Good NightAuthor: Dick Summer
23 Jul 2017

Good Night

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Sometimes it's hard to get to sleep.You just can't seem to say goodnight to yourself. Booze helps sometimes...or pills. But that's a big step down a bad street. "Good Night" puts a smile on your face, tells you a bedtime story, helps you chuck the day's problems, gives you a verbal back rub, and tucks you in for a safe, sound, sleep. Dick Summer's voice puts a strong and friendly arm around your shoulder. You hear him on television commercials all day. But when it's getting late, and you want to "take the day and shove it," but you can't seem to say good night to yourself... Dick's Podcast is a quiet place to rest your head...a safe place to hide a hurting heart...a gentle place to fall. It's a comfortable way to tell yourself, "Good Night."

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  • Posted on 16 Jul 2017

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    The Royal Order Of The Purple Shaft

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  • Posted on 09 Jul 2017

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    Who Do You Trust?

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  • Posted on 25 Jun 2017

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