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Updated date: May 18th, 2022

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… from a man with wooden teeth …

Part Two: Rama Bhagwan … the very name inspires confidence.

(Editor’s note: In part one, I explained the business planning which caused the man with wooden teeth to “manifest” at our door.) We opened our typesetting shop in the parlor of our Victorian flat. Climbing the twelve concrete steps to our door had winded him, Rama Bhagwan explained as he replaced his teeth and plopped a ratty-looking eight-page tabloid newspaper on our reception table. It was the first issue of his North Coast Journal and Barter Bank. He wasn’t satisfied...
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