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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 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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