Field Tripping: Time traveling

Field Tripping: Time traveling

When the editors of City Paper told me that my column should be about what’s happening in Baltimore, about Freddie Gray, about the protests, I wondered how they could imagine I could write about anything else. I’ve been writing about what I’ve been seeing over at my personal blog because I’m a writer, and the only way I know to make sense of what I see, feel, think is to write.

And I’m not the only one, but I’m increasingly feeling a need to shut the fuck up. There’s already been so much written about what’s happening in Baltimore, and new blogs, editorials, articles, tweets, interviews are popping up faster than we...