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The Problem of Evidence

“The problem of evidence consists of the tasks of making this fact intelligible” (Garfinkle, p. 103).     While recently writing an autoethnography examining the semiotics of name in relation to experience, I consistently came across criticism of ethnographic research aimed … Continue reading

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The Ring of the Text

What is a text and where is it located?   “The reading of any work of literature is, of necessity, an individual and unique occurrence involving the mind and emotions of a particular reader.”   For at least 20 years … Continue reading

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Letter to Achilles

Letter to Achilles Hold fast, breathe deeply, tend to your armor, o warrior. Your heart and I will likely pummel you with waves of emotions, soak you in stormy moods, chill you with ice storms of thoughtless words, and no … Continue reading

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A Story Worth Preserving

“But you know your mother really wanted you,” said Connie, seemingly hurt by what I was saying. I was standing in her living room, emphatically yelling and complaining about my parents, listing a litany of hurts that to my 18 year … Continue reading

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but i AM a writer

“but i AM a writer” – Marlen attempts to define what a “writer” is and finds that perhaps he might just be one. “A writer is a person who creates novels – a writer is a storyteller,” or so I’ve … Continue reading

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Literacy Story – The Year of the Kite

  I can vividly remember some of my earliest writing, from a poem about the Statue of Liberty, to greeting cards prepared especially for my mother. It was at the ripe old age of 12, however, that I had an … Continue reading

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Language & Cognition (& Pragmatics & Interpretation &…)

Language – communication and expression – and cognition – thought and thinking – when put together equals what? Psycholinguistics, or to quote Altmann, “…the mental processes that underlie our use of language” (1997, xi). Having studied psychology and psychological counseling, … Continue reading

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