Challenge 98, April 9, 2011: I am missing class to go on this trip, and I asked my literature teacher what he wanted me to do to make up the absence. He told me to ask a Ukrainian if they had heard of Kerouac, of if the Ukraine had its own version of ‘Road’ literature. I really wish that talking to random people came naturally and easy to me, because I think everyone has something important to say. I never know what I may miss out on by not beginning a conversation. Unfortunately, I am shy. So to talk to a random person is a little bit stressful–and to ask about an American author only adds to that. So today, strike up a conversation with a random person–you never know what you may lean.