Taking the Wheel by David Frey CATAPULT I am wearing my father’s watch. It’s a brass Elgin De Luxe, with a tiny rectangular face, a thick crystal and gold hands. His father gave it to him on his eighteenth birthday, engraved with his initials and the date. R.M.F. 6 – 22 – 46. I don’t wear it often. He asked about it recently, wondering if I had lost it, so I wear it today so he’ll know. Read the essay on Catapult.