Town Hall

Are You a Homer? (September 2011)

Homing pigeons have a remarkable ability to find their way home, even from hundreds of miles away. Plenty of other animals also display impressive navigational skills, migrating hundreds or thousands of miles over land or across the ocean. But most of us humans aren't as adept as a monarch butterfly or a humpback whale. How about you? Do you get lost every time you leave the house? Or are you a champion orienteer?

I'm okay at finding my way home- but only if I know where I am.

submitted by Katie G.
(September 5, 2011 - 11:54 am)

I am terrible with finding my way home.  As soon as I was able to memorize the route home from my elementary school, I went to middle school where my bus driver takes a different route every day.

submitted by Erin K., age 14.314159, Apex, NC
(September 17, 2011 - 12:24 pm)

I am not very familiar with the city, but I recognize stuff pretty well around my house, and can navigate in that area. Apart from that I am easily lost. 

submitted by Emma V., age 12, Nowhere in particular
(September 18, 2011 - 6:22 pm)

I have usually don't know where I am in the city. But I can get to and from my school just fine.

submitted by Mya O, age 14, Canada
(September 20, 2011 - 9:31 pm)

Meh. I can navigate in video games and that's about it.

submitted by Noah M, age 11, Garland, TX
(September 22, 2011 - 7:41 pm)

I Can navigate um... lemme think..... uh... I got nutin'

submitted by olivia w., age 12, somewhere, montana
(September 25, 2011 - 6:03 pm)

I get lost pretty much wherever I go...I cannot navigate anything.

submitted by Person, age number, place
(October 22, 2011 - 7:35 pm)


submitted by someone, age who cares?, actually,where am I?
(October 23, 2011 - 1:09 pm)

I only have to go a place once, and then I remember how to get there. Kind of crazy isn't it. I rely on landmarks.

submitted by Libby K, age 13, Dallas, TX
(November 10, 2011 - 10:38 pm)

olivia!! don't drop the g!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

submitted by defender of litiricy, age *****, *****
(January 20, 2012 - 10:52 am)

Bah! I can't even find my way to the bathroom without help! (I am in a wheelchair)

submitted by Bobby, age 17, Dallas, TX
(April 29, 2012 - 7:21 pm)

When I first read this title, it said "Homer". So the first thing I thought of was the author of my story. My sad, depressing story...

submitted by Odysseus, King of Ithaca, age very old, Ithaca
(July 1, 2012 - 1:28 pm)

Lol, love the Odessy and every Greek Myth. Hate Percy Jackson!!! MWA HA HA!!!

submitted by Person, age Age, Place
(July 2, 2012 - 8:04 pm)

Same here Mr. Odysseus. I happen to know that story, too.

submitted by greenalbatross
(July 9, 2012 - 8:41 pm)