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October 30, 1991 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Were you born crazy?" a stranger asks Jerry Ellis, "or did something happen along the way?" Ellis is not exactly crazy, but he is something of a character--a backcountry metaphysician, an extravagantly sentimental storyteller, a man-child with spiritual and sensual appetites, a survivor of the '60s who still favors the philosophical garb of the counterculture.
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July 31, 1996 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerry Ellis is passing through town in search of "power spots," which you might expect of an aspiring writer who pitched screenplays here in the 1980s. But this time, don't expect to find Ellis at Morton's or Spago. The power spots he has in mind are Native American sacred sites, and Ellis, a professional pilgrim, part Cherokee and now a veteran author, is on the home stretch of an epic road trip from one spiritual gathering place to another.
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BOOKS
February 20, 1994 | DICK RORABACK
BAREBACK! One Man's Journey Across the Pony Express Trail by Jerry Ellis (Delacorte: $21.95; 307 pp.) It would be heartless to knock "Bareback!"--author Jerry Ellis is so vulnerable, so ingenuous; at 42, the last innocent American. Heartless, but not impossible. Start with the title. Would you believe "Clothedback!"? In tracing the storied Pony Express mail route of 1860-61 from St. Joseph, Mo., to San Francisco, Ellis gets on a horse approximately once (it runs away with him).
BOOKS
February 20, 1994 | DICK RORABACK
BAREBACK! One Man's Journey Across the Pony Express Trail by Jerry Ellis (Delacorte: $21.95; 307 pp.) It would be heartless to knock "Bareback!"--author Jerry Ellis is so vulnerable, so ingenuous; at 42, the last innocent American. Heartless, but not impossible. Start with the title. Would you believe "Clothedback!"? In tracing the storied Pony Express mail route of 1860-61 from St. Joseph, Mo., to San Francisco, Ellis gets on a horse approximately once (it runs away with him).
NEWS
July 31, 1996 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerry Ellis is passing through town in search of "power spots," which you might expect of an aspiring writer who pitched screenplays here in the 1980s. But this time, don't expect to find Ellis at Morton's or Spago. The power spots he has in mind are Native American sacred sites, and Ellis, a professional pilgrim, part Cherokee and now a veteran author, is on the home stretch of an epic road trip from one spiritual gathering place to another.
BUSINESS
May 26, 1997 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pete Ellis, creator of the Auto-By-Tel Inc. online car buying service, and Jeff Leibowitz, president of Engage games online gaming service, both of Irvine, are keeping pretty good company these days. Websight magazine's second annual listing of the 100 most influential people on the World Wide Web lists Ellis and Leibowitz right there with Microsoft Inc. guru Bill Gates and Yahoo! Web server creators David Filo and Jerry Yang. Ellis, who was ranked No.
TRAVEL
June 8, 2003 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
Steps toward his English roots Walking to CanterburyWalking to Canterbury A Modern Journey Through Chaucer's Medieval England Jerry Ellis Ballantine Books: 336 pp., $14.95 paper About 600 years after Geoffrey Chaucer spun his tale of pilgrims talking and traipsing their way from London east to Canterbury, here comes an American -- and part Cherokee at that -- to walk in those footsteps.
NEWS
May 9, 1993 | ANN GREEN, Ann Green is a free-lance writer based in North Carolina
Inside a high school courtyard, Ann Jillian and Arlette Schweitzer embrace and clutch hands like old friends. Then Jillian, 43, and Schweitzer, the first American woman to bear a child for her daughter, engage in woman-to-woman talk, sharing memories of their pregnancies. "Each stage of padding brings back memories," says Jillian, who is dressed to look every bit the expectant mother for her role in "Labor of Love: The Arlette Schweitzer Story."
NEWS
October 29, 1991 | PAUL DEAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Follett continues to harvest his increasingly familiar formula for pseudo-Gothic thrillers thick with people and events that cavort and interlock without once losing cadence or relevance. In "Night Over Water," Follett rounds up the usual cast of caricatures who once again stop just short of being cartoons. Center stage is a clot of British aristocracy stalked by a young jewel thief with a heart harder than diamonds. Except when he's playing slap and tickle with Lady Margaret Oxenford.
NEWS
October 30, 1991 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Were you born crazy?" a stranger asks Jerry Ellis, "or did something happen along the way?" Ellis is not exactly crazy, but he is something of a character--a backcountry metaphysician, an extravagantly sentimental storyteller, a man-child with spiritual and sensual appetites, a survivor of the '60s who still favors the philosophical garb of the counterculture.
NEWS
February 26, 1991 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the push into Kuwait * "Don't worry about Kuwait, it's a piece of dirt. We're going after the Iraqi army. Once we destroy them, then Kuwait will be free." Army Maj. Dan Grigson, 101st Airborne On the scope of the ground war * "It will probably go down in history as one of the most amazing logistical moves there's ever been. We moved a whole corps of over 100,000 people over 300 miles, mostly along one road . . . and we did that in 16 days. . . ." Army Brig. Gen.
NEWS
July 3, 1995 | GEORGE SKELTON
It was not surprising, but nevertheless it was depressing when the handwritten sign went up on the door: "Closed Until Further Notice." For too many customers, obviously, the old watering hole itself had become depressing. The decor was dingy and the menu unchanged for generations. Nothing trendy here, no aluminum and glass or "daily specials."
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