Observing the Fourth Commandment is a real challenge for someone born, as I was, to a verbally abusive alcoholic and a femme fatale whose chronic identity crisis rendered her incapable of distinguishing herself from, among others, Eva Peron. The setting of rural poverty in which we lived did little to improve our family’s situation. In fact, both the setting and the situation were depressing.
Recognizing what he called my “...
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