Screaming But Nobody Can Hear Me

It was Wednesday, September 6, 2000, sometime late in the morning. I was in the intensive care unit following major surgery (surgery #2 of 5 for Neurofibromatosis, as of June 2017) and screaming for help. I was screaming because every tiny little breath hurt like fire and nails. Every tiny millimeter I moved or turnedContinue reading “Screaming But Nobody Can Hear Me”

Visiting with Ethnomusicologist, Dr. Andrés R. Amado – Interview Series #6

Today’s latest installment in my interview series brings an especially intellectually-stimulating conversation with my friend, Dr. Andrés R. Amado. Andrés is an ethnomusicologist and an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Keep reading to learn about his fascinating research and teaching! Don’t miss the pictures at the end! Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda (AJP):Continue reading “Visiting with Ethnomusicologist, Dr. Andrés R. Amado – Interview Series #6”

Representations of the Past and What You Can’t Un-know

As I was watching Beauty and the Beast (2017) this afternoon–the day of its release for at-home viewing–a thought occurred to me….  Beauty and the Beast is, of course, myth. Yet it has a time–roughly mid-18th century–and place–France. Like basically all such texts. The actors and actresses, of course, are all from 2017 and have embodied inContinue reading “Representations of the Past and What You Can’t Un-know”

Discussing the Excitement of History and the Classroom with Professor Brady Hutchison – Interview Series #5

Yesterday I talked with my friend, Professor Brady Hutchison. He is so passionate about history and about teaching and is a really nice and interesting person. Enjoy the latest installment in my interview series.  Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda (AJP): Hi Brady. I really appreciate your participation in my interview series! Are you ready to talkContinue reading “Discussing the Excitement of History and the Classroom with Professor Brady Hutchison – Interview Series #5”

The Queerness of Christian Theology

Long before I had theoretical or historical knowledge to fully articulate my idea, I always found many aspects of Christian theology to be either contradictory or unusual when recognizing the broader context. Let me explain with a specific example. Lots of thoughts below that some will find uncomfortable but that have been on my mind for years. Continue reading “The Queerness of Christian Theology”

Brain Fog, Pain, and Surgery

Just over one week ago I had surgery #5 at U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to remove two painful Neurofibromatosis tumors on my left hand. Unlike my first three surgeries, the two most recent ones have been comparatively minor. Here are a few before pictures: And after pictures: The experience at the hospital was outstanding. U.T.Continue reading “Brain Fog, Pain, and Surgery”

Discussing Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Classroom with Dr. Tracy Butler – Interview Series #4

With this blog article, I am happy to bring you the next installment in my Interview Series. (There are many more to come!) In May, I talked with Dr. Tracy Butler about her teaching. Dr. Butler is a professor at the University of Houston and teaches in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program andContinue reading “Discussing Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Classroom with Dr. Tracy Butler – Interview Series #4”