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Summer Writer's Block -Vol. 3 MICHAE L COP E LAND It's not a big surprise that my annual summer writer's block is back. I've come to expect it. When summer rolls around, every orifice in my body tightens up when it's time to extract something creative for this fine magazine. I've found it tough coming up with magic when I'm wearing flip-flops and board shorts while sucking on a cold Corona. Truthfully, after more than nine years of at least one article a month, the well might finally be dry. Brilliance is fleeting. Truthfully, I may have peaked in the spring of 2011. As NBA announcer and former Golden State Warriors Head Coach Mark Jackson once said (when the team got bounced from the playoffs too early), “There's no shame in my game.” Well there's no game in my shame either or something like that. I came, I wrote and now I'm tired. I don't want to talk retirement just yet, but similar to last summer, the best that I can do right now is come up with a few random thoughts on a variety of unrelated topics. A L I V E 22 E A S T B A Y a u g u s t 2 0 1 6


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