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Honor Your Mother and Father

This one is difficult. Living with our parents’ alcoholism and drug use was a real drag (definitely pulling my punches). The end result was a whole lot of abuse and neglect. I read somewhere that children of abuse grow up … Continue reading

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Welcome to Oregon

We arrived in Portland in record time. It was fairly early in the evening, probably around six  or seven. Of course, in 1978, Portland was a very different place but to all of us it was a magical place, a … Continue reading

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We Communed With the Ramones Until Our Batteries Died

It was the close of my 5th grade year. I remember mom announcing, once again, that we would be moving within the next week or so. With all of our belongings packed in black plastic garbage bags and the cars … Continue reading

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I Did a Quick Stint in Juvenile Delinquent Hall

(art by Edward Gorey) I did a quick stint in Juvenile Delinquent Hall when I was in eighth grade. I like to say I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but I’m finding it difficult remembering when … Continue reading

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