Tag Archives: childhood

Three-wheel Roller Skates

From the time he was born, my father’s family expended a lot of energy and resources in a futile attempt to make him into someone else.  He was the unwilling scion of an archaic business of the 19th century variety … Continue reading

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The Official Club House Rules

9/12/2009 — Now that my son has completed his first week at our local high school, and is working hard at perfecting his cynical teenage facade, I’m feeling a bit nostalgic for the summer a few years ago when he was satisfied with simply being a … Continue reading

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The Slip N’ Slide Caper in Apt. 10-A

I grew up in an apartment building – one of many “vertical neighborhoods” on the North Side of Chicago.  My friends lived upstairs or downstairs, or in other buildings around the congested streets of Lakeview.  We played in the maze of alleys and … Continue reading

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