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The Partnered Pen

Mistake on the Lake?

Define “Mistake” and then get back to me

Photo Credit — jennie simpson / Downtown Cleveland / Wallpaper Flare

I moved to the West Side of Cleveland, Ohio in the Halloween blizzard of 1976 with a man I barely knew. For a kid who was too shy to ask for ice cream at the roller rink, I sure took some crazy chances.

Cleveland was suffering badly in the ‘70s. The movement of heavy manufacturing to other countries with the accompanying loss of…

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