About Cody Walker

Cody Walker's most recent book is The Self-Styled No-Child (Waywiser, 2016).

There Ought to Be Clowns

I sort of swore off writing about clowns earlier this summer, but I’ve continued to hear their shuffling feet and their muffled laughs. A couple of weeks ago, former Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young almost coldcocked an ex-teammate who was…

Libraries, Little and Free (Part One)

I live in a town, Ann Arbor, that values reading. We have a handful of lovely bookstores; we have several handfuls of excellent university and public libraries. We also have a number of Little Free Libraries, six of which I…

Trump Card

I’m writing this post on a Wednesday morning, after having just read a spirited debate over the meaning of the Brexit vote in The New York Times. All five of the writers and theater professionals who were invited to weigh…

The Kangas of the World

My five-year-old daughter and I have been reading Winnie-the-Pooh this week. In the seventh chapter, the nativist Rabbit tries to drive out recent arrivals Kanga and Roo by kidnapping Roo and then blackmailing Kanga into leaving the Forest. (“That’s not…

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