Lines, squares, rectangles and other geometric shapes fill my world. On Stevens Avenue the next door house's backyard was fenced in and for good reason. No, there was no mad dog barking all night or threatening to rip my heart out. The guy living was in construction and piled excess cinder blocks outback. During the day when he was at work, the gang and I would climb over the fence and get busy. It was out real life Lego World. We'd build forts and mazes out of the seemingly endless blocks of concrete. Of course, when he finally figured out what we were doing, he went straight to Mom, and we were told in no uncertain terms that his backyard was off limits as our playground. Stacking the blocks up that high was very dangerous, he said. And I guess it was. The danger and this guy's threatening words were enough to keep us kids away, right? Wrong! He caught us a few more times, but we were over the fence and well gone before he got off his back porch. Kids today!