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by Dennis Scharnberg

Breakfast.  The classic dry toast, butter, and jam.  And a Brown Betty two-thirds full of strong black tea.  The whole leaf.  Showing a bit of flex, if you can find it.  And with that familiar caffeine hum now in place, my thoughts turned to ale.  As usual, dark English ale.  Bottle after bottle.

Chadwick Graves,  Maoist Struggle Session and Other Stories.