Not My Intro

If you could have a conversation with a loved one that has passed, what would you say? Better yet, what would they say? I’m not certain this question is at the heart of my thesis, but I like it. It’s something, perhaps, I could ask myself about my grandmother, too. She died when I was […]

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Conversations with My Father

So, after a list of about 15-20 “working titles,” the one that seems to stick best is simply, “Conversations with My Father.”  Perhaps a subtitle is in order, too, but it’s how I find myself referring to my project in my mind.  That’s what it is, in a nutshell.  I like the simplicity of the […]

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Progress….. OER 18 proposal has been submitted.  Check! Proposal (Final 250 words) Registered for Spring Thesis Seminar….last class for my thesis completion!!!  Check! This Thanksgiving was particularly nostalgic for me.  I got lost in hours of home videos.  For my own ease of reference, I’ve linked them below.  I realize I often make comments about […]

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Scalar is a curious little program.  There are some cool features such as the “choose your path option,” but it took a long time for me to get the hang of it and I hit a few roadblocks which, thankfully I was able to around (eventually).  The site doesn’t allow large images so I ended up using […]

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Dad’s Memorial Speech

I dug up the speech I wrote for my dad’s memorial service.  That day – many years ago – I read it from scribbled notes.  Today, I decided to type the speech as something I could share with my dad in an email, perhaps.  I wonder (even now) what he would think about how I portrayed […]

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What is Real

This Sunday I spent more hours than I would like to admit working on my thesis. I had been thinking about what type of online presence, if any, I might like my thesis to inhabit. I’m not necessarily convinced of the need to incorporating a true “multimedia” (audio, video, etc.) version of my project but […]

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Weird Things Happen Sometimes

A weird thing happened.  I was looking through a binder that belonged to my father (in it, he kept a detailed record of his battle and recovery from prostate cancer, which was deemed as being caused by agent orange during Vietnam) when I came across an out-of-place piece of paper.  Apparently, my father was teaching […]

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The “tank” wasn’t as scary as I thought it was going to be.  I hated that I read my “pitch” but I got the job done.  The panel was more than generous for giving up their time to assist us and it was obvious many of them had read up on our theses beforehand. A […]

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Excited About Thesis Tank!

Stolen Memories: A Post 9/11 Memoir From Beyond (Working Title) By: Laura Lopez My project is an experiment in genre-blending storytelling that pushes the boundaries between the classic memoir and historical fiction.  I intend to explore the implications of mode and memory on character and plot development through the creation of a series of fictionalized […]

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After the Rain

Thursday night’s guest speaker was amazing! Barbara Ganley is truly inspiring and gave me some great advice for my project.  “Just write the thing” was spot-on.  I’d been delaying it for some time, not sure if I was “ready” and already burdened with more than enough research reading to catch up on. I think it […]

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