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
Tag: Penn State University
FLASHBACK: Can Communication Technology Bring Communities Together?
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?
Anything to declare? Don’t Go To Punxsutawney
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!
Permed, Pulled, Puffy: A History of Von’s Hair
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
Reinvention and Reciprocity
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
I Come From The Water
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