Issue 35

“If he likes you he’ll smile, and he’ll say, / ‘Jimmy, some of it’s magic, some of it’s tragic / But I had a good life all of the way.’ / And he went to Paris / Lookin’ for answers to questions / That bothered him so.”

“He Went to Paris,” Jimmy Buffet

Wasting Away in Margaritaville Hell

Wasting Away in Margaritaville Hell

Living and Retiring in ¾ Time In the early 1970s, Jimmy Buffet and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina were each stymied by identical situations. Buffet, a Gulf Coast native, was mired in an identity crisis. He definitely wasn’t rock ‘n’ roll, but with novelty songs...
Lost In Reflections: Strawberry

Lost In Reflections: Strawberry

Often, illusions appear to be more clear and beautiful than the reality. One day, you want to see yourself a hero. Another day, you prefer to play a victim. For someone, you’re a kindness, and for another, you’re a monster. We’re all so different every...