11 months ago with 3 notes
A journey through a heartland on the slow road to ruin.
I’d like to submit that the NYT is doing a banging job in figuring out how to use digital media in modern journalism. See also: Riding the New Silk Road.
Beautiful and informative. Thank you, NYT.
1 year ago with 2 notes
- emotions you don’t understand upon viewing a sunset
- lost pets found
- lost pets unfound
- a secret lost pet city on the moon
- trees that see
- restaurants that hear
- a void that thinks
- a face half-seen just before falling asleep
- trembling hands reaching for desperately needed items
1 year ago with 137 notes
This is something that I think might be worth noting out loud: At a largely female-oriented convention, as a man, I was never excluded, resented or made to feel unwelcome. There were folks who were surprised I was there, but that surprise was always “Oh! Cool! You’re here!” rather than “Why are you here?” And that, of course, is a salient difference. No one questioned my reasoning for being there, or suggested, say, that I was a Fake Romance Boy, or quizzed me about who my favorite romance author was or if I could recite that author’s bibliography to their satisfaction. I certainly wasn’t skeezed on. On the contrary, people went out of their way to ask me if I was enjoying myself and to let me know they were glad I was there. When I admitted ignorance about certain writers or genre details they were happy to expand my knowledge, and they wanted to know more about what I did and my own experiences as a writer. I met lots of new people and made new friends and in many ways it was one of the best convention experiences I’ve had in a long time.
This leaves wide open and hanging the question of why was it so easy for the folks at the RT Booklovers’ Convention, fans and creators both, to welcome a stranger of the opposite gender into their midst, while other enthusiast communities that skew male still have creators and fans who blow a gasket about women doing their thing in that genre. It’s not difficult to be welcoming and friendly."
1 year ago with 12,040 notes
I’m so in love right now
1 year ago with 1 note