January 31, 2005
Barney plays connect-the-dots with the bruises on his body. He's got enough on his left thigh to to trace a outline of Texas. And enough on his right leg to create a map of New England so detailed that it would impress professional cartographers. Once, in second grade, he proudly showed his teacher his masterpiece - a topographical map of Peru down the entire left side of his body. That night, after the teacher called his home, his father gave him all the raw material he needed to recreate the entire United States on his back. Only he couldn't reach it.