Field Tripping

Field Tripping By Kate Drabinski
Field Tripping: Boner Killing

It’s the sex issue, and I want to write a column to stay on theme and everything, but I have to say, the Trump administration is a serious boner killer. Nothing kills the mood—for me, anyway—like a guy with absolutely no experience getting an easy nod for HUD Secretary or a plagiarizer who had never had any contact with public schools in any way whatsoever becoming Secretary of Education.

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Field Tripping: Marching

As soon as I saw the call going out across my social media for a Women's March on Washington in the wake of the election of Donald Trump, I knew I didn't want to go, and that I had to go. I've been going to marches and rallies for as long as I can remember—toted down to the Capitol Building in Boise, Idaho to rally for abortion rights, for Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Field Tripping: Resolutioning

It's a new year, and that of course means a new you, right? Looks like I'm going to be stuck with the same old me, unfortunately, but this past month of field trips has got me thinking about resolutions for 2017.

My first December field trip took me to New Orleans to visit old haunts from my time living in that ridiculously beautiful and complicated place.

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Field Tripping: Christmasing

I am not a Christmas fan. I love presents, sure, but I hate the relentless commercialism of the holiday and the way it pushes so many of us to spend money we don't have on things nobody needs. I hate traveling when everyone else is trying to do the same thing, all of us packed like sardines as we sit through delay after delay. I hate the relentless music, advertising, and expectations.

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Field Tripping: Thanksgiving

Wow, November was a rough month, and sticking Thanksgiving at the end of it sure didn't help things. I'm all for a day set aside for gratitude—I've got a lot of it for so many things in my life—but Thanksgiving's so wrapped up in ugly histories, it's hard for me to get really pumped for it.

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Field Tripping: Honeymooning

The ladyfriend and I got hitched at the courthouse on Monday, November 7. The ceremony was two minutes long, streamed live on Facebook, and after a few hours hamming it up for pictures we were happily settled in at Charles Village Pub, our neighborhood bar, eating chicken strips dipped in buffalo sauce and drinking afternoon beers.

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