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In June 1996, we adopted a dog from the Marin Humane Society. Ironically, we almost did not adopt the dog due to an overzealous volunteer at the humane society trying to talk us out of adopting a dog. My wife and I had finally gotten our own...

In 1995, my friends and I decided to climb the 14,495 foot Mount Whitney. The mountain had a heavy snowpack from winter, so we knew snowshoes would be mandatory. We planned the climb for several weeks. We drove 500 miles from San Francisco across...

“The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.”

It was the summer of 1999, and I had answered my summons to appear for jury duty. At the time, I was a 29 year old office clerk, who hadn't finished college. In fact, I was a high school drop out, with a GED. I had completed a year of...

Excerpted from the memoir Where Excuses Go to Die by John Espinosa Nelson (Highrise Press 2013)

 

"Hey" 

California State Prison (CRC)—Norco...

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My friend Andy killed himself after returning from active reserve military duty. A mutual friend called out of the blue and said I've got some bad news for you, our friend Andy's killed himself. I was disappointed, sad, and not the least...

We fired a park ranger student from the police academy. The guy was a head case with a track record of strange behavior. We hired him from another park ranger agency. He'd been involved in a notorious case that snapped him like a twig. We did...

In 1980, my high school decided to replace homecoming parade floats with murals. I was senior who never could be called Mister School Spirit. I was on the stage crew and the newspaper staff. I never considered myself political or an activist...

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My friend notified me via email that my best friend Jerry was dead. The news hit me like a sucker punch. It came at a bad time, like it could have come at a good time. My twenty-three year marriage was crumbling due to my wife's mental...