My husband and I repainted the office today (part of that anniversary gift I selfishly gave us). It was a good day - even if it was a bit repetitious and a smidge tiresome. The new colour is a pale and muted one, and the end result will - I hope - make for a great office. With a bit of luck, everything will come together and the world will be a happy place.
Or at least, our office will.
"5'9, 135, 6 c br bl," by Trevor Corkum
Once again, Friend. Follow. Text. #storiesFromLivingOnline surprises the reader. This story, which begins in a way at the end, moves backwards and shifts you to that start while you move alongside a young man for whom the 'net has had a significant impact - and you're about to get a very vivid picture of this young man's life taken in small snapshots.
Corkum does a wonderful job giving you these fragments of a life and letting you piece it all together. Some gay subculture and a dash of the 'net hook-up culture, and a healthy dose of empathy for the young man. Though this young man is in charge of his destiny, Corkum gives you a sense of what choices and desires have driven him to where he is now.
Heartbreaking, and wonderfully done.