Soccer in Amsterdam

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Christopher, 1986-

“I was a good soccer player, and a soccer scout, who trained me, offered my parents to take me to Amsterdam and Munich, Germany.”

Positive childhood memories? Oh, I have so many! he smiles. I had an amazing childhood, I was the baby of the family, amazing siblings, a good mother. I would say my best experience was when I was sent to Amsterdam at 13. I was a good soccer player, and a soccer scout, Read more »

My Bodybuilding Years

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Barbara, 1948-

“It built my body and my self-esteem. I could lift my head up again.”

Oh, I forgot to tell you!

Look there, at that photo. See? I was a big bodybuilder back in the day. Started at 21 years old, and did it for nine years, before HIV. Back then, I was doing time in penitentiary. Five years, now what? I thought. Read more »

Yuppie Life

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Joshua, 1977-

“It was very stressful, I felt I was just trying to get to the weekend so I could reset, and then do it all over again.”

I lived it for seven years. Made money with my drywall business, had a line of credit, a van. I was juggling probably 30 to 40 thousand dollars a month, in an out of my bank account. Read more »

The Godfather

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William, 1963-

“When I was younger, we had a big family. And now, there’s no one, no family left.”

My favorite movie is the Godfather, Francis Copula. There is a sense of family in that movie. Sitting down for dinner on Sundays, Read more »

Drink One for Me

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Larry, 1957-

“He goes inside the store and gets me a six-pack; a police officer!”

‘Whatcha doin’? a police officer stopped me about two weeks ago.

‘You know where I’m going, I’m grabbing me a cold beer,’ I said. Read more »