August 15, 2020
I needed to be brave, but I wasn't. True, I was only nine and a precocious little twit. (Oh, and full disclosure: I was an only child!) Still, it hurt to be bullied. Because of that hurt, I found myself instantly enthralled by another kid, who not only refused to put up with any crap from the bullies in his life, but he shot his tormenters between the eyes. As the movie poster says: "He was an All-American boy and a cold-blooded killer." Based on this thin—and terribly conflicted—resume, I immeditately admired and wanted to be Billy the Kid.
That's my excuse for being Kid Krazy. What's yours?
—Atticus Finch, written by Harper Lee, "To Kill a Mockingbird"