Sunday, January 13, 2008

Drifter Smith

The second time I took Ed Abbey down the river I pulled him off to the side at the put-in and told him that I no longer went by Stuart. I told him that I had changed my name to Drifter. Ed Abbey looked at me and asked, "Is it all right if I call you Drift?" I said, "Surely a man of your literary talents can spare a syllable." He looked at me and said, "Words are money my friend, words are money."

-Drifter Smith

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