Things Johnny Cash ALSO Fell Into.

Anson Williams’ financially disastrous “Fonzie” scheme.

A need to end a sentence with a preposition.

A small pothole outside Wichita created by the work truck of the “lineman” (who inspired the Glen Campbell song) after said “lineman” was installing a phone for a Mrs. Mildred Hardy, who became so taken with each other that the “lineman” felt the need to spin his tires as he drove off.

Love with Shelley Hack, the fifth of Charlie’s Angels.

A bed of roses with stems still attached.

That trap.

A duet with Chris DeBurgh, one night in Vegas, even though disagreeing on what song to sing and eventually settling on “City of New Orleans” by Arlo Guthrie. ¬†Cash won.

A tepid bath.

A burning ring of onions.

An ever present yet unproductive sense of ennui for most of 1973.