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John Mellencamp
This column is about … what was this column supposed to be about, again?

"A little ditty about Jack and Diane, two American kids doin' the best they can." Sometimes I get a column idea and jot down a few reminder words as indicated above by the lyrics of John Mellencamp — or Cougar, or Cougar Mellencamp, or whoever his record company wanted him to be back then. The only problem with my method is that there are occasions when the words on the page aren't the trigger I need to remember my idea. And if I don't have a clue what I'm writing, you certainly won't. I have very dear friends named Jack and Dianne. They came to our house for a dinner party. Jack, always the entertainer, made me laugh hysterically. The following day...