My article, "The Role of Mindfulness in Kairos," has been published in Rhetoric Review.
ABSTRACT: The present moment has been
largely omitted from discussion of the rhetorical context and composing
process. This omission forfeits the textual and contextual richness of the
moment as well as causes potential obstacles to composing. I look at one
concept that does point to the present, kairos,
and suggest that attention to the kairotic present can enhance the
rhetorical situation in two ways: by including inherent flux as a component in
rhetoric and by emphasizing actual time rather than hypothetical time. I
propose the development of a praxis—a form of mindful progymnasmata—that explores the present moment and fosters kairotic
practice by reconfiguring Buddhist mindfulness instruction.