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My First Job in the Gateway to Death Valley

Cleaning swimming pools in Baker, California almost got me killed.

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Southern California is known for its abundance of swimming pools. Fly over the Los Angeles basin, and you’ll see blue dots every third house or so, chlorinated oases, a way to beat the summer heat. Someone has to clean all those pools.




The Writing Prof is a collection of ideas about the art and craft of writing from a college professor and other writing professionals. You’ll find writing tips and posts about grammar and punctuation, language and literature, book reviews, personal essays, and all things writing.

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Lee G. Hornbrook

Lee G. Hornbrook

Writer and Writing Coach. Memoirist. Editor of The Writing Prof. Experienced writer — I can help you tell your story. Connect at LinkedIn, Twitter @leehornbrook

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