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Procrastination and Hair

So while I still have 50 pages left to read by tomorrow my brain suddenly decided it was extremely important to research the symbolism of...

Original Thoughts & Sarah Ruhl

Something was made painful clear during the first semester of my PhD studies (last semester which feels like another lifetime but ended...

What is this Thing Called Boredom?

It's winter break and, although the lack of structure does make it difficult to remember what day it is (we totally lost a day last week...

The Lessons of Szukalski's Struggle

I had never heard of Stanislav Szukalski until we came across a fascinating documentary called Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of...

transformist, n.

It's Christmas Eve and our holiday transformation is complete. The house is clean, an act which was replaced by hours of studying this...

Kandinsky's Path to Spirituality in Art

Thanks to an article I was asked to read for our Interdisciplinary seminar last semester, Kandinsky and Schoenberg: Abstraction as a...

On the Search for "Authenticity"

One thing I learned in my first semester as a PhD student is to define my terms. The other thing I learned is that the limitations of any...

Finding my Vampires

Since beginning my PhD at Ohio University last August, I have been trying to wrap my head around the concept of identifying a...