Saturday, July 29, 2017

summer 2017



I’m in the flow of too much writing to now have a useful update, but maybe this is good enough: I took a break from project development (and too much obsession with news—as well as having a life!) to respond to someone’s interest in Heidegger and university reform. I posted a long note on that. But I didn’t indicate how I think that my more-or-less Habermasian approach to university excellence implicitly resolves Heidegger’s concerns of a very different era. And my way forward is post-Habermasian (in an honoring manner of son to father), being developed as this entire website (rendered by my “want” posting, July 1, about balancing desire and need).

Maybe I’ll have more to share before August 12.
I hope.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Want: balancing desire (ideality)
and need (“reality”)



When I’m facing a backlog of “home work” (life management chores), that causes updating of the site home page to be brief—though such “facing” is an interesting theme. 



 Pragmatically speaking—in a sense of balancing ideal (creative) interests and
real (life managerial) interests—a conception of “balancing” is always at least implicit for actually living well (real-ly); and is appealing as a topic for thinking (creative-ly). 


Saturday, June 17, 2017

site development as creative process



Earlier this month, I uploaded a page from 2007 that’s very important to me: “Flows in living well”; and 30 old Habermasian postings, explained on a page about it all. The two pages are briefly explained in the update note for June 13.

Friday, June 16, 2017

spring 2017


June 13:

Many discursive postings that I did in a blog that I never promoted have been put into this blog and our evolving—over 150 deliberative postings (and fun ones, for example: bizarre, more bizarre, and lightly wise). Those are postings prior to 2010 or so, tagged at each blog (by Web site Area at our evolving, more obliquely here).

Saturday, April 29, 2017

a note on liminality of being



This week, a professional mime talked about the nature of performance for the PBS News Hour (link, at the end here, after I enstance my own frame on it).
His is an artistic take on performance, but its implicit value to me includes its dramatizing how all action is performance: We do things, either at a distance of self in the stance toward the action (particular intent); or/and with a frame (or perspective) on the situation that’s relevant to action. We tailor our action (at least implicitly) to be apt in a twofold way: apt to our limited intention (stance) and apt for the situation (relevant frame). We make stances toward enacting by limiting our intent. We make frames toward acting dressed by what’s suitable.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

“To be clear, this was reality, not ‘SNL.’”



My title is a line in the Washington Post article about last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live. Clarity is good.


Getting to the clearing may be difficult for some sensibilities; e.g., seeing the unbearable uncanniness of one’s ordinariness (not to mention the unbearable persistence of viciousness, etc.)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

creative process, event of appropriation



My landscape of topics ahead feels so rich that I want to enjoy not yet deciding where to go next. Like having a clear conception of a painting, which doesn’t determine what part to begin with or to work on next, a story may be written from scenic designs that pop up with no hint yet where in a grand narrative they are to belong. Voices play around. A jazz of characters play their lives, while the painter-writer-composer documents in witness...