Jun 4, 2006

Punk: n. material for starting a fire; a member of a subculture expressing anger and social alienation; a rebellious, aggressive or violent young man; something of very poor quality; a young man who is the sexual partner of an older man.

He called me Punk. So far as I know I was the only one on the paper that had a nickname.

"Hey Punk," he would say, "what'cha working on?" "Good morning Punk" or "Hey Punk I got a story for you." I don't know if it was an insult or a compliment. I took as a compliment, as a badge, but I'm not sure that's what he meant.

I always wanted to respond by calling him Chief. But I was only 18 and I didn't.