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Cleveland (Becks)

So this other story, that Beck thinks is going to join his Castle story starts in Cleveland. And to tell it, Beck has to jump back even further to when his paternal Grandmother – Fannie – arrived at Ellis Island. He hates biographies that drag you all over the past, but that’s is their nature. […]

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Beck’s Paternal Grandparents

That’s a mouthful. But Beck was sitting on the shower seat for the disabled, thinking about how he had ended up in the Castle for the Poor and Crippled and it suddenly struck him why he was writing in the first and third person. In other words, it was obvious that Beck was me, and […]

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One Man’s Prism

August 26, 2019 Looking back; looking forward. Most of us either are or will be prisoners. “Iron bars do not a prison make.” Lack of iron bars does not create freedom, either. When I was first thinking about coming to the Castle on the Park, I imagined that people would be old, but that they […]

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Scooter News

I’ll be able to get a new scooter through Medicaid. The scooter I’m using which they found in the basement hasn’t been manufactured in years and you can’t get parts for it anymore . On top of that, the battery is dying. You really don’t want to go more than four or five blocks with […]

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BECK the Garment Guy

August 24, 2019 When Mr. Beck returned from the park last night, he ran into Carmella, who is a female version of Divine. Beck had taken videos of her dancing at the Aug. 21st BBQ (don’t ask the occasion unless it was to celebrate the end of summer) but decided not to post the dance […]

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Day and Night

I was watching the Mets game when it started to rain. After a while I got tired of watching the infield tarp blowing in the wind, and men running to weight it down, and I closed my eyes and fell asleep. I awoke around 6:30 and for the first time in a long time, I […]