Kessen, Kathleen, Cecelia Traugh, and Felix Perez III. "Descriptive Inquiry as Contemplative Practice." Teachers College Record, vol. 108, no. 9, Sept. 2006, pp. 1862-80. To remember: The gift of vision . . . through which observing lays claim to its fullest possibilities, requires exercise to realize its power or it relapses into a kind of … Continue reading Kessen, Kathleen, Cecelia Traugh, and Felix Perez III. “Descriptive Inquiry as Contemplative Practice.”
draft 1: the ease of a rolling ball point across smooth whiteness pleases me. the coolness of my shared desktop meeting the pressure of my right hand's ulnar border, both calming and reassuring. thin purple lines feel too jaunty though, too thin to catch my eye and remind me of my current mantra. try again ... draft 2: … Continue reading gel pens & markers on post-its
Ergas, Oren. "Overcoming the Philosophy/Life, Body/Mind Rift: Demonstrating Yoga as embodied-lived-philosophical-practice." Educational Philosophy and Theory (2012): 1-13. Web. 14 Nov. 2015. Abstract: Philosophy’s essence depicted by Socrates lies in its role as pedagogy for living, yet its traditional treatment of ‘body’ as a hindrance to ‘knowledge’ in fact severs it from life, transforming it into … Continue reading Ergas, Oren. Overcoming the Philosophy/Life, Body/Mind Rift: Demonstrating Yoga as embodied-lived-philosophical-practice
in planning for the fall term, i came across a note to future self from past self. 'try proprioceptive writing method in wrtg120.' so here i sit with Vivaldi, revisiting Metcalf&Simon's Writing the Mind Alive  and planning a student workshop. this method centers on process writing - not formal/crafted. the writing is done in a 25-minute burst [optimal … Continue reading proprioceptive writing.
i cannot think of anything more grounding than the cushion of soft earth beneath sneakers, sunshine filtered through a bright green canopy, the whispers and crackles and scampers and songs of wildlife, lungs filled with sweet, fresh air already tinged with the earthy notes of autumn's decay, and a curious sidekick determined to make more discoveries … Continue reading tonic of wildness
the prompt: what does writing want? to touch and be touched [jean-luc nancy] to be understood [spinoza] to be habitual [goldberg] to be unhurried [pryor] to be mindful practice [boice] to make [shipka] to make change [schell, ahmed, fleischer] to connect to time/place/network [mueller] encounter/experience [deleuze, guattari] to move [massumi,manning] ...