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chapter 74: Home

toward the end of first grade…as the weather warmed, giving way to spring and summer…i knew what wonder lay ahead of me.  it was a place i’d been before, and a time i’d be having again; but at 7 years … Continue reading

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chapter 73: junior High

i recently saw an anonymous quote:  “would the child you once were look up to the man you have now become?” i don’t know that i could answer “yes” to that question.  at least, not yet.  because the child i … Continue reading

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Chapter 72: Happy Anniversary

on sunday, april 22, 2012, i stood atop Mulholland Drive, above Bel Air, in southern california.  looking out over the city, there was nothing.  no hills.  no homes.  no trees.  no city.  no landscape.  there was only white.  a thick … Continue reading

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chapter 71: High Five

in 1978, my life ramped up to a whole new kind of interesting.  i entered an amazing world, one that broadened me in more ways than i will probably ever fully realize.  i made the move, changed my scenery, bravely … Continue reading

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chapter 70: the beginning

from the very beginning, all i ever wanted to be was an artist.  art comes in many forms, and my earliest conscious focus was visual; but my imagination, and my instinctive need to create, ran the gamut.  i was inspired … Continue reading

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chapter 69: a great run

in los angeles, there is a standing army.  it is thousands strong, and it is a foreign one.  it is comprised of those who cross our southern border illegally, hide in the bottoms of cars and sleep in the desert, … Continue reading

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chapter 68– AND NOW, BACK TO MY STORY…

AND SO, FINALLY, I PICK UP WHERE I LEFT OFF.  BEFORE I HEADED FOR PHOENIX.  BEFORE MY SURGERY, WHICH TOOK PLACE ON APRIL 28TH, 2011.  I’M GOING BACK TO CHAPTER 49, BACK BEFORE I RAN OUT OF TIME TO CONTINUE … Continue reading

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