Pil is for Pilgrimage


Field Study Proposal

I will be conducting a month long field study on the emotional effects to myself during a pilgrimage of relationships. I will be visiting people of my past whom which I have not been in contact with for years. I will be capping my trip off with a week and a half of time with my father whom which I have not been able to communicate with since my time in Iraq. I will be reading texts such as The American Gospel by Erik Reece,  A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, and The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. During my pilgrimage I will be traveling through the western states of Washington, Oregon, California, and Arizona. I will be driving the 1600 miles in two sections. The first leg of my journey will take me into Placerville, CA and the second will take me to Peoria, AZ. I will be listening to audio books during my drives and I will be taking notes through the use of the Dragon Dictation app for the iPhone. I have enough funds and support to get me through my travels. I will have access to the internet on a daily basis the only exception being while I am driving I will be unable to be online.

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ABCs and 123s – weekly log and field notes

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Bachelardian Reverie

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Poetry Observed


Fall Term Paper Abstract

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Winter Term Paper Abstract

To gain access to the methodology behind my field study of pilgrimage, the ultimate goal to reunite with my Father, you have to go to the beginning. First I came to the conclusion that I would take a pilgrimage to see my Father. I took the plunge and decided to filter through some old feelings I had been working through. I was scared and nervous for what this trip would contain but also excited for the result. I was on the cusp of something huge.

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