Open Networked Seminar at Kean University



Skeleton Intro

Really, really rough attempt at thinking about my into….to be continued…. Intro (first draft- ROUGH!!) Description (from proposal..may need to change) My MA thesis is a highly personal and creative endeavor which explores the ways in which memory and mode impact the construction of meaning, the development of truth, and the discovery of one’s self. […]

Not My Intro

If you could have a conversation with a loved one that has passed, what would you say? Better yet, what would they say? I’m not certain this question is at the heart of my thesis, but I like it. It’s something, perhaps, I could ask myself about my grandmother, too. She died when I was […]

Conversations with My Father

So, after a list of about 15-20 “working titles,” the one that seems to stick best is simply, “Conversations with My Father.”  Perhaps a subtitle is in order, too, but it’s how I find myself referring to my project in my mind.  That’s what it is, in a nutshell.  I like the simplicity of the […]

in and out.

I am kind of stagnant right now and I don’t like it. I feel like I don’t know how to get myself situated again amidst everything that has been going on. It sucks that my time can’t be dedicated to thesis work alone as I still have to adhere to requirements for elective courses. I […]


Progress….. OER 18 proposal has been submitted.  Check! Proposal (Final 250 words) Registered for Spring Thesis Seminar….last class for my thesis completion!!!  Check! This Thanksgiving was particularly nostalgic for me.  I got lost in hours of home videos.  For my own ease of reference, I’ve linked them below.  I realize I often make comments about […]


Scalar is a curious little program.  There are some cool features such as the “choose your path option,” but it took a long time for me to get the hang of it and I hit a few roadblocks which, thankfully I was able to around (eventually).  The site doesn’t allow large images so I ended up using […]

put down your cigarette rag

I wanted to reread “Kaddish” today, and then when I finished, I wanted to hear it read by Allen himself. I know I’ve heard a recording of it before by him, but the one I was listening to just wasn’t doing it a lot of justice. I have it in the back of my mind …

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Dad’s Memorial Speech

I dug up the speech I wrote for my dad’s memorial service.  That day – many years ago – I read it from scribbled notes.  Today, I decided to type the speech as something I could share with my dad in an email, perhaps.  I wonder (even now) what he would think about how I portrayed […]

poem for allen

Last Wednesday, Dr. Rich (the professor kinda sorta related to good old Allen) handed me a piece of paper before class started. He said it was a poem he had written a number of years ago, and he had more or less forgotten about it until our conversation had triggered the memory of it. Dr. …

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What is Real

This Sunday I spent more hours than I would like to admit working on my thesis. I had been thinking about what type of online presence, if any, I might like my thesis to inhabit. I’m not necessarily convinced of the need to incorporating a true “multimedia” (audio, video, etc.) version of my project but […]

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