2.17.2014

Vacation Idea

A driving app to trace the route from On The Road.

2.02.2014

Queer 13: Lesbian And Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade

I picked this book up at a local thrift shop, very excited by the premise.  I didn't love the collection but was fascinated by it.  There were several memoirs written by authors who would be my parents' age; they made me wonder how strange school must have been with drills for nuclear attack.  I thought about the question of what draws you to other kids when you're 13 - could this person be your protector, could this person be your co-conspirator, could this person be your creative partner?  I marveled at how the women's stories and the men's stories seemed so different.  It's weird: there was much to relate to, but overall these stories felt like they were from a distant planet. Science fiction.