Posts tagged "Missouri State University"
For Your Enjoyment and/or Destroyment: "Dear Uncle Sam," an Early Foray into Fiction

For Your Enjoyment and/or Destroyment: “Dear Uncle Sam,” an Early Foray into Fiction

I took a short-fiction course with Dr. Roland Sodowsky in 1997 at Missouri State University (then Southwest Missouri State University), and I wrote two short stories by the end of the course. This was one of them. Preserved in all of its flawed glory, I present to you “Dear Uncle Sam” in PDF format below,...
Rhetoric, I Loathed Thee: Let Me Count (and Draw) the Ways

Rhetoric, I Loathed Thee: Let Me Count (and Draw) the Ways

For me, enrolling in a required rhetoric class for my master’s degree was comparable to a clown enrolling in a class on tax auditing or thimble collecting. There I was, vibrating with ideas and excitement and an abundance of energy in a class that made the prospect of eating sawdust mixed with stale Ritz crackers...
Let's Get Monochromatic!

Let’s Get Monochromatic!

In the fall of 1999 I was in Bruce West’s black and white film class at Missouri State University.  I found a collection of photos from that class in an old brown paper sack and decided it was high time I gave them their due on the Web.  I spent hours in the darkroom, developing...