education · Thoughts

The Balancing Act: Teaching Openly in the Humanities

One of the hardest things about teaching is the acting. When you have a weekend, or even just a night, where certain situations push you to emotional exhaustion, or even go so far as changing you, putting an eternal dent in your identity. And then, you suddenly find yourself sitting in front of a class,… Continue reading The Balancing Act: Teaching Openly in the Humanities

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Washington D.C., A Love Letter (1)

The smell of sweet maple syrup brushes my nostrils. A molasses-like sip of coffee touches my lips. I am staring out from my screened-in porch at a towering Live Oak who’s Spanish moss drapes like a spontaneous work of modern art. In the background Ray Charles is banging on the piano. Cardinals flirt with the introduction… Continue reading Washington D.C., A Love Letter (1)

Academic · education · Portfolio

The Rhetoric of Video Games: How Game Design Makes Meaning

(This article was written as part of my graduate thesis and is part of my on-going research in education, rhetoric, and games.) A few weeks ago I took part in a panel at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco that explored the relevance of video games—of what scholar James Paul Gee calls a “problem… Continue reading The Rhetoric of Video Games: How Game Design Makes Meaning

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Edible Thoughts: Cinnamon Honey Banana Bread

The thing I love about most breads  is that you can add whatever your little (or big?) heart desires. Here I used whole-grain flour, as I think it often compliments breads like banana and pumpkin by giving it a richer flavor. I also added honey, extra cinnamon, brown sugar, and apple sauce (substitute for butter/oil)…. and… Continue reading Edible Thoughts: Cinnamon Honey Banana Bread