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At the Intersection of my Thesis Proposal and Life

August 25, 2012 by

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Thoughts I’ve Been Having Street (1984) argues that when one teaches literacy, one teaches “not just about phonetics or technical ‘skills’ but about a whole approach to the use of one’s own language and control over one’s own life” (p. 15). (Costanzo 2009: 25) Thought about autodidacts.  They would be a foil against the idea […]

A Million and One Job Ideas, A Bitch to Find One

August 25, 2012 by

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Ibrahim had been focused on making money through his business. Towards the start of summer, it was all about his business:  an apparel company.  He was asking me about how to increase his presence on Facebook.  He was having meetings in the fashion district.  He was getting his website up.  He even started using Twitter […]

Garbage Categories – 8/15/2012

August 15, 2012 by

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It’s been almost 10 years since I first started blogging.  That was 2002, this is 2012. I’m going to start yet a new thing, it always feels like I’m starting something new.  But this time it seems like it’s something that is easy for me…keeping daily logs of things I think about while in grad […]

Easy-to-Follow Trajectories: The Answer to Why I Care So Much About Sports

August 15, 2012 by

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In December of 2011, I was wondering:  why do I care so much about sports? Now that I have been engorged in all things pop culture since that time, while staying somewhat abreast of Anthro, Philosophy theory, I have come across a major realization:  we care about sports, celebrities’ personal lives because we generally like […]

2012 Summer Olympics Coverage Journal – 8/6/2012 – Discovering a Filipino-American in the Olympics!

August 14, 2012 by

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Today’s Observations The Today Show Another Missy Franklin interview.  They interviewed Katie Ledecky, the youngest Olympic swimmer ever at age 15.  Matt Lauer remarked that at the end of the interview, her uncle had been a friend of his and emailed him everyday, hyping her up. In the back of my head, I thought about […]

2012 Summer Olympics Coverage Journal – 8/5/2012 – Insane Usain and Missy Franklin

August 13, 2012 by

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Today’s Observations 2nd day of track, most of which I missed.  During prime-time was the 100 Meter Final. Before that though, they showed the qualification rounds to the 100 Meter Final.  They did a segment on sprinter Yohan Blake and how he played cricket.  Yohan Blake was billed as the man to beat Usain Bolt […]

2012 Summer Olympics Coverage Journal – 8/4/2012

August 12, 2012 by

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Today’s Observations I missed a lot of the coverage because I ran my own (slow) race.  Hey, I ended up winning my “bracket”, the 20-29 Mens.  Ate a champion’s brunch as well, so I missed a lot of Olympics action. Big news was Serena Williams winning the gold and doing a cripwalk.   I watched […]