Every writer needs material. Every writer has material. Remember, there are no boring stories, only boring writers. Maybe I was luckier than many who wanted to write short stories. Let's see. I grew up in the Hill District when steel was still king in Pittsburgh and TV broadcasted professional boxing every Friday night. There were several Isaly's ice cream palors in the city and a vendor came around our neighborhood at night selling hot tamales. The three rivers and the bridges were here, but not Point State Park. There was the army, and Vietnam and then college with a campus of braless you more...