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greg dahlen

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Who is your favorite individual or group musical performer? Favorite genre? Why?

My favorite genre is rock because it's fast and exciting. Currently my favorite group is Los Lobos, a Latin influence rock band from East Los Angeles (my favorite band changes frequently). I like their music cause it's fast and exciting but has a certain softness to it.

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      Feb 3 2013: So basically you really didn't have a mother and father growing up. So what I'm wondering, Haley, is does it matter if one has a mother and father as long as one has loving older people in one's life, is there anything really so special about a mother and father per se?

      Do your mother and you ever have times when you're clicking, when she's not crying and awkward, but you're talking about life and really connecting with each other?

      If your father sexually abused you at age eight, that's pretty heavy. Would that possibly be a police matter? To me you don't seem like a person who would go to the police about things. Why is that, or what would be your thinking on that?

      Again, I'm sorry that all happened to you. Seems to me you're handling it all pretty well in the present, you have some very positive relationships, and the relationships that aren't so good you're trying to figure out what to do about them. Which is pretty much everybody's situation, don't you think?
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          Feb 7 2013: Yeah, I don't get that, Haley, why would you think you weren't good enough for your real parents, even as a kid wouldn't you understand that it was their problem, not yours?

          What is it that might keep you from ever being friends with your mother? How would you describe her personality? What are her problems, and do you think she'll ever get over them? Can you help?

          Yeah, sorry you've been through troubles. I'm glad things are better.

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