Bad Boy, Bullied Boy

I am a child of the eighties, born and bred in Denver, Colorado, a place affectionately referred to as the Mile High City by its residents — Denver is situated 5280 feet above sea level. I lived on the east side of Denver during the first few years of life, in a non-descript two-bedroom apartment that was situated on High Street, a breeding ground for scurrilous individuals. My parents were still recent immigrants in the early eighties, forced to work…