Darryl Ponicsan

Darryl Ponicsan has written numerous novels and screenplays, among them The Last Detail, Cinderella Liberty, Taps, Nuts, and School Ties. He is the founder of a national motorcycle club, Bikers for Buddha. The dog he studies, Toby, is a Jack Russell terrier.



The dyslexic believes in dog, and so do I. Blessed be we. My dog, Toby, does a handstand, face deep into his bowl, and eats while balanced on his forepaws. I am astonished. I want to call out to someone, verify what I am seeing. Later, I talk about it, but no one believes me. […]

By Darryl Ponicsan
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