Robert David Graham

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Robert David Graham truly witnessed the Second Coming of Jesus.

SETI researchers called it “the wow signal.”

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I carried concealed a Belgium made Browning Hi-Power 9mm with a 15-shot clip. I caused around two dozen arrests, several imprisonments, and got six stitches under armed guard.
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I was monitoring the radio when Russ Wingo, my U-High class president, crashed into a bridge and flew out of the car, and it rolled and crushed his skull. Russ looked like Jackson Browne.

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I had a US Army scholarship as a freshman at the University of Missouri – Columbia. Then we moved to California and I switched to a Performing Arts Major.

 

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I taught Rapelling to kids aged 8-14 at two summer camps in Mark Twain State Park, in Hannibal, Missouri. The Ranger’s daughter introduced me to a Whitetail in her yard, and it licked my hand.

1974-79   San Francisco East Bay                                  Diablo Valley College – Drama Student

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My great friend Steve Flood was thoroughly miffed when Director/Professor Leslie Abbott gave me top billing, above the Assistant Director. Les’ defense was that The Rose Tattoo had an enormous amount of properties (things in drawers, etc.) that I had to manage.

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1979-81   Spokane, Washington                                 Whitworth University – English Student

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I wrote a great deal of poetry, threw away a great deal, and may throw away more.

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1981-84   San Francisco East Bay                          United Van Lines, Furniture Mover-Helper

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1984-85   Los Angeles, California                                  Writer – Charged, Acquitted of Murder

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1985-88   San Francisco East Bay                                          Western Temps Personnel Agency

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My girlfriend from 1985 to 1986, Amy Stover, daughter of Western owner Robert Stover

1988-92   San Diego, California   US Navy Consolidated Divers Unit, Fighter Squadron One

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PN2 Graham duty stations

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1992-93   Los Angeles, California                                  LA City College, Atomic Film Company

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Zippo lighter given to me by Joel Marshall, owner of Atomic Film Co., Hollywood 1993

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1993-99   Bergheim, Germany                               Church Gardener, English Teacher, Author

1999-03   Bergheim, Germany                                       Public School English & Music Teacher

2003-07   Bergheim, Germany                                       Public School English & Music Teacher

2007-14   Bergheim, Germany                                       English Teacher, University of Cologne

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2009  Luxembourg                                      Dialogue “House of Boys” Luxembourg Film Prize

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With actor Benn Northover (AIDS victim “Jake”) at the German Premiere in Cologne

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My friend, translator and driver David Chopin insisted I stand beside a portrait of Picasso.
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Shouldering the Burden – My Burden is Light

2014-18   Bergheim, Germany                                                                     Retired, Single Parent