David Rompf has published essays and stories in Creative Nonfiction, Berkeley Fiction Review, Hawaii Review, and in many newspapers and magazines. He teaches writing at Berkeley, where he also received his law degree.
Sep 01 2001
How to Break a Side of Beef
When I was a boy, my otherwise opinion-shy father decided that my head required a rubbing before I went off to take a test at school. Algebra, history, and chemistry tests gave equal cause for the ceremony, and even, to my bafflement, phys-ed, in which swift, lean boys captured the highest grades by racing two miles in less than twelve minutes.