Tropics of Meta - Historiography for the Masses (Essays)

"Re-Visiting Poor Things: The Book vs. The Movie" (February 2024)

"The Camera Eye of Dos Passos: Looking Back at America in Turmoil" (November 2022)

"The Current Republic of Suffering" (February 2021)

"The Power of the Endless Love of Automobiles"  (December 2020)

"A Screaming Comes Across the Sky: Rereading Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow" (August 2020)

Tropics of Meta: Best of 2019 (December 2019) (contributor)

"Distant Letters from Algeria (1954-1962)" (August 2019)

"The Dog Days of Winter: Reading David Halberstam's Book on the Korean War" (August 2018)

"Dog Day Classics: My Vietnam Vacation with John Paul Vann" (August 2017)

Like the Dew - A Progressive Journal of Southern Culture & Politics (Essays)

"The Real Fiction of Public Transportation" (2017)

"Fun Facts on Sherman on the 150th Anniversary of His Invasion of Georgia" (2014)

"Is There Happiness After Chipper Leaves" (2012)

"All Things Shiloh (in Words)" (2012)

"Book Spotting" (2011)

Like the Dew has cease publication and has disappeared from the Internet.

"Blog as Personal Archive" appeared in the Everything Typepad, the e-newsletter for the users of the blog platform Typepad. (April, 2020)

Regular contributor for The Elysian Fields Quarterly (1992-2006). Various iconoclastic essays about baseball statistics that has more to do with how "baseball numbers inspire us" than actual baseball statistics themselves. EFQ has ceased publication, but a few issues are available on line.

Stringer for the Anderson County Section of The Knoxville News-Sentinel. I wrote dozens of articles on the Oak Ridge (TN) City Council Meetings from March 2002 to January 2004.

Book reviewer for The Knoxville News-Sentinel and The Grand Rapids Press.

Feature writer for Flashes Publications in Holland, Michigan (1991-1992).

Academic Writing

Co-author of "Discussion Tracking in Enron Email Using PARFAC," with Dr. Michael W. Berry, and Brett W. Bader in Survey of Text Mining II. Springer (2008).

Co-author of "Document Classification Techniques for Automated Technology Readiness Level Analysis" with Barry L. Britt, Michael W. Berry, Mary Ann Merrell and James Kolpack in Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, Volume 59, Issue 4, 15 February 2008, Pages 675-680.

Co-author of "Algorithms and Applications for Approximate Nonnegative Matrix Factorization with Michael W. Berry, A. Langville, A. N. Pauca and R. J. Plemmons in Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Vol. 52, Issue 1 (2007). This paper was designated as a "Top Cited Article" (2005-2010) by the journal.

Co-author of "An Assessment of Computer Science Animations: A Case Study," with Dr. Michael W. Berry, Sarah Lowe and Scott Wells published in the Proceedings of the 10th Annual CCSC Southeastern Conference (2006).

Co-editor of Lecture Notes in Data Mining, with Dr. Michael W. Berry was published in 2006 by World Scientific Press. This book is a collection of 17 papers written by graduate students at the University of Tennessee covering with various topics in data mining.

Co-author of "Email Surveillance Using Non-Negative Matrix Factorization" with Dr. Michael W. Berry. This article on data mining the Enron email datasets was published in Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory, 11, (2005), pp. 249-264. An article about the work appeared in The New York Times.


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