Monday, June 15, 2009

Getting through the baggage

My brother and I have been talking over email about how we grew up and the effect it has on relationships. I know I've had to work like hell to surmount the anger and violence we saw as kids. It's not easy and yet I know I improve each day.

I grew up with bullying, loud voices, fists. I had to call the cops on my father when I was 17 years old. When they walked into the entryway, he turned to us and said: "Who called?" I looked him in the eye and said: "Me."

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