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Writer's Block: It wasn't me.

Did you ever do anything in your youth that you lived to regret? Do you think you ultimately learned from it or do you wish you could go back in time and do it over?
Yep. I have a lot of regrets about my youth. One of the biggest is that I caved in to family pressure and went to college instead of packing up and taking off for San Francisco to do what I wanted. My life would've turned out a lot better if I'd just left as soon as I was legal age. I regret a lot of the times I did what I was told and believed what I was told. I'd have done better trusting reality and going my own way in the first place. For one thing, I think my physical disabilities would've been diagnosed a lot faster and more accurately if I'd trusted my experience over what I was told.

I can see that I would have been published a lot sooner if I'd just gone for it in the first place. On the other hand, it would've taken a lot of coincidences to go that path and still wash up in New Orleans to meet Kitten when I did. But on the third hand, I still might've because San Francisco got pretty expensive to live in and New Orleans always intrigued me. The thought of having been in better shape physically and financially during those years, that's a good one.

People make mistakes in life. Those were my whoppers. I regret most of the times I just did what I was told and followed the rules and obeyed authority. I should have known better.
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