Sober Psycho-Spiritual Surf Rock Bartending

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This essay was originally published in Channel The Sun magazine on October 4th, 2018. Photo by Bon Jane from “The Indian Squirrel Dance” music video by Idgy Dean.
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My Great Grandfather, Oscar Sanwald, working behind a bar.
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My Great-Great-Great Grandmother, Teresa Honig, listed in the 1870 census: “Age 31, Occupation: Keeps Beer Saloon” — making me a fifth generation legacy bartender.
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De Trouw (The Faith), brought my ancestors to New Amsterdam in 1660.
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Sourced from “Annals of the Classis of Bergen, of the Reformed Dutch church, and of the churches under its care: including, the civil history of the ancient township of Bergen, in New Jersey” by Benjamin Cook.
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Photo by William Ruben Helms, taken at House of Yes on January 10th, 2019.

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