Once we got here, of course, there were problems with my arranged accommodations, which lead to my hosts heroically finding this hotel. Hence the night of showering with Paul Mitchell hair products, and a spectacularly comfy bed–paradise after a cold night at Midway.
At Chicago, I was worried about the Swarthmore reading. I do not function well without sleep. And when my initial accommodations fell through, I did not want the reading to suffer. Luckily, the good folks at Swarthmore were so engaged and giving of their energy and attention–and they asked really thoughtful questions that not only was the reading enjoyable for me, I was able to talk with them into the night.
It’s been a great time getting to know the queer API students at Swarthmore. Thank you to Bryan especially, for their heroic work making everything just work out well. Now, off to Philadelphia!