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Caption: Ananda Ashram, Monroe, NY
Ananda Ashram, Monroe, NY 

The Through Line

From: Eric Winick
Length: 12:59

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Stumbling blindly through the late Sixties, a promising young actor finds comfort, then spiritual solace, after a series of coincidences alters his life forever.

Anandamainhouse_small Story by Scott Mulhern, from the files of Yarn AudioWorks.

Scott Mulhern, father of two grown daughters, lives with his wife, Susan, in Hopewell, New Jersey.  After twenty years as an actor, he became a professional paperhanger.  He is a also poet and writer whose blog is Listening Walls.

Piece Description

Story by Scott Mulhern, from the files of Yarn AudioWorks.

Scott Mulhern, father of two grown daughters, lives with his wife, Susan, in Hopewell, New Jersey.  After twenty years as an actor, he became a professional paperhanger.  He is a also poet and writer whose blog is Listening Walls.

Transcript

Scott Mulhern: I’m 63 now, graduated from high school in ’65, born in ’47, so I’m right at the vanguard of the boomers. And we were the first generation who had ever looked within. When I graduated from high school, nobody took drugs. By the end of ‘65, everybody took drugs, everybody was having sex. It was a very wild, fertile time. And suddenly things became possible.

I was 19 years old, I was going to drama school in New York City, the American Musical & Dramatic Academy, and I was drunk every day of the week. I was lonely, lost, and I was really drunk. I used to walk into same liquor store, put down a five dollar bill every two days, and the guy would hand me a bottle of Jim Beam and never say a word.

Here I am, I’m standing in this apartment at 23rd and 2nd, I went to school at 23rd and 3rd, I was so drunk and disgusted with myself on that winter day that I picked up the ye...
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