Peter Gilstrap

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  • 18 years ago | News

    Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth. Not only because I do not have Lou Gehrig's disease, but because it has been my privilege and pleasure for the last 90 weeks to write the column that you are now reading. All of th...

  • 18 years ago | News

    Some people have jobs that are rewarding on many levels. Their daily tasks fulfill. They help others, solve problems, right wrongs, contribute to the general good of society and, therefore, to mankind. Some jobs provide stimulating workplaces, env...

  • 18 years ago | News

    I am standing in a house at the end of a dirt road within shooting distance of the Superstitions, holding a pair of Elvis Presley's sunglasses in my hand. They are plated in silver and gold, the glass is tinted a light purple. The letters "EP" are...

  • 18 years ago | News

    A troll named Turkll asked a human couple named Marilyn and Thomas Twintreess to put on Festival. When he made this request, Turkll was speaking--as he often does--through Marilyn's body. "Turkll told us that Spirit would like to have Festival," s...

  • 18 years ago | News

    Come on, kids, that's it, gather 'round while I tell you all about the good old days. What's that? You want to hear about what peep shows were like way back when? Well, when I was a younger man, after a rough day on the loading dock, I'd go downto...

  • 19 years ago | News

    For all intents and purposes, Chimpy is a normal feline. Some of you may remember him from my 1995 personal "Best of Phoenix" column, in which I selected him as "Best Cat." You may recall the photograph that accompanied the story; he was a furry, ...