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Pondering A Break

Posted March 23, 2015 @ 6:55pm | by Tripp

It's not rocket science. If you've been following along, it cannot be too great a surprise to hear that I was unable to get everything done in time for my oral defense. Not for lack of trying, of course, but there it was. The words stopped. There's a baby coming. I have this full time...

 

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The Penultimate Comps Essay

Posted March 11, 2015 @ 10:21am | by Tripp

How does a sonic symbol function? Maybe we should first ask, "What is a sonic symbol?" Can there be such a thing? It's a foregone conclusion that there is such a thing, in my not-so-humble opinion. Still, I need to "show my work" as the old mathing attage goes. Let's...

 

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Skittering Words

Posted March 6, 2015 @ 7:45pm | by Tripp

The text sometimes leaps off the page and my mind reels. The ideas communicated are pristine and invasive. I muddy them with my own cross-referencing thoughts. One ideas scattered into a million notions. That’s just the first page. The act of reading has become a kind of interstellar...

 

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Imagine The Man: On Binaries

Posted February 2, 2015 @ 3:22pm | by Tripp

Imagine the man you wish to be. Imagine the woman you wish to be. Imagine who, what, where you wish to be. Erradicate the binaries or embrace them, I hold no strong opinion about binaries. Binaries happen. Genders are constructed. Ph.D. students are distracted.Or is it distractable? I can...

 

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In Need of Language

Posted January 27, 2015 @ 8:26am | by Tripp

All of these words careening about my head - helpful and kind, intriguing, pedantic, imformative, and some cruel - all have been beqeathed to me at some point. I have, in turn, made them my own. As much as I wish to say, “these words are my own,” I simply cannot. It would be false....

 

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The Sincerity of Doubt #occupycomps

Posted December 16, 2014 @ 2:42pm | by Tripp

The grand daddy of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, once proclaimed, "Here I stand, I can do no other." It has been offered again and again as a proclamation of faith, of the immovable certainty of what one believes. I want to offer it an apophatic utterance, a statement of...

 

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