Groves experienced unemployment for the first since late
illegal, Groves managed working full time since he was 14
years-old. “Why could I not vote if I paid taxes?”
he said claiming he made up for that by “cashing-in”
on food stamps and Title 19 health insurance. Groves’s
coming of age years, which have all but ended, were spent
in many places such as Arizona, Texas, Illinois and Iowa,
his “home” state.
dad didn't’t drive a milk truck or run the CIA, Groves
grew up on welfare. His parents were separated and his dad
sold cars while his mother received a degree in nursing.
covets a bit of moral pride he received his high school
diploma without developing typical problems of generation
Y, “drug rehab, impregnating a girl, date rape, alcoholism,
OWI, being arrested, affection for gangsta’ rap, long-term
or permanent citizen apathy, a trend of twenty-something’s
turning to petty drama because their lives don’t involve
political or religious violence, or the Clinton economy
was just too damn good,” he said.
flunking out of catholic school in the sixth grade turned
him to protesting “most every aspect of humanity”
through music, art and writing.
an alternative high school after dropping out of high school
Groves said that the “experience exposed me to a new
system of education that did not prepare his mind in linear
terms for the factory line education the University of Iowa