Author Archive: Jim Hlavac

My Output since July 2012

What I, Jim Hlavac, actually did since July 2012 in Tucson & Phoenix: Painted 200 paintings – including 40 complex mazes Composed 2500+ pieces of classical music (mostly piano works, but 200 string quartets, too) Posted 160 videos of my music to Youtube Published 14 books to Amazon Kindle Played piano at multiple places 2 …

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Mr. Broadway – read it

March 13th, 2018 Eddy Broadway, CEO Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care 4350 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Bldg. D Phoenix, AZ 85040 My Dear Mr. Broadway – Eddy – we’re going to be friends. For I am like you. My name is Jim. Or as most friends and family, my own dad, call me: “hlavac.” Oh, feel …

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Louisiana Business Ventures

Early 1995 – late 1996: Louisiana Business Ventures A few weeks after my arrival back in Baton Rouge I got an apartment at 930 N 7th Street. A sweet one bedroom, with a pool below that I would spend many hours in. I would come home late at night from George’s Place and don my …

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The Accidental Tax Dodge

The Accidental Tax Dodge In 1987 at tax time I went to a tax accountant to make sure I did everything right. It was the first company I ever owned, and I am a honest man. So, I figured I would have to pay taxes on my corporate income. After all, I had this company …

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Pat & the Wildcatter

Pat and the Wildcatter 1986 was the only time I ever ate at Wendy’s fast food burgers. I was a young man in Houston working for a rich old oil woman divorcee – and she loved the stuff and so she’d send me to get lunch and it was always Wendy’s. It came about because …

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A Merry Ville of Beau Regard

A Merry Ville of Beau Regard Beauregard Parish is immediately to the north of Calcasieu Parish. They share a border and an animosity. The rural north is not happy with the urban south. Beauregard is a dry parish. Not that dry, but you can only buy beer there. Wine and spirits were not to be …

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The Grand Dichotomy

The Grand Dichotomy So one day I was walking down 5th Avenue in New York City to go to the bank at 21st Street, and past the famed Flatiron Building where my friend Phil owned a store, or down 6th Avenue to go to the bar, and to “my” diner (I ate there so much …

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A letter to Lucinda Williams

Jim Hlavac   February 5th 2018 My Dear Ms. Williams, Lucinda if I may …. ma’am – my dear lady – I have a reason to get back to Lake Charles – I talk about it all the time. I can go on and on. I will be 60 years old on May 13th 2018. …

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The Department of Agriculture

In the Spring of 1988 I met Bob Odom. He was the Commissioner of Agriculture. He had been in the position for like 2 decades, maybe even reaching into three of them. He was a fixture in the firmament of government. I had heard of him, but had no dealings with him. I met him …

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Highway 14

Highway 14 One day I chose to go down the length of Highway 14. It starts in Lake Charles and goes south and then east through the very southern reaches of the state all the way to New Iberia 75 miles away. It crosses Jefferson Davis Parish – before the most of it in Vermillion …

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