Death From The Sky

July1965. Saint Louis Park, Minnesota.   The green spaces of our fenceless backyards are endless. The kickball game at Doug Kaufman’s stops abruptly as Marvin Yablonski receives the heavy rubber ball square in the nuts. He goes down on his knees and bawls like an infant as the rest of us laugh without shame or … More Death From The Sky

Kung Fu

February 1975. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Downstairs at my cousin Jeff’s house near Cedar Lake, the ceiling’s unusually low. There’s a shuffleboard court made of vinyl tiles built right into the floor and everyone’s winter coats are slung over the old couches and the ping-pong table. I’ve never tried Ripple wine before. It’s surprisingly good and tonight, … More Kung Fu