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5 November 1983
In 1983, I was born in Troy, Ohio, where I continued to live for the next 19 years (with the exception of a brief gypsy-like period in the mid-80, a summer in Japan, and a month in a forest in Michigan). My childhood was absurd. I graduated high school in 2002, and decided for a number of reasons, I wasn't in the mood to go to college just yet. In April of 2003, I moved to Jacksonville, Florida (partly because I was in love, partly because it was time for me to run away from home). I lived in Jax for over four years. I moved to the heart of Cajun country in October 2007. Louisiana is like another country, but there's been a lot of that lately, with a couple months in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, and whatnot.

While I am not thrilled with all of the events that got me to this point, I regret none of it. There's a lot more to it, you know that "entire life" thing, but it gets kind of complicated.

Courtroom, the usual things, flags. The United States like all disobedient things has a father, and the father of the United States hung over the place where the judge sat, like a big full-color dollar bill wincing over all the proceedings.

-- Daniel Handler

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