This story, from Deep Roots, is one of my favourites to tell to a live audience.
“He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.”
The fight on MacArthur Drive was one-sided, and although it was over quickly, it’s never been forgotten.
To truly appreciate Donald Perkins’ famous lop-sided 1970 scuffle in the middle of MacArthur Drive’s four lanes, you must understand where he came from.
The place is called Pitkin.
Pitkin. I’ve always liked the way it rolls off your tongue. They…