Neil O. Nelson

“Some people call me the space cowboy, some call me the gangster of love.”

Steve Miller used those lyrics in recording the “Joker” in 1973, memory serves me.

“I’m a picker, I’m a grinner, I’m a lover, I’m a sinner, I play my music in the sun.”

For the record, I’m not a picker, who’s a guitarist, I’m guessing, and I only grin on the rarest occasions. Any and all stories of me being a lover have been discouraged, discounted, disputed and disallowed. However, I am a sinner, but I only read when in the sun.

“Some people call me the printer.”

Has a nice ring to it, huh? Fact is, in and around west Traill County – Hatton, to be precise – some people do call me the printer.

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