As of March 2002, TracyvanCort is officially a graduate of HarveyMuddCollege. As of October 2002, the Registrar's office is sending her a transcript that reflects her completion of the PomonaCollege Linguistics major as well as the Mudd Mathematics major. Woo! A month after Tracy officially graduating, PeterBoothe quit his job at Gordian to go to grad school at the University of Oregon and so he and Tracy loaded all their worldly possessions (and a newly-adopted cat) into a U-Haul and drove north for about 28 consecutive hours (there were occasional pauses to eat and sleep when both parties qualified to drive would've been a danger to themselves and the other vehicles on the road). They then put all their stuff in storage in Portland, OR and went to the East Coast of the United States for various family obligations before heading off to wander through Europe and North Africa for three months. Read and see all about it at http://soy.dyndns.org/europe ! After many exciting adventures, they eventually made their way back to Eugene, OR, where Tracy is currently seeking employment and trying to write a book or two. She'd only be doing the latter but she really likes to eat. Contact information for Tracy is listed a bit further down this page.
While at HarveyMuddCollege, Tracy was a two-year resident of EastDorm (and ThirdFloorEastie as a frosh, though no such term existed back in those days, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and WestDorm had a fire pit). She founded GoTeam with ChrisHanusa, living in VikingSuite? with AllisonMcCaffrey, both of which were all kinds of fun. Tracy's a big fan of the JustSubtleEnough ideal, despite the fact that her freakishness is far too loud and proud for camoflage of any sort.
Contact information for Tracy:
2250 Patterson St., Apt 125 Eugene, OR 97405
Tracy's VirtualWhiteBoard (leave messages here)
"It's a schwa, bitch."
I SUPPORT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE (think one of them signs from the QRC, with a little footnote at the bottom that says "but marriage isn't for everyone, regardless of orientation.)
"...lots of pebbles and a pen."
various and sundry updates of the progress she's making on TheSis. whee!
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." -Mark Twain
"It's not funny, it's just true." -DanBern (aka Bernstein)
"Don't get involved in a matrix/ That includes a dominatrix." -Edmund Conti, "Rough Calculation"
"It occurs to me that I am America. I am talking to myself again." -Allen Ginsberg
"What if I fall in a forest? Does a tree hear?" -Annie Dillard
"You can graduate in the morning." -ChrisHanusa, telling me to go to bed.
"Watch me make up my mind instead of my face." --Sleater-Kinney
Other Cool Quotes:
"Guess there's something wrong with me 'Cause I don't fit in No one wants to touch it No one knows where to begin I just want More than one membership to More than one club 'Cause I owe my life to the people that I love." -AniDiFranco, "In or Out" (Living in Clip version, boldface added by Tracy)
"The personal is political.... We have every right to be in the world exactly as we are -- remember we are fierce, remember we are strong, remember we are courageous, and must be outrageously ourselves." --Lani Ka'ahumanu
"...the only purpose really to revolution is to be able to love who you want how you want, when you want, where you want" -DanBern (aka Bernstein)
"This is what you shall do. Love the Earth and Sun and animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or any number of men, go freely with educated persons and the mothers of families, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body." -Walt Whitman, The Poet as posted to the EastDorm chat list by MarySullivan, for which I thank her).
Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once.
"We don't know one millionth of one percent about anything." -Thomas Edison
"...we cannot speak accurately of the spirit in any language except music." Kim Stanley Robinson, The Memory of Whiteness
"...we only become what we are through the radical and deep-seated refusal of what others have made of us." -J.P. Sartre
"I'd rather eat the egg than kill the chicken." -DanBern (aka Bernstein)
"A text, out of context, is a pretext." -Jesse Jackson
"I'd be one of your minions of darkness." -Penny Gronbeck
"A book is a machine to think with." -Derek Bickerton, Language and Species
"Deterministic random? You broke my head!" -AndrewSchoonmaker