Seeing autoethnograpy

Once I started blogging, I found myself becoming more aware of bloggable moments. I saw blog posts in the things that I do every day. I still ‘see’ blog posts, I just don’t always have the time to write them up! Now that I’m reading a lot about autoethnography and starting to write my dissertation, Read More …

Book launch: Agony and Absurdity: Adventures in Cancerland: An Anthology

Tomorrow (Wednesday) at about 7:30pm Pacific I’ll be reading my chapter, titled “Window Shopping” for the launch of the latest Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) anthology titled: Agony and Absurdity: Adventures in Cancerland: An Anthology. I hope to have my reading periscoped – and if we manage that I’ll put the link in here. If you Read More …

Morals and ethics and IRBs with autoethnography

The general consensus from the literature is that there is no agreed definition of morals nor ethics. “The best short definition I’ve heard, courtesy of my friend Stirling, is that morals are how you treat people you know. Ethics are how you treat people you don’t know.” (Walsh, 2015) I really like this very simple Read More …

How do you ‘perform’ a blog?

I’m starting to write my first chapter for my dissertation (yay), but also I’m preparing to give a presentation at a conference. My first chapter is being writing in the genre of a series of blogs posts – including comments. What I haven’t figured out is, how do I perform this as a conference presentation? Read More …