thu 22 mar 2001 12:00:00 allston, ma
bad things i remember doing
when i about 8 years old, i punched my friend donald guilmette. he didn't talk to me for two weeks. i felt really bad.
when i was 10, i tried to hit michael benson, an older kid who was picking on me.
sometimes in junior high school, i secretly made fun of people who were uncool, just as others made fun of me. this was dishonest and unkind.
when i was 14, i shoplifted girly magazines from a store in new hampshire. i never got in trouble for it, but it was dishonest.
in my 20s, playing in a band, i had an affair with a groupie who was under 17. to make matters worse, in so doing i had cheated on my girlfriend and didn't tell her for almost a week. this was not only dishonest but cowardly.
sometime in the mid-1980s, i participated in an act of group vandalism, in protest against terrorism in nicaragua. i later decided vandalism is a bad form of protest.
i have often been late paying my bills, especially my tax bills.
at various times in my life, i have had quarrels and said unkind words.