Book Review: Not My Father’s Son

Not My Father’s Son, a new memoir by bisexual actor Alan Cumming, is at once poignant, honest, heart-wrenching, hopeful, humerous, devastating, and affirming. That may seem like too many contradictory emotions all at once, but in the book, Cumming details a particularly difficult and emotional span of time in his life. The book centers around […]

Cause and Effect

I work for an independent bookstore. So, while I’m keeping my Amazon wishlist as a helpful archive of information, needless to say, my book purchases from them have stopped. As I get older, I think more and more about the saying that you vote with your dollars. I don’t have a lot of them to […]

Lessons on Moving

I’ve been thinking about writing this post since I moved halfway across the country to graduate school 3 1/2 years ago. I recently made a trip to visit my sister for Christmas and decided to pick up a few things I’ve been missing that I stored with a friend. Your mileage may vary, of course, […]

Travel Trouble

Sitting in the airport, I wonder what it means to have been someplace. Truly been there. Have I been to St. Louis if I’ve only sat in this airport terminal for an hour before going to my final destination? I want to say no. But that seems clearer for airports, which are eerily similar no […]