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The Cause

So much life spilled onto rock
and always fallow earth
to deny the certainty
that the only constant
is ambiguity


Seeing It A Certain Way

Patience Whitworth & Beth Wiser share with our Congregation why they are joining First UMC Burlington

Beth and I are both lifelong United Methodist. Beth’s father and grandfather were both ordained elders in the United Methodist tradition. 1,787 more words


The Paradox of Existence | THE RABBIT HOLE with Deepak Chopra

How do you deal with ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, and the play of opposites in your life? Deepak Chopra takes us down the rabbit hole to explore the paradox of existence.* The entire Universe is a seeming play of opposites – creation and destruction, light and dark, vast galaxies and subatomic particles. 23 more words

Inspirational Writing

Class Notes 4/14: The E-Portfolio

Today, thanks to Jessie, we spent all of class going over the e-portfolio final assignment. Because the e-portfolio is 35% of the final grade, I was obviously very anxious to go over what was expected for the e-portfolio. 298 more words

Class Notes

The Shift of Focus from Dominance to Mergence

When looking back to the beginning of the semester, it is interesting to see how the topic of our class discussions has changed. The main umbrella from which we branched off of was Orientalism, and the idea of dominance. 400 more words


How We Modernize and Orientalize: Ambiguity

Ambiguity. How many times have we used that word in class? How many times have I typed it in a blog post? Countless. So many of the works we’ve studied throughout this course employ the ambiguous to draw in–and perhaps, frustrate–the reader. 535 more words

Blog Summary #2 (4/17)

Tackling the Duality of Orientalist Text with Bhabha’s Repetition/Displacement Paradigm

Homi Bhabha’s potent theoretical findings in “Signs Taken for Wonders” have continued to materialize well into the final literary works of the semester, and while I continue to grapple with the ambiguity imbued in the works of Owenson, Derozio, and De Quincy, I find myself returning to Bhabha’s notions of repetition and displacement as a means of tackling each work’s respective complexity. 424 more words

Blog Summary #2 (4/17)