Dear Pastor Kenny: Thank you so much for the book. It was on my doorstep when I arrived home. I was locked out when I got here (long story), so I read it and finished it while waiting for the locksmith. It brought me to tears, but many things do these days. My emotions are still raw. It is a wonderful book which I will now recommend to others who have just lost a loved one. It was also wonderful for you and Julia to come to Pops’ Shiva on Sunday. It meant so much to me. Aside from the fact that ...
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    Dear Pastor Kenny:  SPOILER ALERT: I firmly believe that due to the immutable laws of physics and the Laws of the Universe, the magic never really goes away. Here’s why: If you recall, in my last Pastoral Letter I had just been Pastorized after visiting you in Ann Arbor on this year’s version of my yearly road trip. [For readers just tuning in: Pastor Ken Wilson is my oldest friend on the planet. A capsule chronology: When I moved into my house on Gilchrist Street at the age of 5, Kenneth John Wilson was the first kid I met. He lived catercorner across ...
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    One block south of 8 Mile is the intersection of Gilchrist Street and Hessel Avenue Like what you read here? Help support the Not Now Silly Newsroom at Go Fund Me Dear Pastor Kenny: Remember the fort we built in the backyard behind my garage on Gilchrist? I distinctly remember scrounging some of the lumber for it from the excavation ditch that later became the Southfield Freeway. I can’t remember who was with me that day, you or Dean Donaldson, but if it was you, it’s safe to admit it. The statute of limitations on that crime has long expired. It was a pretty sweet fort, ...
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    As we all look forward to a New Year, some highlights before all the sand runs out of this one: THE JOHNNY DOLLAR WARS Maybe I was just asking for trouble, but I began 2015 by . . . Declaring Victory in The Johnny Dollar Wars While I thought these crazy cyber-bullies were finally vanquished, just recently “Angie Simmoril” — who hides behind a wall of complete anonymity — popped up again to promise big doings on the Aurelius Project for the beginning of 2016. While I had almost forgotten The Flying Monkey Squad existed, this is simply more proof that an obsessed ...
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    A reading assignment from Pastor Ken Wilson. Dear Pastor Kenny: I began this Pastoral Letter several weeks ago and have been tinkering with it ever since, trying to get it right. Then came the car crash. That’s why this essay is bifurcated into Before & After; before my accident and after. BEFORE: It’s been well over a month since my last Pastoral Letter and almost 2 months since I received your response. I have so much to tell you that I barely know where to begin. It hardly seems like a year since I rediscovered you and wrote the first of my Pastoral ...
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