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Swimming is my passion. Grew up in Florida. I use to catch turtles and fish and put them in our pool and swim with them. I played third base and pitched when I was in little league. I batted 636 at one point. My father showed this to me in the newspaper. Then my average dropped considerably. Moved to Wisconsin to finish out my high school years. I was very popular when I first arrived, because the girls loved my southern accent. After some time I lost my accent and the girls. I survived high school . My father told me I’m a man so get out of the house. I drove to San Diego, got a room , my roommates were burglars. They asked me one night if I would like to join them. I told them I was busy. One day I was walking down the street and I saw a sign that said “Join the Coast Guard”, and that is what I did. Spent four years in Hawaii from 1976 to 1980. I bought a camera because they were cheap. Took a photography class because the Coast Guard would pay for it. Discovered I had talent taking pictures. When I got out of the Coast Guard I took my GI Bill and enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, and majored in photography, painting and sculpture. Came to New York to be close to the Art world. Became a NY city school teacher, I taught art, chess, and photography for 25 years. Etc, Etc. I leave you with this quote: “ We think we are the Doctors, we are the disease”.
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