The Fun of Breaking Your Teeth and Elbow

It started around the 4th grade. I was introduced to a guy who I think was named Brock, who in turn introduced me to punk rock, rap and skateboarding. I was only ten, so I can’t say what made these things so attractive. Perhaps it was wanting to be like someone older than me, or perhaps it was how different all of those things were from everything else I had experienced in life. I suppose it doesn’t matter. I was enthralled…