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Aiming for graduate studies

As the end of 2017 approached, I submitted an application to hopefully be accepted into a particular M.A. program in Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. It is there that I hope to research and present information on supporting my ideas of the connections I see existent between rhetoric–its entrance into the rational mind of man and study and practice throughout the ages–and concepts under the umbrella of esotericism.

Week Three: Philosophy: WHY???

What comes to your mind when you think of Philosophy? Is it an old man with impressive head and facial hair asking you questions that drive you insane, or giving a droning lecture that you use as an extra nap? 1,070 more words


Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages, and obsessions in The Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories and fever swamps, Jan 14-18, 2018

an unwavering commitment to the rule of law

rhetorical claim: when it comes to DACA or any immigration policy, what we need above all is an unwavering commitment to the rule of law, which we haven’t had for decades. 1,573 more words


Overview on Rhetoric

Here’s a post to respond to the general overview in The Rhetorical Tradition, pp. 1-16. As we get a historical and theoretical grounding to this field, it’s also worth grappling with definitions.  33 more words


Two Faces of Privilege

It seems to me that the concept of privilege as it is commonly understood, is used to include two very different things. That is, when someone talks about someone having privilege, they can be speaking of one of two types of things, which are themselves very different. 1,636 more words

The pernicious wall around political beliefs

It always strikes me as weird how a certain population puts a wall around political beliefs.

Say some group of people should have their lives uprooted and moved elsewhere against their will? 282 more words


Web 2.0, Intro. to Rhetoric, and Sherman Activity

Welcome back! You’ve made it to day two of class. ;)

We have a lot to do today, so let’s get to it.

Web 2.0  329 more words