The name Dick Gregory has been popping up in my life lately. Most of his family lived in
In the 70s my friend George bought a juicer. He was inspired by Dick Gregory who had been living on a strictly liquid diet. We decided we should try fasting.
My body must have been resilient with youth. When I fasted I was smoking and drinking a lot of Cokes.
We were living in the
I fasted almost 2 weeks when I was overcome by an urge to consume an entire plate. They were large and meant as an appetizer for a group.
For some reason I was looking for George. I went to his girl friend Meg’s house. She lived in one of the mansions on a private street in the neighborhood. I knocked on the door and her father answered. He was an older man and seemed like the classic authority figure to me. As I attempted polite conversation I felt the need to fart. I thought I could sneak out a quiet one. There was an explosion in my pants. I quietly excused myself as I backed out of the house.
Never break a fast with raw vegetables.
Pic of Dick Gregory is from a page of the Mill Creek Valley Intelligencer November2, 1967. This was