The unemployed steel worker’s defiance at the day began with opening the back door
marked FIRE EXIT ONLY; an easy beginning as no fire alarm went off. Next, he walked
into the cold and windy backyard, past the stacks of empty beer cases and heaped
piles of beer kegs, into the unobstructed view of the neighborhood. He stood on
the frozen mud where just enough winter grass grew to remind a person that this place
was once a backyard.