Photo by Victoria Priola, SI Advance "The future is not a straight line. There are many different pathways. We must try to decide that future for ourselves." -Kiyoko, Akira * There is a ill wind blowing Maybe you feel it too Strange people are on the rise One day they're gonna come for you All I want Before I left, my hometown made the news. It was for this. The 20-foot tall billboard of Donald Trump, had been unveiled on a neighborhood lawn on Harris Ave in August–to cash-in
"There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, 'Morning, boys, how's the water?' And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, 'What the hell is water?'" -D.F.W., Commencement Speech, Kenyon College, May 21, 2005 * I had a dream that we went walking, David Foster Wallace and I In great detail we were talking The Pale King smi
Sun is up and the day goes right for me
I'm moving up in a way that's rightfully
Ringing out yeah, your day calls out to me
I'm moving up, can't contain the light I see
All around me the air sings infinity
Chin is up and the scene is on to me
Coffee cup and I'm sailing out to sea
I'm moving up in a way that seems to be This is not a sob story. It's record keeping, I guess. Enough people had said, “You're a writer, why not write about it?” In most ways, I'd set out to
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