Week 4 in Bloomington

Life has settled into a routine: I go to the farmer’s market every two weeks, go buy groceries once a week every Monday, go to the libraries (public and school) every Sunday, and so on. The routine may not be the most exciting, but it’s comforting. Grad school is going well — hard to believe … Continue reading

It begins, as most things begin, with a song.

The idea of music’s power is deeply ingrained into daily living, from ideas about what we get from the musical experience, to fears about its pervasiveness, to our creation myths. I’m somewhat obsessed with the idea of a sung creation myth, where it is not merely the words that “speak” everything into being, but the tune. Think … Continue reading

This is my takeaway from John Stuart Mill

Finished my online ethics course! That was fun. Back to school tomorrow.

overly conscious about language?

I feel as though the more I read, the more self-conscious I feel about my speaking and writing. Is this normal?

an update on my life

School started last Tuesday, and since then, I haven’t had the chance to do any hardcore blogging. So far it’s been filled with meetings, trying to figure out my class schedule, and planning for graduate school and senior thesis. Yesterday: hung out with an English major friend who graduated this past spring. She has a … Continue reading

avoiding phenomenology

Finished Cat’s Cradle. Not sure how I felt about it, other than it was well-written, and that the horror of the ice-nine and everything involved with it was fully impressed on me. Started a new book: Roland Barthes’s Image, Music, Text. So far it’s been a really good read — the 25 pages of it I’ve … Continue reading