Category Archives: chronological pk

pk stories organized by pk’s age at the time of the story

Thumb Ball, Knuckle Duster

Stories / By Age / Kid / Two, linked: Thumb Ball I became a good athlete when I took up skiing, devoted myself to it, would start doing squat jumps in September, strengthen my legs by December. I can remember … Continue reading

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Worm Car

Stories / By Age / Kid / I’ve told how Rudy was my best male friend, my best friend period, my only friend: in a neighborhood of me and a bunch of girls (my age slot, that is, my immediate … Continue reading

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Kite Fight

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Knatz.com / Personal / Stories / by Age / Networking / Yesterday I began watching The Kite Runner. It’s been on my queue for years. Jan read the novel and saw the movie. Now … Continue reading

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Castro’s Cuba

/ College Stories / I entered Columbia in September 1956, Columbia College class of 1960. We had bull sessions in the dorm, classes in Hamilton Hall, maybe Pupin, maybe Havermeyer. Freshman week there were beer parties in a choice of … Continue reading

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Bird Cult

/ Stories / Art Dealer / Sectual Insanity Jazz found me a little before puberty, a trumpet blues blur bent my soul. I avidly crammed myself with what the market to primed to provide. The first part was 100% natural: … Continue reading

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Teleology Suspension

/ College Stories / This is a philosophical, theological, ethical theory post, but I’m putting it among my pk-by-chronology stories. I’ve always been an idea man, I’d been an idea boy. Ideas didn’t become important to me in college, they’d … Continue reading

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Roaring Inquisitor

/ College Stories / 1956, ’57, I’m a freshman, maybe a sophomore. I’m sitting in my CC class, Contemporary Civilization, an academic novelty Columbia was proud of having innovated. The world had moved toward specialization; Columbia prided itself in being … Continue reading

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