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How to Stop a Bully

In my preteen years our family lived in a subdivision across the river from downtown Fairbanks, AK. Besides having one of the best home we had lived in up to that time, the housing area was surrounded with a virgin forest that was a perfect playground for youngsters. We hiked, played hide-and-go-seek, and went fishing in the Chena River on the forest’s edges. Tree forts were built in many tall pine and spruce trees.

The forts were used for several different purposes. We played war games, waiting for our enemy to approach our hide-away and then dousing them with squirt guns and buckets of...

 

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