What Relaxation Looks Like

Summertime Friday: 1. Read a series of WPA recommended texts, so I can pretend to deserve the position I’ll start this fall by name dropping scholars in comp/rhet. Or at least knowing the names others drop. 2. Cheered Jay on as he started his career as an Uber driver. Worried that this would be another…

Can you grow a sense of worthiness?

Brene Brown– a self-proclaimed storyteller and qualitative researcher who, when justifying such an odd blend of titles, claims that “stories are just data with a soul”– studies vulnerability. So I like her already.  [suggested soundtrack while you read: “All the Pretty Girls” by Kaelo] Her claim begins with something  that many social scientists have explored:…

Do words reveal more the writer or the reader?

Vulnerability happens when you share ideas, too. And curiosities. Here’s one I like to wonder about. [soundtrack to enjoy while reading: “So Into You” -Atlanta Rhythm Section] So, it’s no surprise that I value writing pretty highly. I find it to be the most intimate art, revealing the person through not just the content of…