Continuing this week's exploration of the artistic struggle, I thought it'd be fun to dig through the crates, find a composition about "struggling," and explore the emotions and events which evoked the piece. I shall take the phenomenological approach and react first, then reflect. How old was I when I composed this? 2006...it's 2015 now...that … Continue reading I Got Daddy Issues
This morning's dream I was revisiting one of the locations where I was sourcing data for my Penn State University graduate research. What played back was the moment I visited with an informant, an octogenarian, a lifetime resident of the town, and his face when I entered his living room. He was standing, but you … Continue reading FLASHBACK: Can Communication Technology Bring Communities Together?
Because I love you, I'm gonna save you some dignity. Trust me, you'll understand after you read. Back in the yearin Oh Seven, I had me a curio bout the Nordie folk tale of a rabbey en him magick hole. (Shouts to David Mitchell, yo) This was the beginning of Spring semester 2007. A fellow … Continue reading Anything to declare? Don’t Go To Punxsutawney
It's finals week at ye olde alma mater (see what I did there?). Remember finals? FINALS. Mind, body, and spirit just wigging out to appease the professor. Take a break, Sojourner of The Optimal Grade Point Average. I invite you to indulge in a bit of escapism. Enjoy my top 3 popular posts of the … Continue reading Finals Schminals!
It was either the car gets washed, or I get a haircut. Not both. The weather forecast called for rain, so haircut it was. I like going to hair academies, because I make for an interesting test bunny. I have three different textures on my head: bone-straight indigenous thanks to Mom, tight kinky curl thanks … Continue reading Permed, Pulled, Puffy: A History of Von’s Hair
You should feel this breeze coming in from the lake through my balcony door. Magnificent. Magical. Mesmerizing. Memphisto...no wait. Wrong M. It fills my studio with a crisp, cool air, good for the lungs, the sinuses, good to give me goose bumps so I can stay energized. Yup, Blitzkrieg still on, with a NaNoWriMo session … Continue reading Reinvention and Reciprocity
Original Post Date August 14, 2013 at 01:32 PM Von finds the answers to her editing problems underwater. Dive in! The story goes, my siblings and I learned how to swim by being tossed in the deep end of the pool, and the goal was to reach the awaiting parent on the opposite end before … Continue reading I Come From The Water