April 18, 2017
One in a series of posts exhuming the juvenilia and significant objects of HiLobrow’s Josh Glenn.
ARROW OF LIGHT, bitches! The ceremony was exactly like this, except: no bridge, no parents, the ceremony took place in the dingy rec hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in our neighborhood (or, to use the proper Bostonian geo-locational term: our parish); and the older scouts were all the Catholic thugs who’d terrorized me and my friends.
Note the penciled-in marginalia on this Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School document.
Random Polaroid of me with my grandmother and Aunt Maggie in Eagles Mere, PA, c. 1978.
READ MORE essays by Joshua Glenn, originally published in: THE BAFFLER | BOSTON GLOBE IDEAS | BRAINIAC | CABINET | FEED | HERMENAUT | HILOBROW | HILOBROW: GENERATIONS | HILOBROW: RADIUM AGE SCIENCE FICTION | HILOBROW: SHOCKING BLOCKING | THE IDLER | IO9 | N+1 | NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW | SEMIONAUT | SLATE