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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 8 2013: Haley, I really appreciate your openness. Just out of curiosity, does your mother work, or how does she pay her bills? Does she have any job skills?Do you think she still uses drugs, or is it just alcohol? Why do you think she abuses alcohol?When you guys have a relatively pleasant conversation, what does she like to talk about? What are her interests that you consider relatively "healthy," like maybe she likes certain TV programs, or likes to go for walks, or something else.By the way, I put another new set of comments down there, or maybe up there, if you didn't see them they're there, if you just didn't want to reply, cool.
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        Feb 9 2013: She does not work, and she is on disability. One of her ex boyfriends cut her arm and now she has no feeling in her forearm and hand, so it makes it hard to work sometimes. I am not sure what her job skills would be, but I know that she is creative and has some talent in making arts and crafts, and she has a great singing voice.

        When we have pleasant conversations we talk about what I have been up to lately or we talk about good things that have happened in the past. We don't really talk a lot. When we do talk she talks a lot about her health.

        She likes music and she likes to tan outside in the summer. I don't know what else she does. I hardly ever see her. Sometimes I go over a year without seeing her.
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          Feb 11 2013: Well, Haley, it's just interesting to me to hear about your relationship. When she talks about her health, what aspect of it? Her forearm and hand? How do you feel when she talks about her health, is it boring, or interesting, or what?

          You guys talk on the telephone?

          What sort of music does she like? Do people tan in Kansas, I live about thirty miles from the ocean, so people tan here, but I didn't know they did in Kansas. What do they do, just lie outside in the backyard? Does your mom have her own house where she could lie outside in the backyard?

          I wonder what else she does, cause I don't think you can fill your days all year just listening to music and tanning. I wonder if she goes to live concerts, that would be fun.

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