Joshenilia (36)

By: Joshua Glenn
April 18, 2017

One in a series of posts exhuming the juvenilia and significant objects of HiLobrow’s Josh Glenn.

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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.

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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

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  1. Well, it takes me back . . .

    I was never able to stay mad when Josh misbehave because he could always make me laugh.

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