Thoughts and musings on culture, society, rhetoric, and confluences in the digital realm. Some topics: open source software, free speech rhetoric, sociocultural rhetorical constructs, the Constitution, legal rhetoric, media criticism.
Sixteen years. The Hubble Telescope has been functioning for sixteen years - with only periodic maintenance from shuttle technicians. It's still in use. Question: how long do we use our computers without upgrading? I stand amazed.
I grew up all over Appalachia, mostly Tennessee and West Virginia. I've been a voracious reader since I learned how, also an off and on pianist since I was five (currently off - moving a piano to NC was too expensive). I received my MA in American Literature and Theory in 2005, and I'm currently working on a Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at NC State.
I was married to my best friend from college in July, 2004. She gave birth to our beautiful daughter on May 28, 2006, at 2:27 a.m.