A customer leaves a payday loan store in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in February 2019. Photo by Michael S. Williamson, The Washington Post.
A customer leaves a payday loan store in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in February 2019. Washington Post photo by Michael S. Williamson.


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In late-1980 as a 13-year old delivering The Daily News in the New Jersey suburbs, I didn’t enjoy having to be out of the house at 5:30 AM every morning. Like clockwork, I would head off on my bicycle, whatever the temperature.


But, those who didn’t “survive” aren’t able to post….



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James M. O'Flaherty

Daddy, writer, entrepreneur, INFJ, exhausted empath, COVID Long-Hauler, rose-colored dreamer. John Lennon in a world of Pete Bests.

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