Notebook of Sand

• Recent Publications
• Recent Projects
• Conferences & Speaking
"Comparing Spatial Hypertext Collections"
  ACM Hypertext '09
"Archiving and Sharing Your Tinderbox"
  Tinderbox Weekend London '09
"The Electronic Nature of Future Literatures"
  Literary Studies Now, Apr '09
"The World University Project"
  St. John's Col. Cambridge, Feb '09
"Ethical Explanations,"
  The New Knowledge Forge, Jun '08
Lecture, Cambridge University
  Tragedy in E-Lit, Nov '07
Hypertext '07: Tragedy in E-Lit
Host for Tinderbox Cambridge '07
Keynote: Dickinson State Uni Conf
Upper Midwest NCHC'07: Speaker
eNarrative 6: Creative Nonfiction
HT'05: "Philadelphia Fullerine"
  Nelson award winning paper
NCHC '05:
 Nurturing Independent Scholarship
Riddick Practicum:
  Building Meeting Good Will
NCHC '04:
  Philadelphia Fullerine
  Lecture on American Studies
WWW@10: Nonfiction on the Web
NCHC '03: Parliamentary Procedure
ELL '03 -- Gawain Superstar
• (a)Musing (ad)Dictions:

Ideas. Tools. Art. Build --not buy. What works, what doesn't. Enjoy new media and software aesthetics at Tekka.

Theodore Gray (The Magic Black Box)

Faith, Life, Art, Academics. Sermons from my family away from home: Eden Chapel!

My other home: The Cambridge Union Society (in 2007, I designed our [Fresher's Guide])

The Economist daily news analysis

Global Higher Ed blog

• Hypertext/Writing

Writing the Living Web

Chief Scientist of Eastgate Systems, hypertext expert Mark Bernstein. (Electronic) Literature, cooking, art, etc.

Fabulous game reviews at playthisthing.

• Stats

Chapter I: Born. Lived. Died.

There is a Chapter II.

Locale: Lancaster County Pa, USA

Lineage: Guatemala

Religion: My faith is the primary focus of my life, influencing each part of me. I have been forgiven, cleansed, and empowered by Jesus Christ. Without him, I am a very thoughtful, competent idiot. With him, I am all I need to be, all I could ever hope for. I oppose institutional religious stagnation, but getting together with others is a good idea. God is real. Jesus Christ is his Son, and the Bible is true. Faith is not human effort. It's human choice. I try to be the most listening, understanding, and generous person I can.

Interests: Anything I can learn. Training and experience in new media, computer science, anglophone literature, education, parliamentary debate, democratic procedure, sculpture, and trumpet performance. Next: applied & computational linguistics, probably.

Education: Private school K-3. Home educated 4-12. Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Elizabethtown College in Jan 2006. As the 2006 Davies-Jackson Scholar, I studied English at St. John's College, Cambridge University from 2006 - 2008.

Memberships: Eden Baptist, Cambridge Union Society, ACM, AIP, GPA.

Alum of the Elizabethtown College Honors Program, sponsored by the Hershey Company.

Harpers Ferry Omnibus
Tuesday, 31 May 2005 :-:

Harpers Ferry was.... Wow. I was so glad Kyle Kopko and I decided to come as we drove to Williamsburg (listening to audio of The DaVinci Code on the road).

So I'll let the photos, audio, and brief text tell the story.

(The founding of Harpers Ferry)

Harpers Ferry

Beautiful. Wow. Beautiful. Even Jefferson liked this place. He wrote the following words while sitting on this rock:

(Jefferson Visits Harpers Ferry)

Harpers Ferry --Jefferson's Stone

Just below the rock is St. Peter's Catholic Church:

(The survival of St. Peter's Catholic Church)

Harpers Ferry -- St. Peter's Church
Harpers Ferry-- St. Peter's Catholic Church

Storer College

One of my favorite places was Storer College. This was one of the first integrated colleges in the United States. Andrew Johnson created a great piece of poetic justice when he granted the United States Armory at Harpers Ferry to the Storer College. Thus, the site of John Brown's last stand became a classroom in a multicultural, multiracial institution of higher education.

I had to pose for a picture.

Harpers Ferry-- Storer College

Information on Storer College can be found on the National Park Service Website. Frederick Douglass gave a speech in May, 1881, on the 14th anniversary of the founding of the college.


Naturally, lots of fun. We had our initial orientation with the American Institute of Parliamentarians. Sessions start tomorrow. My lecture is on Thursday at 4:30. My certification test is Sunday morning. I'm looking forward to a great week. Hopefully, I'll be able to post some pictures during the week.