Field Tripping

Field Tripping By Kate Drabinski
Field Tripping: Citizening

I haven't had time for a lot of field tripping lately. The ladyfriend and I are buying a house, and that means we are spending most of our free time finding cardboard, folding cardboard into boxes, and then filling those boxes with cats and record albums and clothes—pretty much all we seem to own—in anticipation of what I hope will be my last move for a very, very long time.

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Field Tripping: Doing Nothing

So, if you read my last column, you know my dad was killed by an errant driver right before Christmas. That was a hard column to write, typed up the day after in one go as I was overwhelmed by sadness. This here column, though, is much, much harder to write, because I've pretty much been doing nothing.

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Field Tripping: Grieving

This isn't the column I expected to write this week. I was supposed to write about my yearly trip to St. Louis with my ladyfriend, our third Christmas together. I was looking forward to watching the family eat their bloody prime rib while I ate the vegetarian quiche her father dutifully gets me every year.

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Field Tripping: Monument touring

There's been a lot in the news about Confederate monuments in the past few months. It's exciting to see so many people talking about this stuff that structures our lives ideologically even as it fades so much into our backgrounds.

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Field Tripping: Public Museuming

One of the perks of being part of my profession is the "conference," in my case, the National Women's Studies Association annual meeting.

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Field Tripping: South Carolina-ing

My twin sister ran the New York City marathon this month, for the second time. The first time she ran, I took the train up there, leapfrogged her by subway so I could cheer her on at various intersections, and then, as soon as it was over, I was back on the subway home.

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