Field Tripping

Field Tripping By Kate Drabinski
Field Tripping: On Broadway

I started college in 1993 with absolutely no idea that girls could like girls—like, LIKE them, like them. I knew about gay men—there was that one bedroom scene on that show "thirtysomething"—but that was pretty much the extent of my knowledge about The Gays.

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Fieldtripping: D.C. Book Festing


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Field Tripping: Safety foruming

My third date with the ladyfriend kind of sealed the deal: She met me at the bus stop between our two apartments for a ride down to the Pratt's main branch on Cathedral to attend a reading by their community writers program. The bus, the library, a community meeting, all in one night? She had my number, for sure.

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Field Tripping: Back to school

It's back-to-school time, and that means lots of think pieces from professors full of gentle chiding at students, reminding them to read the syllabus and the books, put their phones away, and do their homework. I'm always struck by the harsh tone of that writing, as if professors have completely forgotten what it's like to be a college student.

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Field Tripping: Baseballing

I might from Boise, Idaho, a town hours and hours away from the nearest pro baseball team—glancing at a map I'd say the Seattle Mariners are the closest I could get to a hometown team—but I was raised by a rabid Dodgers fan.

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Field Tripping: Adventure Cycling

I got myself a bicycle built for touring years ago, an aspirational purchase that I hoped would set me up for bike camping trips all over the world, so then I would be the kind of person who takes bike camping trips all over the world, and that would be cool. I've made lots of buys like this, and usually they fail. The fancy supplies from Williams-Sonoma didn't make me a baker.

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