February 6–A New Journey Begins with LitReactor

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I am thrilled to be teaching with LitReactor! This February, we will focus on travel, and using it to evoke insightful, powerful stories that are neither reductive nor colonizing. With more information available, we have become more aware of the damage colonists, tourists, explorers have done–either purposely or with the best of intentions. Yet, we […]

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Day 3 3:04PM: Avenal Rest Stop


If you ever want to run into Asians on the road, go to a table in the shade and look for the coolers and packages from Costco. There’s like a completely different vibe between the folks who bring their own food and the ones who stop at the Del Taco. Here, you get more families, […]

June 28, 2016

Day 3 12:19 PM Love’s in Santa Nella


So here is the Love’s I wrote about yesterday. The one I said was in Lost Hills. It is in Santa Nella. There is a Love’s in Lost Hills, too, but this one has the Del Taco. And it sells cowboy hats with shiny jeweled bands. And I realize how important this Love’s is because […]

June 27, 2016

Day 3 10:02AM: Online Teaching and Sharing

Community, Travel

I teach online. And today, before I head out to do more queer work, I am reading a stack of essays from my students. Not really a stack. A virtual stack. I am thinking though, of how this conference, is also trying to define itself in a different type of virtual way. What makes a […]

June 27, 2016

Day Two (no idea what time) : Santa Nella (1)


I am driving in a daze after Firebaugh. I am telling myself come on, girl, get yourself together. But I am not really together, to be honest. And so I miss the Santa Nella exit. You can also see the gap between this and the last Day Two recap. Sometimes existential thunder happens in the […]

June 27, 2016