As it says on the front page, I am currently in Tucson working toward a PhD in Rhetoric & Composition. The purpose of this website is not only to showcase myself as a budding academic, but also to display what I feel like is my best published writing. Most of what is featured here was originally published in The Noise, from my column, “Under The Concrete.” Here visitors will find nearly everything I’ve written over the years on the controversy surrounding development on the San Francisco Peaks. As I am an avid cyclist of many varieties, I’ve also kept many of these bike related articles as well. Then there are some miscellaneous interviews and essays that I’m particularly proud of, reflecting both my academic and personal interests.
Until recently, I have used this corner of the Internet to blog regularly about social and environmental issues, mostly in the southwestern United States, but occasionally throughout the country and the world. I did this for roughly ten years, and in doing so I not only became a better writer and thinker–as it gave me the space to explore new and challenging concepts and apply them to real-world examples–but I also met a lot of interesting people, both regionally and globally. I found people that care about the same things I do, and who enjoy writing and researching the same things that I do. Inasmuch as one can actually succeed in deleting content from the Internet, I drastically cut much from this site in the hopes of uncovering some clarity. I am also hoping this space will continue to foster new connections.
I still contribute regularly to The Noise, particularly on issues related to the San Francisco Peaks. For roughly two years before entering a doctoral program, I had been writing a book on this controversy, and while that is still the case, I am also turning a slice of it into one hell of a dissertation.
(note to older readers: I still have all the original posts from this blog…over 500 of them…if there is something you wish to locate, but you can no longer find it here, please email me and I’d be happy to send it along)
oh, and if you go to kyleboggs.com, it re-routes you back here. One website is simply easier than two.