Injury 06:

Five of us were loaded into GG’s baby blue Ford Pinto. Link’s mother rode passenger, and Cousins-L and B, and myself sat under the hatchback glass, eschewing seatbelts in favor of the better view. I had finished a can of diet soda and was absentmindedly pinging the tab. Cousin-L asked me if I could pull the tab off with the mounting ring still attached.…

A New Board:

After school, I had been waiting for Mother to pick me up when J1 came out of the school office carrying a large grey skateboard with a bird skull logo on the bottom side. He tossed the board to the ground, hopped onto it and started to glide away. I called out “Hey, can I see your skateboard?” He let me ride it around, and I was amazed at the difference in quality between his board and my own, which had recently made it’s way to the garbage.…

Childhood Moments 02:

Cousin’s L and B spent most of the week at the bottom of the canyon with their mother and her new husband. Aunt-T owned a hair salon which she operated out of a tiny building situated across the street from the bar which Uncle-E had made his second home. One of her neighbors was hosting swimming lessons for children.…

Motorcycle Moments 01:

We were camping on Pole Line Road, north of Ocotillo Wells. I was still riding the Honda Trail 50 which I had learned on. Father was leading on his beloved Bultaco. There was a wide, flat area to the west of the road, broken only by one small knoll. Father turned a wide circle around the hill, then rode over it.…

Book Burning 01:

It was on a trip to Kaelin’s market with Dah when I discovered that my favorite anime show had not only been novelized, but translated to the comic book medium as well. Unable to keep the excitement to myself, I shared this revelation with Mother. Soon it became a Monday morning routine to stop by 7-11 so I could spend some of my savings on baseball cards and Robotech comics.…