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Bizarre Behaviors of My Father

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My dad loved to get a rise out of people. A rise is not necessarily a bad thing, but my dad enjoyed that kind of attention, and it seemed sadistic at times. Here are a few examples:

When I was a young teenager or old pre-teen, and shortly after my parents split up, my dad used code words to be purposefully vague. “North of the river” meant that he was staying with his…

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