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Santa’s Helper

I spoke with a seasonal bell ringer for the Salvation Army this afternoon. I like having winter. I like having four seasons. I learn to like the snow while being in the military. I served in Maryland, two stints in Germany so um to me winter is no surprise. I […]

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Be Careful What You Wish For

I put in 14 years with the city in Wastewater management, ok? It gets me out of the public, which is where I wanted to be, you know? I spent the last 7 years of my career with the city, sitting at a computer control room looking at monitors, okay? […]

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Meth, know what I mean?

First time I ever had meth was in west Germany, but I didn’t know I had that. I went to see the ‘Hotel California’ concert in Germany-I was living in Nuerburg – ’cause my dad-my parents – my dad was a civil servant in the US Army. I went to […]

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Summer Job

I probably wouldn’t have this cool job over the summer if it weren’t for me trying out for the swim team in high school. I tried out for the team and placed 21st in state. Because of that, they suggested I try to see if I could get hired as […]

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Aryan Rob

I ran into Aryan Rob, as he calls himself while taking my family to see Spokane falls. He was on his bike under the bridge taking in some shade from the summer heat. Seeing his tattoos I assumed he was full of hate. He explained or tried to explain, that he was […]

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Tonight was an Interesting Night

Tonight was an interesting night to say the least. I learned about the lives of tweakers. My step dad’s truck got stolen 2 weeks ago. I happen to have a guy tint my windows and when I went to his house my dad’s truck was at the neighbor’s house. I […]

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Vet in 90 Degree Heat

I served in the Army in 61. But it was driving a semi that did this to me. I have almost no feeling in both my legs. “See this? (pointing to the button on his chair…) The button on my wheelchair broke off. The chair doesn’t move without it. It […]

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Buck Boogie

Another amazing street musician in downtown Spokane. Craig moved to Hollywood when he was younger and worked as a dishwasher in a club where he played on open mic nights. He met a number of well-known musicians there at the time. He would pick his schedule to work based on […]

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Beautiful Music

I have been living in Spokane for four years. The people here are really nice. Some of the nicest I have met in the world. I spotted this gentleman sitting downtown, with his cat, playing his recorder. He learned to play in Colorado, has been playing for 15 years, and […]

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Escape

I came to America to get away from my father and his political views. He was or should I say is, very strict and didn’t approve of my lifestyle. He hated everything I did. He used to find all my music CDs and take the ones he didn’t like. I […]

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