All Quiet on The Small Internet

"Quiet Please" is written on Brick

And somewhere in-between I had the realization that, contrary to popular belief, the internet isn't just about generating original content that demonstrates influence or raises one's clout. The web need not be worldwide; and our time in it, world dominating. I'm here for the small internet, where a niche of people find what they're looking for--whether they were looking for it or not. And for me this has involved what Kelly J. Baker has called "the cold take," and C. Travis Webb describes as "intellectual intimacy."

A Slice of Social Theory

The other night, I got to thinking about how Domino's Pizza reinvented itself in the last decade. Rather than ordering a late night pie, I wrote a blog post about it over at The University of Alabama's Study Religion blog. A scholar of religion might redescribe the company’s reception to negative feedback as a form … Continue reading A Slice of Social Theory

Live Event—The University of Oklahoma

Logo for The University of Oklahoma

This week, I'm headed to the University of Oklahoma to discuss my research and pedagogy. Come check out my public lecture, "Scriptural Roots: How Alex Haley Read 'America Great Again.'"

“Tidying Up” at Culture on the Edge

The Life-changing manga of tidying up: a magical story, by Marie Kondo, author of the life-changing magic of tidying up, illustrated by yuk uramoto. A graphic novel to spark joy in life, work, and love. Kondo is illustrated as a manga character with her finger pointed in the air and a smile on her face.

If you're up on Netflix's catalog (and even if you're not), you've probably heard about Tidying Up Your Life with Marie Kondo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvyeapVBLWY The streaming sensation is a showcase of Kondo's KonMarie method to organization. If an object brings one joy, it's to be placed in its proper place. If it doesn't bring one joy, it is to be removed from … Continue reading “Tidying Up” at Culture on the Edge