perhaps spalding finally found his perfect moment

sadly, but not surprisingly,

spalding gray’s body was found today


i met spalding in olympia washington many years ago at a signing

monser in a box

. despite feeling a bit wierd about it since i wasn’t typically an autographhound, i wanted nothing more than to have him sign my “first

swimming to cambodia

, because it had changed my life when i saw it over and over and over
again on

in the late 80s.

spalding arrived late, smelling of liquor and obviously drunk. even
at the time, i detected a bit of sadness as he wrote, “To Eric,
Please believe of [sic] all “Perfect Moments”! – Spalding

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