soldiers. =ot one of them, however, had
illusions that he or she had somehow
accomplished something worthwhile in the
process of ma?ing the Supreme Sacrifice. Same
as the rich fol?s, every one of them just wanted
to be home in America just living the American
,ream. Savvy, mates+
3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, spea?s softC
5e that is without sin among you, let him cast a
stone at her.
3A:@S as played by 6yan 6eynolds
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat, says in tight voiceC
<rongs are often forgiven but contempt never is
. . . 5onor can oblige the offended to resent and
so to challenge.

"A6D4 as played by 7ristin ,avis
Asways easily with the motion of the houseboat,
dramaC
<rongs+ Borgiveness+ "ontempt+ 5onor+
Dffended+ 6esentment+ Brom now on it is VB6
W it means you got to see where you’re going.
/lory, money, everything, is always measured
against the means used to acNuire it. *t is far
better to never even entertain war let alone to let
war move in with you for the rest of your life.

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3D@ as played by :organ Breeman
Amen.
:D6/A=A as played by 6ene 6usso
*ndeed. .his is no time for anyone to be ma?ing
new enemies. 4ong eFperience has taught me
that to be criticiHed is not always to be wrong
and to be praised is not always to be correct, but
it is always nice to have someone Ppon whom
you can depend. :ay all your storms be
weathered, and all that is good get better.
Savvy, mates+ .his is :organa’s PDV, signing
off for now.
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