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Showing posts from July 10, 2022

Summer Reading

  Two years shy of my thirtieth birthday, but anticipating I made a pilgrimage to an old family friend living on the Pine Ridge Reservation of the Lakota Sioux in South Dakota. On his kitchen table, the former Vietnam veteran, school superintendent, medicine man, Basel Braveheart had splayed open C.G. Jung's  Red Book.  The landscape, the smell of horses and sage, comes to mind as I read the vivid account  On the Rez  by Ian Frazier, a gift of my mother. She did, after all, take on two foster teenagers while we lived for a year on the Rez when I was just the age of my daughter, turning four.  We read because of who curates the canon for us.  After a 19-mile walk from Boston to Concord Free Library, I snapped a picture of Henry David Thoreau's drawing of the phallic fungus in  Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A.  a documentary by Jonathan Katz. While my wife Emily (B.A. '03, MSW '12) drives over the Tappan Zee bridge, I do my best audiobook voice