So you’re a lady who wants to swordfight

Maybe you just saw Wonder Woman. Maybe your recent Lord of the Rings marathon has rekindled your interest in chopping things up with large swords. Maybe you fenced in middle school and would like to reintroduce recreationally stabbing people back into your suburban life. But where do you start? Is what you see on the … Continue reading So you’re a lady who wants to swordfight

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Reflections on Reading and Writing the Landscape

Note: "Reading and Writing The Landscape" was a 6 credit class I took through the UNM Honors College in the Spring and Summer of 2016. What follows is the paper I presented at the 2017 Western Regional Honors Conference with Amaris, who taught this class, and Jesse, who took the class along with me. Note … Continue reading Reflections on Reading and Writing the Landscape

Fake and Viral News: Resources for Debate Teachers

The purpose of this post is to provide information literacy resources for speech and debate instructors. For team policy debaters and extempers especially, evaluating sources quickly and effectively is essential. There are many free resources available online, but few suited for forensics clubs. One reason I'm compiling this resource is that most resources on information literacy focus on … Continue reading Fake and Viral News: Resources for Debate Teachers

Where there is hatred…

Content warning: non-specific discussion sexual abuse I woke up this morning hoping for a miracle of statistics, hoping beyond hope that Americans did not choose a politically inexperienced sexual abuser to lead us. As I'm sure you're aware, we didn't get that miracle. My concern isn't really about Trump's future policies. While I dislike them, we … Continue reading Where there is hatred…

Musings on Meowwolf’s House of Eternal Return

Meowwolf is hard to explain. It's art! It's story! It's a new sort of role-playing! It's a museum! Most people I know call it a "super cool interactive art thing up in Santa Fe". I usually go for "interactive art installation where there's this nonlinear story and you can touch everything", which is more intriguing but makes … Continue reading Musings on Meowwolf’s House of Eternal Return