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Excerpt From an Unwritten Autobiography: First Move

The picture here is of the house that I grew up in, in the sleepy Mayberry-esque hamlet of Morris, Illinois, some seventy miles southwest and some twenty years behind Chicago. Of Morris, some short remarks can be made to illustrate the … Continue reading

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Commencement Speech to 1983

Dear Vince: At this point in time, mid-May 1983, you are getting ready to graduate high school.  You have been living with your father, whose kindest nickname in the family is “Mad Jack”, for nearly three years.   And you have … Continue reading

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