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Gary Buslik teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago and lives in Lake County, in a mostly Republican subdivision with streets named after American weapons systems.
In 1955, when I was nine years old and my sister was ten, my father bought his first 35 mm camera with money he didn’t have and dragged us and my mother on a cross-country trip for the opening of Disneyland. He went crazy taking pictures of us standing at the edge of cliffs, holding snakes, showing scrapes and bruises, and pretending to be happy.