Welcome to My Notebook

Posted on May 12th, by JasonEricBell in Blog. No Comments

Welcome to my notebook. If it had a body beyond code, it would be bound in marbled cardboard, missing a few pages and spotted with coffee, weathered around the edges but wiser for it. I would carry it with me into the field, into libraries and diners and motel lobbies. It would walk with me, live and age with me, receive my spontaneous thoughts and offer quiet company. If it had a paper spine, my book would be a private and selfish thing made for silent conversation. In a digital form, the notebook is captive at home but available everywhere. The virtual book can be public, collaborative, and open to dialogue.

In the past, I’ve collected essays, rants, and restaurant reviews under the title, “Blog.” No essays, rants, or restaurant reviews to be found here though, nor any other formal writing. No record of daily life. Instead: images, sounds, fragments, quotes, and clues.

Over the years to come, I’ll use this space to share comments on books read, music listened, movies watched, trails run, roads traveled, and meals eaten. With the intent of sharing my academic work with fellow scholars, friends, and a very small reading public, I will post notes on my research here as well. Although updates will be infrequent, I hope you’ll stop by on occasion to see what’s new.

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