He was shocked that I only planned to stay in Akron for a few hours rather than spend a week sightseeing. He insisted on giving me a tour around, and stuffed my hands with brochures and “souvenirs”. He took me to concert venues, hotel lobbies, the rooftops of tall buildings, and everywhere else.
I tried to leave after several hours, but he said, ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet! This is the old art house, and this is the new art house. Pictures on your left, pictures on your right—I hope you have enough film!’ Around midnight, I wanted to tell him I was exhausted, but I was embarrassed because he didn’t seem tired. Then I realized that I had never seen anyone so proud of his hometown, so I kept walking with him.
Kameron Slade, a fifth-grader from Queens, NY, was scheduled to deliver a speech as part of a school-wide competition at PS 195. But when the principal learned Kameron’s speech was about same-sex marriage, he was ordered to choose a new topic or lose the opportunity to speak. (via)
ETA - Update: Kameron will now be giving his speech to the whole school at a special assembly on Monday.
My kid will be this cool