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Borrowing more than just books from the library

When I was growing up, we had several libraries to go to. The one I remember visiting most was right down the block from Lebanon…

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NYCTALKING 11: The human shield

Growing Up Bronx had it’s pros and cons. I’d say that being used as a human shield during a shootout was probably one of the…

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The time my friend saved my ass

Years ago, I got into a fight with one of my buddies from the block. This dude used to come to my house all the…

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Spark plugs vs the car window

We were a bunch of kids riding our bikes, then this car came and almost hit some of us. He honked his horn, screamed at…

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From group homes to loving fathers

I have two friends whom I admire very much. These men grew up in circumstances that make mine look like a country club. Anyone who…

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Fireworks inside the prostitute house

When we were kids, we were assholes at times. I remember that there was a prostitute house down the block from our building. My friends…

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Food stamps for cash

Back in the days, when you received government assistance there was no ebt card, you were actually issued physical currency called food stamps. Most stores…

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