Burroughs Adding Machine

Social justice, arts and politics, life in New York City

This is 43

Teaching an ethics class to Prep for Prep undergraduates at NYU. June 19, 2015.

Teaching an ethics class to Prep for Prep undergraduates at NYU. June 19, 2015.

I am of an age where I have to explain to my first-year college students who Elian Gonzalez is and his significance (how, at a tender age, he represented our post-cold war anxiety, our xenophobia, our resistance to immigration and migration), where my Facebook feeds contain more photos of my middle-aged friends’ kids’ last day of Kindergarten than of our former boozy late nights, and where I learn, to my surprise, that Larry Clark’s “Kids” is twenty years old. My knees hurt, I go to sleep at 9, wake in the middle of the night, and worry incessantly about my mother’s failing health. All in the midst of slogging through the daily rituals of the paycheck, the rent payment, and perhaps eating a salad once in a while.

I shared a photo of me and Guy on the High Line the other day. One of my mentees wrote, “I swear y’all are aging younger.” Though this initially made me smile, I felt conflicted: Am I really middle aged? How did I get here?

Returning to grad school has put it all into perspective. Where I previously had existential worry, I am now occupied by my studies; where I used to lament my lack of ambition I now lament my lack of free time. This dissertation, after all, ain’t gonna write itself.

Advertisements

Filed under: writing

Publications

BIOGRAPHY

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
» "Pinays," AGNI, Spring 2016
» "Dandy," Post Road, Spring 2015
» "Wrestlers," Fifth Wednesday, Spring 2014
» "Babies," Joyland, August 2011
» "Nicolette and Maribel," BostonNow, May 2007
» "The Rice Bowl," Memorious, March 2005
» "The Rules of the Game," Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, June 2003)
» "Deaf Mute," Growing Up Filipino (Philippine American Literary House, April 2003)
» "Good Men ," Genre, April 2003
» "The Foley Artist," Drunken Boat, April 2002
» "Squatters," Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America (Asian Am. Writers' Workshop, 2001)
» "Deaf Mute," The North American Review, Jan 2001
» "The First Lady of Our Filipino Nation," The Boston Phoenix, 1999
» "Paper Route," Flyway Literary Review, 1996
» "Brainy Smurf and the Council Bluffs Pride Parade," Generation Q (Alyson, 1996)
June 2015
M T W T F S S
« Apr   Jul »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930  

Twitter

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Visitor Map

Locations of Site Visitors

RSS Recent Posts from Towleroad

  • Older Gay Men Look Back at Stonewall: WATCH
    We’ve watched them try to interpret young gay slang, react to Troye Sivan videos, play Card Against Humanity, try to identify famous gays, play Never Have I Ever, identify pop star divas, respond to new song lyrics, clap back at mean comments, and remember past loves. Now Robert E. Reeves, Michael Peterson, Jessay Martin, and Bill Lyons take […] The post Old […]
  • Special Prosecutor Appointed to Investigate Why Charges Were Dropped in Jussie Smollett Case
    Cook county judge Michael Toomin appointed a special prosecutor on Friday to investigate why charges were dropped in the Jussie Smollett case. Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct on March 6 for falsifying reports that he was the victim of a hate crime. Those charges were abruptly dropped on March 26 […] The post Special Prosecutor […]
  • Sen. Kamala Harris Introduces Bill That Would Make PrEP Free for Most Americans
    Senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris (D-CA) this week introduced legislation that would make pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) free for most patients. CNN reports: “Some insurance plans cover the drug. But even as more private insurance plans will cover the drug, Medicare and Medicaid are not required to add the benefit, according to the bill and […] […]
  • Florida Woman Speaks Out After Being Ordered to Take Down Her LGBTQ Pride Flag: WATCH
    Robin Chipman, a resident of the Waterside at Coquina Key condominium association (FB), (Twitter) in St. Petersburg, Florida, has been ordered to remove her LGBTQ Pride flag because some neighbor doesn’t like it, so she is speaking out to local news outlets. Said Chipman to WFLA: “I have friends and neighbors that are in the […] The post Florida Woman Speaks […]
  • Lawrence O’Donnell Speaks with E. Jean Carroll, Who Says Trump Raped Her: WATCH
    The Last Word‘s Lawrence O’Donnell spoke with E. Jean Carroll, who accused Donald Trump of raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman department store dressing room 23 years ago, in an article for New York magazine. Carroll said Trump coerced her into entering the dressing room with her, violently lunged at her, and sexually assaulted her […] The post Lawrence O’Donne […]

Polls

RSS Breaking News from The Daily Beast

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Pics from Africa 2010

About Me

https://rsiasoco.wordpress.com/about/

About Me

Ricco Villanueva Siasoco is a Manhattan-based writer and non-profit manager. More

Top Clicks

  • None

Categories