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Joe Wilson and His Crooked Road

It wasn't any surprise to me when I heard that Joe Wilson had recently been walking down a Crooked Road. As far as I could tell he had been walking on crooked roads most of his life. Glad to know they've got a name now for that path he's happily been traveling on these past 68 years.

In 1981 I applied to work for the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), and my job interview consisted primarily of helping to buy costumes for immigrant Cambodian dancers newly arrived from refugee camps in Thailand. I guess I picked the right shade of gold because the following week I started working in a cramped little office off Dupont Circle with

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