Category Archives: High School- Florence, OR

Ages 14-18

Barriers

The barriers that keep underrepresented students from succeeding in school and moving toward college are real. We use the term “underrepresented” in education as a way of accounting for the many groups of students who go on to college in fewer numbers. … Continue reading

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Poison Idea

I’ve been thinking about this blog for a while; what’s missing. Of course it is has to be my years going to shows and watching my favorite band, Poison Idea. Music and going to shows has been one of my … Continue reading

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A True Ghost Story

My mother got sober in 1982, after hitting her “low.” She totaled her car in Oakland, but has a difficult time filling in the blanks between living in Portland and her car being wrapped around a pole in California. She … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts About Music in a Small Town

There were interesting things happening in music around 1983. The discussion seems to always turn to Madonna and new wave emerging with strong efforts from Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and Flock of Seagulls but it is important to recall the … Continue reading

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High School Choir

My youngest’s rendition of my high school choir

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Florence, Oregon

After a short lived stint in Texas with Dad and Vicki, Dad sent me to live with my aunt and uncle in Florence, Oregon. My aunt Carole was not his first choice as he had called a number of other … Continue reading

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I Learned to Stage Dive on Accident

It was 1983 and I slipped Virginia a note in between classes. Virginia was the perfect friend; she was a cool senior, 2 years older than me, loved going to shows, loved to party, liked my sorry ass and had … Continue reading

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