Arts & Humanities…

This past year I’ve served as a PAGE fellow (Publicly Active Graduate Education) within the Imagining America consortium. A little while back in the midst of presidential candidate debates, PAGE hosted a tele-conference to discuss the importance of the university experience and Arts & Humanities education to push back against some of the candidates’ views. After…

elaborate structures

This is about the 7th or possibly 8th page of my dissertation! I’ve done all the pages leading up to it, and as things get finalized, I’ll post more of them – in order as well. This has text, but it’s not quite finalized yet. Figured there’s enough here sans words… Also, this page revisits…

A page?

So, I’ve finished several pages from the first chapter of the dissertation – and will post bits of it soon. Today, I was stuck with what will roughly be the seventh page – and started playing with alternative versions of what I had in mind. One, I got so excited about, I decided to do…

On View: Seeing Red Feeling Blue

Thanks to an invite from Gan Golan (co-creator of Good Night Bush), my piece about the ridiculousness of red states and blue states made during the run-up to the 2008 presidential election is now on view as part of the Po Boy Art Gallery’s “The Comic Show/People’s Art of Portland” in Portland, Oregon. (Info here: http://poboyart.com/). I…

Hold Close (Tsunami Essay)

In the midst of the initial batch of headlines coming out of Japan, I found myself viscerally compelled to respond in some way. Perhaps on the second or third night after the tsunami hit, I had jotted down some notes about an initial idea for this piece, before going to sleep. I couldn’t sleep, and…

In Print!: Mind the Gaps

Another piece sees print this month, this time “Mind the Gaps” (which I first posted here) specifically created for my advisor Ruth Vinz’s (and co-author David Schaafsma’s) text Narrative Inquiry: Approach to Language and Literacy Research. My piece serves as the final chapter, initially a sort of “fable for the future” (as Ruth terms it)…