on a very personal experience of race and class

Today, for the first time in a long time, I felt truly incompetent. And I’m slowly coming to realize how much of this incompetency — and it’s real, this divide, this game of catch-up that I will never win — comes because of socioeconomic status, class, sociopolitical history. It’s not racial. It was never aboutContinue reading “on a very personal experience of race and class”


Band camp. We both saw each other when I arrived late. We didn’t say anything, but he came over, awkwardly, as he does, and dropped his fork into the utensil pile. Looking directly at me, he said, “I didn’t use it.” After I nodded a bit confusedly (…why are you telling me this?), he statedContinue reading “WB”

Shooting stars

Band camp was fun, in general. Really, my favorite part was after the campfire, when JL, CP, TI, ND, WB and I all just sat in our chairs, tipped our heads back, and looked at the stars…I never see stars back home, because of light pollution and all that, but out in the campgrounds, thereContinue reading “Shooting stars”

Band Camp

Well, Band Camp is up and rolling. Actually, it’s almost done. I’ve been slightly slacking on these posts. It’s been well. I’m section leader, and my (albeit small) section is responding really, really well! I couldn’t be happier. Except for the fact that I have a solo. That was a fun little tidbit that theyContinue reading “Band Camp”

League Prelims!

We had league prelims today! I wasn’t really nervous at all, since I had already seen their times and accepted the fact that I wasn’t going to advance on to finals. Also, since it’s the top 2 of each heat and then the next 3 best times, and I was in friend CM’s and NB’sContinue reading “League Prelims!”