THOUGHT PIECES AND ACADEMIC WRITING

Papers and Discourses

 

 Over the years I have written commentaries, scholarly papers and thought pieces on various issues and situations.  These pieces vary in their style and.degree of formality. Some are long, developed essays while others are like theories or equations using words rather than symbols. 

 

I decided to put them under their own rubric, rather than under the ESSAYS section because I did not want to have them judged as pieces of writing, but for the content to stand on its own,unadorned and unobscured by diction and syntax.  So often, we judge ideas by the way they are expressed, which is tantamount to appraising a stone by its setting. Often, writers seem to deliberately embed and conceal their ideas in the context of their styles...to protect their possession of those ideas and make them unusable outside of the context of their style.