The Academy Has No Room for Us

Posted February 2, 2018 @ 11:45am | by Tripp

Now, many already know this about getting a Ph.D. Most of those “many” happen to be women because, let’s face it, no matter how you slice it, a Ph.D. program was designed for single men. Hell, it was designed for monks, but let’s not confuse things. A Ph.D. program...

 

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Such Is Baptism

Posted January 17, 2018 @ 11:20am | by Tripp

You have sought me outand have found me. Again.Again. I am undone. Waves crashing upon a shoreEroding the land,Pulling at each loose stone,Pushing at each crack.Enraging the stolidShoreline become soulDragged, ruined, beneath The water. Such is Baptism. It is Ruin.It is Collapse. It is...

 

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Unpacking Sonic Theology.

Posted January 12, 2018 @ 11:50am | by Tripp

The church musician is an icon of the holy. She represents style, genre, tradition, and the complexity of local practice. She represents the theological convictions that people bring to singing in worship. She represents the theological convictions and spiritual insights that people bring when they...

 

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The Power of Doing It Over

Posted January 10, 2018 @ 11:01am | by Tripp

We don't really get do-overs. That's not how life works. Still, I find it a helpful metaphor to understand what it is that I'm doing with my life right now. Once upon a time, I believe I was 24 (that was a busy year), I visited a friend in Austin, TX. She was working on an MFA and I...

 

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Epiphany

Posted January 6, 2018 @ 10:03am | by Tripp

Sometimes I like to imagine that the magi were a jazz trio. Bass, marimba, and some kind of tar. Oud maybe? Anachronisms abound, but here I am wondering what kind of soundscape rightly colors our earnest astrologer sages. Polyrhythmic, chromatic, microtonal, and imaginations that were exceptional...

 

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I Am Powerless #12Stepping

Posted January 4, 2018 @ 6:25pm | by Tripp

I keep applying for jobs. This is part and parcel of academic life, I'm told. Just keep applying. The pool of applicants is enormous. The pool of positions is wee small dinky. So, yeah, I don't math, per se, but even I would hazard to guess that's a bad situation. I am not in...

 

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