Dinty W. Moore’s memoir Between Panic & Desire (University of Nebraska) was winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize in 2009. Moore has published essays and stories in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Gettysburg Review, Utne Reader, and many other magazines. Dinty W. Moore misses Give-a-Show Projectors and panel and girder building sets, along with pepperoni balls, mint julep candies, and Koehler beer. He misses Johnny Carson. The ability to stay up until six in the morning without paying the price. Easy weight loss. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Naiveté. Teddy Kennedy. Fishing. His 1967 mint green Volkswagen bug with the 12-volt electrical system and lawnmower engine. Tang. Earl Weaver. Double-board Risk. Louisiana shrimp trucks and steaming rain. John Lennon. Dance class. Long walks through the Hill District of Pittsburgh in the late 1970s, when anything was possible, anything at all.