Julia Flanders, “Time, Labor, and ‘Alternate Careers’ in Digital Humanities Knowledge Work”

My first job in the academy, as for so many people, was as a graduate teaching fellow. … My pre-tax income for the academic year was $12,500, and my formal work responsibilities were to prepare and teach two undergraduate writing courses of my own design. The time commitment for my teaching responsibilities was assumed toContinue reading “Julia Flanders, “Time, Labor, and ‘Alternate Careers’ in Digital Humanities Knowledge Work””

A Helpful Homily

Traducción al español abajo “Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” daily readings I know what you’re thinking: “He’s going to talk about vocations. Blah, blah, blah.” Yeah, fair enough. Because “vocation” is actually not a very helpful word—other than theContinue reading “A Helpful Homily”

Hypervisible Church | Catherine Addington

This is not how Christians in the West expect martyrdom to be. The murder of a priest in the middle of Mass seems like it should entail an intensely personal narrative. One like the story of Thomas Becket, who made an enemy of the king and his knights, or of Oscar Romero, who did theContinue reading “Hypervisible Church | Catherine Addington”

Passion for a practice or a subject comes from your investment of time and energy. Whatever your passion turns out to be is a combination of what you’re into, your circumstances, and what happens to fall across your path, added to what you decide to spend your time on and what you’re willing to takeContinue reading

A litany of women for the Church

On this International Women’s Day, I am praying this litany from Joan Chittister, OSB. An excerpt: We call on the holy women who went before us, channels of Your Wordin testaments old and new, to intercede for us so that we might be given the grace to become what they have been for the honor and glory of God. Saint Esther, whoContinue reading “A litany of women for the Church”

accumulating “small acts of self-respect”

My friend Amanda made a video today about the process of learning self-love. I encourage you to watch it, and hear her thoughts before I ramble into mine. I’ve always found Amanda to be a generous companion when it comes to learning things that can seem nebulous at first. Whether that’s her willingness to take timeContinue reading “accumulating “small acts of self-respect””

silver and plata

One of the themes that came up in discussion with Santiago Porter tonight was his work as a photojournalist. He was constantly drawing distinctions between photography and photojournalism, and how he sees photojournalism as responding to editorial needs rather than being conducted by the priorities of the creator alone. It’s a bit of an artisticallyContinue reading “silver and plata”

The Forsaken

Highly religious parents are significantly more likely than their less-religious counterparts to reject their children for being gay – a finding that social-service workers believe goes a long way toward explaining why LGBT people make up roughly five percent of the youth population overall, but an estimated 40 percent of the homeless-youth population. The CenterContinue reading “The Forsaken”

Holy Saturday

While Christ lay dead the widowed worldWore willow green for hope undone:Till, when bright Easter dews impearledThe chilly burial earth,All north and south, all east and west,Flushed rosy in the arising sun;Hope laughed, and Faith resumed her rest,And Love remembered mirth.  “Easter Even,” Christina Rossetti (x) It is hard for me to accept that itContinue reading “Holy Saturday”

BREAKING: Missing NYU Student Rescued After More Than 35 Hours Trapped Between Buildings

LSP sophomore Asher Vongtau, 19, was rescued after being trapped for more than 35 hours between NYU’s Lafayette Hall and a neighboring parking garage Sunday evening, after a ten-story fall the night before. FDNY and NYPD confirmed to NYU Local that Vongtau was found conscious and was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center, where he isContinue reading “BREAKING: Missing NYU Student Rescued After More Than 35 Hours Trapped Between Buildings”