Today is March 31st: the day after our 3rd anniversary, and the day before my first pregnancy was due. We had a little celebration of marriage year #3 last night, but today I feel like grieving a little. So I’m sitting at my desk, feeling the baby we call Butterball kicking in my belly, and these are … Continue reading how my miscarriage changed my mind
A month ago, I started a PhD program at the University of Colorado. Many have asked what exactly I’m studying, since the program name (Technology, Media, and Society) includes just about everything, and the college it’s housed in (Engineering and Applied Science) doesn’t answer the question any better. Here’s the short answer: I study how people … Continue reading Carrying Life, Researching Grief
I woke up this morning to the rapid rumble of children’s feet on the ceiling. Moments later, I heard their laughter outside the window. Our upstairs neighbor girls keep a small trampoline in the yard behind the building, and they play under the cherry tree that I’ve taken so many pictures of. I watch their … Continue reading What it’s like to be loved lately
Our lives were brought together by places. Diana danced into the basement of Putnam Hall the first night of my sophomore year at K-State. We had grown up in the same city, had dozens of mutual friends, but had not met until that night. Minutes after we began talking, she snapped this photo of me. … Continue reading Diana and me and the Butterfly House
In a beautiful coincidence, I have to watch this, my all-time favorite movie, for a class discussion on my birthday. Professor Tinkcom asks us to consider how sci-fi shapes cultural perceptions of science and technology. This is my response essay, and it was damn hard to write. Memory and the Myth of the Individual There is … Continue reading “Blessed are the forgetful….”
Here are some videos I’ve made, in no particular order. I like them, and maybe you will too.