Best of 2013

Eve Tushnet has a great series where she posts her favorite books, movies, etc. from each year. I liked her post so much this year I decided to do my own! Best books read for the first time (non-fiction) Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx. This decade-long journalisticContinue reading “Best of 2013”

not in temples made with hands

I don’t remember how old I was or the context or who was with me or why we drove two hours west into the inverted sky, but the first time I saw Luray Caverns I knew there were things I’d never understand. There’s a psalm for how I felt and a diagnosis too. It wasn’tContinue reading “not in temples made with hands”


On my third day in Bilbao, another girl from the US who was traveling with friends asked if anyone knew where the kitchen was in our hostel. When I pointed her in the right direction, she flushed red. “I didn’t know you spoke English!” she blurted, probably remembering the personal details she’d discussed with ourContinue reading “roaming”

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