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Barrett Goldflies

Barrett is a native Chicagoan and graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). While attending, he pursued is natural love of history and anthropology, as well as discovered his passion for Jewish culture and the Jewish faith. Currently he works as a cashier at the Mariano's in Jefferson Park while building his writing career in his spare time. Barrett has a passion for writing and the nature world, and enjoys writing, hiking, photography, space and exploring Chicago.

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