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On Dynamite and Liberty

I’m not sure at what age I finally understood that my father found casual ways to break the law on a daily basis.

Later in his life – during a period of time where we didn’t talk much – he got into numerous disputes with his various neighbors.

I remember he explained how he cut down the neighbor’s telephone pole with a chainsaw and then threw a box of nails in the driveway for the police cars sure to pay him a visit. Of course he told me this over the telephone as if it was the day-to-day behavior of every sane American citizen; in the way you or I might explain to a friend how we accidentally purchased 2-percent milk instead of skim.

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