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You’re An Irish Poet by Mark R. Elsis

I was driving my taxi in Manhattan on a beautiful summer evening in 1981 when a man flagged me down. When I stopped, a woman and a man of about 60 years of age entered my taxi. As soon as they were seated, the first thing the man said to me wasn’t what their destination […]

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The Genesis Of Beat It by Mark R. Elsis

It was about 5 a.m. on Sunday, November 29, 1981, and I was standing near the back of the first-floor bar at the famous Manhattan after-hours club, AM-PM. Interestingly, I was at the same spot where, a few months earlier, I met and talked with John Belushi. I was standing by myself having a drink […]