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This morning Grant and I flew from Oakland to LA and then LA to NY. I got the assignment to cover the 49ers-Jets game late and went through Orbitz to get a good price, hence the strange itinerary. When we landed at JFK my friend Stuie was waiting for us. Stuie and I have been friends since we were 9 and I love him. It’s wonderful to have a friend this long. He drove us to our hotel on the Upper East Side and I treated Stuie and Grant to dinner at a neighborhood Italian place, very nice. Stuie drove back to his place in Queens and I meant to go to sleep — we got up at 4:30 a.m. Pacific time — but heck I’m in New York and I want to live life. So I took Grant to a corner wine bar, what a concept, and we sat outside and talked and looked until about 11 p.m. Eastern time, drank a South African Pinotage and talked about an Elmore Leonard story both of us read on the plane, a Western story called The Big Hunt. Great short story. And now we’re back in the hotel and I’m saying over and out. Talk to you tomorrow.

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  1. Brady

    A chance to return home, and show it off to Grant a little. What fun! Cherish the moments.

    September 29th, 2012 7:54 am

  2. Stan

    You’ve never written a non sports book? It just seems like you hover Lowell around doing that. I see gritty streets of smart kids and steam out of manhole covers. Water dripping into storm drains. And lost of concrete..as your kind of story.

    I hope the hunt has no hunting..it reminds me of what I was thinking a few ours ago..after I read of two very young men at HAWAII U, who were removed from the filed after possible spine injury’s..both “could move arms and legs later”. I thought how in the future people will be ashamed we did that to youth in the name of sport. Like killing animals in the name of sport..”savages” they will think

    September 29th, 2012 10:35 am

  3. Stan

    wow— my typing and the rest sucks donkeys today..

    September 29th, 2012 10:36 am

  4. Tommy CostaRica

    Lowell you’re in the grove, wine in New York!

    September 29th, 2012 4:04 pm

  5. Stan

    Peeple think were just alike,, you and me lowell. we think and speak the same and hour logic is both really very choerent. keep up the good work lowell,, i love reading youre stuff its you are a good peer..

    September 30th, 2012 3:30 pm

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